Object Class: Recommended route centerline


Acronym: RCRTCL (L)

Code: 108

Set Attribute_A: *CATTRK; DATEND; DATSTA; DRVAL1; DRVAL2; NOBJNM; OBJNAM; ORIENT; PEREND; PERSTA; QUASOU; SOUACC; STATUS; TECSOU; TRAFIC; VERDAT;

Set Attribute_B: INFORM; NINFOM; NTXTDS; SCAMAX; SCAMIN; TXTDSC;

Set Attribute_C: RECDAT; RECIND; SORDAT; SORIND;

Definition:

A recommended route is a route of undefined width, for the convenience of ships in transit, which is often marked by centerline buoys. (IHO Dictionary, S-32, 5th Edition, 4448)

The recommended route centerline indicates the 'centerline' of a recommended route.

References:

INT 1: IM 28.1;

M-4: 435.4;

Remarks:

A recommended route describes the regulation of navigation for non-hydrographic reasons such as the prevention of collision or the avoidance of pollution risks. It is generally laid down by a national or international authority other than the hydrographic authority. (IHO Chart Specifications, M-4)

Distinction: recommended traffic lane part; recommended track;