TANSTA Tank status report

TBG3 Transport

A message from a vessel to the shipplanning department of a shipping line and vice versa (e.g. via satellite), giving details about the contents of ballast tanks, fuel tanks, water tanks and other figures necessary for the calculation of the stability of the vessel.


Max use
  1. A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Tank status report message is TANSTA. Note: Tank status report messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 TANSTA 0052 D 0054 17B 0051 UN

  2. A segment to indicate the beginning of a message and to transmit identifying number.

  3. A segment to indicate a date and time applying to the whole message, such as: - document or message date and or time

  4. A segment to identify a party's name, address, and function, such as: - message recipient - message sender

  5. Segment group 1
    Repeat 9
    1. A segment to specify a reference, such as: - reference to previous message

    2. A segment to indicate a date and or time related to the reference.

  6. Segment group 2
    Repeat 9
    1. A segment to specify transport details for the main carriage, such as: - discharge voyage number - radio call sign of the vessel - nationality of the vessel

      040 D5(040,030) If first, then all
    2. A segment to specify either the place of departure or the place of arrival for the main carriage.

    3. A segment to specify a date and or time related to the main carriage transport, such as: - estimated date/time of departure - estimated date/time of arrival

    4. A segment to specify a reference related to the transport details, such as: - loading voyage number (if different from the voyage number assigned by the carrier or his agent in the TDT-segment).

    5. A segment to specify supplementary information related to the main carriage transport.

  7. Segment group 3
    Repeat 999
    1. A segment to specify the location of a tank or deadweight item on the means of transport, such as: - fore peak tank

    2. A segment to provide a measurement related to the tank or deadweight item, such as: - gross weight of tank contents - volume of liquid in the tank - specific gravity - percentage full

    3. A segment to specify dimensions of the deadweight item, such as: - length expressed in 'longitudinal centre of gravity' - width expressed in 'transverse centre of gravity (from centerline)' - height expressed in 'vertical centre of gravity (from keel)'

    4. A segment to describe the actual contents of tanks, such as lubricating oil, marine fuel oil, fresh water.

  8. A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.

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