Item Type : Feature
Domain : IHO Hydro
AlphaCode : RECTRC
FeatureName: Recommended Track
Alias : RECTRC
CamelCase : RecommendedTrack
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : A route which has been specially examined to ensure so far as possible that it is free of dangers and along which ships are advised to navigate.
Reference : 8th Edition, 2003, Part A, clause 2.1.10
Definition Source : Ship's Routeing
Similarity to Source : Identical
Int1 :
S4 :
Recommended Attributes :
Distinguishing Features :
Remarks : Recommended tracks include all channels recommended for hydrographic reasons to lead safely between shoal depths. The use of such tracks is generally left to the discretion of the mariner and will depend on the vessel's draught, the state of the tide, adequacy of navigational aids and so on (IHO Chart Specifications, M-4). The recommended track is that portion of a 'navigation line' that a ship should use for navigation. In the case of a two-way recommended track only one value of orientation is encoded; the other value can be deduced (that is, the value encoded + 180 degrees).
Management Details
Proposal Type : Supersession
Submitting Organization : IHO Secretariat
Proposed Change : Standardize Item Name. Amend definition. Add definition source, reference and similarity. Add INT1 and S-4 references. Add distinctions. Amend remark.
Justification : Standardization of Register content.
Proposed : 2019-11-14
Accepted :
Amended : 2019-11-15
Successor : -
Predecessor : RECTRC