Notice to Mariners No. 71

FUJAIRAH OFFSHORE ANCHORAGE AREA CO-ORDINATES AMENDMENT & GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
AMENDMENTS

Further to our Notice to Mariners No. 53 dated 15/11/1998, Mariners are kindly be informed that the Geographical Co-ordinates of the Fujairah Offshore anchorage Area are amended by Fujairah Port Authority to cover the Maritime Industrial requirement and safe operations.

1. "A" Anchorage Area
For Vessels Awaiting order.
Total (24) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 19.4'N 0560 26.0'E
250 19.4'N 0560 28.0'E
250 18.0'N 0560 28.0'E
250 18.0'N 0560 33.4'E
250 16.5'N 0560 33.4'E
250 16.5'N 0560 28.0'E
250 15.6'N 0560 28.0'E
250 15.6'N 0560 26.0'E
 
1. Maximum 30 days of stay for waiting orders.
2. All equipment, mechanical & electrical devices must be in full latest edition of O.C.I.M.F.
3. Minimum manning scale should be as per "Minimum Safe Manning Certificate" issued by ship's flag state and comply with SOLAS.
Lay-up is not allowed.
4. Immobilizing must get permission from Harbour Master with standby Harbour tug (one tug, charges on ship agent's account).
   
2. "B" Anchorage Area
For vessels require Bunker or Lube Oil
Total (36) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 16.5'N 0560 28.0'E
250 16.5'N 0560 33.4'E
250 12.0'N 0560 33.4'E
250 12.0'N 0560 28.0'E
   
3. "C" Anchorage Area
For vessels require Marine Services excluding oil products.
Total (14) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 15.6'N 0560 26.2'N
250 15.6'N 0560 28.0'N
250 10.5'N 0560 28.0'N
250 10.5'N 0560 26.2'N
   
4. "D" Anchorage Area
For vessels carrying hazardous cargoes, explosives and LNG/LPG tankers.
Total (6) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 19.4'N 560 28.4'E
250 19.4'N 560 33.4'E
250 18.2'N 560 33.4'E
250 18.2'N 560 28.4'E
  *All LPG/LNG carriers calling at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage area whether in loaded or ballast condition must use "D" area for required offshore services that include bunkering, de-sloping, etc..
   
5. "V" Anchorage Area
For tankers waiting for inbound berth space within VOPAK ENOC FUJAIRAH TERMINAL.
Total (6) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 14.5'N 560 25.5'E
250 14.5'N 560 26.2'E
250 10.5'N 560 26.2'E
250 10.5'N 560 25.5'E
   
6. "W" Anchorage Area
Vessels waiting for inbound berth space within FUJAIRAH PORT.
Total (4) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 10.5'N 0560 25.5'E
250 10.5'N 0560 28.0'E
250 09.7'N 0560 28.0'E
250 09.7'N 0560 25.5'E
   
7. "S" Anchorage Area
Tankers for S.T.S operations.
Total (16) Anchoring positions.
Co-ordinates
 
250 12.0'N 0560 28.0'E
250 12.0'N 0560 33.4'E
250 10.0'N 0560 33.4'E
250 10.0'N 0560 28.0'E
   
 

S.T.S operations for tankers at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area will be allowed only for the following reasons:
a) For bunkering companies based in Fujairah and have valid bunkering licenses.
b) Hydrocarbon cargo for or from Fujairah Refinery.
c) Hydrocarbon cargo for or from Vopak ENOC Fujairah Terminal.

  All operations must be considered and follow ship-to-ship transfer Guide latest edition as recommended by ICS & OCIMF.
  - All Cargo Certificates must be available onboard such as,
- Certificate of Origin.
- Certificate of Quality.
- Certificate of Quantity.
- Bill of Lading.
  All Safety & Emergency procedures and precautions should be taken.
 

Mooring winches should be fully operational and supplied with maximum required power. Self-tension winches should be on manual control and where available self-stowing winches should be used.

  Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan approved by Classification Society must be available onboard.
  Maximum Operation wind speed 30 knots.
   
8. The south limit of the Fishing zone (North of Fujairah Port Breakwater) shifted to Lat. 250 13.4'N
   
GENERAL REGULATIONS
1. Territorial Limit of Port of Fujairah is 12 Nautical Miles from shore line.
2.

Anchoring between shoreline and western limits of Fujairah Offshore Anchorage area is prohibited.

3.

Any types of vessels intend to use Fujairah offshore anchorage area must have a local agency or subcontract with the local agency in Fujairah.

4. Lay-up or scrap vessels will not be permitted at Fujairah offshore anchorage area.
5. Rendezvousing between steaming vessels or between steaming vessels and service boats are prohibited at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage area.
6. Movements of vessels in double banking position (side by side) are strictly prohibited at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Areas.
7.

Any type of vessel approaching or using Fujairah offshore anchorage area must all times liable to maintain proper actions and apply rules of the "INTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS FOR PREVENTING COLLISIONS AT SEA" for averting the risk of collision.

8.

Vessels arriving at the Fujairah offshore anchorage area must inform, by V.H.F, the Fujairah Port Control two hours before their arrival and provide the following information:

 

Vessel Name, vessel type, vessel condition, agent's name, I.M.O. Number, Port of Registry, Flag, N.R.T, D.W.T, L.O.A, Nature of Call, Last Port, Next Port, ETA, ETD and Master's Name.

  If the information provided is as per the Port requirement then, the Port Control will allow the vessel to drop anchor in designated area. It is the responsibility of the ship's master to select safe anchoring position for his vessel (refer Item No. 7). After dropping anchor the vessel must report her anchored position and time to the Control Tower. Also, when sailing from the anchorage the vessel has to report her sailing time and destination.
9. All tankers calling at Fujairah Port or Fujairah Offshore Anchorage area, regardless the nature of call, should have the following certificates valid onboard and these certificates should be available for inspection
 
A.)

Load Line Certificate

B.)

Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate

C.)

Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate

D.)

Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate

E.)

Civil Liability Certificate issued from flag state (issued in accordance with provisions of International Convention on Civil Liability for oil pollution damage 1992)

F.)

The International Oil Pollution Prevention (I.O.P.P) Certificate

G.)

Ship's Register Certificate

H.)

Classification Certificate (Hull & Machinery)

I.)

De-ratting Certificate

J.)

ISM Certificate

K.)

Oil Record Book

L.)

Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

10. Permission to anchor must be obtained from the Port Control Tower prior to anchoring at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area.
11.

Attesting Hydrocarbon Documents such as, Statement of Exportation of Oil and its Derivatives, Discharge Certificate, Certificate of Origin and Loading Certificate will be done only for Companies have bunkering Licenses in Fujairah and for tankers did cargo operation at FRCL or Vopak ENOC Terminals. To get attested aforesaid certificates, concerned parties should follow the below instructions:

 
A.)

Ship's E.T.A and survey company involved in Cargo operation should be informed to Harbour Master's office 2 days in advance. Port Authority will appoint an independent surveyor to attend Cargo Operation to check Quality, Quantity and Cargo Documents. Survey Charges, transportation and laboratory charges will be on Agent's account or the requested party.

B.)

Attach copies from the following certificates and Originals should be available while attesting.

Cargo Bill of Lading
Certificate of Origin
Cargo Manifesto
Certificate of Quantity
Certificate of Quality

C.)

All above documents must be submitted within a week from the date of completion of cargo operation for attesting.

12. Effected Charts: Admiralty Charts 3521 & 3526.
   
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