From boat lowering to repairs, this section contains information on the rules and regulations regarding ship operations in the port.
Life boat/Rescue boat drills which involve lowering of boats/Survival crafts into the water on vessels within port limits is strictly prohibited. However, the Harbour Master may allow lowering of the lifeboats, tender boats and other survival craft into the water at his discretion basis a detailed Risk assessment being submitted by the Master of the visiting vessel.
No repairs shall be made to the engines which may hamper the ship’s movement without prior written permission from the Harbour Master. When repairs are required, permission must be received with conditions on execution by the Harbour master.
Hot work on Vessels/ Crafts within Port limits is not allowed in principle. Under exceptional circumstances however, permission may be granted. In such exceptional cases, it is the responsibility of the Master of the vessel to make a formal request to the Harbour Master of the respective port based on a detailed risk assessment.
If the Harbour Master is of the opinion that such permission is to be granted subject to certain special conditions being enforced, he may do so at his discretion. Once the Harbour Master is satisfied with the controls in place, he shall then send written permission via e-mail to the Vessel’s Master,
The special conditions mentioned above may include dispatching a Fire Fighting tug to standby close to the vessel, for which the HM may enforce additional charges on the visiting Vessel/Craft.
On completion of the job, the vessel’s Master must report the same to the Harbour Master.
As part of the risk assessment executed by the Master of the vessel the following information must be submitted: