PART II 4 Notification


This section contains information on the notification that are required when arriving / departing and whilst within the Port.


4.2.1 Free Pratique

Every ship, upon arriving from a foreign port, shall exhibit the international signal requesting free pratique. The terms of the preceding sentence shall not apply to ships that are suspected of infection or are infected and/or under any orders or laws in force, which ships shall be subject to the rules governing quarantine for persons and animals and/or to the provision of such orders or laws. No craft other than the one carrying the Pilot or Port Health Officer may approach any vessel entering the port and no other person may board any such vessel until quarantine formalities have been completed. The boarding pilot will grant "free pratique".


No separate immigration formalities are required. This is taken care of by the agents.


No separate customs formalities are required. This is taken care of by the agents.

4.5 ETA

All vessels calling at Jebel Dhanna Ruwais Port must send the pre-arrival information to the Harbour Master at least 72 hours in advance in the prescribed format and sequential order to avoid unnecessary delays.

Updates to ETA are required at 48, 24 and 12 hours prior to arrival.

4 hours prior to arrival, vessels to call via VHF.

4.6 ETD

The Master or Agent of any ship within the port shall inform the port control giving at least Four (4) hrs. notice of departure and shall further confirm the time of departure Two (2) hrs. before being ready to sail.


All vessels must send the ISPS Code Security Questionnaire 72 hrs. prior to arrival as mentioned in section 3.2.4. Vessels carrying arms/ammunition shall follow the procedure listed therein.


4.8.1 Permission for Dangerous Goods

No person may bring explosives or dangerous goods into the Petroleum Ports limit without the written permission of the Port Authority of the respective port. The Port Authority must be informed 72 Hours in advance of any dangerous cargo (as classified in the IMDG - Code) carried in any vessel arriving within the port area whether or not it is intended for discharge at that Petroleum Port.

4.8.2 Information to be provided to the Harbour Master

At Least 72 Hours prior arrival, the Master or Agent must submit the following documents to the Harbour Master’s Office.

  1. Manifest
  2. Dangerous Goods Notes in an approved form (includes the quantity, load, type and source of loading and the port of discharge.)
  3. Stowage Plan
  4. An approved certificate confirming that loading and stowage of such dangerous materials was completed in a proper and safe manner, which they were packed as stipulated under: “International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code – IMDG Code” and that special markings were affixed to it.

4.8.3 Anchorage

Vessels importing “explosives” or dangerous goods of a flammable or corrosive nature will be assigned a specific anchorage position on arrival.

4.8.4 Inspection

A Port Authority representative will inspect the cargo if required and consult with the Master and Agent before discharge.

4.8.5 Stowage

Stowage of the dangerous goods on board vessels must meet the segregation and stowage requirements of the IMDG code.

4.8.6 Handling / detonation

The unauthorized handling and detonating of any explosive or pyrotechnical device within the Port limits is strictly prohibited. Where explosives are required for construction purposes, the contractor concerned must apply to the Harbour Master for written permission. Blasting for commercial purposes shall be under the strict control of the Port Authority.

4.8.7 IMDG Classification

All dangerous cargo is classified as per the IMDG-Code “International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code”.


Vessels intending to land Annex V garbage, may fill up the necessary information on the standard IMO form and send to the Harbour Master Jebel Dhanna Ruwais Port.