9. PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE CONVEYANCE OF PASSENGERS IN THE PORT

9.1 - APPLICATION

This Article shall apply to the transfer of personnel between shore and Vessels or between Vessels within the Port.

9.2 - PERMIT REQUIREMENT

No transfer service within the Port shall be operated without a Permit for the same being issued by the Petroleum Ports Authority. All Craft engaged in such services shall be subject to the ADNOC Ship Vetting requirements as part of this process.

9.3 - CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MANAGEMENT

The Master, owner and operator of all such vessels used for the conveyance of passengers shall ensure that all requirements that may be laid down by the Petroleum Ports Authority from time to time with respect to the construction, manning, equipment levels, operation and management of such vessels are fully complied with, in addition to any International and UAE national rules and regulations governing the same.

Special attention shall be paid to ensure that adequate, properly certified and maintained Life Saving appliances are always carried on board for all the passengers and crew that the vessel is licensed to carry.

9.4 - INSURANCE COVERAGE

The Master, owner and operator of all such vessels shall ensure that adequate insurance cover is in place for all crew and passengers. The Petroleum Ports Authority reserves the right to demand production of the insurance certificate to satisfy itself of the adequacy of such certificate.

9.5 - EMBARKATION AND DISEMBARKATION FACILITIES

  1. Any facilities such as fixed and floating jetties or quays used for this purpose, shall always be maintained in a proper state and be suitable for the embarking and disembarking of passengers on and off board the vessels.
  2. Points of embarkation / disembarkation shall be well-lit and shall also be kept free of any obstacles.
  3. The Master shall ensure that all persons embarking or disembarking use life jackets.
  4. A crew member shall always be available to assist with passenger embarkation / disembarkation.