TO THE MASTER OF THE VESSEL CALLING AT THE PORT, GCPTCL DAHEJ (Date: 20th June 2015)
All vessels masters are requested to exercise following precautions when made fast at alongside the berth at GCPTCL DAHEJ:
- All Mooring lines to be tendered at all times during the port stay. Mooring lines should be kept tight at all times to prevent surging of the vessel and also to keep the vessel in position. This is important for the safety of the loading arm connected to the vessel’s manifold for loading/unloading.
- Utmost care should be taken by vessel to supervise friction damage of mooring ropes by chaffing against lead. Use of grease to reduce friction or other means suitable may be exercised for this purpose. Vessel should use only good mooring ropes to make fast the vessel at alongside the berth. Damaged ropes should be replaced immediately.
- Additional mooring lines (shore and/or ship) may be passed as a precautionary measures as required and deemed necessary for vessels safety with respect to prevailing sea conditions.
- Engine to be kept standby and at very short notices at all time. Engines immobilization is not permitted at alongside the berth. Vessel and port safety is paramount.
- Calling the tug(s) and/or pilot as required should be considered without hesitation. Tug(s)/Pilot is always standby to assist the vessel if required. Radio control room and tug(s) keep channel 77 and is manned at all times.
All vessels to comply with these advisories with immediate effect for the safety of all concerns.
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