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Ref . no. DC/S(21)/2015/01                                                                                                                                                                                       Date : 21st April 2015




During the coming monsoon season the following will be the admissible lengths and drafts for incoming & out going vessels :


(a) Break Water Berth Mole berth LOA 210 mtrs in Monsoon Draft 8.0 mtrs
LOA 200 mtrs in Monsoon Draft 8.0 mtrs
(b) Berth 1,2,3 Leased to M/s WISL
(c) Berth No. 4 LOA 180 Mtrs 6.5
(d) Berth No. 5 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.5 Departure on high tide
(e) Berth No. 6 LOA 225 Mtrs 13.5 Berthing on high tide
(f) Berth No. 7 LOA 260 Mtrs 13.5
(g) Berth No. 8 LOA 185 Mtrs 11.5 Berthing on tide
(h) Berth No. 9 (*) LOA 260 Mtrs 13.5 Berthing on high tide
(i) Berth No. 10 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.5 Departure on high tide
(j) Berth No. 11 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.5
(k) Mooring dolphins   1 & 2 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.0
(l) Mooring dolphins 2 & 3 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.0
(m) Mooring dolphins 3 & 4 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.0
(n) Mooring dolphins 4 & 5 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.0
(o) Mooring dolphins 5 & 6 LOA 190 Mtrs 12.0


(*) Extra draft for vessels sailing from berth no. 9 will be governed by calculation on the concept of

sailing draft/U.K.C. of Goa Ore Berth.

The total of LOA of two vessels at Berth No. 10 & 11 berth shall not exceed 380 mtrs.

‘The above is provisional and will be subject to availability of space, depth, prevailing sea and

weather conditions and height of tide on the day in question. If the swell is more than 4 mtrs.

There will be drastic reduction in permissible drafts.


  1. Vessels intending to make use of the tide and load over the above declared drafts should

request the Dy. Conservator Harbour Master for his advice 24 hours before completion as per present practice.

Extra draft for vessels may be considered depending on the prevailing weather conditions, height of tide and the amount / degree of siltation in the navigational channel.


  1. Ships will be moored at the dolphins with at least six head ropes and six stem ropes of suitable sizes and strength for the size of the vessel. These ropes shall be of polypropylene or other synthetic material, which floats on water. Ship’s anchors may or may not be used depending on the prevailing weather conditions and size of the vessel. It may be noted that during adverse weather conditions the vessel may have to be moved from the Mooring Dolphins to any suitable berth, if available, to complete her cargo operations. However, if the berth is not available, the vessel may have to be shifted to outer anchorage till weather conditions improve or till a berth is made available.


4 (i) In view of the cyclonic weather conditions, number of anchorages East of Breakwater will depend on the available space on the day in question.

(ii) For the same reason, all concerned are hereby requested to adhere to the recommended lengths in their own interest.


  1. Allotment of mooring dolphins will be decided after consideration of the following points:

i ) The date of arrival/commencement of loading/discharging

  1. ii) Expected loading/discharging rate and type of cargo

iii) Type of loading/discharging gear on board the vessel


It is normally expected that after consideration of these three points, when a vessel is allotted mooring dolphins, she should endeavor to complete her loading/discharging at the earliest. However, if any specific difficulty is experienced in allotting mooring dolphins for a particular vessel, final decision in consultation with ail concerned would be taken at the berthing meeting on the day in question.


  1. During monsoon season vessels will NOT be brought to the turning basin just for the purpose of “clearing”.

Only vessels coming from Yellow Fever area which cannot obtain radio pratique, and

vessels having dire emergency may be brought to the turning basin, provided other ship movements

are not hampered. Vessels so brought should endeavor to move out in the shortest possible time

so as to avoid delay to other shipping movements.

Agents should notify owners to ensure enough water and provisions are provided to the ship

at previous port to take care of any expected/unexpected berthing delays at this Port.


  1. Night navigation will be carried out normally subject to weather conditions.


  1. West of Breakwater loading may be permitted beyond 20th May, 2015. However the barges operating West of Breakwater will be at the risk of the owner and/or the Master of the barges and they will have to obtain prio approval of the Capt. of Ports subject to the following:


  1. i) Barges that may b$ used for loading/discharging West of Breakwater should have been assigned G.I Load tines; ;alternatively barges which are classified with any of the recognized classification society and having load lines marked on the sides, may also be


  1. ii) All above mentioned barges will take a load which is not in excess of two-thirds of their normal capacity and the cargo should be evenly distributed in two or three heaps depending on the length of the cargo hold. No gap should be left between heaps or between heap and athwart ship bulkhead.


iii) Barges going West of Breakwater shall not enter the main marked channel and shall navigate north of the channel only. Failure 10 follow these instructions will debar the barge from utilizing this facility.


  1. iv) Barges proceeding West of Breakwater will be manned by persons holding certificate of

competency as per requirement of I.V. Act and no deviation from the Act, will be permitted.


Masters of barges must take cognizance of prevailing weather conditions and observe prudent safe practices of seamanship.

vi)         No craft shall ply west of break water (a) when a storm warning signal indicating the bad weather is displayed from Port Signal Station and (b) when signals are displayed on the Signal Station all the crafts operating west of breakwater shall return immediately to the Inner Harbour for safety and shall not return to outer roads until the signal is lowered. For this purpose, storm warning, local signal cautionary will be used, i.e. to indicate that the Port is threatened by squally weather. During the day, one cone shape black in colour, (cone downwards & for the night, all round white and red lights with white light on top and red below will be used.


Cargo operations west of breakwater beyond 20th May, may be permitted by the Deputy Conservator, MPT on a day to day basis, after studying meteorological reports and local weather conditions. Deputy Conservator will indicate the final closure of cargo work west of breakwater for the duration of the monsoon period at a later date.






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