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Friday, October 19, 2018


Italy/Venice/Porto Marghera –update on tanker inspection regulations

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 10 of 9 March 2001, RINA S.p.A., Genoa has confirmed the English translation. Please click here to link to our Ports & Terminals domain pages

When linking to this translation, the ordinance No. 12/2001 is included after item E) in the ordinance No. 09/2001


‘’Double Bottom” is to mean that double bottom complying with the requirements as per regulation 13 F of MARPOL Annex I, for the various typologies, or, if not complying with the said regulation, it covers at least all the cargo tanks intended for cargo, as per the original capacity plan of the ship and has a height (h) not less than 0,76 m.

A chemical tanker of type 1 or 2 according the IBC Code is to be considered as complying with the requirements of the Ministry Directive in question.

The compliance of the ship with the requirements of the said Directive shall result from its IOPP, ICOF/COF, NLS certificates or from a proper certification issued by the flag Administration, by its classification society or by RINA’’.


Source: RINA S.p.A., Genoa

Norway – foot and mouth disease precautionary actions

Due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the United Kingdom, as of 8 March 2001 and until further notice, the Norwegian authorities have banned the import of certain food products and the disposal of waste from the galley of visiting vessels coming from any port in the British Isles.

According to the announcement from the Norwegian Animal Health Authority, it is strictly forbidden to import fresh meat, products of meat, milk, dairy products from Great Britain, Northern Ireland, France and Belgium. This list of countries is likely to be expanded.

Meat disposal, disposal of meat products, milk, and dairy products are also included in the prohibition, and must not be discharged in Norway.  If such disposal has to be removed to land, the regional customs authorities or the District Veterinary Office has to give their authorisation.

Source: Falck Shipping A/S,  Aksdal/Norwegian Customs Authority/Norwegian Animal Health Authority

U.A.E./Fujairah - temporary oil terminal mooring buoys

Eight mooring buoys have been installed close to the North breakwater, for tankers calling at the "Temporary oil terminal" serving the Fujairah Refinery.

Following are the allowed draught and depth:

  1. Maximum permitted length: 255 metres
  2. Maximum permitted breadth: no restriction
  3. Maximum permitted D.W.T.: 90,000 tons
  4. Maximum permitted displacement: 104,000 tons
  5. Water depth: -15 metres above Chart Datum
  6. Maximum arrival draught: -13 metres in low tide
  7. Maximum arrival draught: -14.2 metres, must be two hours before maximum high waters.
  8. Maximum sailing draught: 13.65 metres, round the clock
  9. Maximum sailing draught: -14.8 metres, should be one hour before high water

Berthing is possible only in daylight with the vessel to be at the pilot station one hour before sunset. Unberthing is possible round the clock. Mooring lines must be ropes, not wires.

Source: Port of Fujairah/ Gulf Agency Company Ltd.