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Monday, 17 February 2020 | 21:00

Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations: New implementation date
Monday, February 17, 2020, Cochin, India

Customs authorities have again deferred the implementation date of the Sea Cargo Manifest Transhipment Regulations from 16 February to 1 August 2020.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at [email protected]

Procedure for port entry (Corona Virus)
Monday, February 17, 2020, Duqm, Oman

All ships calling Port of Duqm are requested through their agent in addition to the standard vessel registration and notification, to submit the IMO Declaration of Health together with the questionnaire. These documents should be signed by the master of the vessel and send by email to [email protected].

All ships with sick persons on board will not be allowed to enter the port and must go at anchor. The respective sick crew member will be screened by the medical team of Port of Duqm.

In case of recent crew change within the last 15 days it is upon the discretion of the Harbor Master to allow or not the vessel to the port.

Agents are requested to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health in case of crew change or shore leave. Assistance of the Port of Duqm medical team is available if needed.

Port users are requested to avoid physical contact with crew members, to wear masks on board the vessels and use disinfecting product to wash hands after visiting the vessels.

The HM Office to be contacted in case of any suspicious situation concerning the Corona Virus in the Port area and on board the vessels in within the Port Limits.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected])

Source: Harbor Master Circular No.MAR/CIR/01/20

nCoV Declaration Form
Monday, February 17, 2020, Mina Al Fahal Terminal, Oman

All shipping agents for vessels calling at the Mina Al Fahal Terminal are required to ensure that:

The Master completes the nCoV Declaration Form.
The form is sent along with 5 days pre arrival message.
The crew list is submitted with the declaration form.
The form is updated and sent to PDO if there is any change in the declaration statement.
Failure to follow any of the above may result in the vessel berthing may be delayed and she will be asked to proceed anchor for Health Quarantine.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected]

Further controls at terminal
Monday, February 17, 2020, Qalhat, Oman

With effect from 12 February, Oman LNG (OLNG) have implemented the following further controls at Qalhat Terminal.

Visitors to OLNG

All Visits by visitors from mainland China are Suspended until further notice.
All Visitors from other Highly Affected Countries (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Thailand) are restricted to Business Critical Only and requires MT approval.
All visits to OLNG plant by overseas visitors are Restricted to Business Critical Only. All visitors from overseas (ie. not resident in Oman) will require COO approval.
Visitors from outside Oman & staff returning from overseas
Please follow the steps in the flowchart which describes Health Monitoring requirements for Visitors from outside Oman & staff returning from overseas travel, particularly the *Highly Affected Countries; Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.

Marine and vessel loading staff

New Controls were introduced on 4 February 2020. Vessel visits and close contact with vessel crews are restricted to Business Critical Only. For information and approvals, please contact Russell Turnbull, QOP/3 Marine Services Manager ([email protected]).

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected]

Prescribed waste reception fee
Monday, February 17, 2020, Philippines

The Philippines Ports Authority has approved the following Waste Reception Fee at all PPA ports, to be effective from 26 February 2020:

DOMESTIC VESSELS

Bancas with capacity less than 15 passengers: Exempted

Passenger/cargo vessel with more than 15 passengers capacity and up to 6 GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 500.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 500.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 6,500.00/cm

Passenger/cargo vessel above 6 GT but not exceeding 400 GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 750.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 750.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 6,500.00/cm

Passenger/cargo vessel above 400 GT but not exceeding 1000 GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 1,000.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 1,000.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 6,500.00/cm

Passenger/cargo vessel exceeding 1000GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 2,000.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 1,800.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 6,500.00/cm

FOREIGN

Vessels below 1000 GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 10,000.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 10,000.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 20,000.00/cm

Vessels above 1000 GT
– Fixed Fee (covers collection of 1.0 cm or less of garbage): Php 15,000.00/call
– Additional fee for excess garbage: Php 15,000.00/cm
– Additional fee for oily waste and NLS: Php 20,000.00/cm

For further details and information about operations in the Philippines contact GAC Philippines at [email protected]

Self-declaration form
Monday, February 17, 2020, Port Sultan Qaboos (Muscat), Oman

Marafi, the Port Authority for Muscat Port, advises that for vessels coming alongside Port Sultan Qaboos, all crew need to fill the form the Ministry of Health’s self-declaration form.

If the vessel is calling for anchorage operations, only disembarking crew will need to complete the form.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Oman, contact GAC Oman at [email protected]

Guidelines and pre-arrival requirements
Monday, February 17, 2020, Palawan, Philippines

The Palawan Station of the Bureau of Quarantine is requiring the concerned Ship Agents/Agencies of their respective vessels to furnish our office with the following Pre-Arrival Documents, at least 48 hours before arrival, for our review:

Voyage Memo or Port of Call List
Crew List, including Sign On Date and Place of each Crew/Officer
Temperature Log of Crew/Officers
Health and History of Travel/Exposure Declaration
The Master must report immediately any occurence of flu-like symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, colds, body weakness, and/or difficulty of breathing) for guidance by the Bureau of Quarantine on implementation of infection prevention and control (IPC) protocols to minimize spread of infection on board.

The Ship Agents/Agencies are likewise requested to provide the ships’ crew and passengers copies of the Health Declaration Card for them to accomplish prior to arrival.

Therefore, aside from the usual documents required by the Bureau of Quarantine, the following additional documents will be collected during Quarantine boarding formalities:
1. Health Declaration Cards (fully accomplished and signed by the crew/officer),
2. Temperature Log (latest)

For strict compliance.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at [email protected])

Source: Palawan Quarantine Station Memorandum No.2020-02 dated 14 February 2020

Source: GAC

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