• 2. Environmental Regulations

Environmental Regulations

SAFETY AND POLLUTION REQUIREMENTS

The services, facilities and assistance provided by the Company to vessels at / off its Navinal Island complex are subject to the following stipulations being complied with. The Masters of vessels in port are advised to take serious note of contents of this circular to avoid punitive action.


A NAVIGATION :


1 Pilotage within port limits is compulsory. No movements are to be undertaken without a licensed pilot on board and without express instructions from the Port Control office (VHF Ch.73).

2 Tugs will be deployed for assistance in maneuvers at the sole discretion of the pilot.

  B SAFETY :

1 Vessels alongside must moor with at least 3 head / stern lines, 2 breast lines and 2 back springs fore and aft. Vessels large than 30,000 dwt should pass an additional head and stern line. Do not use wire and fiber ropes in the same direction.

2 In the interest of safety of the berths and vessels, please ensure that moorings are taut at all times. The vessel’s side must rest fully alongside all fenders within the parallel body length. Non-compliance may result in stoppage of cargo operations; all time lost and incidental expenses being to vessels account.

3 No repairs or maintenance is to be carried out on the main engine or other machinery which may be required should it be necessary to vacate the berth at short notice.

4 Hot work is normally not permitted at berth. If permit is granted, the work will be carried out under attendance of the port’s Fire & Safety unit and subject to payment of specified charges.

5 Smoking and naked lights are not permitted on vessel’s decks or on the berths.

6 An efficient deck watch under a responsible officer must be maintained at all times when at berths.

7 All working areas, decks and access points as well as liquid cargo manifold and gangway must be properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

8 Radio transmissions, under-water activity or small craft alongside the vessel are strictly prohibited.

 

POLLUTION :

1 It is an offence to discharge or allow escape, willfully, or accidentally, any oil, oily mixture, oily/dirty ballast or contaminated bilge water or noxious sewage from any vessel within Mundra Port limits. International and Indian Laws stipulate heavy penalties including arrest, on the offending vessel and crew.

2 Replenishment of bunkers, whether from sea or shore, will be permitted only on special application, monitored by the port’s Marine/ Safety personnel and shall be carried out in day light hours only.

3 Inter - tank transfers of oil or ballast water, de-ballasting or discharge over board of wash water etc. Should not be carried out without permission of Port Captain.

4 Emission of dense smoke is prohibited from vessels within Port limits. Violations of stipulations under current Indian laws will incur heavy penalties.

5 It is an offence to throw or dump galley refuse, garbage, and rubbish, hold sweepings etc. into the water or on the berths. Offending vessel is liable to large fines. No chipping or painting to be carried out alongside berth.


EMERGENCY :

1 Every vessel must have on board, at all times, a sufficient number of responsible officers and crew to deal with emergency situations.

2 All of the vessel’s Safety, Fire - Fighting as well as Pollution Prevention and control equipment, appliances and devices must be in a state of efficient readiness at all times and be readily available and accessible.

3 Safe access to the vessel must be made available at all times.

4 Any fire mishap, accident or case of pollution on / by or near a vessel in Port must be notified immediately to Port Control

through VHF Ch.73, and by sounding appropriate alarm signals. Port’s Marine / Safety personnel will attend on board and direct emergency measures until the incident is satisfactorily dealt with.

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