It is always compulsory to contact Las Palmas Port Control on VHF channel 16/10 2 hours prior to arrival at the harbour entrance. Ship's agent to be advised of ETA 72 hours, 48 hours and 24 hours prior, stating operations and full requirements.
All tankers are requested to give a 48-hour notice (minimum) to the Port Authorities and/or to the Harbour Master's Office through their Agent, stating arrival conditions (type of commodity, gas free or not, etc).
72 hours, 48 hours and 24 hours ETA advice to Agent is recommended. It is always compulsory to contact Las Palmas Port Control on VHF Channels 16/10 at least 2 hours in advance.
Vessels carrying dangerous cargoes must apply through their Agent with a 48-hour advance notice (5 days for IMO class 1 & 7 -IMDG) for permission to enter the port, declaring quantity, IMO class and UN numbers, ports of origin and destination of cargo. Tankers in ballast must declare whether tanks are gas-free or inert.
As for dangerous cargoes, the IMDG Code with special restrictions for class 1 & 7 applies, EU regulations as well as any instruction from Harbour Master's Office about the handling of this type of cargo.
Approaches to Las Palmas and other ports of the Canary Islands are covered by Spanish charts No. 5080 and 5081; British Admiralty No. 1856, 1869 and 1870; and American charts No. 51380 and 51344.