• 1. Ballast


Vessels to be very careful during pumping out their Ballast alongside, any dirty ballast is subject to a heavy fine and vessel is arrested until a bank guarantee is arranged, which is usually in the region of US Dollars 100,000 and 150,000.

However, the above does not mean that vessels have to unballast at roads before berthing, but is not accepted by the pilot as it makes for unsafe manoeuvering alongside.

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