- A ship local Agent to be appointed.
-While approaching to Libyan territorial waters,
Ship to establish contact with the concerned
Port control by VHF CH 16, CH 12
- The Master or the Ship Agents: to relay the
following information to the concerned port
Ship name, call sign, Port of call, reason
of call, ETA.
on board, cargo in transit, Quantity,
Any dangerous cargo. Quantity & port of
Crew members list.
Last port of call.
Health statue declaration
Vessels at anchorage area to appear the
Ship flag in the rear
Libyan flag in the front
Sign of pilot request.
If carrying dangerous or flammable materials,
red flag during day light & clear red light
Coming vessel must not approach close to
port entry channel, but only after pilot
case of master suspecting of existing of any
disease, on board, or vessel coming form
pandemic port. Master, has to report
such cases immediately to the quarantine authority.
Guide Lines for Ship movements & berthing:
- Master to stay in bridge while vessel
arriving or sailing or shifting operation.
- Master to follow local and international
Port entry priority:
According to vessel type:
1 - Passenger vessels
2 - Alive animals
3 - Regular lines vessels
4 - General cargo vessels
5 -Tanker & LPG/C.
- If there is no emergency case or there no
patient in dangerous status priority then given
according to the turn nr given by the port
- Master to follow the international maritime
regulations & local marine authority
- The port management should specify the quay no
for the ship, also to reserve the right to shift
vessel from one quay to another for port
- No vessel can berth or drop anchor, but only
after port management instruction
- If any ship arrives the port, and no quay was
dedicated, then she must drop anchor far from
channel entry, and to wait port control
-No ship movement permitted from her dedicated
quay to another without port management
instructions, but the Master will be always
responsible of ship suitability of the quay or
place to berth.
- If the port management order to shift the ship
from a place to another, and there were no
enough crew to do that or the ship was disable
to perform the shift, the ship then can request
assistance from port management or from another
authority to do the shift in the proper time,
the relevant charges will be on ship account and responsible.
-The port management has the right to shift the vessel from a
place to another, and that will be on vessels
account & responsibility, for the following
- When the responsible person of the vessel not
being on board.
- when the responsible of vessel refused to
shift it or intend to make obstacles to prevent
the shifting to be done by vessels gear
- Master must always raise the signs that
mentioned in the international regulations
for preventing collisions at sea & during entry
and departure operations.
- The vessels propellers must not be operational
while ship at berth but only at the necessity
that port management may accept.
- Master must inform port management about any
defect or break down in vessel that may prevents
ship movement in the port
- No berthed vessel can tie its robes to any
moorage without acceptance of port management,
and it is not allowed to use the moorage for
pushing the vessel away from the quay
- The tug service is compulsory for the vessel
during entering or sailing maneuvering operations trough the
shipping channels or during the shifting.
- Each vessel must call the pilot for entering
the ports or for shift, at that time the
international specialized sign should be
- No vessel can enter the port without of the
pilot being on board
- In spite of the pilot is on board, the master
will be always responsible for ship maneuvering.
- The vessel is responsible for any damage that
may arise to the port installations even
while the pilot boarding vessel.
- The vessel must pay full pilot dues which is
applicable the time when pilot boarding upon
request during entering or sailing operations
even if the entering or sailing instructions
- The discharge or load rate is estimated by the
- After completion loading or discharging
operations vessel to clear berth and to be ready
to sail immediately, unless there is a
permission or written notice from the port
management for justified causes, these remarks
should be stated in the S.O.F.