COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

Length of Navigation Channel : 7 Km Bottom Width : 270-300 M Quality of bottom : Clay

Depth below chart Datum : 16 Metres

 

Location : 21-02N 72-34.5E Anchorage Area : length 2 nautical miles, width 3 nautical miles Anchorage

Boundary : 20-59N 72-34.5E; 20-59N 72-36.4E; 21-02N 72-36.5E; Pilot Station : 21 00N 072 38E Appox. one mile southwest of fairway buoy

 

INSTRUCTION TO VESSEL / MASTER: Vessels at berth, at anchor or inside the harbour limits shall be abide by the local regulations and make reporting to respective authorities as appropriate. Additionally vessels shall report to the VTS on the channel appropriate to the sector covering vessel's position, on the following occasions: - Upon coming alongside at Berth - Upon casting off from the berth - Upon DLOSP - Upon Anchor Aweigh - Upon RFA.

The master of the vessel, the person directing the vessel's movement, the vessel's agent, at the time pilot assistance is requested, notify the Essar Base of any vessel or equipment malfunction, limitation or condition which could possibly affect the safe navigation of the vessel in the Hazira Ship Channel. Such unsafe conditions requiring notice include, but are not limited to, any defect in any navigational equipments, Whistle, Anchors, ME, Steering gear ( Main and auxiliary) and mooring equipment and any other equipment or vessel condition (such as inoperative windshield wipers or clear views) that could have an effect on the handling or navigation of the vessel.

 

Due to the restrictive nature of the Navigation Channel, all vessels must offer proper visibility from the bridge. Visibility provided shall be satisfactory to comply with these Guidelines. If, due to vessel design, trim, or obstructive deck cargo, the vessel cannot offer the Pilot satisfactory visibility, then, at the discretion of the Pilots, two pilots, extra tug and/or daylight restrictions may be imposed.

A vessel's trim should be such that the Pilot is ensured of sufficient propeller and rudder action and be in accordance with International Marine Organization. In any case the after draft shall not be less than that which is necessary to obtain full immersion of the propeller(s). A vessel whose draft does not meet the minimum draft requirements above may, at the discretion of the Pilot, be accepted for transit on a one-time basis provided that the captain of the vessel, the person directing movement of the vessel, or the vessel's agent, requests permission from the Pilot and provides them with the following as soon as possible but not later than 12 hours before the vessel arrives at the pilot station or 6 hours before shifting or sailing. (1) Principal dimensions of the ship; (2) Deepest attainable fore and aft drafts; (3) Reason the vessel cannot be properly ballasted; and, (4) Suggestions as to how the vessel will be maneuvered to ensure safe.

 

If in the opinion of EBTL the vessel is responsible for wreck, grounding or otherwise becomes an obstruction in whole or part or not or danger to the Port or the approaches thereto and the Owner / Operator / Charterer fails to remove such obstruction within stipulated time given by EBTL, it shall be empowered to take requisite steps it may deem necessary to remove said obstruction or danger and any expenses arising there from shall be recoverable from the vessel, OWNER / OPERATOR / CHARTERER / AGENT at the time of accident / incident causing such obstruction or danger. The Master or his deputy shall at all times be ready to remove the vessel when reasonably ordered to do so by EBTLin the interest of safety or alternate use of the Port / Berth.

ENTRY TO GULF OF CAMBAY (KHAMBHATT)

 

Entry to the Gulf of Cambay (Khambhatt) is made through Grant Channel. Therefore, while on the navigation, Master may be pre-cautioned and should take help of the relevant Chart/Admiralty Publication.  On arrival at Bhavnagar, vessel should contact Bhavnagar radio VUJ9 - VHF Channel 16 (or VTPMS-KHAMBHAT – CHANNEL 16, 69 & 10 (Mob. No: 09909903748 - 24 hr.) - for needful guidance such as Pilot boarding, anchoring etc. as this being a tidal port and there prevails heavy under-currents and hefty swelling in the sea. Vessel should arrive at the Pilot station, approx. two hours before high water at Hazira. In case vessel is not able to do so she may cruise around until pilot boards the vessel, and not to drop anchor till then. 

SPECIAL NOTE: Gujarat Maritime Board has introduced a special Vessel Monitoring operation called “VTPMS” (Vessel Traffic & Port Management Systems) for Gulf of Khambhat, duly entrusting the assignment to a private agency, M/s. Aatash Nor control Ltd. This is in order to control and monitor the Shipping Traffic (all types of movements of vessels including those carrying Hazardous and Non-hazardous Cargo) in the Gulf of Khambhat with modern available technology as per Govt. guidelines. The area covered is from 20°50.00’ N to 22° N Latitude, as proposed by The Gujarat Maritime Board. Hence any vessel entering / leaving Gulf of Khambhat will be provided with all needful guidance, establishing effective communication back-up on VHF CHANNEL 16 (24 HRS.) throughout day & night, between VTPMS & Vessel for any clarification with regard to further movements/assistance.

 

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONARY NOTE:

Proper anchor watch to be kept throughout the period at the Anchorage. Engine should be kept on stand-by so as to be made available within 20 mins. in case of an emergency when spring tides are running. A second anchor is to be used with about 2 shackles and must be heaved up and dropped well in advance of every turn of the tide (about 1.5 hrs. before and after tide change) so as not to foul the anchor).
The Pilot in consultation with the Master shall determine the mooring arrangements. Hazira being a tidal port, with large range of tides, it is prudent to tend to mooring ropes at regular intervals. Generally for vessels upto 200 metres length the mooring ropes arrangement shall be 4+2 and vessel exceeding 200 mtrs length shall pass 2 additional breast ropes making mooring ropes arrangement. Being tidal port the mooring lines to be tended regularly to ensure all lines are tight all the time. In the event of vessel moves away /sheer’s away considerably from jetty, the mooring stations are to be manned suitably at all times. For the safety of the vessel(s) / terminal the Terminal has the right to order the vessel to vacate the berth at short notice. If the Terminal /Master deem it necessary to use tugs/ employ pilot’s assistance, to hold the vessel alongside/ cast off the vessel, applicable charges shall be levied.

 

Suggested routine:

Heave up the riding anchor to one shackle. Steer well clear, about 35 to 40 from the leading anchor. Let go second anchor. Walk back to get flood lead on second anchor Let go second anchor 1.5 hrs. after high water. Heave up second anchor 1.5 hrs. before low water Let go second anchor 1.5 hrs. after low water. Never clear the fouled anchors during the middle of the tide. It should be done at slack water i.e. about 1.6 hrs. before relevant end of tide. In case of violent shearing, the steering may be used. Autopilot can be made use of, to steer a course in between yaw.

 

 

TURNING BASIN

Location : Abeam Deep Water Berth Turning Radius : 600 meter Quality of bottom : clay/sand

BREAK WATERS

No Break water

ANCHORAGES

LATITUDE LOGITUDE 210 02' N 720 34.5’ E 200 59’ N 720 34.5’ E 200 59’ N 720 36.5’ E 210 02' N 720 36.5’ E

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

NO. OF BERTH MAX PER. LOA MAX PER. BEAM MAX PER. DRAFT CARGO
  IN METERS  
2 Berths 300 50.00 13.00 to 14.00  
         

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

Compulsory. The terminal provides pilotage and tugs for berthing / unberthing round the clock. Three tugs of 65 Tons bollard pull each are available for berthing and unberthing of Vessel.

NAVIGATION CHART

Indian Chart 2019 & 2101 (with Indian notice 218(P)/ (16/10) plotted on them).

WATER DENSITY

1.020

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

UKC requirement: At Berth: 0.6 M UKC to be maintained at all times & In Channel: 0.6m + 0.6% of Navigable draft.

DETAILS OF BUOYS

Navigation Channel & Turning Basin is marked with Buoys & Beacons. 14 nos. of Buoys/Beacons in channel & 3 nos. Buoys in turning circle. There are no Transit Marks in the Channel. Position of the buoys and Beacons is marked Existing Position of Buoys & Beacons in Navigation Channel

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

ROAD: Road connectivity to Hazira is provided by national highway 8 (NH-8) & NH-6.

RAIL: Connected to Western Railway which port is 43 KM away from.

 

AIR: Nearest Airport: Surat for Domestic and Mumbai for International

Port radio and Info service: Signal Station: The Terminal has around the clock Control Base Station and works on VHF channel 71. Radio Frequency Information: VHF channel 16 & 71 are guarded. Other channel can be worked on requests.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Not Applicable

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS

Current Security Level of AHPPL Port “Security Level-1

 

PANS: Please send the PANS on the following email Ids as well: mrcc-west@indiancoastguard.nic.in, opsdhq1@yahoo.co.in, vtskhambhat@aatash.com, pomagdalla@gmail.com, icgmrcc_mumbai@mtnl.net.in, psc@dgshipping.com , wncmocmb-navy@inc.in  All the above formats will be provided by your agent on request.

PSFO PORT CONTACT
Col. Rakesh Vasal CAPT. SUBHASH DAS,Essar Bulk Terminal Ltd.
TEL: +91 261 668 2300, Mobile: +91-9879100140 Tel: (91) 261-6682246 & (91) 261-6682701, 6682274, Fax (91) 261-6682758-31 Mob: +91 98791 02700
E-Mail:-rakesh.vasal@essar.com

Email: subhash.das@essar.com

TIDAL DATA

TIDE DETAILS HEIGHT ABOVE CHART DATAM IN METERS
Highest Recorded Tide (+6.00)
Mean High Water Spring (MHWS) +7.31 (+7.31)
Mean Sea Level (MSL) (+4.42)

PORT WORKING HOURS

Cargo operation: Port working 24 hrs / 7 days with no holidays.

Shift Timings Recess hours
General Shift 0830 hrs to 1700 hrs 1300 hrs to 1330 hrs
1st Shift 0700 hrs to 1500 hrs 1300 hrs to 1330 hrs
2nd Shift 1500 hrs to 2300 hrs 0800 hrs to 0830 hrs
Night Shift 2300 hrs to 0700 hrs 0800 hrs to 0830 hrs

Terminal works 24 X7 including Sundays & holidays. Terminal is always manned by a Master Mariner (Port Captain).

Official office hours: Monday- Saturday 08:30 to 17:30 hrs

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

PHO (Port Health Organization) does not have any office in Hazira. They have to be brought from the Port of Kandla.

MAIN CARGOES

Coal , Coke , Dolomite , Ferro manganese slag , Iron ore pellets , Steel billets , Steel coil , Steel plates , Limestone ,

REPATRIATION

Possible for all Nationals excluding Chinese/Bangladeshies/Pakistanies.

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Not Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

Vessel does not work on First come first serve basis but Berthing of the vessel is as per the Essar steel requirement.

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Coal 18000 MT day
Coke 13000 MT day
Dolomite 15000 MT day
Ferro manganese slag 18000 MT day
Iron ore pellets 50000 MT day
Steel billets 4500 MT day
Steel coil 8000 MT day
Steel plates 4000 MT day
Limestone 15000 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

The total length of the berth is 1400 meters and maximum permissible LOA is 300.00 meters.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Not Applicable

OTHER FACILITIES

EQUIPMENT HIRE CHARGES Specific Conditions:

  1. The appointment of mobile harbor cranes and other equipments is subject to the availability and weights/distances to be lifted.
  2. Vessel /Agents/Customers to give at least 4 hour notice for the equipment
  3. Timing for the equipment hire will be calculation from the time Equipment is available to the customer till the time equipment is released by the Customer. S. No. Equipment Capacity Rate (Rs.)
  4. 15.1 SHORE CRANE CHARGES Mobile harbor crane 140 T hook capacity 15000 per hour
  5. 15.2 FORKLIFT CHARGES Forklift From 10 MT to 30 MT 3500 per hour 18 EBTL Tariff

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

PORT

EQUIPMENT UNITS HOOK CAPACITY OUTREACH CAPACITY
Gantry Ship Un-loaders 3 65 Mt 34 Mtrs 2500 TPH each
Mobile Harbour cranes 2 140 Mt 35 Mtrs 2501 TPH each
Payloaders 5      
Forklifts 5      

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

EXPORT: The main exports cargoes are Project Cargoes, Steel Coil, Steel Plates, Steel Slab and Iron Ore Fines etc.

IMPORT: The main imports cargoes are Steam Coal, Anthracite Coal, Met Coke, Iron Ore Pellets, Project Cargo, Limestone, Steel Piles and Dolomite etc.

 

 

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

TRANSIT SHED TOTAL AREA
CARGO SHED 1 38 Metres x 12 Metres.
PASSENGER HALL 1 28 Meters x 12 Meters
SHORE CRANE 1 12 T
FIRE STATION 15 Meters x 12 meters
SECURITY GARRISON 20 Meters x 10 meters
Cargo Shed 2 40 Metres x 12 Metres
NO CARGO SHED AT BERTH NO.2-SHORE CRANE 1 25 T
NO CARGO SHED AT BERTH NO.3-Weigh bridge 1 No – 30 T
CARGO SHED 1 56 Meters x 12 Meters
Wharf Crane 6 Tons - 1 No.
PASSENGER'S TERMINAL CAPACITY 500 PASSENGERS  
INSTALLED WITH XRAY MACHINE  
GUARDED BY CISF  

 

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

Method of discharge: Cargo is discharged from the vessel by shore crane into conveyor belt. Discharge rate is approximately 10000 to 12000 per day. For Project cargo discharging operation carried out by ship cranes.

Method of loading: Cargo loading operation carried out by ship cranes.

 

CARGO BASED LOADING / DISCHARGING PROCESS.

Example: Discharging Coal / Iron Ore Pellets

Example: Loading Steel Coils and Steel Plates

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