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VADINAR TERMINAL, INDIA


Generated from IHS Fairplay Ports and Terminals Guide 25/10/2016 2010 IHS Global Limited
Status
Latitude
Max Draft

Open
UNLocode INVAD
22 24' N Longitude 69 43' E
15
Time Zone GMT
+5.5
WorldScale Yes

PORT DESCRIPTION
Location: Vadinar Terminal is located 45nm SW of Kandla, on the S bank of the Gulf of Kutch.
General overview: The ESSAR terminal consists of an SPM and oil jetty for crude and products tankers. It is an
extension to the nearby refinery.
The Indian Oil SBM's for VLCC's lead to shore storage tanks and a pipeline to three inland refineries.
Traffic figures: Approx 150 vessels visit the port and 14,000,000t of crude oil are handled annually.
Load line zone: Arabian Sea Seasonal Tropical Area, Tropical Sep 1 to May 31, Summer Jun 1 to Aug 31.
Max size: ESSAR Oil Jetty: LOA 245m, draught 15.0m, no beam restrictions, 110,000DWT.
SPM: 325,000DWT, no restrictions on draught, length or beam.
INDIAN OIL SBM: LOA 362m, beam 60m, draught 23.0m, 315,000DWT.
Largest Vessel: "Abu Rusha", LOA 357m, draught 22.8m, 325,000DWT.

PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION


ETA's: ETA messages are to be sent to harbour m, Kandla port and VOTL control, 7, 5, 3, 2 and 1 day prior to
arrival.
For vessels calling at SPM the standard message should include:
AAA ETA Vadinar Pilot Station
BBB Master's name, nationality, and number of crew and officers
CCC LOA
DDD Maximum beam and moulded depth
EEE Arrival draught and displacement
FFF Departure draught and displacement
GGG Cargo grade/s, B/L quantities, API/densities, AV temperature, free water
HHH Ship's maximum discharge rate
III
Number of tanks planned for COW concurrently without incurring any extra time
JJJ Confirm IG system operational and all tanks in inerted condition
KKK Confirm vessel has a valid "Oil Pollution Indemnity Certificate"
LLL Name and address of P&I Club and their local representatives
MMM Confirm all navigation equipment is in order, propulsion units, other deck and engine machinery is
operational - notify deficiencies, if any
NNN Master aware of Q-88 and Essar appendix questionnaires, if yes, confirm compliance
OOO Specify SWL of hose handling crane/derrick
PPP Confirm vessel can present 3 x 16in flanges on portside manifold
QQQ Confirm vessel has 2 x 200m long and 10in circular hawsers aft for pull back tug.

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For vessels calling at the terminal/berth the standard message should include:
AAA ETA at pilot station
BBB Master's name, nationality, and number of crew and officers
CCC LOA, maximum beam and draught
DDD Arrival draught and displacement. Arrival trim not to exceed 3.0m for safe berthing at this terminal
EEE Departure draught and displacement
FFF Cargo onboard - grade and quantity
GGG Confirm that the top-off trim shall not be more than 2.0m
HHH Maximum and minimum loading rate
III
Confirm IG system operational and all tanks in inerted condition
JJJ Confirm vessel has a valid "Oil Pollution Indemnity Certificate"
KKK Name and address of P&I club and their local representatives
LLL Confirm all navigation equipment, propulsion units, other deck and engine machinery is operational - notify
deficiencies, if any, now/immediately upon knowledge of same
MMM Master aware of Q-88 and Essar appendix questionnaires, if yes, confirm compliance
NNN Confirm vessel has operational high level alarms and plans to load cargo below the blocking level
OOO Confirm vessel can present 1 x 16in and 2 x 12in of ANSI manifold connections
PPP Confirm vessel has an operational portable/MOT ladder of minimum length 15m for ship-shore access.
Pre-Arrival Notification of Security (PANS) for:
1. Passenger ships including high speed passenger craft
2. Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 500GT and upwards, and
3. Mobile offshore drilling units.
This form is to be submitted to the port authorities at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel.
Documentation required: The master is to deliver to the customs boarding party:
Documents
Copies
1. Stores List
5
2. Crew Personal Effects List 5
3. Last Port Clearance
4. Crew List
8
5. Certificate of Registry
6. Load Line Certificate
7. Safety Radio Certificate
8. Safety Equipment Certificate Communications: Messages should be sent via telex: 0105 208 KPT IN, Fax: +91 02836 232040/235982 and
VOTL Email: votl@essar.com.
VHF: Vadinar Port Control: Ch 16, 12 for cargo operations.
All vessels should maintain a listening watch on Ch 12 during cargo operations.
Health regulations: Local port health officer grants pratique after boarding vessel.
Customs and Immigration: Customs allowances: One bottle of liquor and one carton of cigarettes is allowed for
each crew member per week.
Immigration: Immigration officials will check passports/CDC (Seaman's Books) and issue shore permits. Nationals
from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and China will not be issued with landing permits.
Flags: Indian National flag and Interco Bravo flag.
Notices of readiness: To be tendered as per terms and conditions of Charter Party. Generally, NOR tendered by
master on vessel's arrival advising that vessel is ready to work cargo.

NAVIGATION
Port limits: The SPM and the terminal is situated within Kandla port limits.

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Sea buoys, fairways and channels: Approach should be made through the deep water route. Vessels calling at
the terminal may use either deep water route/outside DW route/as directed by the VTIS.
Pilot: Pilotage is compulsory. Send ETA to harbour master, Kandla port and local agents (Jamnagar) 72, 48, 24
and 12 hours in advance. Pilot boards in the anchorage area, NW of the SBM in position 2233.0'N 06938.0'E for
vessels calling at the SPM and terminal. For vessels moored at SPM, pilot remains onboard during the entire
period that tanker is moored at SPM.
Anchorages: Vessels calling VOTL to anchor within 1nm radius of the pilot station. Anchorage is prohibited
within 3nm of the terminal.
Vessels awaiting a berth may also anchor N of Sikka Creek, in the vicinity of 2231.4'N 06946.0'E, in depths of
17.0-20.0m.
These anchorages are exposed to the SW monsoon and reports indicate that the anchorage off Sikka Creek may
be crowded.
Tidal range and flow: Range up to 6.0m and tidal streams attain a rate of up to 3kts in the pathfinder creek.
Dock density: 1025.
Principal navigation aids: A light is exhibited from the SBM, a Racon transmits from the SBM.
Charts: BA 43, 672, 699. Admiralty Pilot NP38, NP286(4).
Restrictions: SBM: Vessels normally berth during slack water or on an ebbing stream, approaching the SBM
from W; due to insufficient sea room berthing is not attempted from E. Berthing is only daylight, unberthing is
carried out at SPM at night.
Terminal: Only daylight berthing operations are permitted at the Oil Terminal Jetty.
Berthing time is approx 2-4 hours.
Tugs: Two tugs of 45t bollard pull are normally available, with fire-fighting and anti-pollution equipment.

BERTHS AND CARGO


Names/nos: ESSAR OFFSHORE OIL TERMINAL:
SBM:
Operator
Kandla Port Trust/IOC
LOA
350m
Beam
No restrictions
Max draught No restrictions
Max DWT 325,000t
Depth
34.5m minimum
Connections 3 x 16in port side
Use
Crude oil discharge. Submarine pipeline has a maximum capacity of 10,000m/hr. Supplying oil for
Essar Refinery.
OIL JETTY:
LOA
245m
Max draught 15m
Beam
No restrictions
Max DWT 110,000t
Connections 1 x 16in, 2 x 12in
Service Pier: 3.2nm from SBM buoy. Length 150m, for barges and tugs with 3t mobile crane.
INDIAN OIL CORP SBM's:
Berth
LOA Beam Draught DWT
Use
(m) (m) (m)
SBM No 1 350 56
23.0
300,000 Crude discharge
SBM No 2 362 60
23.0
315,000 Crude discharge
The Indian Oil tank farm consists of 13 tanks with a total capacity of 773,000mt. The 1,870km Salaya-Mathura
pipeline ashore supplies crude oil to refineries at Koyali, Mathura and Panipat.
Barges: Private barges are available for midstream loading/unloading, water supply, etc. Private tugs are
available for towing lash barges.

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Ballast/slop reception: No reception facilities available for dirty ballast water.

GENERAL
Repairs: Available.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available by barge.
Stores: Available by barge.
Developments: A proposal is being examined that would see the port being developed into an all cargo port.
It is reported that a single buoy mooring and two liquid jetties will be developed at Vadinar. Also, Palanpur Samakhiali -Gandhidham rail line will be converted into broad gauge. A bunker terminal and ship-repair facility will
also be developed and an offshore terminal is planned. The port is to have 11 cranes and more than 10 floating
craft.

ADDRESSES
Port Authority
Kandla Port Trust
Address
Telephone
Fax

Offshore Oil Terminal, Vadinar, Jamnagar, India


Email
WebSite

Port Operator
Kandla Port Trust / IOC
No Address Details Held

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