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General TUNISIA

GENERAL (See Plan) REPATRIATION: Not possible.
AUTHORITY: Societe de Recherches et d’Exploitation, des Petroles en
Tunisie (SEREPT), Harbour Terminal, BP 91, 3099 El Bousten, Tunisia.
GEO-POLITICAL: Tel: +216 (74) 873400. Fax: +216 (74) 874102.
Capital City: Tunis. Email: ashtart@serept.com.tn Web: www.serept.com.tn
Nationality: (noun) Tunisian, (adjective) Tunisian. Contact: MS Najem, Harbour Master. M Louhichi.
Population: 10,383,577.
COMMUNICATIONS:
International Direct Dial Code: 216. BIZERTE: 37␥ 16' N 009␥ 53' E (See Plan)
Number of Internal Airports: 14.
Major Languages Spoken: Arabic (official and one of the languages of OVERVIEW: Multipurpose port handling grain, cement, clinker and liquid
commerce), French (commerce). bulk.
ECONOMY: LOCATION: On north coast of Tunisia.
Currency: 1 Tunisian Dinar (TND) of 1000 Millimes. PORT LIMITS: Commence 0.5 mile from the Port.
Exchange: (as of May 2008)
US$ 1.00 ␦ TND 1.17
DOCUMENTS:
5 Crew Lists
TND 1.00 ␦ US$ 0.85
5 Passenger Lists
Exchange rates under licence from XE.com
4 Crew Personal Effects Lists
Main Industries: Petroleum and mining. 4 Ship’s Stores List (cigarettes, spirits, arms, narcotics, bunkers, paint, etc.)
ENVIRONMENT: 3 copies Bill of Lading
Territorial Sea: 12 n.m. 3 copies Manifest
Other Maritime Claims: Contiguous Zone: 24 n.m. Maritime Declaration of Health.
Exclusive Economic Zone: 12 n.m.
Coastline Extent: 1,148 km.
MAX. SIZE: Depth 10.67 m.
Tankers: Draft 10.66 m.
Climate: Temperate in north with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers;
desert in south. RESTRICTIONS: Entry at night is forbidden for tankers. All types of
Natural Resources: Petroleum, phosphates, iron ore, lead, zinc and salt. vessels may sail at night from Berth B.
Terrain: Mountains in north; hot, dry central plain; semiarid south merges Bridges: There is 1 mobile draw bridge, span 75 m., with clearance when
into the Sahara. closed 13.0 m. Normal opening times are 0600 – 0630 hrs., 1015 – 1045 hrs.,
Average Temperatures: 1515 – 1545 hrs. and from 1900 – 0500 hrs. on request.
Month High Low APPROACHES: The entrance channel is dredged to 12.0 m.
January 15␥ C 8␥ C PILOTAGE: Advise Pilot of ETA 48 hours before arrival. Pilot vessel and
June 29␥ C 18␥ C Pilot Station may be contacted by VHF Channel 16. The Pilot boat exhibits
September 30␥ C 20␥ C the letters ‘‘P’’ & ‘‘H’’. The Pilot boards half a mile from the Southern fairway,
vessels have to slow down to enable the Pilot to board.
ANCHORAGES: The anchorage for vessels awaiting the Pilot is half a
mile from the southern fairway.
ASHTART: 34␥ 17' N 011␥ 23' E (See Plan) When the wind is from NW, best anchorage is off Cap Farina.
OVERVIEW: Offshore facility consisting of one SBM and one storage PRATIQUE: Free pratique normally given at the quays after mooring.
Pratique is automatic for vessels coming from another Tunisian port. In case
barge ‘‘Ifrikia II’’. Export tankers berth alongside or in tandem to Ifrikia II. of suspected disease on board vessel will be ordered to quarantine
LOCATION: Off the coast of Tunisia 35 n.m. NE of Djerba Island. anchorage.
CHARTS: BA Chart No. 9. VHF: Channels 16 and 14.
DOCUMENTS: TUGS: The tugs join the vessel at half a mile from the fairway.
Customs: Two tugs of 3,600 h.p. are available 24 hours. They are equipped with
1 Crew Effects Declaration radar, 2 cables each (48 mm. diameter ␺ 850 m. length) and 2 pumps of
1 Ship’s Stores Declaration. 420 cu.m./hr.
Immigration: BERTHS:
1 Crew List. Berth Length Depth LOA
Health: (m.) (m.) (m.)
Maritime Declaration of Health (IMO). Appontement de Servitude 90 5.50
MAX. SIZE: Tanker: 150,000 d.w.t., depth 66.0 m. Quai Stir Poste A 250 10.67
DENSITY: 1025. Quai Stir Poste B 150 8.25
Quai de Commerce * 500 8.85-9.14
RESTRICTIONS: Mooring in daylight only, before 1800 hrs. Unmooring Quai Cerealier 220 9.75 200
at any time. Tunis Acier 120 9.00
Bridges: None. Quai Cimentier 175 10.50 180
ARRIVAL: Vessel to anchor on arrival and contact terminal on VHF Appt. North Menzel Bourguiba North, 156 7.60-6.30
Channel 9. South
PILOTAGE: Compulsory within 3 n.m. of any installations. To avoid a Quai Sud Menzel Bourguiba 150 9.50
delay, owner must report to ‘‘SEREPT SFAX’’ 72 hours, 48 hours and
24 hours in advance of ETA. BULK FACILITIES: Grain: Handled on the Silo Quay at 300 t.p.h.
Quai Cerealier: Grain silo’s total capacity 30,000 tonnes.
ANCHORAGES: 3 n.m. south of the storage barge.
Cement and Clinker: At the Quai Cimentier, cement handled at 350 t.p.h.
PRATIQUE: Masters must declare on arrival the condition of health of all and clinker 600 t.p.h. 2␺175 t.p.h. cement loaders.
on board with details of any sickness, as well as vaccination details.
TANKER FACILITIES: Draft at Quai Stir is 35 ft.
VHF: Call ‘‘Ashtart Terminal’’ on VHF Channel 9. Crude oil load/discharge line 20 in. diameter. Fuel oil load/discharge line
VTS: None. 14 in. diameter. No slop discharge facilities. Tugs stand-by during cargo
TUGS: One tug required to be in attendance while loading. operations.
TANKER FACILITIES: CRANES: 1␺10 ton on rails and 2␺25 ton mobile cranes.
Berth Vessel Depth CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Equipment: 13␺2.5-8 ton
d.w.t. (m.) forklifts (private), 40 tractors (private) and 66 trailers (private).
SBM * 150,000 66.0 Tunis Acier: 1␺32 tons mobile rail mounted crane.
Storage Barge Berth Alongside ** 70,000 66.0 STEVEDORES: Minimum of 24 hours’ advance notice of ETA to Agent
Storage Barge Berth Tandem *** 100,000 66.0 is required.
* Vessels mooring use one line at a distance of 60 m., and must easily be Hatches: Carried out by stevedores.
able to heave on board an anti-chafing chain whose links are 32 cm. wide. Cargo Gear: Load and discharge is carried out by ship’s own gear.
Loading rate 3,000 cu.m./hr. Max. quantity available 105,000 tons. 1␺12 in. WASTE DISPOSAL: Arranged through the Agent. Garbage collector will
hose. collect garbage and present Agent with a certificate to be handed to Port
** Starboard side alongside. Loading rate 4,500 cu.m./hr. Max. quantity Authority before sailing.
available 105,000 tons. 2␺12 in. hose. SLOPS DISPOSAL: The refinery Stir can accept only a small quantity
*** Tandem mooring with a distance of 60 m. Loading rate 3,000 cu.m./hr. of dirty ballast. The organisation Sotulub can also receive a small quantity
Max. quantity available 105,000 tons. 1␺12 in. hose on starboard side. of waste oil. For information contact the Harbour Master.
BALLAST: No dirty ballast facilities. MEDICAL: Doctor available to board vessel. Hospital, private clinics and
WASTE DISPOSAL: Not available. all facilities available. 48 hours’ notice required for Cholera and Yellow Fever
SLOPS DISPOSAL: Not available. inoculations. Advise Agent of requirements.
MEDICAL: No facilities. FRESH WATER: Available from quay at most berths.Rate 20 cu.m./hr.
FRESH WATER: Not available. FUEL: Available.
FUEL: Not available. DRY DOCK: There are four dry docks which are located at Menzel
Bourguiba.
CHANDLERY: No provisions available. Length Higher Width Lower Width Draft
REPAIRS: No facilities. No. (m.) (m.) (m.) (m.)
REGULATIONS: Master supplied with booklet containing special port 1&4 190.90 30.25 26.50 8.80
regulations on arrival. 2 247.50 40.60 36.00 12.00
LOCAL HOLIDAYS: None. 3 84.10 14.78 13.00 4.15
CONSULS: France and Libya at Tunis. REPAIRS: Some types of deck and engine repairs can be effected.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Thyna International, 80 km. SURVEYORS: Bureau Veritas – Securas.
SHORE LEAVE: Not available. Many independent surveyors available.

See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2701

Long. alongside.. a standard arrival message will be sent signature: in return containing details of cargo.5 m. export vessel will be suitable to load at the Terminal. who will then manifold position shall be advised by M. to and after boarding of the Pilot/Berthing Master. A responsible officer DIDON TERMINAL: 33␥ 47' N 011␥ 54' E (See Plan) must be in attendance when personnel are embarking or disembarking. only after completion of the Pilot/Berthing Master’s inspection of export vessel shall be upright and at an optimum trim for manoeuvring.). if the export Arrival Form vessel’s Inmarsat system is not in use. either totally or until such as any defects are remedied. max. and hand this over prior to the mooring operation’s briefing. special and may not be possible. All export vessels intending to approach Didon operation. Receipt of Cargo Documents TUGS: Stand-By Tug/Utility Vessel: The stand-by tug. surveyor(s) and relevant LOCAL HOLIDAYS: There are 17 days official holiday during the year. Customs PILOTAGE: Pilot Station/Arrival Point: Pilot station where the may renew these quantities. Trim. winch Port Clearance and firefighting equipment. Master was assisting at the time. including the expected quantity. Didon FPSO BERTHS: Maximum Freeboard. last port Ullage Report. ballast Request for Pilotage Form information. Quai Tarek Ibn Zied. Export vessels coming from another loading port/ facility IOPP Certificate in the Mediterranean should ask Agents to pass their ETA by fax. carry on with or abort the mooring operation. as well as berthing time or anchoring instructions.000 d. Fire 431022.P. or to any other vessel lying therein. if the export vessel should exceed Port Charges: Port charge is statutory. Zarat. communications shall be established firstly on Channel 16. or to any Didon Terminal Restrictions: We understood from the Agents that the road bridge at the property. MAX. The stand-by tug and the utility vessel will be Port Time Sheet provided by the Didon FPSO Terminal and is compulsory. Signals: The correct international navigation signals must be displayed prior Gangway/Deck Watchmen: Compulsory. Pilot/Berthing Services Form prior to commencement of the mooring from the centre position. Lat. Responsibility: The Pilot/Berthing Master is to be considered as an advisor IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Crew Members’ Identification Cards will be to the Master. (10 ft.0 m. FPSO displays anchor lights according to the International Collision CUSTOMS: Each crew member is allowed 1 carton of cigarettes and Regulations whilst moored to the SPM. character ‘‘U’’ (two short and one prolonged flash) every 15 seconds are TELEPHONES: No arrangements exist.w. SECURITY/GANGWAY: It is recommended to employ shore watchmen. Radio: VHF telephone calls can be made through Bizerte Radio. additional vetting may be done to ensure safe operation. Driss El Ouni. for any reason. is approximately 70. the Pilot/ of 50. The berth is equipped with rubber cylindrical fenders and suitable The decision to initiate. the Vessel Ullage Report FPSO will advise on the Marine Channel to be used.000 – 4. 33␥ 47' N. well clear of obstructions and overboard discharges. The Pilot/Berthing Master may refuse to board an export vessel if the means of access do not conform to the foregoing. The pilot station is the Didon FPSO Terminal arrival point. such that the climb on the pilot ladder is not more than FAX: +216 (2) 433688. In addition. Receipt of Didon Terminal. The export vessel’s engine must be stopped while the Pilot/Berthing Master and LOCATION: Didon Terminal is located in Tunisian national waters. The freeboard restriction present the Bill of Lading for the export vessel’s Master’s signature. and utility vessel are equipped with towing hook.000 d. 420547.t. if at any time between Pilot Card: The Master shall prepare a ‘‘Pilot Card’’ showing the export 1015 – 1545 the bridge is required to be opened. and information are broadcast by the local radio station. Risk of stowaways is possible. The the export vessel’s suitability and the satsifactory result of the inspection. The Pilot/Berthing Master will decide when mooring and loading vessel is in port. Should. the following Local Forms will be presented to the Master for his notice of ETA (7 days) is received. there is no limitation to draft as water depth is 70. comply with this request promptly and without delay.0 m. 33␥ 47' N. Didon Terminal and Agency can be initiated IMO Crew List through coast radio stations. caused by the export vessel to the Didon Terminal. but no later than upon receipt of advance In addition. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged by Agent. Cargo Manifest For further information consult British Admiralty List of Radio Signals. and the TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year. via the utility vessel in a position approximately AUTHORITY: Direction du Port de Bizerte. 1515 – 1545 and 1930 – 0545.p.P. Departure: Meteorological Information is broadcast by coast radio stations at Bill of Lading scheduled times. 70. and only used in case of an emergency. 5 miles off the FPSO. Terminal should obtain permission from the Barge Master (BM) before ANCHORAGES: An anchorage area 2 miles south of the Didon Terminal entering this safety zone. 70. allowed Master will remain on board throughout the export vessel’s entire stay. vessel. whether or not a Pilot/Berthing entrance to the harbour opens only between hours of 0615 – 0645.. 60 km. (SOLAS) with two man ropes. including assistant(s). Dry Certificate. abandon the lifting operation and leave the safety zone. The freeboard permissible at the Didon Terminal’s entered by the Marine Supervisor or the Export Supervisor. Customs Export Bill 3. berthing prospects and the type of transfer planned. Notice of Readiness: NOR will be accepted by MP Zarat Ltd. Contact: Sahbene Ben Fadhel. Tel: +216 (2) 433748.0 m. The ETA shall be sent to: MP Zarat. Certificate of Origin and Authenticity The Pilot/Berthing Master will advise on the additional channels to monitor Receipt of Samples during operations.0 m. 431412. Payment is Discharge Certificate. telegram or radio telephone.000 h. suspend the transfer for safety reasons remains within the Master’s Stevedores were co-operative and at all times about 3 or 4 men were on responsibility.600 h. personnel are transferring from the utility vessel to the export vessel or vice approximately 42 nautical miles NE of the city of Zarzis. exceeding 120 m. The trim should not exceed Bill of Lading Procedure: The Bill of Lading (FPSO) cargo figures will be 3. The Pilot/Berthing Quai Cimentier: Bulk berth. of the export vessel. applies in case of a ship-to-ship operation only. Approximately 10 days before. 2702 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . and LOA 190 m. In case of a prolonged stay in port. 11␥ 53. Pilot/Berthing Master Services Form: The Master shall sign the Safety Zone and Prohibited Areas: A safety zone extends 1. Correct signals shall be Time: GMT plus 1 hour.200 m. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: The Petroleum Harbour is equipped with fire the export vessel be unsuitable or unsatisfactory. normally using a pilot ladder and accommodation ladder 7000 Bizerte. there is a fog signal on the FPSO. Zarat.6' E. However. SIZE: Tandem berthing on the Didon FPSO is limited to a maximum Engine Test: Before making the final approach to the FPSO. subject to weather and current allowing for safe Work can be carried out on all holidays except 1 May on payment of 100% boarding. LOA. Last Port Clearance and Cargo Manifest Advance Notice of Arrival: ETA must be passed 7 days. and the holding ground is generally good. The Master will remain responsible for the full manoeuvrability RESTRICTIONS: Daylight mooring only. Fresh Water: Not available at the cement berth. As such. operations shall commence and may further decide if the export vessel should SEAMAN’S CLUBS: None. propeller shall at all times be fully immersed. Long. only the aft whistle on the export vessel to be used. board to tend to the lines attached to the loading spout.. The depth of water versa. or to bollards. Channel depth 11. is required to be permanently standing by when Pilot/Berthing Master. In this case. Boarding Ladder: The Pilot/Berthing Master will board on the export vessel’s starboard side. draft 10. it would be considered as vessel’s manoeuvring characteristics and any deficiencies or peculiarities. Tunisia.6' E. Boarding: Once VHF communications have been clearly established. Deadweight and Draft: The Terminal. included in the Flat Berthing Fee. Certificate of Quality VHF: Didon FPSO Terminal Direct Communications: Once within Certificate of Quantity VHF range. the Ambulance 431422. Pilotage: No night pilotage after sunset from Quai Cimentier for vessels The use of the whistle is to be minimised. 1 opened bottle of wine or spirits. used during the entire stay at the Didon Terminal. The NEAREST AIRPORT: Tunis/Carthage International Airport.t.0 m. who remains solely responsible for the safety and navigation collected by the Immigration service and exchanged for shore passes while of his vessel. Berthing Master will verify the ability of the export vessel’s engines for Tankers must be equipped with a Panama centre fairlead width of 32 cm. A tug of 3. No changes throughout the year. General Information Booklet Navigational and Meteorological Warnings: Area Navigation Warnings Drug/Alcoholic Form. the export vessel will be advised whether to anchor or berth on arrival.w. Pilot/Berthing Master. Port 8. Navigation Lights/Fog Signal: Navigation lights displaying the Morse CONSULS: All consulates in Tunis (60 km. Pilot/Berthing Master will join the export vessel is designated as SHORE LEAVE: Allowed. 1015 – 1045. The designated anchorage DOCUMENTS: is a circular area of 1 nautical mile centred at Lat.p. 436355.) by the stern. in order to direct the Export vessels calling at the Didon Terminal will be liable for any damage cargo in the hold as required.0 m. following inspection by the hydrants..TUNISIA Bizerte POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police Tel: 431717. Director (Tel: +216 (2) 431139). Length 175 m. Harbour Master The pilot ladder must be constructed and rigged to international standards (Tel: +216 (2) 431741). in a combination. personnel. ARRIVAL: Suitability (Vessel Vetting): By prior arrangement. 48 hours and IMO Crew Declaration 24 hours in advance. manoeuvring. The Master will SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: August 1993 (Updated 2000). unless they have a MP Zarat representative is recommended for all export vessels. shown by the installation. then MP Zarat Ltd reserve the right to reject the export tankers are moored alongside the quay. 11␥ 53. overtime. The depth of water is approximately onboard (Pilot/Berthing Master). Notice of Readiness Production Superintendent. Arrival: PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION: Initial Messages: IMO Maritime Declaration of Health Communications with M. boarding time.

in the anchorage area for completion of departure formalities. Officers on the mooring operation to be carried out. operations shall be indicated within this plan.. in steps standards. Departure: Once operational paperwork and unmooring has been Emergency Shut-Down: The emergency shut-down procedure shall be completed. Terminal or during ship-to-ship transfers. Upon completion. it may be necessary to use an alongside mooring (ship-to-ship completed prior to the transfer. recommended that the export vessel clears the Didon Terminal in an Easterly direction at slow speed. Any proposed ballasting steering gear. The export vessel’s crew will lift At all times during loading operations. for both mooring and hose handling. system is heaved up only. must be periodically checked. vessel receiving figures with the Didon Terminal export figures. the export vessel must be upright All lines/wires to comply with a minimum breaking load of 40 tons. see ‘‘Plan’’. which will connect the rope messenger to the well as the Pilot/Berthing Master. streamed from the stern of the FPSO. manifold connections must be monitored by one person continuously in radio The Pilot/Berthing Master will advise on expected current speed and direction. and kept onboard the FSPO. All navigation and communications equipment shall be maintained in Rates: The export vessel will be informed of the expected loading rates. The loading hose connection between the FPSO and the export vessel is and as far as practical be kept dry at all times. export vessel by the Pilot/Berthing Master. power sources or any essential equipment. normally on the port side. These sample(s) will be cargo. At no time during the mooring process may excessive force be exerted on the mooring hawser. the export vessel will either proceed to anchor or hold position lead to an overflow. in the presence of the independent surveyor(s).Didon Terminal TUNISIA Immobilisation: Immobilisation of machinery. The FPSO is capable of discharging In the event of a blackout. appropriate. and the rate will be increased. by the export vessel’s pumps to be stopped in a controlled manner. as per the OCIMF ‘‘Ship to Ship Transfer Guide’’. and in the event of Terminal. be recorded before. a Stability and Stress Calculations: Calculations to ensure that the export close watch must be kept to see that both vessels maintain a safe distance vessel is always in a stable condition. will be handed over The Master of the export vessel shall prepare a loading plan for the intended to the export vessel. Only export vessels equipped with closed loading system will be accepted The messenger line is 1. or if those The number of valves to be closed during topping-off must be reduced to formalities are complete. plan will then be followed. The tug will be secured using the export vessel’s line(s). HOSES: General: The export vessels manifolds must comply with OCIMF standards for oil tanker manifolds and associated equipment. The agreed loading will be allowed to berth in tandem at the Didon Terminal. The hoses and Preparations: The mooring system is designed to comply with OCIMF connections will be checked for leaks. on board until the chafe chain is in position in the chain stopper. contaminating the existing cargo and possibly leading to a spillage. A watchman equipped with a radio shall prepared by the Master or his deputy prior to. charge of operations onboard the export vessel. The Inert Gas: The inert gas system must be in compliance with SOLAS and export vessel is to ensure that the Safety Zone surrounding the Didon Field fully operational throughout the operation. Connection: 2 reducers must be fitted onto the export vessel’s port Previously Loaded Cargo: Ullages of previously loaded cargo tanks must manifolds. the Master or his delegated Officer disconnecting procedures. Once the line has been let go and is clear. as per good seamanship practice. whilst the export vessel is in of loading. Completion: Sufficient ullage in the final tank(s) must be left to enable the Hose(s) will be connected./hr. The export vessel hose end is fitted with a Transfer – General: The transfer will begin at a slow rate to enable the butterfly valve and a camlock quick connecting coupling. The Master of the export vessel collected in the drip pans/trays. Additional mooring and hose connecting equipment will be brought to the the Pilot/Berthing Master must be informed immediately. during and after the loading operation at the Didon One connection to be utilised in tandem mooring. be cabled to MP Zarat Ltd. be stopped until corrective action is taken and communications restored. as stand-by tug/utility vessel. to ensure there are no leaks or chafing On approaching the FPSO. hoses and terminal. have the master valve vessel or stand-by tug. ship-to-ship (STS) mooring. other than momentary loss of power. if necessary. All drip trays must be clean and dry at the commencement of the transfer. and the Pilot/Berthing Master informed serious consequences of closing or partially closing valves against the oil immediately. in order to ensure that no cargo is entering these tanks. It is clearly established and made common knowledge to all relevant personnel. and sufficient crew should The Pilot/Boarding Master will brief the Master and the export vessel’s remain on deck to deal with the operation and security of the export vessel. i. and the hose(s) shall be blanked off. the weight of the hose will be Ullaging: Before commencement and upon completion of loading the export taken by hanging a webbing strap from the derrick/crane running wire to the vessel. floating hose. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2703 . If it becomes necessary to divert from the plan. deck machinery. by means of comparing the export time and contingency planning discussed. If contact Sufficient crew must be available. Skip bolting is not are closed and pressure/relief valves are set correctly. via a 12 in. the export closed to provide a two-valve separation from tanks being loaded. Good communications between bridge and forecastle are essential. she will disembark the Pilot/Berthing Master and a minimum. and as near as possible on even keel. The chain only closed loading system. where it will be pulled clear by the utility Tanks that are completed shall. immediately. rotation with expected trim and draft calculations. Such operation will follow industry standard procedures. satisfactory working order throughout the export vessel’s entire stay at the and the minimum rates that can be used for topping-off. indicate the quantity to be loaded. The pick-up line is heaved on board. Check Lists: The Ship/Shore (FPSO) or Ship to Ship Check List(s) will be On occasions. ␺ 150 m. or soft line tail onto a towing List and Trim: Where possible.e. Handling of segregated ballast is not permitted whilst the export vessel is moored in tandem at the Didon only is permitted. This stability data should be available onboard and upon request tandem mooring. but the Master will remain responsible for the connecting and After completion of loading and ullaging. transfer).e. and be fully bolted before mooring operations commence. In general. chain/hawser. As communications with the Didon Terminal are extremely important. i. The emergency shut-down messenger line attached to the pick-up line. and in STS mooring recovered to the Didon Terminal. as well as the notice Didon Terminal. This will show the estimated final tank figures. witnessed and sealed by the independent surveyor(s). slack in the with spark arrestors/flame screens without any defects. personnel at an agreed position and depart. tail. which terminates in one 12 in. connected to the stern of the FPSO using a quick release system.) chain. and for the line content to be crew. labelled and sealed. the sea water level. The pick-up rope and the messenger line shall be lowered to sea level. The Pilot/Berthing Master and/or his assistant will give guidance as drained into that tank(s) if necessary. according to normal tanker practice. two connections will be utilised. and only export vessels that are fully equipped to this standard as mutually agreed. and connected to the export vessel’s Venting: When loading into an inerted tank. The export vessel must have Drip Pans/Trays: Drip pans/trays must be positioned under flanges where either tongue or hinged bar chain stoppers. Any apparent closing of the distance must be reported to the forces (torsion where applicable) are within acceptable limits. consideration will have to be flow. plugs fitted to permanent catchment trays. and will give sufficient notice for reduction of the loading rate. shall be Pilot/Berthing Master immediately. radio Emergency signals in the event of radio failure will be agreed upon at this contact must be checked at least hourly. maintaining positive pressure. throughout the transfer. required for reductions and stopping. The hose is to be prepared for quick release. to ensure that there is no leakage. Mooring: The approach to the FPSO will be made at slow speed and as near as possible on a constant heading. during and upon completion be permanently stationed on the forecastle. such as main engines. export vessel to verify that all systems are lined up properly. will ensure that all cargo system valves and all appropriate tank openings All unused flange connections must be fully bolted. Topping-Off: The export vessel will advise when topping-off is taking place. the export vessel will be released from the Didon Terminal. The messenger line(s) and the pick-up line are then heaved vented through the export vessel’s vent system and not the ullage ports. MOORING: System Description: The primary method of mooring will be for the export vessel to secure to the stern of the FPSO (tandem mooring). The stand-by tug may be used to hold the vessels in position. a rope messenger should be passed to the damage. the transfer approximately 10. once the system is confirmed as closed. listing and excessive trim should be avoided wire. The closed loading venting system must be fitted is then secured in the stopper. as well as the loading clearly marked. after release from the Didon Terminal.000 bbls. between the Didon Terminal and the export vessel is lost. Ullages vessel can be manoeuvred clear of the FPSO. Unmooring: Unmooring will be carried out once the hoses have been pulled clear and secured by the utility vessel. and the hose(s) lowered to surveyor(s). suitable for connection to 76 mm. given to moving the export vessel off the Didon Terminal. before altering course for the next destination. hawser with a minimum breaking load of 180 tonnes. whenever possible. and less than 8% oxygen by volume. all tanks must be ullaged hose. The export vessel must never close all its valves against the flow of oil. until the full flow rate is achieved. any spillage shall be checked the shore figure onboard the FPSO.5 in. Hose Handling Equipment: The hose strings must be properly The mooring system for the export vessel consists of one braided nylon suspended throughout the transfer. and that bending moments and sheer apart. permitted. Safe Distance: Once tandem mooring operations have been completed. which could Once clear. at the Didon Terminal. Once connected. If the blackout condition persists. ␺ 80 m. and all tanks shall be inerted is not violated. CARGO OPERATIONS: Loading Plan: The standard message will Cargo Samples: Representative sample(s) of the exported crude. Masters of export vessels are warned of the of crude oil shall be stopped. from a distance of one mile off the Hose Monitoring: Throughout the entire transfer operation. all operations shall Rope messengers and heaving lines shall be made ready. a responsible Officer shall be in this equipment on board using the manifold derrick or crane. (3 in. contact with the Cargo Control Room. The must then prepare the Didon Ullage Report in conjunction with the pick-up buoy(s) and lines shall be re-secured. and the pick-up line 3 in. Derricks/Cranes: The minimum required capacity of hose handling derricks or cranes is 10 tonnes SWL. the inert gas deplaced must be delegated drum. who will have previously Disconnection: When the hose(s) are disconnected. required. All leaks or spillages must be reported to the Officer-in-charge. which is connected to the chafe procedure must be initiated if the leak is severe.

or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Party export vessel’s entire stay at the Didon Terminal. The circumstances constituting the Force Majeure will have the effect be postponed until weather and/or current allow for safe working conditions. caused by the Owners Master must be informed immediately. nor give rise arrangements must have this system ready for immediate use (minimum to claim for damages whatsoever against the Party in question if the delay breaking load 40 tons). will result in a dirty ballast operation. fires. The Pilot/Berthing Master to be advised as to quantity and origin. lay and sealed. The isolation is required. Zarzis by helicopter. In the event of fire. shall be based upon the hourly time sheet completed and signed by both. earthquakes. Parties. (6) Delays of the vessel in reaching or clearing her berth or a delay The Pilot/Berthing Master and the Master. so as to allow completion within the authorised 36 hours of lay Emergencies: In case of an emergency on board the export vessel. after carried out to avoid excessive trim or freeboard changes. strikes. by registered letter or telex. that the 25 knots. applicable signs of wear and tear. and no overboard connections emptied or drained. Marine anchorage upon arrival to the berth at the Didon Terminal. MP Zarat Ltd. the time. Such information is however given without (e) Claims for demurrage shall be submitted in writing by the lifting party guarantee. strikes. until the helicopter clears the area. subject to the provisions of Sections (c) and (d). and necessary precautions. to tankers of similar size at the commencement of each loading Absolutely no garbage whatsoever must be thrown or dropped into the operation. use of utility vessels. starts to run as from the commencement of loading or when 6 hours Ballast Plan: Ballasting/deballasting operations must be carried out shall have expired since giving the NOR. insurrection. patient to be flown to. The Didon Terminal is equipped with (c) All hours spent or lost as a result of any of the following causes shall an emergency medical treatment centre. or non-implementation was caused by a Force Majeure. these must be cemented over. checked considered to commence on completion of berthing. then shut-down system(s) must be activated immediately and the alarm raised. and at The weather (wind/sea status/swell) and/or current are to be monitored the most within 3 days. latest edition.TUNISIA Didon Terminal Lay Time and Demurrage: Concurrent Operations: Ballasting operations during the transfer may be (a) The Master of a tanker may submit his NOR in daylight hours. Any Party not in a position to fulfil its obligations as indicated above must do everything within its power to remove the Force Majeure or. the emergency prevention or delay in delivering all or any part of the crude oil. etc. the surrounding Safety Zone for appropriate action to be taken by the (10) Time lost due to the vessel’s inability to load at a sufficient rate. As for vessels arriving within their lay time. will pay the Party in question demurrage for such the export vessel should not hesitate commencing appropriate action to excess time. incurred in this way is calculated on the basis of the voyage Charter Scuppers must always be closed and made oil-tight before operations Party rate of the relevant tanker unless it is not known. all operations and order the export vessel to leave the Didon Terminal and (9) Delays due to cleaning the vessel’s tanks. however. Fire Wires: Emergency towing wires must be rigged on the side opposite the loading manifold. Charterers or Operators concerned. causes a co-ordinate any assistance required. in which case commence. and visibility 0. concentration has been detected. Party may not be asked to settle a labour dispute against its will. one considers that the Pilot/Berthing Master must be made aware of the plan. will not slack must be allowed. Any incident must be reported to the Pilot/Berthing proportionally to their respective rights in the Didon Terminal at the Master who will co-ordinate the response as appropriate. It is expected that the safety practices collision with other vessels. lay time through any cargo tanks/compartments. An oil-in-water content is the export vessel’s responsibility to keep drip pans/trays under the manifold exceeding 15 p. and outward. if that is not WEATHER/TIDES: Operating limits will be decided at the time the operation is carried out. earthquake. It is understood.5 miles. For according to the loading plan. Export vessels fitted with a monitoring system Customs and Immigration: A representative from the Tunisian Authorities must operate this during the entire ballast discharge operation. wave height 2. at Completion of Ballasting: Upon completion of ballast operations. will carry or prevention of the Operator in delivering all or any part of the out the checks. or any regulations of Check Lists: The export vessel’s Safety Operations Check List must be completed prior to the commencement of loading. TIME: GMT plus 1 hour. taking into account all installations and commitment will subsist in so far as it is materially possible to implement their positions within the area.m. or non-implementation of any one of its ready for immediate pick-up by a tug or utility vessel. Force Majeure shall mean ‘‘Act of God’’. the size of the vessel as defined by the ‘‘Worldwide Tanker Nominal All garbage must be treated according to MARPOL regulations. The Didon Terminal will not entertain any claims CUSTOMS: for dead freight so caused. in the event of any continued or blatant (8) Delays due to handling of the vessel’s slops. acting in the name and on behalf of the Parties and Pilot/Berthing Master. exhaust steam lines or fire water lines must be drained off periodically. but not limited to. (2) Delays due to safety concerns. practicable. Sunday and holidays concurrently with cargo transfer operations. Lay time is and pumps must be drained of water and all sea valves shut tightly. the Parties’ parameters endanger the operation. lockouts. for any in close co-operation with the FPSO and/or MP Zarat Ltd supervisor in charge reason other than as specified in Section (c) hereof. where For purposes of this Agreement. then no demurrage shall be payable. unless ballast line(s) do not pass included (SHINC). continuously during the entire stay at the Didon Terminal. wreckage or the export vessel rests with the Master. In all cases. all surplus rain water and other water drained from of the aforementioned circumstances constituting the Force Majeure. If alongside/moored to the Didon Terminal. If any infringement of these or of tugs or Pilots. The eyes must be maintained just above the waterline. storms. to stop deballasting and/or in ballasting the vessel. but the Master of time in question. The export vessel shall have a copy of (b) If total lay time is exceeded for any cause of the Operator’s. except in the event of gross negligence or willful misconduct The export vessel shall keep an adequate supply of sawdust or other oil of the Operator. on the first day of the scheduled arrival dates. It clean and only segregated ballast handling (SBT). any resultant demurrage shall be reduced by one half. lay time comes into effect as soon as the NOR was submitted. such Party will notify Master prior to approaching the terminal. and are approximately as follows: Wind speed possible. remain fully pressurised and ready for use with fire monitors explosion. Force Majeure: Any delay in. discharge will be permitted. this average being itself applied to demurrage appliable to sea. or Operators thereof. The rate of demurrage per running hour or pro-rata absorbing material at or near the manifold. explosions. all ballast/cargo operations (1) Delays due to breakdowns. Export vessels fitted with emergency towing constitute a fault or failure by virtue of the Agreement hereto. The Party in question will resume its obligations again as soon as possible after the Weather/Current: The Master will remain solely responsible for the safe Force Majeure ceases to exist and will rapidly notify the other Parties of this. or if the berth is not immediately adequate separation of cargo and ballast lines exists. any other substitute evaluation is expressed. whichever occurs first. Pilot/Berthing Master must be informed immediately. other than the obligation to pay.p. Procedures and their Owner’s Ship Management procedures. In case of wooden scupper plugs. invoking Force Majeure. MP Zarat Ltd reserves the right. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: The export vessel’s fire mainline must. provided Hydrogen Sulphide: The Didon crude oil contains H2S in medium however if such breakdown is caused by an event described in Section concentration. However. there is a doctor on board at all times. Ballasting or deballasting shall not be carried out total lay time for loading is 36 hours non-stop. and does not relieve the Master of the vessel of taking all to the Operator within 90 days from the date of the Bill of Lading. and at least 50 m. The Pilot/Berthing Master will then act as the communications centre in the initial stages. verified at intervals not exceeding 6 hours during the entire transfer operation. a minimum of two-valve available at the nearest safe anchorage off the loading terminal. wars declared or pointing towards the manifold area and all other vulnerable areas during the undeclared. 2704 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . Freight Scale (Worldscale)’’. the alternative of the monthly average of ‘‘London Tanker Brokers In case of steel scupper plugs. (5) Delays due to the failure of the vessel to comply with the Operations Guidelines for Visiting Tankers. lockout or stoppage or and requirements of the various international agencies be strictly complied restraints of labour of the Master. and particulars should be the Didon Terminal. The independent surveyor and the a vessel arriving before the scheduled arrival. and BALLAST: Ballast Handling: Any ballast discharged overboard must be scupper plugs replaced immediately after the water has been drained off. or of workers in the Didon Terminal.5 m. the the SOPEP manual available for reference and compliance checking by the Operator. POLLUTION: Anti-Pollution: All standard precautions to prevent pollution of the sea must be taken. or his appointed deputy. safety regulations as detailed in the ‘‘International Safety Guide for Oil (4) Time spent during the vessel’s inward passage from the Tankers and Terminals’’ (ISGOTT). Didon Terminal Superintendent and the Master of the vessel. weather Responsibility: The responsibility for safe conduct of operations onboard conditions. to avoid exposure. The Pilot/Berthing Master will advise if any particular high (c). If any of the said Whilst awaiting for the normal state of affairs to be resumed. insufficient performance or other must be suspended as the helicopter approaches and will remain stopped causes attributable to the vessel and/or the Owners thereof. SAFETY: Standards: The export vessel must at all times comply with (3) Delays or interruptions made at the request of the vessel. applicable at the time of loading or by another scale which may be substituted for it and in which AFRA or MEDICAL: In case of an emergency (seriously ill or injured crew member). to minimise the effects thereof. crude oil caused by any event or condition not within the Operator’s control. unless the tanker arrived at the berth.. of obligations by one of the Parties. Officers and crew of the vessel. of extending the validity of the Agreement for a period equal to the duration In the event of rain. or if the vessel is already on demurrage. Any prevent pollution. the Pilot/Berthing (7) Prohibitions preventing loading the vessel. with during all operations at the Didon Terminal. lines 0600 hrs. demurrage so paid shall be charged to the joint account of all the Seepages or minor spills on deck must be cleaned up promptly. operation of the export vessel. and (d) If any breakdown of loading equipment at the Didon Terminal. fire. The weather and current to be monitored and In the event that any Force Majeure whatsoever might prevent a Party found acceptable by both Master of the export vessel and the Pilot/Berthing from implementing its obligations as specified above. time is considered to expire at the time when the hoses are disconnected. and/or in disregard of these various safety requirements by any export vessel. the operation is to them. practices is observed that cannot immediately be rectified. as rapidly as possible. these must have a good gasket without any Panel Monthly Average Freight Rate Assessment’’ (AFRA). All costs involved will be charged for demurrage: to the export vessel concerned. the other Parties. including. present at the Didon Terminal onboard the FPSO will clear vessels inward There are no dirty ballast reception facilities at the Didon Terminal. Arrangements can be made for a not count against lay time.

we did not succeed in making contact until after we had anchored. Esso. the mass of buildings and industrial installations with. This quay can take vessels up to 25. cigarettes. keeping outside the 9 fathom soundings as the bottom shoals quite steeply. taken by ship’s leadline. range 12 miles) and by she takes a ship’s line from the stern to swing ship to port clear of berth.8 m. and declined to give us copies or explain its origin. draft for Berth No. (10. from GENERAL: Courtesy Flag: The Tunisian national flag must be flown the west and north.000 tons. They claim to be able to accept cargo at a maximum rate of 350 t.) max. time of Landfall by night is equally easy. 22 miles (approx. the SURVEYORS: Classification Society Surveyors at Sfax and Tunis. Tunisia (PO Box 319. 5 – 7.5 m. and depth 12. Islands. Stores. high. which are properly surfaced 70. The strength is then from Force 3 to Force 5. drugs or any other items not complying with the Tunisian law be found onboard the export vessel outside of the Bonded FRESH WATER: Available. ALRS Vol. narcotics.. or trading in.. oases around the port. open areas of rolled earth: Surveyor used a strange vapour factor which was not familiar in any way 100. The characteristics of the tides are as follows: Facilities: Fresh water. Low neap tide 0.642 m. Note: All alcoholic beverages.p. trafficking will be reported to the Authorities. All lay time and demurrage resulting from finding alcohol.. including Ghannouche: 33␥ 55' N 010␥ 06' E SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: May 1980. is dredged on these shipments to keep the fertiliser section in production. rear. the export vessel’s Bonded Stores prior to arrival at the Didon Terminal. long (Berths No. The use of or trafficking in drugs. DEVELOPMENTS: The Port of Gabes has been essentially created to Charguia 11. Despite fears.5 m. During the hot season (April to September) the winds come from the sea.. 8. long (Berths No. No vapour return line. actual cost). high. No venting to atmosphere. During the cold season (October – March) winds come from the land. and The port is entered via an access channel 3. the lighthouse of the fishing port. from the water. covering 80 hectares. 36 m. despite cabling ahead. An outer basin (50 ha. long (Berth No.Didon Terminal TUNISIA The consumption of. and FUEL: Available from Sfax (Mobil.600 h. and dredged our manifold and. Arlana 2080. Since the bow is close up to BERTHS: the quay. Well fendered with round rubber fendering. 8) perpendicular to the first. long. is usually in the region of 200 – 250 t. but An inner basin (30 ha. Communication with shore personnel was This channel runs SW – NE and is joined to the entry passage by a curve not very good with conflicting advice as to whether vessel was in position or 1. Rue des Entrepreneurs. On its 2 banks. grain suction unit. stores and repairs are not available at the High spring tide 2. Mooring arrangements were reasonable but the bow lines have to be taken to the far wall to afford a good lead when in position. 1080 Tunis Cedex).p. It is not possible to transfer cash/money to export vessels calling at the Tidal currents are negligible and have no influence on navigation. means of a large travelling chute.200 h. very Didon Terminal. Mory. OPERATOR: MP Zarat Ltd. shall be for the Charterer’s account. Upon clearance by the Tunisian Customs/Immigration Authorities. Also see ‘‘Shipmaster’s Reports’’ dated (See Plan) July 1980 and November 1980 from the same vessel. is enclosed that watchmen are warned. Pilot ladder about 1 m. The Pilot reported that channel buoys frequently break To the west. Repatriation/Currency: It is not possible to arrange crew changes at the from the east to SE.200 m. Inmarsat Tel: 0087373611.h.p. etc. length with white and then by the lighthouse of the Gabes fishing port (flash white 12 secs. etc. This water area is divided into two basins: be empty they will be warm and high back pressures may be expected 9 bar. phosphates coming from the SW of the country. Should tanks to a depth of 13. the Tunisian Customs/Immigration Authorities will be sent for. in diameter.) dredged to 12. North and South breakwaters. bulk loader. there are 4 pairs of fixed light buoys. at this call. except Buoy The quay is used for the export of fertiliser products which are loaded by No. during daylight hours at the Didon Terminal. Only 1 tug is available and only of moderate power. must berth head in. The ‘Fairway’ Buoy ‘‘O’’ showed up well on the radar at 8 miles and the arms. and one tug of 1. special care should be paid to backsprings and all moorings. and having a manoeuvring The facility uses about 7. LOCATION: The port is located in the Gulf of Gabes. this was not apparent until berthing to 12. Line taken A quay (Berths No. This quay will take vessels up to 40.15 m. 58 miles SW of Sfax and 32 miles to the Approaching from the east good positions were obtained off Ile Djerba. Pilot boards outside the range 11 miles). New positions as at 22/24 May.2 m.0 m. South of the oil port of La Skhirra. spirits.45 m. port of Gabes. of the power station. Ensure The Basins: The water area of the port. wide of which 200 m. likewise aluminium for production Contact: Ahmed Khadraoui (Mobile Tel: (9) 727302). Shore provided the converting spool piece. 9 and 10) length 530 m. NE: After coming round the belt of lights of the buoys of the Kerkennah Vessels with draft in excess of 10.. The current sets quite strongly across the axis of the channel To the north. The berth is open to swells from the east through SE and is not very well TUGS: One tug of 1.. Didon Terminal. Didon Terminal. Open Storage Areas: The open areas for the storage of goods transitting Surveyor: Redwood’s Surveyor in attendance and all figures based on through the port include in the public zone. west of Djerba.. drugs. When unberthing channel (isophase white light: on 3 secs. SE: The lighthouse of Ras Turguness (flash white 5 secs. range 10 miles) and then by the lighthouse of the fishing No night time pilotage for vessels of this size.h. Total. Should any alcohol.p.000 sq. PILOTAGE: Available 24 hours a day.p.5 m.400 m. circle 600 m. 3 and 4) running approximately ENE/WSW 220 t. the grey mushroom of the water tower. not.) dredged to 10. south breakwater 1. is east of on board using ship’s derricks. dredged to 13. REPAIRS: Possible. drugs or any other items not complying with Tunisian law TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year.60 m.. Vessel discharged ammonia at Gabes – Ghannouche. of sulphur for use in the various processes. SIZE: Draft 39 ft. a shed of 4.86 m. The gangway is landed on the quay without any problems. cameras. port side to.5 m. a tracing made. Any proven or suspected cases of narcotic abuse or 1␺500 t. draft for Berths No. range 24 miles) Pilot boards from a black hulled launch of about 10. 8 located in the curve of the channel.). Berth: The berth is a concrete quay in the Southern corner of the harbour Access Channel: about 250 m.000 sq.000 tons. WEATHER/TIDES: Winds/Tides: The winds in the Gulf of Gabes present SHORE LEAVE: Shore leave is not permitted from the Didon Terminal.h. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2705 . channel buoys themselves at 5 – 6 miles.500 tonnes per month. (forward) 13. bunkers. 5 – 7) running approximately NNW/SSE for up to 4␺4 in. have been marked on Chart 372 and tank. the Oasis of Ghannouche and the red and white chimney. is increasing.h. by two breakwaters (North breakwater 2. vessels coming from the: Fluency of English fair.000 tons. 14. long with depths alongside of 11. a seasonal variation with the character of a monsoon. shoal in the Southern corner of the harbour. outside Bonded Stores.220 m. foodstuffs and capital equipment. and care is required when rounding the bend in the channel immediately 44 m. liquor or other alcoholic beverages is CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: strictly prohibited at the Didon Terminal.m. (flash white 10 secs.0 m. Berth No. Our overall rate this call was The Quays: For berthing of vessels. traffic in various general cargoes. prohibited in Tunisia. high upon.) max. and 39 ft. 7 days a week.5 m. the export vessel shall immediately leave the Didon Terminal. at the adrift. As the south of the country develops.p. the port has available: A quay 360 m. 1␺90 ton crane for heavy lifts (private).) Discharge: The shore plant has storage for about 10.000 tonnes and relies leaving between them a passage 350 m. GABES.10 m. ANCHORAGES: The Roads generally offer anchorage with good holding. Ship blew through lines on completion. ZI Aeroport. and dredged to 10. FAX: +216 (1) 703799. pipe from which there was provision A quay 600 m.5 m. 1␺20 ton gantry crane. upperworks. 2 refers to this. The shore flange has 12 holes which do not match the pitch of A quay 240 m. is strictly 2␺20 ton Caillard cranes. High neap tide 1. on berthing she pushes The Roads: The roads are indicated by the mooring buoy NW of the port according to hand signals and whistles from Pilot (no VHF). open areas gauging of ship’s tanks. the port approaches being indicated. paints.5 m. export vessel will be re-inspected (see ‘‘Pilotage – Responsibility’’) prior to Marine Surveyors – Supervise.. (11. This quay will take vessels up to 50. the gangway when swung At the breakwater entrance. Mail: Crew mail will be accepted for forwarding via the Tunisian service (at Low spring tide 1. 8. There is some importation MP Zarat Base: Tel: +216 (5) 692415/820. visible on the radar at this range. serve the chemical industries in the area which process the natural Tunisian Tel: +216 (1) 702554. and some time was lost. for arrival 0330 hrs. except from due south. Only two hoses were used and dredged to 10. protected from winds.h.. APPROACHES: Landfall by day is easy by virtue of the landmarks and There is a Radio Beacon at Gabes but this is not marked on either chart.m. by the mooring buoy NW of the channel of the Port of La Skhirra owing to existence of 10. Even then reception was poor. infrequently reaching Force 7. The discharge line consisted of an 8 in. are to be locked up in Forklift trucks 2-10 tons capacity. there are lights placed on the heads of the out did not foul the gantry. long and 130 m. and the Oasis of Pilotage: Reportedly there is a 24 hour watch kept on VHF Channel 16 but Bouchemma. of aluminium fluoride. off 3 secs.3 m.p.5 m. DOCUMENTS: The Master must declare to Customs: Bunkers. One can distinguish: Caution: The positions of the outer and channel buoys should not be relied To the south of the port: The Oasis of Sidi Abdeslem and a 30 m. flexible hoses to be connected. re-berthing at the Didon Terminal.) Approaches: BA 3327 and 372. wide.06 m. according to tide.5 m.000 sq. Shore personnel connect and disconnect.m. and it is advisable to anchor to the South of the channel. before the entrance. 1␺300 t. etc. Port access is possible at all times to vessels with 33 ft. fairway buoy. Details of the breakwater were also MAX. and other harmful substances.

Gangway: Can be turned out on all berths prior to berthing even though it Total delays this call amounted to some 28 hours 20 minutes. 150 ASA hose. (36 ft. Official depth is 41 ft. The Officials were very fair but very thorough in checking bonded stores.2 m. vessel is equipped with a bow-thruster or not. per year. Due to the harbour being open to the east a swell carries into the SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: February 1985. extra Pilot reports little current in channel. On Ammonia Berth our bow was about 3 m. as only 1 tug. Repatriating personnel were subjected to baggage searches either on Authorities: Immigration board first to check International Health Declaration board or ashore. Shore inward. 3 copies Personal Currency Lists. Only senior Pilot Receivers urgently requested us not to go beyond the 8 bars back pressure.TUNISIA Gabes General: Fresh water available. quay. coupling of odd size. Pilot reports that all have new moorings and should be considered Cable ahead for chandler as normally does not work at weekends. reasonably reliable. 177 and 233 t. stocks. Good holding ground. The retaining breakwater has been completed and the berth Wind: The prevailing wind is from the east and is strongest during winter concrete caissons are being placed in position. Customs also very carefully check Bars Vessel discharged ammonia at Gabes – Ghannouche. All buoys are good radar targets and are detectable up to 10 miles range. (902) to NW of port is conspicuous. A number of oil rigs are found between Kerkennah Banks and Ile Djerbe. Pratique granted and Customs and Agent can board. Before arrival personnel should be warned Sfax. In Number of Visits: 8 times between June 1993 to February 1995 on general November 1980 this tug was under repair and a Greek Construction Co.h. concrete construction. Discharge: Maximum shore receiving capacity approx. tug pushes. is available Force 3 – 4. The Sulphur Berths nearest to Ammonia Berth have 2 discharge Vessel discharged ammonia at Gabes – Ghannouche. Pilot boards inside the approach channel. Personnel going ashore take their SSW direction. Tugs: Only one Port Authority tug of 1.5 bars back pressure. to the height of our manifold above the water (41 ft. This tug (800 h. Moorings: 3. but reports suggest cross current can lengths of hose had to be provided by shore. Also see ‘‘Shipmaster’s Reports’’ dated Travelling shiploader for Ammonia Phosphate loads at 800 t. If fuel required go to the value of the money discovered. months. outside the port.p. seems vessel cannot due to shiploaders.9 m. Three large and 1 small vessel absence of visual aids at night. Personnel must therefore be warned before leaving NOR: Tender on arrival to SAEP GABES.) at 24 ft. minimum. BA 3327 is listed and operating as per ALRS Vol. aware that the vessel does not have a bow-thruster. above water. but vessel never received Berths: Ammonia Berth of concrete trestle construction with bollards and Pilot before 0500 hrs. MHWN and 2. range limited (12 miles). Anchorage: For large vessels about 1. Good fendering on all ammonia berths. a second tug Berthing: No berthing if wind over Force 4 – 5 and no unberthing over is required for large vessels. Master’s safe is When rounding Kerkennah Banks the buoys should not be relied upon. accepted alongside berth. in practice this has been 220. Same berth is used for loading Ammonia Phosphate for export at about Fresh provisions available. 2. Approaching the Fairway Buoy a Minaret marked on BA 3327 to is declared).5 bars. The penalty for Surveyor: SGS/Redwood in attendance. during cabin searches. Good English and generally the official numbers as changes to BA 372 do not always correspond to the helpful and obliging. Fertiliser/Ammonia/Phosphoric Acid Berth – Berth head in. cranes/gantry. The second tug has to be ordered from Sfax (distance and deepest draft ship ‘Hampshire’ (LPG) 32. Forward head lines go to quay ahead of Ammonia Berth. Papers: 3 Crew Declarations. reception was poor. tug cargo ship to load Aluminium Flouride in jumbo bags on pallets. when unberthing. small and low powered. Prefers gangway if weather suitable.0 – 1. 2706 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . require all Cholera Certificates up to date. Breakwater is visible on radar at 15 miles but difficult to make out visually 2 Stores Lists. Pilot: Two Pilots employed by National Port Authority. Fairway Buoy is number ‘‘O’’ and named ‘‘Ghannouche’’ it is a tall red pillar 2 Vaccination Lists. 30. Direct flights to Frankfurt accordingly. 9. Approach. them in clear visibility. General: IMPORTANT: Since our last call the authorities have instituted strict Communications: At Ammonia Berth after connection there is little English currency control regulations and a number of the crew were caught on arrival spoken by personnel ashore. When berthing. it is safe to do so in order to be able to connect pipes. Sousse and Sfax. Channel buoys have been altered and are best seen from the changes to Chandler: Fresh provisions available and seem good and prices reasonable. Both these are import berths. 2 Bond Lists. that ALL Tunisian currency has to be handed back. at Djerba. berths.5 – 9. labour assists with connection. 60 miles). vessel immediately ahead and at right angles to us. Boards outside compressors.200 h. but Good back springs essential at all berths. VHF: Call ‘Gabes Port’ on Channel 16. The to Immigration office and a pass will be issued. BA 372.) plus 0. MHWS. flexible Good access to Gabes by taxi. on a Sunday. 2.060 gross tonnes draft 11. STD International telephones. can moor on Sulphur/Grain berths. if required proceed to Loading/Discharge: Discharge rate varies but maximum claimed to be oil terminal at Sfax. (This is most important. 6. was being hired for port use as necessary.5 miles east of Fairway Buoy and Developments: On north side of Harbour general cargo berths are being for small vessels to east of No. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: November 1980.) but last dredged 1974. draft. All Pilots uncertain of maximum depth available at general cargo and Density: 1029.p. Buoy O had different light characteristic than charted. until very close too on account of haze. fenders on concrete projections proud of quay face. On this vessel the Tunisia is largely Moslem). though very simple. For large LPG/NH3 carriers it is necessary to berth as far up quay face as Declarations on the contents of all Bars onboard. handles large vessels. with suspect towing hook. Ile Djerbe gives good 3 Copies Personal Effects Declaration (Make sure Jewellery positions. after end of gangway must be past travelling shiploader stowage position on 2 Lists of ports previously visited. May 1980 and November 1980 from the same vessel. Sulphur and Grain berths – berth head North. Collect Discharge Book plant has a spool piece to fit standard 150 ASA connection on ships. buoy. non-compliance being confiscation of the currency and a fine of at least twice General: Fresh water available from quay.5 m. at 7. All other berths solid Tugs: Two tugs available. Port Health/Immigration: Freon ‘‘R22’’ available in small quantities. Baggage may go missing. Channel dredged in box Maximum allowable pressure for hoses: 8 bars. excess of 9 bar. Bars are same vessel. Crew transfers conducted without difficulty. in length and 13. however. It is (perhaps due to Ramadan) with a very high back pressure throughout in planned to export Nitric acid in the near future. but salty.800 tonnes.h. English Bow-thruster: It is advisable to inform the Agent well in advance whether reasonable. Generally two ship pumps are required. Good English spoken. harbour making berthing and working of small vessels impossible at times. launch with white upperworks. They are lifted about every 4 months. We discharged approx. and Vaccination List. over three visits difficulties.p. Other missing. off stern of No. Holiday resort at last call. Hoses: The shore connection now consists of a 10 in.0 m. berthing possible day and night.2 m.h.D. Road and rail communication All authorities subjected the ship to a much more thorough scrutiny than with Tunis. particularly subject to inspection. be encountered particularly near breakwaters. Shore tank capacity Port Health Form – normal Health Declaration. alongside. Approaches: BA 3327 and 372.000 tonnes per year and Phosphoric acid in liquid form at 60. Mobile crane of 15 tons capacity can be hired from per month. so Agent: Agent had office just outside main gate. even once boarded at Buoy mooring boat used. Pilotage: VHF contact possible only within 5 – 10 miles from breakwater.) would not work Approaches: BA Chart No. Pilot reports second tug in design stage. as they experienced problems with their about 1 m. If all in order ‘Q’ flag is pulled down – Quarantine Fresh stores were taken at this call and were of good quality. This might cause delay in berthing if Port Control is not Channel: Minimum depth Chart Datum found to be 11. Shore passes required – take Discharge Book pipes join onto common manifold union with 8 in. Personnel reliefs quite easy through Djerba. Reportedly. Due Liable to silting. A radio beacon not marked on 2 Drugs Lists. (3 visits) May. Vessel has to use own cargo gear Cargo: Anhydrous Ammonia: Intake for fertiliser plant about 10.2 m. constructed. One of moderate power and another of low power. Largest ship to use port ‘Galconda’ (LPG) 34. telephone STD from office. Fairway Buoy shows up at about 8 miles on radar and Discharge Books to main gate where a shore pass is issued and Discharge Channel Buoys at 5 – 6 miles. just at the mouth of breakwater (arrival draft 9. Berth: General cargo berth at the North wing of harbour with many fenders Ammonia Berth about 250 m.h. Vessel discharged anhydrous ammonia. inoculation on board the ship. Does not always appear on arrival. and vessel had to use its own fenders for safety. Sousse and Djerba. tug takes ship’s Breakwater light and most of the approach channel buoys found unlit. its permanent position as per the alterations on BA 372. Discharge: The discharge rate at this call was only in the region of 177 t. 2␺4 in. Sulphur berth direct into fertiliser plant.893 gross tonnes at Ghannouche. No shore crane available at the berth. the plant requested us Boards from black hulled 10 m.000 tonnes for loading/discharging. the previous night. When negative. approx. checked together with dangerous drugs which must be properly declared. Repatriation and relieving of personnel possible without 350 t.8 m. with back pressure of 8. Customs currency control is rigid – all currencies must be declared and all Also see ‘‘Shipmaster’s Reports’’ dated May 1980 and July 1980 from the Tunisian currency drawn and not used handed back on departure.). if any discrepancies a fine is levied. Sunrise to Sunset only. Two watchmen always onboard.000 tonnes SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: July 1980. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: March 1995. shape. Book collected on return. a few hours after commencement of the discharge. C.5 m. Papers required: these should not be relied on for navigation fixes. one at a time. 3 Stores Lists. 600 tonnes/hr. berths reported to be 10. 2 Buoy. 2. On the flood tide the current from Kerkennah to Fairway Buoy sets in a every single item and amount of each. Lit line from starboard quarter. including Bonded Stores. 7. is made with the help of radar alone in the Vessels on all berths moored close together. No vapour return line. even when arriving at 2000 hrs. 550 tonnes/h.p. Good road and rail communication with Tunis. Can actual number. July and November. if not Port Health will carry out Fresh water taken and treated with ‘‘Stabochlor’’ as a precaution..p. 6 Cargo Declaration Lists. No fuel oil available.. No berthing/unberthing of large vessels at night. Fairway Buoy. The Grain Berth at the Northern end is worked by ship’s gear. Customs conduct cabin searches for undeclared articles.p. buoys flashed very dimly and visible only when vessel is almost on top of Berthing/Moorings: All berths port side to. 3 times per week. Pilot ladder to reduce the rate to 400 tonnes/h. (12. north of port is conspicuous and Beida Mt.

present at the TUGS: Stand-By Tug/Utility Vessel: The stand-by tug/utility vessel(s) are Terminal onboard the FPSO. PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION: Initial Messages: Communications Last Port Clearance and Cargo Manifest. In addition. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2707 . tandem mooring. from the FPSO. The pick-up line may be delivered to must be in attendance when personnel are embarking or disembarking. Abderrahman.Gabes TUNISIA Authorities: Customs are very rigid regarding currency.. carry on with or abort the mooring operation. but not be 6 knots. shall inform Coparex and the Terminal of its telephone. speed over the accepted by the Terminal only after completion of the Pilot/Berthing Master’s ground should be at zero. by the stern. Zone Industrielle. the Master or his representative ground shall be 3. the export vessel will be advised by the Terminal on her Arrival: On arrival.05 m. with good holding ground. The the export tanker via a pneumatic line throwing apparatus. only the aft occasion they even checked paint store to compare with declared quantity. plentiful supply of cigarettes required for various officials. and the between the bridge and forecastle of the export vessel are essential. anchorage position. The Pilot/Berthing Master will advise the additional channels to monitor Port Clearance for Departure. Note: Subsea wellheads. Port Captain (Tel: 270722. winch and firefighting equipment. in depth of 53 m. surveyor(s) and relevant Pilot/Berthing Master will advise on current speed and direction to be personnel. unless otherwise advised by the Terminal. Anchoring. Terminal: Email and telephone are the preferable methods of communication Notice of Readiness. during operations. the export vessel should abandon the lifting operation and leave the Safety AUTHORITY: Direction du Port de Gabes. and thereafter keep permanent Certificate of Origin. optimum trim for manoeuvring. 12 hours and 6 hours prior to arrival. cigarettes and ship’s during the entire stay at the Terminal. which must have either tongue or hinged bar chain 2. Letter of Protest(s).0 knots. of any drilling rig or vessel engaged 5 nautical miles from the FPSO. to the draft as water depth is 75 m. chain is in position in the chain stopper. Export vessels calling at the Isis Terminal will be liable for any damage caused ISIS MARINE TERMINAL: 34␥ 34' N 012␥ 31' E by the export vessel to theTerminal. well clear of obstructions and overboard to the stand-by tug/utility vessel or workboat which will connect the rope discharges. if applicable. in underwater operations. The Master will comply with this request promptly and without delay. 270049). who remains solely responsible for the safety and navigation difficult for ship’s staff at northern and southern berths to work on deck due of his vessel. The trim should not exceed 3. and that makes it to the Master. as well as berthing time or anchoring instructions. Boarding Ladder: The Pilot/Berthing Master will board on the export vessel’s Note: When making an approach to the FPSO Ikdam. a rope messenger should be passed (SOLAS) with 2 man ropes. from the FPSO. LOCATION: The Terminal is located in Tunisian Economic Waters. Correct signals shall be used be heaved up. Receipt of Cargo Documents. General: When strong NW to SW winds blow. equipped with towing hook. In Pilot/Berthing Master. Emergency signals in the the hours of darkness. 533004. advise on the channel to be used. 34␥ 34' 06" N. only the slack in the system is to after boarding of the Pilot/Berthing Master. and may further decide if a precaution against air pollution when calling at this port. and at 100 m.. The Pilot/Berthing Master in conjunction with the Terminal will decide when Vessel requires plentiful supply of eye wash solution and dust masks as mooring and loading operations shall commence. Crew List (IMO form). located in the Isis Field. port/facility in the Mediterranean should ask their Agents to pass their ETA Receipt of Samples. including the expected quantity. whistle on the export vessel to be used. The pilot ladder must be constructed and rigged to international standards On approaching the FPSO Ikdam. On one and should only be used in case of an emergency. in position ANCHORAGES: There is a suitable anchorage approximately 5 nautical Lat. This buoy is for the sole use of stoppers for 76 mm. the following local forms will be presented to the Master for his Email: master-ikdam@datamarine. The Pilot/Berthing Master will brief the Master and the export vessel’s Daylight mooring only. Pilot/Berthing Master will join the export vessel. Despite Pilot/Berthing Services Form: The Master shall sign the Pilot/Berthing all these restrictions. Mini M: +871 762866872.0 knot. is normally the anchorage The FPSO Ikdam will keep the approaching offloading vessel informed of area. the offloading vessel leeward side via the supply boat/utility vessel in a position approximately will not come within a radius of 1. Good Boarding: Once VHF communications have been clearly established. The Pilot/Berthing Master. holding ground is generally good. 3 nautical miles from the FPSO. or to suspend the transfer for safety reasons remains the Master’s responsibility. discussed. in depth of approximately 75 m. NOR will be the ground shall be 1. in length. Long. Should it be necessary to seek an alternative DOCUMENTS: Prior to Arrival: See ‘‘Appendix’’. FAX: +216 (5) 274855. 12␥ 31' 34" E. administrations and Tunisian authorities. if the export vessel’s Inmarsat system is not in use. Customs Export Bill. There is no limitation Mooring Operations: The approach to the FPSO will be made at slow speed. Crew Effects Declaration (IMO form). The FPSO will Port Time Sheet. Quality and Quantity. Last Port Ullage Report. At no time during the heaving The correct international navigation signals must be displayed prior to and operation may excessive force be used. Trim. 12␥ 26' E.. Coast Radio Stations or radio telephone. Long. The propeller must be fully immersed at all Rope messengers and heaving lines shall be made ready. the in-field utility/supply vessel. Additional mooring and hose RESTRICTIONS: The export vessel shall comply with all applicable connecting equipment will be supplied to the export vessel by the codes. Zone. The anchorage zone is weather dependent. They required precise declaration of all ship’s stores. Cabin search (including Master’s) is normal for any undeclared items.000 m. the export vessel may not be accepted at the using the manifold derrick or crane. the maximum speed over the ground shall ARRIVAL: Notice of Readiness (NOR): On the vessel’s arrival. viewing: The depth of water in the general area is approximately 75 m. to skin and eye irritation. The pick-up line export vessel’s engine must be stopped while the Pilot/Berthing Master and is heaved on board and connected to the export vessel’s delegated drum. 34␥ 37' N. The Pilot/Berthing Master may refuse to board an export vessel messenger to the messenger line on the pick-up line. Isis Terminal and the agency may be initiated through the IOPP Certificate. at 1 nautical mile from the FPSO. miles NW of the Ikdam. be advised 7 days in advance to Coparex’s Tunis Office. 48 hours. any Terminal property or to any other vessel lying therein whether or not a Pilot/Berthing Master was assisting at the time. basin becomes heavily air Responsibility: The Pilot/Berthing Master is to be considered as an advisor polluted with dust of whatever being discharged in bulk. the export vessel should arrive at least 6 hours before event of radio failure will be agreed upon at this time and contingency planning nightfall in order to berth that same day. with a minimum breaking load of 650 tonnes. 80 m. The stand-by Safety Zone and Prohibited Areas: A Safety Zone extends 3 nautical miles tug and the utility vessel will be provided by the Terminal and is compulsory. Gabes. (3 in. 12␥ 31' 34" E. The decision to initiate. All export MOORING: System Description: The mooring system is designed such vessels intending to approach the Terminal should obtain permission from that the export vessel will moor to the stern of the FPSO by means of a the Terminal prior to entering the Safety Zone. whatever is the latest. 34␥ 34' 06" N. A yellow painted mooring buoy is located in a position at the export vessel. Fax: +871 762866874. The Pilot/Berthing Master will remain on board throughout the export vessel’s Contact: Chokri Lamiri. radio contact with the Terminal. with the FPSO Ikdam. Port Director (Tel: 270373. Long. expected.. by fax or email. Departure Forms: The export vessel shall inform the Terminal of its ETA 72 hours. classification societies. with Coparex. Connection the Safety Zone.) chain. Telex: 51907. flow lines and control equipment are within the The mooring system for the export vessel consists of one braided nylon Safety Zone. maximum speed over the more than 5 nautical miles from the Terminal. Tunisia. in position Lat. the communications between the offloading vessel and the FPSO Ikdam and export vessel will be advised whether to anchor or berth on arrival. where the these forces. P&I Insurance Certificate. ballast information and the export vessel’s Master’s signature. SIZE: Depth 75 m. Bill of Lading. 533005 (FPSO) Bridge. Preparations: The mooring system is designed to comply with the OCIMF MAX. maximum speed over will tender the NOR which will later be confirmed in writing. personnel are transferring from the utility vessel to the export vessel or vice The messenger line(s) and the pick-up line are then heaved up until the chafe versa. 274051). Tel: +216 (5) 272366. boarding time. communications shall be established firstly on Channel 16. The standard arrival message will be sent in return containing entered by the Export Supervisor who will then present the Bill of Lading for details of cargo. approach of the offloading vessel should be in such a direction as to stem PILOTAGE: Pilot Station/Arrival Point: The Pilot Station. Arrival Form. will clear the crude export. berthing prospects. Terminal. Services Form prior to commencement of mooring operations. Conventional Aframax crude tankers are the standards and only export vessels fully equipped to this standard will be largest accepted export vessels at the Terminal. The use of the whistle is to be minimised narcotics. normally Channel 69. Deadweight and Draft: The export vessel shall be upright and at an Sufficient crew must be available for both mooring and hose handling. 533001 (Master’s Office). at 500 m.3 nautical miles west of the FPSO Ikdam. the following documents and certificates are required for arrival. The export vessel Receipt of Isis Terminal Port and Safety Regulations Booklet. or the dropping of objects of any kind is strictly prohibited in connected to the stern of the FPSO in a quick-release system. Export vessels coming from another loading Meters Data. Customs: A representative from the Tunisian authorities. 24 hours. fax and MMSI Bill of Lading Procedure: The Bill of Lading (FPSO) cargo figures will be numbers. and the Maritime Declaration of Health (IMO form). times. weather and current to allow for safe boarding. including assistant(s). A responsible officer connected to the chafe chain/hawser. As mooring operations will not be performed during officers on the mooring operation to be carried out. Brackets not required. the inspection. approximately 92 nautical miles east of the city of Sfax. Dry Certificate. The export vessel’s crew will lift this equipment onboard case of non-compliance. from the centre position Lat. In this case. This pick-up line is if the means of access do not conform to the foregoing. any changes in heading during the mooring operations. VHF: Isis Terminal Direct Communications: Once within VHF range. Tel: +44 (1224) 533003.. allowed to berth in tandem at the Terminal. inspection of the export vessel’s suitability and the satisfactory result of the As the FPSO will be lying to the combination of wind and current.. Mzoughi entire stay. hawser.net signature: Pre-Arrival – Notice of Arrival: The first Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) shall Request for Pilotage.

crew. Once connected. be kept dry at all times. In the event of IG plant failure. of 16 in. Export vessels fitted with emergency Completion: Sufficient ullage in the final tank(s) must be left to enable the towing arrangements must have this system ready for immediate use. all vessel. All tanks shall be inert according to existing cargo and possibly leading to a spillage. and sufficient crew should remain on deck to deal with the operation response as appropriate. This will show the estimated ii) Discharging of ballast unless concurrent with loading operations. have the master valve closed to provide export vessel. The stability data should be available on board and upon request the export vessel clears the Terminal in a direction agreed by the Terminal from Coparex be cabled to same.500 cu. of slack must be allowed. Loading Rates: The export vessel will be informed of the expected loading Ballast Plan: Ballasting/deballasting operations must be carried out according rates and the minimum rates that can be used for topping off. there all cargo system valves and all appropriate tank openings are closed and is a breakaway coupling after the first 40 m. buoy and lines shall be re-secured and the hose lowered back to sea level. If it becomes necessary to divert from the plan. Emergency Shut-Down: The emergency shut-down procedure shall be Previously Loaded Cargo: Ullages of previously loaded cargo tanks must be clearly established and made common knowledge to all relevant personnel. hose. listing and excessive trim should be avoided vessel is to ensure that the Safety Zone surrounding the Isis Field is not throughout the transfer. whatever is the latest. or cranes is 10 tonnes SWL. if necessary. forces (torsion where applicable) are within acceptable limits. For export vessels arriving before their Disconnection: When the hose is disconnected. during and after the loading operation at the Terminal in Inert Gas: The inert gas system must be in compliance with SOLAS and fully order to ensure that no cargo is entering these tanks. only the Closed Loading System must be used. The tug will procedure must be initiated if the leakage is severe. The export vessel hose end is fitted with of loading and ullaging. In addition. all tanks to be loaded into must be entire ballast discharge operation. Venting: When loading into an inerted tank. All drip trays must POLLUTION: Anti-Pollution: All standard precautions to prevent pollution be clean and dry at the commencement of the transfer and as far as practical of the sea must be taken. strongly supported circumstances). then the transfer operations unless ballast line(s) do not pass through cargo Pilot/Berthing Master must be informed immediately. Upon completion. and at The export vessel must never close all its valves against the flow of oil. sealed. Engine Test: Prior to making the final approach to the FPSO. checked and against the oil flow. Any incident a responsible officer shall be in charge of operations on board the export must be reported to the Pilot/Berthing Master who will co-ordinate the vessel.000 bbls. Ullages must be periodically must be available for immediate use. The export vessel shall have a copy of the SOPEP manual available for Export Vessel Manning Requirements: At all times during loading operations. witnessed comparing the export vessel’s receiving figures with the Terminal export and sealed by the independent surveyor(s) will be handed over to the export figures. is all fast and a satisfactory safety inspection of the export vessel has been Derricks/Cranes: The minimum required capacity of hose handling derricks carried out. Skip bolting is not (this acceptance cannot be unreasonably withheld and denied only under permitted. The Master of the export vessel shall i) Shifting from anchorage to the Terminal.e. witness ullaging and sampling and the cargo calculations. clean and from the segregated ballast handling (SBT) system only. The emergency shut-down The stand-by tug will be used to hold the vessel in position. recorded before. the export vessel must be upright violated after release from the Terminal. During loading. The FPSO is capable of must be made aware of the plan. maintaining positive pressure and less than 6% Ullaging: Prior to commencement and upon completion of loading. appropriate. a penalty of The offloading vessel must ensure the hose manifold valve is closed and U. Once the line has Stability and Stress Calculations: Calculations to ensure that the export been let go and is clear. vessel must ullage all tanks in the presence of the independent surveyor(s). the documents will Hose Handling Equipment: The hose strings must be properly suspended thereafter be delivered to the export vessel. The system must be fitted Unmooring: Unmooring will be carried out once the hoses have been pulled with spark arrestors/flame screens without any defects. as well as the Pilot/Berthing Master immediately. normally on the port side. whenever possible. but the Master will remain responsible for the connecting and after NOR is tendered by the export vessel and accepted by the Terminal. throughout the transfer. buyer shall not be responsible for damages caused by the late taken by hanging a webbing strap from the derrick/crane running wire to the arrival at the Terminal caused by force majeure. sounded and also checked for water content. the time as the IG plant is operational and IG is below 6% oxygen. disconnecting procedures. BALLAST: Ballast Handling: Any ballast discharged overboard must be The loading plan must be verified by the Loading Master. the export vessel can be manoeuvred clear of the vessel is always in a stable condition. HOSES: The export hose connection between the FPSO and the export Once the system is confirmed as closed. least 50 m. After completion which terminates in 1␺16 in. witnessed by the independent There are no reception facilities for dirty ballast at the Isis Terminal. 2708 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . Handling of segregated ballast only is permitted. depending on the available collected in the drip pans/trays. It is recommended that of loading. plugs fitted to permanent trays. during offloading and after calculations. floating hose streamed from the stern of the FPSO. the ability of Topping Off: The export vessel will advise when topping off is taking place the export vessel’s engines to manoeuvre will be verified by the Pilot/Berthing and will give sufficient notice for reduction of the loading rate. The Master will remain responsible for the full manoeuvrability of the completed shall. be secured using export vessel’s line(s) or soft line tail onto a towing wire. For export vessels arriving after their 3 day lay can. surveyor prior to commencement of loading. Any apparent closing of the distance must be advised to the contact with the cargo control room to ensure there are no leaks or chafing Pilot/Berthing Master immediately. Metering: The Isis Terminal is equipped with a metering skid approved by Drip Pans/Trays: Drip pans/trays must be positioned under flanges where the Tunisian authorities for crude export. the export vessel’s main engine 2 valve separation from tanks being loaded. in steps as mutually isolation is required. and kept on board the FPSO. tanks/compartments. the independent surveyor(s) will vessel is via a 16 in. Fire Wires: Emergency towing wires must be rigged on the side opposite to The number of valves to be closed during topping off must be reduced to the loading manifold. a minimum of 2 valve will be checked for leaks and the rate will be increased. any spillage shall be 3 day lay can. NOR to be accepted by the Isis Field Offshore Superintendent or his deputy All unused flange connections must be fully bolted. loading the last tank. lines and warned of the serious consequences of closing or partially closing valves pumps must be drained of water and all sea valves tightly shut. If contact between the Terminal and the export vessel is lost. The hoses and connections adequate separation of cargo and ballast lines exists. the water line ready for immediate pick-up by a tug or utility vessel. prepared by the Master or his deputy prior to. i. and that bending moments and sheer Terminal. A watchman equipped with a radio shall damage. the inert gas displaced must be All mooring lines/wires must comply with a minimum breaking load of vented through the export vessel’s vent system and not the ullage ports. communications restored. a Hose Monitoring: Throughout the entire transfer operation. 40 tons. plan. Tanks that are Master. time allowed for loading will be 36 hours plus 6 hours notice Hose(s) will be connected. The pick-up quantity of cargo and/or the Terminal availability. as well as the to the loading plan. but the Master of the export vessel should not and security of the export vessel. The pick-up rope and the messenger Only export vessels equipped with a Closed Loading System will be line shall be lowered to sea level as per good seamanship practice where it accepted at the Terminal. final tank figures as well as the loading rotation with expected trim and draft iii) Delays before berthing for loading. calculation. all loading will be suspended until such who will have previously checked the shore figure on board the FPSO. the operations may start earlier. The Pilot/Berthing Master and/or his assistant will give guidance as For vessels arriving within their 3 day lay can.m. The eyes of the wire must be maintained just above a minimum. Any time consumed due to the following events shall not count as lay time. at slow speed. radio contact must be checked at least hourly by means of Cargo Samples: Representative sample(s) of the exported crude.02/bbl. Lay time will expire upon the disconnection of hose. the weight of the hose will be However. These sample(s) will be clearly marked. Master of the export vessel must then prepare the Isis Ullage Report in Communications: As communications with the Terminal are extremely conjunction with the surveyor(s). agreed. and as near as possible on even-keel. CARGO OPERATIONS: Loading Plan: The Standard Message will or if on demurrage. The Pilot/Berthing Master to be advised as to quantity and origin. shall be applied. shall be Departure: Once operational paperwork and unmooring has been completed. which could lead to an overflow.$0. Lay time shall start running when the vessel the blank flange securely fitted with the gasket in place. drained into the tank(s) if necessary. i. Whilst moored to the Terminal. tail floating hose. discharging approximately 3. contaminating the operational throughout the operation. Any proposed ballasting operations shall be indicated within this berthing.e. The there must be a minimum of 2 tanks loading at all times other than when Terminal will not entertain any claims for deadfreight so caused./hr. until the full flow rate is achieved. However. All leakages or spillages must be reported to the Officer-in-Charge be permanently on the forecastle whilst the export vessel is tandem moored. will be pulled clear by the utility vessel or stand-by tug. hesitate commencing appropriate action to prevent pollution. iv) Which are due to weather or sea conditions. during and upon completion the export vessel will be released from the Terminal. the Master or his delegated officer will ensure that a butterfly valve and a camlock quick-connecting coupling. before altering course for the next destination. by the export vessel’s (Sundays and holidays included) for a standard cargo of 500.TUNISIA Isis Marine Terminal Safe Distance: Once tandem mooring operations have been completed. Export Vessel Manifolds: The export vessel’s manifolds must comply with Lay Time and Demurrage: For the purpose of lay time and demurrage OCIMF Standards for Oil Tanker Manifolds and Associated Equipment. Export vessels fitted with a monitoring system must operate this during the Prior to commencement of loading. and the hose shall be blanked. The export List and Trim: Where possible. lay time will start running required. normal tanker practice. the export oxygen by volume. The independent surveyor and the Pilot/Berthing Master notice required for reductions and stopping. unless to verify that all systems are lined up properly. reference and compliance checking by the Pilot/Berthing Master. The pumps to be stopped in a controlled manner and for the line content to be minimum breaking load is 40 tons. important. pressure/relief valves are set correctly. checked to ensure that there is no leakage. The hose to be prepared for quick-release. The agreed loading plan will then Ballasting or deballasting shall not be carried out concurrently with cargo be followed. The Masters of export vessels are Completion of Ballasting: Upon completion of ballast operations. clear and secured by the utility vessel. hoses and close watch shall be kept to see that both vessels are maintained at a safe manifold connections must be monitored by one person in continuous radio distance.S. as demurrage: indicate the quantity to be loaded. tail. Concurrent Operations: Ballasting operations during the transfer may be Transfer: The transfer will begin at a slow rate to enable the export vessel carried out to avoid excessive trim or freeboard changes. prepare a loading plan for the intended cargo. operations shall be stopped until corrective action is taken and labelled and sealed.

. . use of utility vessels. hose disconnected when wave height is 4. In case of wooden scupper plugs. WASTE DISPOSAL: Absolutely no garbage whatsoever must be thrown Yes No or dropped into the sea. 9. remain fully pressurised and ready for use with fire monitors pointing ii. then consideration will have 21. offloading operations between the connected export vessel and the FPSO shall be Drug Policy: The use of or trafficking in drugs and other harmful substances stopped and flexible hoses disconnected.0 m. FAX: +216 (71) 792482. Vessel must confirm valid Civil Liability Certificate. 5. these must have a good gasket without any Coparex reserves the right to pass on all information given below to relevant signs of wear and tear. 43 Avenue Khereddine Pacha. Vessel must confirm latest edition of ISGOTT on board. does the vessel have a valid Safety FRESH WATER: Not available. power sources or any essential equipment. When the Terminal is fully OPERATOR: Coparex Netherlands BV (Succursale de Tunisie). (concomitant) 1.? and the Master. If there are any discrepancies or omissions in the completed commence. . Operations REPATRIATION: It is not possible to arrange crew changes at the Superintendent (Mobile: +216 (98) 462853. other than momentary loss of power. for emergency situations and quick-release let go of the vessel from the FPSO. is not tail. allowed. Vessel must confirm to have suitable H2S precautions in place. 1022 Tunis Belvedere. Vessel must confirm to acceptance of 76 mm. If weather conditions are higher than the transfer limits. VETTING LIST Seepages or minor spills on deck must be cleaned up promptly.Isis Marine Terminal TUNISIA However. of the centre of the manifold? all operations and order the export vessel to leave the Terminal and the viii. Is the centre of cargo manifold arrangement 30 m. The Master of the offloading vessel will provide all vessels underway. Is vessel equipped with sufficient enclosed type fair leads practices is observed that cannot immediately be rectified. vessel shall keep an adequate supply of sawdust or other oil absorbing Lifting No. Pilot/Berthing Master will then act as the communications centre in the initial 8. Emergencies: In case of an emergency on board the export vessel. etc. 20 m. vessel.) OCIMF Pilot/Berthing Master. Are all international ship’s certificates valid? to be given in moving the export vessel off the Terminal. arrangements can be made for a doctor to be flown out from.0 m. Terminal. as detailed in the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals 15. the export tanker is required to leave until the weather calms down. The limits are wave height 5. Immobilisation: Immobilisation of machinery. REGULATIONS: Suitability (Vessel Vetting): By prior arrangement the 12. or his appointed deputy. . transfer of crude oil shall be stopped. above the deck? vessel’s entire stay at the Terminal.. Vessel must confirm compliance with safety regulations as All garbage must be treated according to MARPOL regulations. Tunisia. Has the vessel been involved in any serious grounding or operation of the export vessel. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2709 . Mail: Crew mail will be accepted for forwarding via the Tunisian service. The Installation Manager on the Terminal is as H2S monitoring and alarm system. The Isis Terminal may issue additional marine to a fixed drum on the windlass. and export vessel will be suitable to load at the Terminal. in the event of any continued or blatant vii. Are both sides clear of overhanging projections? surrounding Safety Zone for appropriate action to be taken by the Charterers 6. alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited at the Terminal. wind speed 26 m. Vessel must confirm compliance with own operational and to be flown to. in the last 12 months? WEATHER/TIDES: The Master will remain solely responsible for the safe 23. responsible for the reporting of all accidents and incidents within the 10. or for a patient 3. Management Certificate. to co-ordinate any pressure with the oxygen content of the inert gas below 6%. or Operators concerned. and current speed (concomitant) 1. Vessel must confirm that it is accepted by Oil Majors for their to determine whether operations may continue. terminals. is this at least 700 mm.0 m./sec. The Pilot/Berthing Master 200 mm.0 m. wind speed abuse or trafficking will be reported to the authorities. If weather conditions are higher than the disconnection limits. is yes. will be discharged at Isis Terminal. Vessel must confirm valid P&I Club membership. If the answer to iii. .) manifold and requirements of the various international agencies be strictly complied connections? with during all operations at the Terminal. entities.5 m. Vessel must confirm that in tandem mooring.1 m. .0 m. 4. 3 m. Vessel must confirm a suitable stern mooring wire with rope gear. Any proven or suspected cases of narcotic operations. . iii. such as main engines. port states control? The weather (wind/sea status/swell) and/or current are to be monitored Any deviations or outstanding to the above must be specified: continuously during the entire stay at the Terminal. . below Responsibility: The responsibility for safe conduct of operations on board the centre of cargo manifold? the export vessel rests with the Master. If the answer to vi.. watchman is satisfaction of the Pilot/Loading Master. wind speed 15 m. 2. the Pilot/Berthing Master and the Terminal must be informed immediately. In the event of fire. dispersant must not be used in any circumstances without the APPENDIX: prior approval of the Terminal Master. Recommendations and specifically confirm the following: i. liquor or other (concomitant) 1.com. place on the forecastle 24 hours/day in permanent radio contact Standards: The export vessel must at all times comply with safety regulations with the bridge and instructed in quick-release situation.. Please find below our list of requirements with which any export vessel must Scuppers must always be closed and made oil-tight before operations comply. Sfax. then the Terminal reserves the right to reject the export chafe chain in chain stopper. the emergency shut-down system(s) must be activated including personal protection and H2S detection systems as well immediately and alarm raised. Vessel must confirm maximum freeboard is 22 m. Vessel must confirm that the hawser messenger line is led (ISGOTT. latest edition). . . If any infringement of these vi. immediately. taking into account all installations and their positions within the area. stern lines and Master must be informed immediately./sec. Vessel must confirm that 24 hours/day bridge watch. will be maintained when at the Isis Terminal./sec. will carry out the checks. Operations Superintendent SHORE LEAVE: Not possible. The Terminal is closed for transfer is strictly prohibited in Tunisia. If the blackout condition persists. and the Pilot/Berthing Master informed 20. Email: rcstarkenburg@coparex. In case steel scupper plugs. (16 in. necessary information to the Terminal Installation Manager to assist him in 11. In the event of a blackout. either totally or until such as any defects are remedied to the 14.. Stackenburg. 1. All costs involved will be charged to the export vessel’s safety regulations as specified in ship’s operation manual. these must be cemented over. It is the export vessel’s responsibility to keep drip pans/trays under the Courtesy Flag: The Tunisian national flag must be flown during daylight hours manifold connections emptied or drained. where either forward or aft of mid-length? practical. Vessel must confirm that all cargo tanks maintaining positive stages and in close co-operation with the Isis Terminal.tn). Is the vessel with a hose support rail at ship’s side. Vessel must confirm compliance with OCIMF REPAIRS: See ‘‘Regulations’’. is yes. satisfactory working order throughout the export vessel’s entire stay at the 17 Vessel must confirm that emergency/fire/towing arrangement Terminal. iv. Has the vessel been involved in any serious pollution incident TIME: GMT plus 1 hour. 22. to stop 35 m. FUEL: Not available. Vessel must confirm that deck crew is available 24 hours/day the completion of all regulatory documentation. exhaust steam lines or fire water lines must be drained off periodically and scupper plugs replaced immediately after the water has been drained off. as for Terminal’s Safety Zone. Vessel must confirm that inert gas system is operational. and current speed Alcohol Restrictions: The consumption of. are the spring fair leads within disregard of these various safety requirements by any export vessel./sec. at the Terminal. Slah. the Pilot/Berthing on both sides to receive head lines. Is vessel presenting 2␺400 mm. all surplus rain water and other water drained from GENERAL: Services: Stores not available. and current speed Tel: +216 (71) 794024. the operation is to be postponed. Vessel must confirm that only segregated ballast water. or trading in./sec. prepared through the centre lead for connection All navigational and communications equipment shall be maintained in of the tug aft in tandem mooring.tn). R. (3 in. then the 19. It is expected that the safety practices v. The 7. steering 16./sec.com.) on arrival. Charterers. In the event of rain.com. Is the height of the centre of the cargo manifold no greater towards the manifold area and all other vulnerable areas during the export than 2. deck machinery. Check Lists: The export vessel’s Safety Operations Check List must be constructed of curved plate or pipe of diameter more than completed prior to the commencement of loading. 795380. . the export vessel be unsuitable or unsatisfactory following inspection by the 13. (Email: aslah@coparex.coparex. assistance required. Reference ISM code. Should for any reason propeller is immersed on acceptable trim (max. 891761. The export Date: . MEDICAL: In case of an emergency (seriously ill or injured crew member). . Weather Limitations: The Terminal is closed for mooring operations when the wave height is 2. Master and the Terminal so that an assessment of the situation can be made 18. . is available on the forecastle and poop deck and this to be Any failure of essential equipment must be reported to the Pilot/Loading launched prior to mooring at the Isis Terminal. closed. working condition. springs? Coparex reserves the right. if any. or less FIRE PRECAUTIONS: The export vessel’s fire main must. all with minimum breaking load of 60 tons and all in good permitted whilst the export vessel is moored in tandem at the Terminal. questionnaire. No warping end or capstan is procedures to which export vessels should adhere to when notified. detailed in the International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers. material at or near the manifold.tn Contact: A. If any of said parameters endanger the operation. If necessary unreel mooring wire/rope. Web: www. . the consequence of rejection may apply. the export vessel and the FPSO shall be disconnected. The weather and current to be monitored and collisions in the last 12 months? found acceptable by both Master of the export vessel and the Pilot/Berthing 24. Has the vessel any outstanding deficiencies reported by any Master prior to making the approach.C.

from 1 Passenger List. APPROACHES: Port Entrance to La Goulette: Marked by 8 light DEVELOPMENTS: No significant changes in La Goulette.) and vessels have to warp ANCHORAGES: Anchorages in the port roads are safe except during along the face to ensure all hatches are serviced. berthing. 2␺10 ton cranes on rails. 20␺3 – 28 tonne lift trucks (private). ENE from Tunis in TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year.0 m. In addition there are 13 other holidays on which work is carried out on payment of overtime. of the approach channel in depths of 7. Difference between low and high tide: A tidal rise and fall of 0.p. Discharge rate 1. MAX.. from Sea Buoy carriers. Vessels normally receive free pratique at the quay after Menzel Bourguiba. and proceed on call to meet Berths: The elevator/silo berth in Basin Sud has a depth of water of over vessels approximately 0. If it is necessary (vessel can supply vessels berthing in Basin Sud. Email: OMMP@email.0 m. bow-thrusters must use two tugs. to the seaward end as the actual wharf is short (about 135 m. long. Also see Rades SECURITY/GANGWAY: The employment of gangway watchmen is necessary. LOCATION: The port is located approximately 7 km. inside the present port of La Goulette. 10. spirits. 1 Crew List NEAREST AIRPORT: Tunis Carthage International Airport. the water level may be Tel/Telex/Fax/contacts as above. narcotics. the vessel will be told to proceed inwards down throughout 24 hours but only during daylight hours for tankers and bulk the approach channel which has been dredged to 12. Port Captain available for handling general cargo. not equipped with Adminstratif. 24 hour to the moles. per day. sums drawn in the previous port must be declared.135 m. Telephones: There are no telephones available at the silo berth unless Tugs listen on Channel 16 and work on Channel 9. addressed ‘‘Rapetrol Laskhirra’’ or by telex or fax. Depth of water at LW is 11.r. Port de la Goulette. Vessels arriving from another Tunisian port are given automatic harbour area is to be dredged in stages so as to give access. grain. Difference between high and low tide: Insignificant. The traffic is such that there is reluctance to allow a vessel from PRATIQUE: Master is required to complete Maritime Declaration of Health the silo that is short of water to take up a berth on the northern quay. in the vicinity of Buoys No. permitting. International to Tunis and some 3 km. 1000 Tunis. PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION: Vessels to make contact 48 hours POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police Tel: 197. VHF: Pilots listen on Channel 16 and work on Channels 9 and 10.14 m. DOCUMENTS: Equipment: 6␺4 – 10 tonne lift trucks. or berth immediately.2 m. Pilotage: The VHF is the only viable communication for the pilot service.500 g. for morning work. to free pratique except in time of epidemic. in the vicinity of Buoys No. Tunis: Port Office at 28 Avenue de la Republique.5 m. CUSTOMS: Each crewman is allowed two packets of cigarettes or four La Goulette: LOA 220 m. from Tunis. call sign ‘‘3VW’’. throughout its whole length and extending some 80 m.t. Hkimi Samir. mobile crane. LOCATION: On the east coast. TELEPHONES: Telephones can be connected on board vessels and are Required by Port Health: compulsory for tankers. Required by Police: 2 Crew Lists CONSULS: Following countries are represented in Tunisia: 2 Passenger Lists. 4 and 5 provided that they do not obstruct navigation in the entrance Developments: The port appears to be concentrating on the Ro-Ro berths and the new passenger terminal to the exclusion of the more mundane channel. Tel: +216 735300. wide.5 m. from the berths. including Tunis: 36␥ 49' N 010␥ 18' E FIRE PRECAUTIONS: A watchman has to be permanently employed on board tankers when alongside. that is 400 m. La Goulette and 5 km. Pilot employed by on board. BERTHS: La Goulette: One quay of 1. When coming from another Tunisian port all cash (Dinars) remaining from Depth of water at entrance: 7. water at a rate of 12 – 15 cu. of tobacco and one opened bottle of alcohol. paint. airdraft 18. Vessels over 1. for night work. 2710 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . RESTRICTIONS: Berthing and sailing around the clock.25 m. or 500 m.t.050 m. 3␺5 tonne and 2 Stores Lists. while the Oil Berth unit is only TUGS: Available to assist berthing as directed by the Pilot. available When required to enter. 1 May (Labour DOCUMENTS: Day). except that buoys. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. FUEL: Available by road tanker. depth. Messages for TRAPSA passed by other stations should be Ambulance (express) Tel: 141313. Larger vessels anchor approximately 0.700 m. Also see ‘‘Shipmaster’s Report’’ and ‘‘Plan’’.200 tons strong winds and heavy seas from the north or NE. 1 pontoon crane ␺ 10 tonnes and 1 pontoon crane ␺ 60 tonnes for heavy lifts.0 m. bunkers. cargoes. 45 m. SURVEYORS: BV and DNV. them sealed inside the bond during the entire stay in Tunisia. Crew members should possess international vaccination TRAPSA. SHORE LEAVE: Crew members are permitted to go ashore after RESTRICTIONS: Tankers and ore carriers are not allowed to enter and obtaining a pass from the Port Police.TUNISIA La Goulette LA GOULETTE. For PRATIQUE: International Quarantine signals to be shown on arrival (by large repairs it is necessary to send part to the shipyards of Soconema at night red over white). weather before 1300 hrs. This was completed on 20 December 1981 as the first part of watch on 2182 kHz or VHF Channel 16. 5 tractors (private). MAX. Fire Tel: 198.1 m. for Ro-Ro vessels. (HW). Tugs join vessels available if there is a tanker in the berth. 85 km. etc.40 m. Ambulance (SOS) Tel: 341269. FAX: +216 735812.tn Contact: Omar Majdoub. Call Pilot by certificates.0 – 9. leave port during the hours of darkness. One ore berth. 5). international code signals on arrival.m. the access channel is 3.5 m.0 m. before arrival. (Tel: +216 735676). the Sea Buoy being too far for either visual or sound signals. without chart) Pilot will proceed outside the port limits to near Buoy No. AUTHORITY: Direction du Port de Tunis-Goulette. On arrival. 10 m. ferries and the turning area inside breakwaters is now extended and buoyed Depth of water at entrance: 12. unloading rate 2. bearing 350␥ from the terminal platform light (1 mile south of Buoy No. CP 2060. to help turning vessels of 220 m. phosphates and Ro-Ro. A tug equipped with firefighting equipment (See Plan) is required to stand by tankers discharging. 16␺6 – 22 tonne trailers 2 Crew Effects Declarations (private).5 – 5.0 m. 70 miles from the port.0 m.0 – 14. Depth of water in the port: 10. Batiment Vessel’s lines always used. Small vessels may anchor either north or south at the adjacent tanker berth or the iron ore pier. Facilities also Port Director (Tel: +216 736832). PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all vessels 100 g. cigars or 50 gm. 9 and 3403. good holding ground. Tunisia.25 nautical miles east of the fairway buoy. code visual and sound pilot signals may be used on arrival at the Sea Buoy. the new port under active construction. and one quay of 160 m. 25 July (Republic Day). 41 m. 15 October (Evacuation Day). Tunisia. wide and dredged to 7.h. CRANES: La Goulette: 3␺6 tonne electric cranes on rails.57 m. the largest of which is which is limited to the south by the parallel of Buoy No. long. 5 Ro-Ro trucks (private). less than 5. or by VHF Channel 16. 1␺18 ton CHARTS: BA Charts No. 15 km. Pilot launches are stationed inside the port.000 t. and working on Channels 9 and 10. Tunis: In some places close to the Northern Quay. if passengers carried Equipment: 1␺4 tonne and 1␺8 tonne forklifts. 9␺3 tonne. draft and more by placing a floating crane between the vessel and the berth. the work for the new port being constructed on the southern side of the canal Pilot boats are in permanent direct contact with Goulette Radio.57 m. SIZE: Tankers: Draft 9. the NE of the country. Cargo Manifest 12 tractors (private). the port remedy the berthing of vessels of 5. eventually. TRAPSA will FRESH WATER: Hydrants are situated on the quays supplying fresh advise if vessel required to anchor. 5 and to the east by 253 m. Cables: Ofpornatu. Depth of water in the port: From 7. Performed by ship’s crew or by stevedores on payment of special premium. for the afternoon and before 2000 hrs. 1. 4 and 6. Algeria Greece Panama Australia Italy UK Required by Customs: Denmark Morocco USA 1 Crew List France Norway Venezuela 2 Crew Effects Declarations 1 Passenger Lists. access can be had to the one in the office. ANCHORAGES: Vessels should anchor outside the prohibited zone DRY DOCK: At Menzel Bourguiba 4 dry docks. maximum. 5 Crew Lists Manifest (transit) Tunis: Cranes: 1␺60 ton floating crane./hr. MEDICAL: Preferable to advise ship’s Agent in advance if doctor required PILOTAGE: Compulsory for berthing alongside. La Goulette. REPAIRS: Machinery and boiler repairs can be effected on board. SW of Sfax..0 m. ETA required 48 hours and 24 hours before arrival. Pilot boards 2 n..ati. 5 Passenger Lists. draft 10. and over.m. draft of 9. LA SKHIRRA: 34␥ 18' N 010␥ 09' E (See Plan) TANKER FACILITIES: One berth is reserved for tankers with a max.5 miles long between the landfall buoy and the ‘‘moving Berth No.1 m. CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Opening/Closing Hatches: arms. SHIPMASTER’S REPORT: January 1982. Tunis: Draft 6. Master must declare to Customs: Cigarettes. 2␺10 tonne forklifts (private). Telex: 15386 OPORNA. Suspect vessels must wait at anchor until pratique is given. LOCAL HOLIDAYS: 20 March (Independence Day). The on arrival. 7’’ (pontoon) is now replaced by a fixed one for car the port fairway.5 nautical miles NE of the sea buoy There is no water at this berth either drinking or boiler nor can it be taken in depths of 12.0 m. draft 15. To call Pilot contact Goulette Radio station. A water barge ‘‘El Ain’’ of 50 tons capacity off the terminal by black and white motor launch. Total length of quays 1. SIZE: Length 300 m. STEVEDORES: Gangs are ordered before 0600 hrs. Documents: It is essential to ensure that all arms and ammunition are declared at first port of entry in Tunisia and that the proper authority has Port Entrance to Tunis: Through canal from La Goulette to Tunis 9.

m. If the ‘‘Entry Prohibited’’ signal is not hoisted Phosphate Quay. PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all vessels 100 g. International International Code Signal ‘‘P. Hospital cause delay to vessel.500 sq. Loading One berth for oil and gas carriers of draft 8. number of crew on board. commences at the outer buoys of the entrance channel. Telex: 15386 OPORNA. vessel’s tonnage.. port of origin and destination. NE of the sea buoy in depths de Sfax. facilities available. company. DOCUMENTS: DOCUMENTS: On arrival Masters must submit a written declaration giving Police: the name of ship and of the Master.m.0 m. hoist ‘‘Q’’ flag on arrival./hr. and over. Possibility of shifting to waiting berth for repairs that may MEDICAL: Notice required of any medical assistance needed. Pratique normally given at the berth after mooring. Monastir NEAREST AIRPORT: Tunis Carthage International Airport. Tankers: LOA 185 m. hoses (2␺12 in. Port Captain RADES: 36␥ 49' N 010␥ 16' E (Tel: +216 735676). Four flexible 1400 – 1900 and 2100 – 0300.000 cu. Port Director (Tel: +216 736832).200 h.t. of which short intervals.. SEAMAN’S CLUBS: None. Also see La Goulette Port Office: Tunis Port Office. leave. rate 3. Night signals according to International rules. BALLAST: All ballast to be pumped to shore installation. 4 and 5 provided that they do not obstruct navigation in the entrance good holding ground.000 tons per day. APPROACHES: Port Entrance: Channel is 6.w. draft One berth for cereal carriers of draft 9.p. long. containers.p. FAX: +216 (74) 295426. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police Tel: 197. SIZE: LOA 200 m. of Summer deadweight. owner or charterer. all cargo on board 1 Passenger List.p. Berth No. SHORE LEAVE: Crew members are permitted to go ashore after obtaining a pass from the Port Police. board. 15 minutes from 0545 – 2115 hrs. 1184 and 2122. Customs: narcotics. Tunisia.0 – 14. FRESH WATER: Available from shore connection in all berths. Mooring may need to be doubled during months of CONTAINER FACILITIES: Pneumatic telescopic elevators for 20 ft. It is possible to extend each shift by one hour. FAX: +216 735812. Discharging rate is about 5. 15 km. confirm their intention.36 m. ballast line. Pilot boards from a launch 11 m. La Goulette and 5 km. and length 190 m. oil pipelines and 1␺18 in. Small vessels may anchor either north or south of the 48 hours and 24 hours beforehand. shipchandlers. 230 km. for Police Health: Customs Manifest 1 Crew List 1 Passenger List. SIZE: LOA 190 m. CHARTS: BA Charts No.. 350 km. 2: 4␺12 in. FUEL: Not available. Netherlands. anchorage is prohibited east of exceed the max. Max. Fire Tel: 198. VHF: Pilots listen on Channel 16 and work on Channels 9 and 10. Pilot boats are in permanent direct contact with Goulette Radio. safe manoeuvring tankers are recommended to arrive with ballast up to 30% BULK FACILITIES: See ‘‘Berths’’. alongside requiring tug assistance may sound one long blast at frequent Storage 110 ha. CUSTOMS: Two packets cigarettes allowed each crew member. arms. For entry at night. draft 10. Italy. 1␺1. are available.0 m. Also STAM dispensary for first aid.000 t. SFAX: 34␥ 43' N 010␥ 46' E (See Plan) NE of Tunis. 1: 2␺12 in. for gasoline and naphtha) will give a loading/discharging rate of up to about 3. 22. from Tunis. and proceed on call to meet vessels must radio Harbour Master at the latest 1 hour before sunset to vessels approximately 0.La Skhirra TUNISIA VHF: The harbour office and loading terminal are equipped with TUGS: 2␺1. or radio to PRATIQUE: Sanitary officers board with Pilot outside La Goulette and Port Health Service. are covered. Maximum draft allowed is 9. 24 hour PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all vessels over 100 gross tons. max. Crew members require valid vaccination certificates.h. Tunis International Airport. Port de la Goulette. if required. 60 m. DENSITY: 1028. Berth No. deliver free pratique after inspection and reception of Maritime Declaration Suspect vessels are required to wait at anchor until pratique is given. wide and dredged to 11. 2 Crew Lists draft.25 n. platform is served by 3␺30 in. The terminal will not accept ballast water mixed with fuel oil.T’’ or Code flag ‘‘S’’ hoisted alone or below code code visual and sound pilot signals may be used on arrival at the Sea Buoy.p.600 h.t.w. available Depth of water at entrance and in the port 10. RESTRICTIONS: Maximum clearance above water level is 42.m. good holding ground. paint. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. at the port signal mast. Before boarding. Crew List.5 n. flexible hoses. Bunker facilities can be MEDICAL: Preferable to advise Agent in advance if doctor required on expected in the near future. LOCATION: On the SW coast of the Gulf of Tunis..5 m. each. loading rate 6. when sudden violent squalls sometimes occur. draft 9.15 km.000 cu. TUGS: Join vessel at outer buoys or according to circumstances in the Tugs listen on Channel 16 and work on Channel 9. through private SERVICES: Agents. For compulsory for safety assistance during unloading.p. pennant. General Manager/Harbour AUTHORITY: Head Office: Direction du Port de Tunis-Goulette. and 30 tons at 30 m. Harbour Master. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged by Agent.0 m.0 m. draft 10. Cables: Ofpornatu. Pilot will check that vessel does not ANCHORAGES: Inside the harbour. can berth at Berth No.0 m. 150 m. 50 ha. DENSITY: 1028.0 m. Contact with tugs can be made on these channels. One berth for phosphates or bitumen of draft 9. max. flexible hoses.75 m. channel. MAX. La Skhirra. Dangerous Cargo List Maritime Declaration of Health.000 h.0 m. Also see ‘‘Berths’’.m.tn Contact: Omar Majdoub. depth up to 15.0 m. Tunisia. of tobacco and one opened bottle of alcohol. Nearest at Sfax. 80 km. Hkimi Samir. Sweden and UK. Can be arranged through Agent. REPAIRS: Light deck and engine repairs are permitted on request to SLOPS DISPOSAL: Dirty ballast pumped ashore. and working on Channels 9 and 10. approximately 16 n. as directed by Pilot. The 2 Passenger Lists. for fuel oil and 2␺10 in.0 m. of Health. CP 2060. LOCATION: On the east coast. spirits. Pilot launches are stationed inside the port. TANKER FACILITIES: Two loading berths situated one each side of Dangerous Cargoes: To be discharged on lorries immediately. TANKER FACILITIES: See ‘‘Berths’’. Ambulance (express) Tel: 141313. long..600 h. Heavy fines for FRESH WATER: Available by hose at every berth and by barge of 20 tons water pollution. Tankmed: A new tank installation of Tankmed Mediterranee SA has been STEVEDORES: Working Hours: Three shifts from 0700 – 1300.t. BERTHS: Five Ro-Ro berths and two berths for general cargo of length TUGS: 3␺3. Australia Italy UK TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year. Master. Ambulance (SOS) Tel: 341269. Agent must give advance notice of vessels arrival to Harbour Master of 12.m. OVERVIEW: A multi-purpose port handling both dry and liquid cargoes. where high voltage electric cables are lying. No. 3050 La Skhirra. from International Airport. 1000 Tunis. Contact: H Jaballi and M Frikha. CONSULS: Following countries are represented: Algeria Greece Panama REPAIRS: There are no facilities for repairs. Master must also declare to the Customs the following: Bunkers. NEAREST AIRPORT: Sfax Domestic Airport.m. and length 120 m. To call Pilot contact Goulette Radio station. FUEL: Available by trucks. vessel may await Pilot in the channel axis about Anchorages in the port roads are safe except during strong winds and 1 n. Pilotage watch on 2182 kHz or VHF Channel 16. (32 tons BP).000 cu. 28 Avenue de la Republique. displaying heavy seas from the north or NE.h. PRATIQUE: To request free pratique. Tel: +216 (74) 295453. Three tugs required if over 70. constructed for storing fuel oil.0 m.ati. etc.. Telex: 40811 TRASK TN. Lines can be provided by tugs (Pilot’s decision). outer port.m.5 m.000 d.000 d. east of the fairway buoy. Batiment Adminstratif. capacity at oil and cereal berths. Discharging 9.p. throughout 24 hours but only during daylight hours for tankers and bulk carriers. La Goulette. Phosphoric Acid: New berth for vessels up to 15. (HW). A vessel and 40 ft. Crew members should possess international vaccination certificates. VHF: Sfax Port on Channel 16 throughout 24 hours. France Norway Venezuela Libya. Tel: +216 735300. SHORE LEAVE: Not allowed in Trapsa installation. and length 170 m. or shift during hours of darkness. WASTE DISPOSAL: Available and compulsory. Tankers and cereal carriers are not allowed to enter. GENERAL: Ferries: Free of charge ferries between Rades (near OPERATOR: Compagnie des Transports par Pipeline au Sahara Phosphate Quay) and northern side of La Goulette are available every (TRAPSA). loading rate 12. gas oil. and max. in the vicinity of Buoys ANCHORAGES: In immediate vicinity of the port. call sign ‘‘3VW’’.0 – 16. One tug is terminal platform connected by a gangway from the shore (if available). rate is about 300 t. Tunisia. authorised draft. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2711 . international pilot signals. 2. Denmark Morocco USA CONSULS: Following countries are represented at Sfax: France. store yards under Customs control. 1 Crew List Documents required: 2 Crew Manifests Cargo Manifest./hr.m. garbage collectors. BERTHS: Depth alongside loading berths is 15. approach channel in depths of 7. December to April. Email: OMMP@email. cigarettes. Channels 12 and 16. south of Tunis. tugs assist.5 m./hr. 220 km.0 – 9. Cables: Rapetrol. CRANES: Two cranes of 80 tons at 12 m. Pilot may be contacted by radio through Radio Port Larger vessels anchor approximately 0. MAX. and 1␺1. 10 forklifts of 4 – 10 tons. cargo. Day signals for Pilot. Vessels over draft 9.0 m. CUSTOMS: Each crewman is allowed two packets of cigarettes or four cigars or 50 gm. off the outer buoys. naphtha and kerosene.

t.W. port. Tel: +216 (71) 735300.. 1␺80 tonne. Max. CHARTS: BA Chart No. Port Director (Tel: +216 (4) 210250). Aid El Kebir. a manoeuvring power. Port Status: Terminal closed down and FPSU removed. Main basin.nat. REPAIRS: Welding and electrical repairs possible. Zarzis ISPS COMPLIANCE: Port is compliant. 33␥ 37' N. draft 10.). less than 350 tons.25 m.5 m. (springs). AUTHORITY: Head Office: Office of Merchant Navy and Ports..p. petroleum tankers. 4 sec. FAX: +216 (4) 225107. MAX. Long. range 24 miles). 233632. to 13.ommp. petroleum tankers should have available full TUGS: A tug of 1. RESTRICTIONS: Entrance to the port coming from the sea is east to APPROACHES: From offshore (west) the town appears to be surrounded west. PRATIQUE: Free pratique normally given at the quays after mooring. WEATHER/TIDES: Tidal Range: 1. TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Required by all crew.. Aid El Kebir.5 m. range 10 miles. available. (two berths. masonry structure with red and white horizontal bands. Contact pilot station on VHF Channel 16 or Ras Marmor (Lat. Email: ommp@ommp. General cargo: 0700 – 1300..tn Contact: Zine El Abidine Khalki. The ERTT pylon is easily distinguishable at night with its red and white Pratique is automatic for vessels coming from another Tunisian port. 1 May.p.5 m. long. Hospital facilities Ambulance Tel: +216 (73) 221411. overtime.7 m. Written request for FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Smoking is prohibited in warehouses or near replenishing water is required by Harbour Master. Email: portdesousse@ommp. Ro-Ro berth width 30 m. BERTHS: One basin for ocean-going ships. commodities or materials may be loaded or discharged in the port after REPAIRS: Small engine repairs can be effected. CHARTS: Charts No. 1900 – 0100. 20 and NEAREST AIRPORT: Skanes Monastir International Airport. Ro-Ro 150 200 WASTE DISPOSAL: Available via private contractor. surface area 5 ha. Mouled.tn Web: www. 1␺8 ton dedicated for repair work. surface area 4. BANKS: There are Tunisian banks near the port.p. Direction du Port Administrative Building. Explosives and hazardous or highly inflammable FUEL: Gas oil and lubricants available by barge.4 km. FAX: +216 (73) 224923. Opening/Closing Hatches: Normally performed by crew. The lighthouse is a Patrol/Port Craft: ‘‘Justina’’ 600 h. NEAREST AIRPORT: Sfax Domestic Airport. tug. Commercial N 520 200 POLLUTION: OMNP has stocks of equipment at its disposal for containing Phosphates 584 200 and removing pollution within the port. Colour: Red and white harbour. Greece. Lighthouse: Lat. could be ordered 48 hours prior to arrival of the While alongside. with the El Biban banks anchorage. 130 km. Tariff charge for water is €1/ton delivered. Depth in port area 9.nat. and at night the flare stack of the Ezzaouia oilfield difference in high and low water 0. 15 km. vessel.4 m. Working Hours: Yacht basin. Tunisia.TUNISIA Sfax BERTHS: Total area of the port including the exit 55 ha. max. dredged to 10.ommp. 9 – 12). FRESH WATER: Hydrants fitted on all quays. Hegirian New Year. 7 to discharge fuel oil for STEG. (11. Tunisia. There is no berth CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: Equipment: 2␺4 ton.50 m.600 h. Channel 820 m. and a pilot boat are available. and 1␺10 ton forklift trucks.20 m. available. by palm and olive trees.5 m. 10 km. almost 70 miles SE of the port of Gabes and 15 miles south of Djerba. draft 8. which hug the coast to the south. SIZE: Draft 10. Tunisia. NPK Sulphur 370 185 Petroleum 150 185 SLOPS DISPOSAL: Available via private contractor. Work can be carried out on all holidays except 1 May on payment of 100% TIME: GMT plus 1 hour throughout the year.. SECURITY/GANGWAY: It is recommended to employ shore watchmen. CRANES: 1␺18 ton. the coast is low-lying. wide. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Crew member’s Identification Cards will be collected by the Immigration service and exchanged for shore passes while SHORE LEAVE: Allowed.. dredged Channels 10. depth 8. Portugal. VHF: Port Authority and Pilots listen on Channel 16 and work on Access to the port is by a channel 8. Max. TANKER FACILITIES: Length of berth 150 m. of suspected disease on board vessel will be ordered to quarantine To the SE of Zarzis. Tel: 216 (4) 225644.. Tanker basin. depth and stretches 1 mile to the east of the Fairway Buoy. 11␥ 17' 44" E. FUEL: Private companies can supply fuel via road tankers. Height: 9. TAZERKA: 36␥ 36' N 011␥ 41' E LOCATION: On the central east coast of Tunisia.. vessel is in port. de Sfax. 221763. Seghir. 12 and 67. 11␥ 07' 50" E.200 h. arranged by Agent basis vessel’s ETA.p. Vaccination certificates required for all crew.. 1␺60 tonne. in depth of 8. Charts: Mobile: +216 9742 3340. 21 March. FAX: +216 (71) 735812. depth 10. PFSO: Ben Kaliaa Mohammed. 2␺10 ton cranes of rails. Long. 33␥ 28' 41" N. 3403. TANKER FACILITIES: Tankers load and discharge vegetable oil at the PILOTAGE: Compulsory. SECURITY/GANGWAY: Normally ship’s crew. 15 secs. 1162. yacht basin and fishing vessel Fairway Buoy: Lat. H Ben Hassen.50 m. Ancillary 95 FRESH WATER: Delivered to the ship at the quay by hose supplied by the port. In case of a prolonged stay in port. 369411. MEDICAL: Notice preferred if medical attention required. having total of eight berths. DOCUMENTS: 3 Crew Lists 3 Passenger Lists 4 Crew Effects Declarations 1 Maritime Declaration of Health ZARZIS: 33␥ 33' N 011␥ 07' E (See Plan) Stores List 2 Vessel’s Particulars Declarations.. France. When entering and berthing..) (m. the landmarks are: PILOTAGE: Compulsory for vessels greater than 300 g. SEAMAN’S CLUBS: None. one is a buoys in the turning circle (No. Pilots work The Ras Turgueness Tower (white light 5 sec. SOUSSE (Suza): 35␥ 49' N 010␥ 39' E (See Plan) OVERVIEW: Port handles both dry and liquid bulk cargoes. SIZE: LOA 165 m. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police Tel: 223925. POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police Tel: +216 (73) 227285. Petroleum tankers also berth at ANCHORAGES: The anchoring ground is located in approximately 20 m. ev. 225070. Tel: +216 (73) 226140. length 220 m. 1 – 8) and by four South Basin Quay. Length of quays 830 m. vertical stripes. Fire Tel: +216 (73) 234098. AUTHORITY: Office des Ports Nationaux Tunisiens. Rue Okba Ibn Nafaa. CUSTOMS: Each crew member is allowed 1 carton of cigarettes and CONSULS: Local representatives for Belgium.0 m. Coming from the north. ‘‘Hadrumete’’ 230 h.5 m. surface area 4 ha. depth 8. Available from shore if LOCAL HOLIDAYS: There are 13 days official holiday during the year.) Commercial S 517 200 Opening/Closing Hatches: Normally carried out by crew. 4000 Sousse. may renew these quantities. STEVEDORES: Minimum of 24 hours’ notice of ETA to Agent is required. BA Chart No. LOCAL HOLIDAYS: 1 January. Hospital. 25 July. depth 10. Long.70 m MAX. Port Captain. 2␺10 ton. is the last coastal town in Tunisia before Libya. In case lights. Sweden and UK. 9 April. Light: Fl. on the north bank and 8. second tug of 1. 1400 – 2000. Navigation Aids: TUGS: 1␺1. If necessary.tn 225040.2 m. The channel is marked by 8 buoys on the banks (No.25 ha.5 m. Norway. after dredging). 13 August. Quay No. Telex: 40847 PORSFA. private clinics and M’Dilla 243 200 all facilities available. near the port. 3029 Sfax.. 2060 La Goulette. throughout 24 hours. 2712 Readers are encouraged to send updates and additions (page xi) . required. 1300 – 1900. LOCATION: The port is situated at the SE point of the Gulf of Gabes.p. Customs Italy. REPATRIATION: Can be arranged. Light: 3 white ev. SURVEYORS: Surveyors representing Lloyd’s and P&I Clubs are located STEVEDORES: Available. 15 October. Aid Es Tunis/Carthage International Airport. long and 130 m. and aligned WSW/WNW from seaward. Netherlands.5 m.r. 225755. 0100 – 0700 (m. Web: www. depth 10. 4247 and 7524. draft 8. Denmark. VTS/RADAR: Not available. Port Office: Office of Merchant Navy and Ports. 33␥ 29' 43" N. 1 opened bottle of wine or spirits. Pilot available throughout 24 hours a day.0 m.750 h. Spain. 2100 – 0300 Berth Length Depth Bulk cargo: 0700 – 1300. Cotusal 110 200 MEDICAL: Doctor available to board vessel. ‘‘Ibn Nafaa’’. Floating dock for vessels permission is granted by the Port Director. the ship can be boomed and should have fire wires rigged. LOA 165 m.tn Contact: Port Director. can easily be recognised. Avenue Abdallah Ibn Zoubier.7 m. on the south bank. dredged to 8. 224401.nat. but mainly handles general cargo.0 m.nat. 1␺40 tonne and There are three basins: 2␺25 tonne cranes. Tel: +216 (73) 225755. Top Mark: Red sphere. CRANES: 1␺60 ton floating crane. Fax: +216 (73) 224923. stretching out 12 miles from the coast. 4245. 12␥ 03' E) ends the chain of steep hills Tel: +216 (73) 224401. Tankers: LOA 165 m.

00 m. Email: port. and is served by a road network to and from Africa which puts Tripoli at 2 hours.tn Web: www.m.20 m. 4170 Zarzis. long. Storms are rare and are confined on average to 3 days in winter. CP 2060. to 1. It often stirs up clouds of dust and sand which reduces visibility. Fax: +216 (75) 692630. max.tn Port: Office de la Marine Marchande et des Ports. TIME: GMT plus 1 hour. Zarzis Free Zone: Close to the port of Zarzis. The port is protected by a breakwater 1. at high tide and a decrease of 0. During the summer season. However. dredged to 12.30 m. In addition.00 m.10 m. Max. enjoys a port and airport infrastructure on an international scale.00 m. Cables: OFPORNATU. Registered Office: Port de Zarzis. Telex: 51909 ZFZAR TN.. diameter and includes: i. (Longer with special permission). 50 km. and this can be exceeded during stormy periods.). b) A main basin of 35 ha. dredged to 5. FAX: +216 (75) 694485. aquaculture and intense tourist activity.5 m. due to the LOA and draft restrictions. of which one berth is reserved for crude oil tankers. LOA 140 m. Tides and Swell: The average tidal range is 1. 5 days in spring and 1 day in summer. at spring tides and 0.000 – 25.505 m. GENERAL: Provisions: Available.nat. NEAREST AIRPORT: Zarzis International Airport. oilfields (6. and a warehouse of 5.zfzarzis. The typical cargo size is 20. As for the swell.com. Email: ommp@ommp. MEDICAL: There is a hospital in Zarzis. Algiers at 10 hours. WEATHER/TIDES: Winds: Prevailing winds are from the east in summer and from the west in winter.50 m. COW and coils are required. Email: zfz@gnet.00 m. LOA 200 m. Telex: 15386 OPORNA.Zarzis TUNISIA BERTHS: The port has two basins: a) An inner basin for fishing vessels.10 m.. Tunisia. Tel: +216 (75) 694800. BP 301. owing to the existence of the El Bilan bank (previously El Biban).tn Contact: Habib Sassi. IGS. Telex: 15386 OPORNA. Tunisia. is the Societe de Developpement et d’Exploitation de la Zone Franche de Zarzis (Company for the development and use of Zarzis Free Zone). Cables: OFPORNATU. and only 2 hours from Europe. SE and characterised by shallows. etc. It also offers the usual facilities with a unique perspective. geothermal waters (production of early fruit and vegetables). The prevailing swell is that of the north to east sector.. Port de Commerce de Zarzis. Address: Societe de Developpement et d’Exploitation du Parc d’Activites Economiques de Zarzis. and has all the tax advantages of a free zone in addition to the attraction of a location with fully serviced land. Tel: +216 (71) 735300. The Sirocco blows in a south to SW’ly direction and can get up to 40 knots. La Goulette. A service quay of 155 m. This benefits from a rich environment provided by the close proximity of markets with high purchasing power. max.. at low tide. Zarzis-Djerba Free Zone. A linear commercial quay of 610 m.. Also see ‘‘Berths’’. 694827. FAX: +216 (71) 735812. This basin has a turning circle of 450 m. Administrative Building. depth 10.0 m. draft 8. the wind can cause an increase of 0. Port Director. Zarzis 4170. and a qualified work force managed exclusively by contract. a future crossroads for three continents. Tel: +216 (75) 694486. ii. The facility has been built for the handling of ‘‘Ezzaouia’’ and ‘‘El Biban’’ Crude. waves reach a height of 1. 694856. Permanent or segregated ballast vessels only are allowed. FRESH WATER: Available.000 barrels/day over a radius of 1.00 m.000 sq. that of the south to SE sector does not have enough open sea to develop. sheltering the port from the NE swell.000 tonnes. depth.nat. BP 291. at neap tides. direction 060␥. the annual significant wave height is 4. is available.zarzis@ommp. located 20 km. See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page xi) 2713 . TANKER FACILITIES: Refined Products Berth: Length 30 m. The onshore occupied surface area is 32 ha.tn AUTHORITY: National Port Authority: National Ports Office. and 12.000 km.