Admission Policy IJ-geul Deep Water Channel and Deep Water Berths

Period: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 00:00
Area: 
IJmuiden

Having regard to the Dutch Regulations on Shipping in Territorial Waters, article 17, paragraph 1 and paragraph 2, the Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management, on behalf of the Director-General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat), announces the following:

Admission Policy IJ-geul Deep Water Channel

In order to be admitted to the IJ-geul Deep Water Channel, ships have to comply with the following requirements:

  • Ships with destination IJmuiden having a seawater draught of more than 14.10 metres up to a maximum of 17.80 metres are channel bound and have to use the IJ-geul Deep Water Channel;
  • Channel bound ships for the IJ-geul wishing or having to anchor, must use anchorages A, B, and C in the Deep Water Anchorage area No. 6;
  • Channel bound ships for the IJ-geul have to wait for embarkation of the pilot in the IJ-geul Approach Area, west of the IJmuiden Crossing Precautionary Area;
  • Channel bound ships for the IJ-geul may only pass through the IJ-geul Deep Water Channel with the help of the tidal window advice as required by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment;
  • This tidal window advice is issued by the Central Nautical Management.

Channel bound ships for the IJ-geul are only admitted if they have applied for and received a tidal window advice. Apart from the administrative ship's details, the following up-to-date ship's stability details have to be submitted for the purpose of the tidal window advice programme:

  • Displacement (in metric tons) corresponding with the current draught;
  • Metacentric height GM (in metres);
  • Correction for free surface effect GG' (in metres);
  • Rolling period (in seconds).

 

 

Admission Policy IJmuiden Deep Water Berths

The following maximum ship dimensions apply for obtaining a berth at IJmuiden:

  1. IJmuiden Lightering Facility (IJ-palen): Maximum ship dimensions: Length 310 metres or less; Beam (according to the international tonnage certificate) 45 metres or less; Draught in seawater 17.80 metres or less.
  2. BuKa2W: The maximum seawater draught allowed at this berth is 16.90 metres or less.
  3. BuKa2O:  The maximum seawater draught allowed at this berth is 14.70 metres or less.

  

Announcement No. 03a/2015 is cancelled.

 Should you have any questions about this Announcement, please contact Mr H.L. Anker by telephone at number +316 5383 0209 or by email at herman.anker@portofamsterdam.com

 

The Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management,

Who is also the State Harbour Master,

 

M.F. van de Kerkhof

18 April 2017

Announcement number: 
2017/22