Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area

Period: 
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:00
Area: 
Amsterdam Noordzeekanaalgebied

Announcement No. 43 / 2015

On behalf of the Mayor and Aldermen of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen and Zaanstad, the Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management announces the following:

On 1 September 2015, 1 September 2015, 3 November 2015 and 17 November 2015 respectively, the Mayor and Aldermen of the municipalities mentioned above have established and published the Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area.

As a consequence of these series of publications, the above-mentioned Regulation has entered into force on 01 December 2015.

The Regulation is based on article 5.1, paragraph 1, under j, of the Regional Port Bye-laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2012 and amends the legal basis on which seagoing ships in the North Sea Canal Area must - for operational purposes - provide the necessary information with regard to arrival, berth shift or departure. The shipping sector was already used to provide this information, but after amendments to national legislation the legal basis for this obligation had ceased to apply.

The text of the Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area has been laid down as follows:

Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area 2015

The Mayor and Aldermen of the municipalities of Amsterdam, Beverwijk, Velsen, and Zaanstad,

having considered that:

-            on the basis of national legislation, seagoing ships are required to send notifications with certain information prior to arrival at or departure from the port;

-            this information provided is too limited to enable shipping traffic in the port to be handled safely and efficiently;

-            it is appropriate, therefore, to impose an obligation on seagoing ships to send additional notifications to the Harbour Master prior to arrival or departure, or prior to berth shifts within the port;

having regard to article 5.1, paragraph 1, under j, of the Regional Port Bye-laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2012;

have decided to lay down the following:

Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area 2015

Article 1           Definition of terms

Contrary to the provisions of article 1.1 of the Regional Port Bye-laws for the North Sea Canal Area 2012, the following terms in this Regulation shall mean:

-                 a seagoing ship: any seagoing ship with a gross tonnage of 300 tons or more, or any seagoing ship carrying a dangerous substance as referred to in article 3, part g, or a harmful substance as referred to in article 3, part h, of the Directive 2002/59/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC of the Council (Official Journal 2002, L 131).

 

Article 2           Seagoing ship arrival notifications

A seagoing ship underway to a berth in the municipality concerned shall provide the harbour master with the following information:

a.         point of entry - from sea or from the hinterland;

b.         name of the captain:

c.         number of the pilotage exemption certificate - if applicable;

d.         any particulars with regard to the ship itself, such as defects, damages, restrictions;

e.         draught;

f.          name of the assigned pilot organisation - if applicable;

g.         name of the assigned towage company - if applicable;

h.         number of tugs deployed - if applicable;

i.           name of the assigned boatman company - if applicable;

j.           name of the shipping agent;

k.         name of the contact person with the shipping agent;

l.           name of the berth;

m.        information with regard to the position of the ship's berth;

n.         for tankers with empty cargo tanks:

       correct technical name of the previous dangerous or polluting substance;

       UN numbers by which these substances can be identified;

       IMO hazard classes in accordance with the IBC and IGC Codes;

o.         if a cargo space or the cargo itself has undergone fumigation with a gas or a substance which releases gas, information must also be provided on:

       the nature of the fumigated cargo;

       the chemical or technical name of the fumigant;

       the fumigated cargo space or the stowage location of the fumigated cargo;

       the date, and the place or the port where the cargo was treated with a fumigant;

       the cargo spaces that were ventilated after treatment with a fumigant;

       whether the ship has suitable gas detection equipment on board for the measurement of fumigant gas concentrations;

       whether prior to arrival cargo spaces have been checked for the presence of fumigant gases, stating which cargo spaces have been checked and including the measured values in parts per million; and

p.         the location of the helicopter landing zone on board.

 

Article 3           Seagoing ship berth shift notifications

A seagoing ship underway from one berth to another berth in the municipality concerned shall provide the harbour master with the following information:

a.         call reference number;

b.         identification of the seagoing ship:

       name;

       call sign, and

       IMO Ship Identification Number, or the MMSI Number;

c.         name of the captain;

d.         number of the pilotage exemption certificate - if applicable;

e.         any particulars with regard to the ship itself, such as defects, damages, restrictions;

f.          number of persons on board;

g.         draught;

h.         name of the assigned pilot organisation - if applicable;

i.           name of the assigned towage company - if applicable;

j.           number of tugs deployed - if applicable;

k.         name of the assigned boatman company - if applicable;

l.           name of the shipping agent;

m.        name of the contact person with the shipping agent;

n.         estimated time of departure - ETD - from the berth;

o.         name of the berth;

p.         information with regard to the position of the ship's berth; and

q.         for tankers with empty cargo tanks:

       correct technical name of the previous dangerous or polluting substance;

       UN numbers by which these substances can be identified;

       IMO hazard classes in accordance with the IBC and IGC Codes;

 

Article 4           Seagoing ship departure notifications

A seagoing ship departing from a berth in the municipality concerned to a berth outside that municipality shall provide the harbour master with the following information:

a.     call reference number;

b.         identification of the seagoing ship:

       name;

       call sign, and

       IMO Ship Identification Number, or the MMSI Number;

c.         point of exit - to sea or to the hinterland;

d.         name of the captain;

e.         number of the pilotage exemption certificate - if applicable;

f.          any particulars with regard to the ship itself, such as defects, damages, restrictions;

g.         number of persons on board;

h.         draught;

i.           name of the assigned pilot organisation - if applicable;

j.           name of the assigned towage company - if applicable;

k.         number of tugs deployed - if applicable;

l.           name of the assigned boatman company - if applicable;

m.        name of the shipping agent;

n.         name of the contact person with the shipping agent;

o.         estimated time of departure - ETD - from the berth; and

p.         for tankers with empty cargo tanks:

       correct technical name of the previous dangerous or polluting substance;

       UN numbers by which these substances can be identified;

       IMO hazard classes in accordance with the IBC and IGC Codes;

 

Article 5           Time of Notification

a.         The notification as referred to in article 2 shall always be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the arrival at the berth, except when:

1.         the destination was known at the time of departure from the previous port and the voyage time is less than 24 hours - in that case the notification as referred to in article 2 shall be submitted not later than at the time of departure from the previous port;

2.         the destination was not known at the time of departure from the previous port, or was altered during the voyage - in that case the notification as referred to in article 2 shall be submitted as soon as the destination has become known;

3.         the ship is carrying LNG, or has a seawater draught of 14.10 metres or more - in that case the notification as referred to in article 2 shall be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the arrival at the berth.

b.         The notification as referred to in article 3 shall be submitted:

4.         at least 12 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth if the services of a pilot organisation or a towage company are used;

5.         at least 12 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth if the ship is carrying LNG;

6.         at least 6 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth in all others cases.

c.         The notification as referred to in article 4 shall be submitted:

1.         at least 12 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth if the services of a pilot organisation or a towage company are used;

2.         at least 12 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth if the ship is carrying LNG, or has a seawater draught of 14.10 metres or more;

3.         at least 6 hours prior to departure of the ship from the berth in all others cases.

 

Article 6           Notification of changes in the submitted information

Any changes in the information submitted in accordance with articles 2 to 4, as well as any changes of more than 30 minutes in the notified arrival or departure times, shall be submitted as soon as possible until the time when the ship has arrived or departed.

 

Article 7           Notification format

The notifications as referred to in articles 2 to 4 shall be submitted electronically to the Port Community System's notification portal of the Harbour Master of Amsterdam using a format prescribed by the Harbour Master of Amsterdam.

 

Article 8           Effective date

The effective date of this order has been set at 1 December 2015

 

Article 9           Short title

This Regulation may be cited as: Regulation Notification Seagoing Ships North Sea Canal Area 2015

 

The Director of the Public Body Central Nautical Management,

M.F. van de Kerkhof

Amsterdam, December 14th 2015

 

 

Announcement number: 
2015/43