Portsmouth International Port Local Notice to Mariners No. 03/12

Dated 9th August 2012

PORTSMOUTH INTERNATIONAL CRUISE and FERRY PORT

Berth No 4 and No 5 Bunkering Operations

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Harbour Master of Portsmouth International Port that the following regulations apply to all vessels using Berths 4 and 5 at the Cruise & Ferry Port and North Quay, (For the purpose of this notice North Quay includes both the oil berth and the adjacent lay-by berth).


  2. Berth 4: No vessel will be permitted to lie alongside any vessel on berth 4 when a vessel is berthing on or unberthing from berth 5 or North Quay.


  3. Berth 5: No vessel will be permitted to lie alongside any vessel on berth 5 when a vessel is berthing on or unberthing from North Quay.


  4. The following rules will apply to de-conflict any delays to scheduled ferry services that have pre arranged to take bunkers by barge whilst alongside on berth 4.


    1. A vessel on her allocated slot time and taking pre arranged bunkers on berth 4 will be given priority to complete her bunkering operations over a vessel that is out of it's slot time on berth 5.


    2. This priority will be for a period not exceeding 1 hour to enable the scheduled vessel on berth 4 time to complete her bunkering operations.


    3. During this period the vessel on berth 5 will be held alongside.


    4. Vessels out of slot time and arriving for berth 5 will be governed by paragraph 2 above and will be given priority over the bunkering operations on berth 4. In this case the bunker barge will have to move off to allow the arriving vessel to pass.


  5. Duty Managers should liaise closely to minimize any disruption to their services.


  6. "Portsmouth Harbour Radio" on VHF Ch 11 will co-ordinate all bunker barge movements to de-conflict any scheduled moves as above.


  7. This notice supersedes CNTM 02/07 which is cancelled.



Captain Rupert Taylor

Harbour Master

Portsmouth International Port