New Guidance Released Regarding Zhoushan Bunkering Anchorages

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  • Local government of Zhoushan port issued a guide to ship owners for receiving bonded bunkers at Zhoushan port.
  • The guide introduces the coordinates, navigational requirement, anchoring requirement, meteorological restriction, and other useful information of the five main bunkering anchorages.

As Japan P&I Club informs, based on information by Oasis P&I Services, local government of Zhoushan port issued a guide to ship owners for receiving bonded bunkers at Zhoushan port recently, introducing useful information of the five main bunkering anchorages.

Guidance on Zhoushan bunkering anchorages 

The five bunkering anchorages include Xiazhimen North Anchorage, Tiaozhoumen Anchorage, Xiushan East Anchorage, Mazhi Anchorage and Qushan Temporary Anchorage. As there are many fishing vessels operating in these area, vessels intended to bunker at Zhoushan port are suggested to follow the recommended navigational routes, comply with the various requirements stated in the aforementioned guide, as well as other local regulations and international conventions, and keep watch at all times.

Vessels are also suggested to contact their local ship agent in advance for detailed information and obtain guidance in case it is required.

The bunker barge shall maintain her AIS normal display and keep effective watch on VHF channel 08. Before entering the anchorage, the bunker barge shall report to Ningbo VTS and obtain permission in advance.

Report shall also be made to Ningbo VTS after the bunker barge has entered the anchorage and moored alongside the vessel, starting bunkering, and unmooring from the vessel after bunkering is completed.

During the period of bunkering, the bunker barge shall keep her engine on standby and maintain proper lookout, ensure her main engine is always available, strengthen the crew’s vigilance and always check the mooring lines’ tension.

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Source: Japan P&I Club