concerning all Israeli Ports
STATE OF ISRAEL MINISTERY OF TRANSPORT (IMOT)
PROCEDURE RAD17A SUPERCEDES RAD17
imot report rad17 a procedure + cg10 pre arival submission of loading plan for dangerous
100 nm from the coast of Israel. (50NM FOR SMALL CRAFT), every ship
shall send a position report in the form of free of charge service cable to the IMOT via
Coast Station Haifa Radio (4XO) or by telex to No 342195
The report shall contain the following data:
OF SHIP AND PREVIOUS NAME
2.INTERNATIONAL CALL SIGN
3.FLAG AND PORT OF REGISTERY
6.YEAR OF BUILT
8.SHIPS TYPE AND CARGO ON BOARD
9.NR. OF CREW AND PASSANGER
10.AGENTS NAME, TEL. FAX
11.LAST AND PREVIOUS PORT, DATE OF DEPARTUREPORT OF
12.POSN COURSE AND SPEED
25 NM OFF ISRAELI COAST all vessels
shall establish radio contact with the Israeli Navy on VHF ch 16 and report them directly
1 NAME/CALL SIGN
2 PRESENT POSITION, COURSE AND SPEED
A vessel, which will not comply
with the a/m, may be detained from berthing by the Israeli Navy for a period of 24 hours
ETA's: For port agent, approx. ETA should be
sent 7, 5 and 3 days prior to arrival and a definite ETA should be sent 48 and 24 hours
prior to arrival.
Latest with 3 days ETA, the vessel/owners should provide the agent with all information
requested in above RAD17a,
ETA to the Israeli Navy is to be sent via
agent 24 hours prior to arrival in Israel
1. Valid Ship's Documents
2. Crew List (4 copies)
3. Passenger (4 copies)
4. Arrival Declaration
5. Stores List
6. Bonded Lists
7. Arms and Ammunition List
8. Crew Customs Declaration
9. Immigration Questionnaire
10. Valid Passports or Seaman's Books
11. Stowaway List
12. Declaration of Ballast Change
Cargo documentation: Cargo Manifests of Import Cargo
presented by agent, incl dangerous cargo manifest if any o/board. Cargo Documents for
Export Cargo issued by shippers.
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No communication with shore is allowed until Free
Pratique has been obtained from the Quarantine Authorities. Free Pratique can be obtained
by radio. Master should send a "Standard Quarantine Message" to the Quarantine
Authorities through Haifa Coastal Station
Rat-guards are obligatory at all moorings.
Customs and immigration:
Customs allowances: All officers and crew are
allowed one carton of cigarettes and 1 bottle of spirits. .
Immigration: Immigration authorities require photos of crew for Landing Permits and the
form called "Condition Slip" is to be filled when they visit the vessel.
Flags: Israeli flag
must be displayed.
Notices of readiness: To
be tendered to agents in accordance with the charter party during office hours
General information concern berthing, safety,
working hours & regulations:
The Port agents carry out the ordering of berths,
stevedoring, tally and cranes 1 day in advance for the 1st shift and during
morning hours the same day for the 2nd & 3rd shift.
Berthing and stevedore gangs per vessel will be
decided during the daily port meeting until 13:00 Hrs in accordance with the prevailing
berthing turn and procedure. The Vessel has a cancelling option for stevedores until 13:30
for the 2nd shift and until 14:30 for the 3st shift and 1rd
shift of the following day.
Public holidays: No work on Saturdays or
official holidays, those being: Passover, Independence Day, First Harvest Day, Jewish New
Year, Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles Day.
Working hours in Ashdod and Haifa: "Download of non working holidays for year 2001/2002"(zip)
1st shift 06:30-14:30hrs
2nd shift 15:00-22:00hrs.
3rd shift, Saturday -Thursday
Friday or Day before Holiday
1st shift 06:30 13:30 hrs
2nd shift 13:30 until abt. 1.5 hrs
b4 sunset at Ashdod or 20:30 at Haifa
At Haifa gangs available during Saturday for
for Eilat &Ashkelon please see separate
on their page.
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Standby for moving vessels:
The Master or the person temporarily in charge of a vessel is to ensure that an
adequate number of officers and crew are on board and that the main propelling machinery
of the vessel is maintained so that the vessel could be moved with one hour notice. No
vessel may dismantle engines or otherwise interfere with propelling power of the vessel,
nor may the vessel be left unattended by responsible officers and crew unless permission
to do so is first obtained in writing from the Harbor Master via the ship agent.
Turning of propellers:
All vessels are required to avoid turning their propellers when berthed in port.
Vessels preparing to maneuver may contact the Port Management by VHF, through the port's
look-out station and request permission before turning their propellers for trial.
Turbine ships, which must have their propellers turning while berthed, should inform the
Harbor Master Office in writing.
Vessels Carrying Dangerous and Hazardous Cargoes:lincludingl goods in
The ship owner must inform the port management of dangerous cargo reaching the port at
least 48 hours prior to this fact, with a notice of its kind, quantity and category
lincluding. stowage plan stating location of such goods in vessels cargo compartments. (
A vessel which have not been freed of explosive
gases must, on nearing the port and during the time such vessels remain in port, display
by day a red flag not less than one sqm and by night a red light at the masthead. A wire
cable with an eye must be hung over the stem and also over the stern of such vessels and
secured to the vessel to act as a towing spring in case of fire. Dangerous and hazardous
cargoes shall be properly marked and a special list of those cargoes shall be on board.
The Master of a ship carrying a dangerous cargo must
not dismantle, by himself or by others, the engines or reduce their power while in port
unless previously permitted in writing by the port manager. While dangerous cargo is
loading and unloading, the staff should be on alert so that an eventual immediate exit
from port is possible.
The Master of a ship carrying dangerous cargo must inform the port manager of the said
cargo, of damaged packing, liquid or gas leaks, as well as of any other details that might
endanger loading, property or the risk of the workers' lives.
Safety: Safety Rules: Masters are reminded
that all rules relating to safety, i.e. proper gangways and other passages, efficient
lighting, inspection and marking of cargo gear, etc, shall be complied with.
Fire Precautions: Vessels shall have power available
at short notice for fire fighting, winches, etc.
Smoking, welding, cutting; open fires, (naked lights) are forbidden:
1. Near inflammable goods, whether in the hold or on
2. In or near to a compartments where dangerous
goods are stowed or being handled.
3. When the vessel is bunkering. Welding, cutting,
etc, in engine rooms, heating and ventilation ducts, holds and bulkheads are forbidden
unless written permission is obtained from the Harbour's Safety Department.
Welding and cutting work in any other place is
allowed, however the Harbour's Safety Department shall be notified in writing by the
ship's Master four hours prior to such work. The Master or the person temporarily in
charge shall ensure that a suitable fire extinguisher and fire hydrant, rigged and ready,
will be at the place where welding or cutting work is being done. Each work will be
performed under qualified ship inspector's supervision.
Reporting of fire, collision, etc: Should any
vessel, while in port, spring a leak, suffer collision or catch fire, or should an
explosion occur on board. The Master of such vessel should immediately report the
occurrence to the port management using the port's Signal Station on VHF ch 12, 14, 16. In
addition a written report is to be forwarded to the port management as soon as possible.
Environment - Pollution
The legal framework for marine pollution prevention
consists of a number of laws:
The Prevention of Sea Water Pollution by Oil
Ordinance, 1980, which prohibits discharge of oil or oily water into Israels
territorial and inland waters by any shore installation or vessel, and makes any such act
a criminal offense;
The Prevention of Sea Pollution (Dumping of Waste)
Law, 1983, which controls dumping of waste at sea;
The Prevention of Sea Pollution from Land-based
Sources Law, 1988, which prohibits the discharge of industrial and municipal wastewater
without a permit;
The Maintenance of Cleanliness Law, 1984, which
prohibits the disposal of any refuse in public areas;
The Ports Ordinance, 1971, which provides for the operation and management of ports in
Israel, with special regard to the handling of hazardous substances in ports.
Regional and International Conventions
Israel is an active participant in the United
Nations Environment Programmes Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) which provides an
important forum for regional environmental activities and cooperation to protect the
Mediterranean Sea. Israel has ratified the 1976 Barcelona Convention for the Protection of
the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution and its related protocols. Israel has also
ratified the Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, and the 1978
Protocol (MARPOL 73/78) and Annexes 1, 2 and 3 of the Convention. Efforts are currently
being made to ratify Annexes 4 and 5 of MARPOL 73/78 as well as the 1990 Oil Pollution
Responsibility and Cooperation Convention (OPRC) and international agreements for
compensation in case of large-scale accidents - Civil Liability Convention and the IOPCF
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