Berthing Procedure

Vessel qualification
All vessels planned to berth at MTT shall get approval in writing from terminal officer and vessel shall apply with the following requirements:
      - Owner reputation must be positive reported and TMSA rating required at least stage 2 for any contract.
      - Age : Ship age less than 25 years will be considered.
      - New building, dry docking: at least 2 voyages required after delivery or latest dry dock. (UWS-Under water survey, require permission on case by case basis)
      - Registry and changes: Hold for 2 months after changed date and new inspection is required after hold period.
      - Port state inspection recorded:
          1. Recent recorded must not show in detention list.
          2. The PSC closed out or rectification report are required before reconsideration.
      - Vessel class: required IACS classification.
      - P & I Club: required International group.
      - Ship inspection report (SIR):
          1. Validity of the report is 12 months from the date of last inspection which carried out by accredited either OCIMF or CDI inspectors.
          2. Inspection required during loading or discharging operation.
          3. SIR for MTT or other.
          4. Same Inspector will be accepted only 2 times consecutive inspections.
          5. Specific inspection checklist will be limited to product that she planned to carry i.e. oil, chemical and gas, latest inspection should be the same checklist of carrying product.
      - Good terminal/charterer feedback: reported of positive terminal acceptance history.
      - No report of recently casualty history.
      - Officerís matrix (senior ranks)
          [1] Master + Chief Officer
          [2] Chief Engineer + Second Engineer
          [1] and [2] year service at least:
             * Year with operator : 1 Year
             * Year in rank : 2 Years
             * Year on this type of tanker : 3 Years
      - English proficiency: the results indicate that average English proficiency of ship crew is good.
Following documents are required for our initial review :
      - Ship Particular: Q88 and Form C, if any.
      - Certificate of Fitness.
      - Gas Rule Form (for Liquefied Gas Carrier).

          Government Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels. Pilot exemption for regular local traders has been introduced. The pilots also serve as docking masters, berthing the vessel with the assistance of tugs. The Pilot embarks approximately 1 nautical mile South of the Fairway Buoy in position Lat. 12 Degrees 35.0' N., Long. 101Degrees 13.5' E. The Pilot Office can be contacted on VHF channel 16. Once contact is established the vessel is Requested to stand by on VHF channel 14. VHF Channel 13 is used for communication between MTT, vessels, Tugs, Pilot, Harbor Master and mooring boats for berthing or unberthing.

          Mooring gangs and mooring boats are arranged by the ship's agent. Vessels berth starboard side alongside, heading west towards the port entrance. Minimum Number of Mooring Lines .
                  - Up to 10,000 tons d.w.t. - 4 breast lines and 2 springs forward and 2 springs after.
                  - Over to 10,000 tons DWT. - 6 breast lines and 2 springs forward and 2 springs aft.
                  - Minimum mooring wire/rope breaking strength shall be 75 MT.
Quick release hook system: At jetty no.1 all mooring dolphins are equipped with manually handled quick release hooks (breasting dolphins are equipped with bollard)

          The use of Tugs is compulsory in the port for both berthing and unberthing as follows :Vessels over all (LOA) up to 492 /700 feet or 150 /213 m. requires 2/3 tugs respectively. Tug lines are used for towing. The tug and its crew are regarded as employed by the ship being towed. All the damage and costs to the tug arising during the 'assistance' and for which the tug could be made responsible must be compensated for by the ship in question. Tug service is arranged for by Ship's Agent and in monsoon season at least one tug must standby in the vicinity nearby whilst vessel alongside.

Harbour Activities
    (A) Port State Control : Map Ta Phut port is open to ships in national and foreign going trade.Thailand is a signatory to the memorandum for Port State Control Governmental inspections can be expected.
    (B) Inspections : Alongside MTT installations inspections of vessels are carried out before and during cargo operations by the MTT loading Master in accordance with MTT's Terminal Information and Regulations, which are handed out to every vessel calling at its facilities, and the ship/shore safety check list.MTT's Safety Regulations are in accordance with the 'International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminal' (ISGOTT). Safety rules in case of chemicals and liquefied gas are based on 'Tanker Safety Guide (Chemicals)' and 'Tanker Safety Guide (Liquefied gases)' respectively, published by the 'International Chamber of Shipping' (ICS).

E-mail to us :
Terminal address: Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal Co. Ltd., 18 I-8 Road,
Map Ta Phut, Muang District, Rayong 21150, Thailand. Tel: (6638) 684447