PNI1809--Qingdao Peoples Government Issued a Notice on Temporary Requirements and Control Measures over Ships in Sea Waters of Qingdao from 28.05.2018 to 11.06.2018
Circular Ref No.:PNI1809
 
Date: 30 May 2018
 
Dear Sir or Madam
 
Subject: Qingdao Peoples Government Issued a Notice on Temporary Requirements and Control Measures over Ships in Sea Waters of Qingdao from 28.05.2018 to 11.06.2018
 
Reference is made to our previous Circular No. PNI1806, wherein we advised that the special safety inspection for ships entering Qingdao water areas shall be carried out by maritime safety administrations from 20.04.2018 because of the summit of Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
 
In order to strengthen the safety management of the sea area and maintain public safety, according to relevant laws and regulations, the municipal government of Qingdao decided to take temporary administrative measures over ships in the sea area of Qingdao from 28.05.2018 to 11.06.2018. The requirements are listed as below for owner’s easy reference.
 
1. From 0000hrs on 29th May, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, ships without approval are prohibited from sailing, berthing, or engaging in any operational activity in the waters of Fushansuo Bay.
 
From 0000hrs on 29th May, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, except those operations that involves people's livelihood, the operation of all passenger terminals and stations (except Qingdao international passenger vessel port) along the coastline of Shinan District, Shibei District, Laoshan District and Huangdao District shall be suspended. The passenger transport operation engaged by various types of ships such as passenger ships, motor boats, and sailing boats shall be suspended and the above ships are prohibited to sail in the abovementioned sea areas.
 
2. Excluding demand of protecting national interests and people's livelihood, container ships are prohibited from loading and unloading containers with dangerous goods of category 1 to 7 within water areas of Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay from 0000hrs 29th May, 2018 to 2400hrs on 6th June, 2018.
 
Excepting the demand of protecting the national interest and people's livelihood, from 0000hrs on 1st June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 6th June, 2018, product oil tankers, chemical tankers, liquefied petroleum gas ships, solid dangerous bulk ships (except coal ships) and general cargo ship carries dangerous goods are prohibited from entering and leaving the waters of Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao. From 0000hrs on 7th June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, all ships carrying dangerous goods except container ships carrying category 8 and 9 dangerous goods are prohibited from entering and leaving the waters of Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao.
 
3. Excepting the demand of protecting the national interest and people's livelihood, as from 0000hrs on 1st June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 6th June, 2018, the port operation of product oil tankers, chemical tankers, liquefied petroleum gas ships, solid dangerous bulk ships (except coal ships) and general cargo ship carries dangerous goods are prohibited within the waters of Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao. From 0000hrs on 7th June, 2018 to 2400hrs 11th June, 2018, all operations of dangerous goods except category 8 and 9 are prohibited within the waters of Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao.
 
4. From 0000hrs on 4th June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, the use of anchorage Qianhai No. 1, Qianhai No. 2 and Qianhai No. 3 of Qingdao Port shall be prohibited, and ships are required to anchor at the south anchorage of Chaolian Island which defined by following four coordinates: 35°51’10”N/120°53’00”E, 35°51’10”N/121°01’30”E, 35°46’30”N/121°03’53”E and 35 °46’30”N/120°55’22”E. The location of pilots boarding and leaving ships shall be changed from the second alert area of original traffic separation scheme to the boarding and leaving point of Xiaogong Island, Qingdao port (the sea area with 35°58’38”N/120°34’44”E as centre point and 500 meters as radius).
 
5. From 0000hrs 4th June, 2018 to 2400hrs 11th June, 2018, when visibility is below 1 nautical mile, ships are prohibited from entering or leaving the sea area of Jiaozhou Bay, Qingdao or conducting berthing and unberthing operations.
 
6. From 0000hrs on 09th June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 10th June, 2018, the navigation of ships in the main channel of Qingdao Port may be restricted if necessary.
 
7. From 0000hrs on 1st June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, fishing boats with fishing tackle are prohibited from sailing to the sea. From 0000hrs on 08th June, 2018 to 2400hrs on 11th June, 2018, ships for cultivation are not be allowed to sail across the fishing farms but can only conduct operation in the contracted fishery farms. Fishing boats in fishing ban should berth at designated position in accordance with regulations and should not leave the port without approval.
 
8. Ships in violation of this notice shall undertake the relevant administrative punishment according to relevant law and the criminal responsibilities shall be accounted according to law if any behaviour constitutes the crime.
 
9. This Notice shall come into effect on 28th May, 2018 and shall be valid until 11th June, 2018.
 
Given the above, Owners are suggested to make proper arrangements of vessel’s calling sea water areas of Qingdao port within above mentioned periods in order to avoid any delay or penalty to ships. Owners are also recommended to check with the local agent in advance in case any extra requirements will be met during the above mentioned periods.
 
Hope the above is of assistance. Any query, please contact our Qingdao office atqingdao@huatai-serv.com.
 
Best regards


 
Yu Limin
President
 
 
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