5. BERTHING AND MOORING

5.1 General Description of Berth

The Terminal is served by the Jetty which is owned and operated by PTT Tank Terminal Company Limited, located on inner basin of the West of Maptaphut Industrial Port, Thailand. (In vicinity of Latitude 12. 40.05 North, Longitude 101. 08.38 East)
Please refer to Appendix-2: Jetty Layout Plan

5.2 Berth Limitations for Each Jetties

Please refer to Appendix-4: Berth Limitation and Facilities Information for details

5.3 Tugs, Rope Boat and Service Boats

The following recommendation by Marine Department provides a general guide in determining the number of tugs required for ship movement within Maptaphut Port Area and PTT Tank Terminal. The number of tugs required is determined, among other factors, by size and ship handling characteristics of the ship. The pilot upon boarding may thus, in consultation with the Master, cancel or order additional tugs if required according to individual Master and/or Pilot requirement, weather conditions, etc.

5.4 Mooring

Ship’s DWT

< 4000 DWT

Between 4000 – 10000 DWT

Between 4000 – 10000 DWT

> 40000 DWT

Mooring Lines (Fore & Aft)

2 breast & 2 spring lines

2 head & 2 stern lines
2 breast & 2 spring lines

3 head & 3 stern lines
2 breast & 2 spring lines

4 head & 4 stern lines
2 breast & 2 spring lines

The Master is responsible for ensuring that the ship remains securely moored throughout the stay alongside. The Master must ensure that all mooring are regularly tended and maintained in taut condition. Mooring lines of same side and material must always be used for all lead in the same service.
The breaks of tension winches should be applied and the mooring tended manually.

5.5 Provision of Ship/Shore Access

It is share responsibility of ship and terminal to provide safe access between ship and shore. The gangway either ship or shore that can provide the safest accessed must be used.

The gangway must be fitted with handrails and safety net must be rigged below and around the gangway. The gangway must be frequently monitored and adjusted as needed during the load/discharge operations and tidal variations.