• All Charges are based on Gross Register Tonnage (GRT). In the event that GRT is not available for a Vessel, then Gross Tonnage (GT) shall be used for calculating Charges. If a Vessel has dual GRTs, the higher figure applies. In case of tug and barge combinations, the total GRT/GT of both Vessels shall be taken.
• A day starts at midnight for Charges applicable per day.
• Marine Services performed by the Operator for shifting Vessels from one berth to another shall be paid by the party requesting the shifting.
• Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Schedule, nothing prevents the Marine Services Operator from concluding a salvage agreement with a Vessel in distress if circumstances permit.
Obligation to use Pilot and Tug services for all Vessels
• All Vessels entering or leaving the Port are obliged to accept the services of a Pilot and one or more Tugs, except for pleasure boats and yachts under 50 tons unless the Master requires the services of a Pilot and/or tug(s).
• The number of tugs to be used for assisting a Vessel shall be determined in accordance with the schedule for the use of tugs, published by the Operator, based on the size and character of the Vessel and the prevailing weather conditions.
• Pilotage (including mooring and unmooring) is charged once for any Vessel entering the Port, once for any Vessel leaving the Port, and once for any Vessel being shifted from one berth to another berth or from berth to anchorage (or anchorage to berth). (except for shifting by ropes to adjacent berths) No additional charge is made in case Vessels proceed to anchorage prior to berthing, or after berthing. To avoid doubt, shifting by ropes to an adjacent berth, not requiring any pilot or tug service, shall be free of charge.
• For Vessels which only come to anchorage and do not berth, pilotage charges are reduced by 50%.
• In the event that the Vessel is not able to use it engines or its steering gear for whatever reason, the applicable pilotage charges shall be doubled.
• If a Pilot is kept waiting through any fault of the Vessel or Vessel’s Agent, an additional Charge of JD 150 per hour or part thereof will be levied.
• Minimum charge is 1 hour for all tugs.
• All Vessels shifting from one location to another, except when using own ropes, are obliged to accept the services of one or more tugs.
• In the event that the Vessel is not able to use it engines or its steering gear for whatever reason, the tug charges shall be doubled.
• Hourly charges apply from berth to berth or in the event that the tug(s) is proceeding directly to assist another Vessel, from berth to the moment the Captain/pilot releases the concerned tug(s).
• For the purpose of determining Charges for use of tugs, Vessels in distress shall mean Vessels that are in danger of sinking, beaching or being severely damaged, or are involved in a collision with another Vessel, or in the event that a Vessel poses a serious threat to the marine environment or coastal interests.