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Pilotage Operations

  • Ship agent apply to the Port Manager for approval to berth vessel
  • Vessel approved to berth by the Port Manager through the Harbour Master.
  • Pilot is rostered to the vessel for Pilotage duties.
  • Pilot establishes contact with vessel, proceeds to sea, boards the vessel and manoeuvres her safely to berth.

Documentation

  1. Provisional bill raised
  2. Receipt of Payment
  3. Master Declaration
  4. Pilotage Chit

Timeline

Duration is subject to length of pilotage/channel, tidal phenomena and weather conditions

Associated Charges

Pilotage is a component of Ship Dues ($1.28)

Pilotage

In & Out:  $0.112/GRT

Pilotage Exemption

  • The representative of the Shipping Company applies to the Chairman Pilotage Board (Habour Master of the Pilotage District) on behalf of the Master of the vessel.
  • A Debit Note is raised by the Commercial department of the port of operation.
  • On receipt of payment, a date is set aside for the interview.
  • The Master will be interviewed by the Pilotage Board.
  • Successful applicants will then be issued a Pilotage Exemption Certificate in the name of the vessel which was applied for.
  • The Pilotage Exemption Certificate is valid for one (1) year and neither transferrable to another person nor used for another vessel.

Documentation

  1. Form Q88 (Ship particulars)
  2. Medical certificate of fitness
  3. Evidence of payment
  4. Evidence of continuous operation within the channel for a minimum of ten (10) moves

Timeline

One (1) Week

Associated Charges

₦40,000/Pilot/Vessel/District

Towage Operations

  • The Harbour Master’s office allocate tugboats to Pilot
  • The number of tugboats required for towage operation depends on the ship’s characteristics and Master special request.

Documentation

  1. Provisional bill raised
  2. Receipt of Payment
  3. Master Declaration
  4. Pilotage Chit

Timeline

Duration is subject to length of pilotage/channel, tidal phenomena and weather conditions

Associated Charges

$2000/Tug/Move for LOA < 200 $2500/Tug/Move for LOA > 200

Berthing/Mooring of Vessels

  • Vessels declared at the berthing meeting by the Shipping Company or Agent.
  • Terminal operator stem vessel to berth at the berthing meeting.
  • Shipping Company or Agent seeks approval to berth vessel from the Port Manager.
  • The shipping agent makes a booking for the vessel’s movement from sea to the berth.
  • Vessel reports her arrival to the Port Control/Signal Station via VHF Radio.

Documentation

Approved application to berth the vessel by the Port Manager through the Harbour Master containing a copy of;

  1. Ship Manifest
  2. Ship Entry Notice (SEN)
  3. Provisional bill raised
  4. Receipt of Payment

Timeline

Berthing meeting is daily (Weekdays only).

Duration 1 hour.

Port Manager’s approval to berth within 10mins of receipt of request.

Booking for vessel movement – 5mins

Associated Charges

Berthing/Mooring

In:    $125

Sailing/Unmooring Operations

  • Application to the Port Manager for Sailing attaching Provisional Bill, Payment receipt and NIMASA clearance attached.
  • Traffic Manager confirms the Tonnage and Clean Operation
  • Port Manager Approves the Certificate to the Harbour Master for Sailing
  • Harbour Master roaster Pilot to sail the vessel
  • Pilot goes on-board with Master Declaration and Pilotage Chit for endorsement by the Master of the vessel
  • Pilot calls for mooring men and tug assistance to sail out the vessel.

Documentation

  1. Ship Sailing Clearance Certificate
  2. Provisional bill raised
  3. Receipt of Payment
  4. Master Declaration
  5. Pilotage Chit
  6. NIMASA Clearance

Timeline

Documentation – 1 Hour

Unmooring operations depend on the length of the vessel – 20 mins

Pilotage is subject to length of pilotage/channel, tidal phenomena and weather conditions

Associated Charges

Sailing/Unmooring

Out:    $125

Radio/Signal Communication & Control

Captain of Vessel or delegate puts call to Port Control via Radio (VHF Channel 12 or 16) to convey;

  1. Arrival Particulars
  2. SOLAS – emergency information (in case of an emergency) under GMDSS
  • Information on Security and Safety requirements of the Crew and Vessel
  1. Vessel departure information and documentation

Port Control relays the following to the Vessel;

  1. IMO Safety information on Navigational safety, traffic information and Notices to Mariners/local regulations

Channel monitoring and Traffic control – Radio Control monitors ship movement and shifting of vessel to ensure safety of pilotage operations of other vessels and crafts within the channel.

Documentation

  • Ship Entry Notice (SEN) Number
  • Rotation Number of Vessel
  • Berthing/Sailing Clearance (berthing clearance on arrival of vessel and sailing clearance at departure)
  • Ship Movement Schedule

Timeline

Radio contact

Service Boat Operations

  • NPA appoints Managing Agents to monitor Service Boat movements
  • Managing Agent Collects Master Declaration from NPA Harbours to capture all the movements
  • Managing Agent submits Master Declaration and Pilotage chit to Commercial Department (through Harbours dept.)
  • Commercial Department raises Compulsory Pilotage Bills for all Service Boat movements against Shipping Agents.
  • Compulsory Pilotage Bills raised are delivered through the Managing Agent to the Shipping Agent for payment within Five (5) working days from the date of receiving the bill.
  • Managing Agent collects and acknowledges registered copies of fully approved invoices from Commercial department for delivery to the Shipping Agent.

Documentation

  1. Master Declaration
  2. Pilotage Chit
  3. Service Boat Manifest
  4. Compulsory Pilotage Bills

Timeline

24 Hours

Associated Charges

Compulsory Pilotage Rates (NPA Charges Notice 001/004 of 2014)

For Service Boats, Rigs, Tugs and Work Barges all of 10 GRT and above (as contained in NPA Tariff).