Notice to Mariners

PERMISSIBLE DRAUGHTS AND DIMENSIONS AT PORT MUHAMMAD BIN QASIM

PQA Notice to Mariner No.88/2019

1.    Information about permissible draughts and dimensions.

2.    Maximum permissible Draughts and Dimensions for ships calling at Port Muhammed Bin Qasim as per PQA Notice to Mariner during the period from 16.11.2019 to 29.02.2020.

Berth/Terminal
Permissible Draught (M)
LOA (M)
Beam (M) extreme
LCT
10.00
210.00
33.00
MW Berth No.1
09.50***
225.00
33.00
MW Berth No.2
10.00***
225.00
33.00
MW Berth No.3 
10.00
225.00
33.00
MW Berth No.4
10.00
225.00
33.00
QICT - 1
12.0 **
up to 310.00
48.0
QICT - 1

12.0 **

More than 310 and up to 340

46.5

QICT - 2
13.00
up to 310
48.0
QICT - 2

13.00

more than 310 and up to 340.00

46.5

FAP Grain & Fertilizer

13.00

Max. DWT 75000 tons

250.00

43.50

EVTL 
11.00           
225.00
40.00
IOCB

12.00  

Max. DWT 75000 tons 

230.00
40.00
FOTCO 

13.00

Max. DWT  75000 tons

245.00
41.50
SSGC / LPG
10.00
163.00
33.00
LNG - 1

12.00 *

295.00

43.40

PIBT

13.00

230.00

33.00

PQEPC Terminal

12.00

210.00

33.00

 * FBMS studies recommend LNGC calling to Port Qasim to have a draft of 10.8 m to 12.0 m depending upon the environmental conditions.

** Vessels with 12.5 m draft at QICT-I allowed by taking benefit of tide and with prior approval.

*** Vessels with draft upto 10.0 m & 10.5 m at MW-1 & MW-2 respectively will be will be allowed without dispension charges, already loaded/chartered arriving on or before 10.12.2019 by taking benefit of tide.

General Notes

  1. The above draughts and dimensions are subject to availability of sufficient height of tide favorable wind and weather conditions at the time of passage for berthing/sailing of vessels.
  2. Above noted draughts and dimensions are subject to change in case of abnormal siltation if any.
  3. Berthing at risk and cost of ship owners/agents.
  4. Ships are to commence discharging immediately after berthing.
  5. Ships on arrival at outer anchorage are requested to intimate correct draughts/dimensions.
  6. Vessels violating notices to Mariners will not be accepted.
  7. PQA Notice to Mariner No.87/2019, dated 29.03.2019 stands canceled.
  8. Deeper draught vessels will be handled by taking benefit of the tide.
  9. Any case of misdeclaration/concealment of draughts/dimensions by the Master, Owner, Agent, etc. will be construed as violation to the above notice to mariner and liable for imposition of penalty as per port rules.
  10. Draughts & dimensions for marginal wharves and other terminals will revised. If necessary dredging is carried out during the period.
  11. Container Vessel of L.O.A more than 280 meters should be with operational BOW thruster or prior permission for berthing / unberthing from PQA will be required.

(Capt. Rizwan S.K. Ghauri)

Deputy Conservator

 

 

 

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