SECTION (2) - GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. The Port Limits
From the highest level of the high tide where the point intersect the coast at 054°04’0 East longitude and from that point in the direction of true South to the point intersecting the line 16°54’ North latitude and from this point in the direction of true West to the point intersecting the 16°54 North latitude and 53°58’ East longitude. From this point in the direction of true North to the point intersecting the coast line and from this following the coast back to the starting point.
And includes, all wharves, quays, piers, landing places, decks, storage areas, roads, and buildings under the operational or administrative control of the Port Authority.
2. The Port Authority
The Port Authority shall:
a) Perform all functions concerned with movement of the vessels, cargo, and, passengers.
b) Provide pilotage, towage, and any other marine services required by vessels calling the port.
c) Collect Port dues and any other charges from vessels using the port.
d) Collect all and any charges for loading and unloading, delivery, storage, safe keeping, transporting, or any other services related to cargo handling in accordance with the port tariff.
3. The Harbour Master
The Harbour Master is charged with all aspects of vessels movement , vessels safety, and compliance with port rules. The Harbour Master controls and coordinates pilotage towage, linesmen, and all other marine services. He will determine the number of tugs that attend to vessels while moving in the port.
4. The master of every vessel calling at Port Salalah for whatsoever purpose and at all times, shall comply with the guidance and instructions of the Harbour Master. The master must comply with and implement the verbal or written orders issued by the Harbour Master.
5. In all cases and at all times the master shall be fully responsible for his Ship, its crew and Shipment.
6. The Port Entry Permit (Gate Pass)
It is not permitted to enter the Port except after obtaining a permit or a gate pass from the Port Authority. The Port Authority may withdraw such a permit or a gate pass for any reason.
7. The Port Gates
All entry or exit movement of vehicles, goods and persons in or out from the Port shall be through the gates designated for such purpose. Such movement inside the boundaries of the Port shall be subject to the orders and instructions issued by the Port Authority.
8. Obstacles and Their Removal
Placing any material that may constitute a hindrance in the Port is strictly and in case of such an occurrence, the person who caused such obstacle must remove it within the period of time to be specified by the Port Authority.
9. Lights and Signals
It is prohibited for any person to destroy or deliberately tamper with any light or signal used in the Port.
10. It is prohibited to lay any mooring buoys in the port without obtaining a prior written approval from the Harbour Master.
11. Boats Mooring and Landing of Launches and Dhows
Mooring of any boat at any quay, dock, anchorage ,land or any of the Port facilities or landing of any launch or Dhows at the quay or the beach for whatsoever reason, is strictly prohibited except after obtaining prior written approval from the Harbour Master.
It is strictly prohibited for any person to carry out any type of fishing activities or laying any fishing gear or floats in the Port area.
13. Removal of Goods
Removal of any goods from the Port is strictly prohibited except after obtaining written approval from the Port Authority and the concerned authorities.
14.Commercial Business Inside The Port
It is strictly prohibited for any person to carry out commercial activities or purchase any item from vessels except after obtaining prior written approval from the Port Authority and the concerned authorities.
15. Dunnage and Packing Waste From Vessels
It is strictly prohibited to take away any dunnage or packing waste or any other things from any vessel without obtaining written approval from the master of the vessel and the concerned authorities.
16. Forbidden Materials
It is strictly prohibited for any person to take inside the Port any goods or items , the importation or exportation of which is restricted by any of the laws of the Sultanate of Oman.
17. The crew and passengers of any vessel shall abide by all the laws, regulations and rules prevailing in the Sultanate of Oman, particularly those related to the sale, transport or consumption of any drugs or alcohol.
18. Implementation of The Port Rules & Regulations
The provisions of these Port Rules & Regulations shall apply to all the users of the Port whether persons, vessels, vehicles, equipment and any others for any purpose or reason.
19. Interpretation of The Port Rules & Regulations
Interpretation of any of the rules mentioned in these Port Rules & Regulations in contradiction to Oman laws, GCC rules and regulations for sea ports, the maritime rules and customs prevailing in the Sultanate, is completely forbidden.