SECTION (10) - DHOWS
1. Certificates and Documents
The master should always maintain the following documents and certificates and shall submit them on demand to the representatives of the concerned authorities:
(a) Registration certificate.
(b) Last port clearance.
(c) Insurance certificate.
(d) Cargo manifest.
(e) List of the crew and passengers.
2. Dhow Agent
The master of any Dhow entering Port Salalah shall have a local shipping agent.
3. Arrival Procedures
(a) The agent of the Dhow shall submit the arrival notice to Port control at least 24 hours prior to arrival.
(b) The master of the Dhow should contact Port control by VHF radio on channel 12 at least 2 hours prior to the arrival time.
(c) Port control shall direct the incoming Dhows to the anchoring area and pass anchoring instructions in co-ordination with the Port operators and the agent.
(d) The Dhows shall berth at the allocated berth after obtaining the approval from Port control.
4. Conduct of Dhows While Alongside.
The masters of the Dhows while alongside should comply with the following:
(a) Maintaining a sufficient number of crew in order to move the Dhow at any time.
(b) Ensuring availability of sufficient and suitable number of mooring ropes.
(c) Maintaining sufficient number of fire extinguishers ready for use as well as a sufficient number of crew capable of using these extinguishers.
(d) Placing suitable rat guards on all mooring ropes.
(e) Make available of a safe ladder between the dhow and the quay.
(f) Keeping the quay clean at all times.
(g) Ensuring availability of sufficient fenders between the dhow and the quay wall.
(h) Avoiding discharging of any waste or refuse into the harbour.
(i) Obtaining written approval from the Port control before opening the engines for maintenance or repair operations.
(j) Avoiding any movement inside the harbour except after obtaining Port Control approval.
5. Dhows At The Anchorage Area
The masters of the Dhows during their time at the anchorage area should comply with the following:
(a) Avoid discharge of any waste or refuse in the Port.
(b) Avoid permitting any person to board the Dhow except after completion of the arrival clearance procedures from the police and health authorities.
(c) Not to move except after obtaining the approval from Port Control.
Dhows entering the Port should be covered by insurance covering any damage that it may cause to the Port. This insurance shall cover all other financial claims related to the Dhow during its stay in the Port including wreck removal.
7. Responsibility Against The Damage
The master, Owner or agent of the Dhow is considered responsible for any losses or damage that may be caused to the properties of the Port, the Dhows, other vessels or persons for any reason during their time in the Port.
8. The Departure Procedures
The agent or master of the Dhow shall, after completion of cargo operation or when ready to sail, shall co-ordinate with Port control with regard to the departure time after payment of all charges and obtaining the Port Clearance.