Vessel clearance is shown below.
Effective February 17 2020, Petronas LNG Terminal will implement virtual loading for all vessel from China and under category B. No personnel allowed onboard vessel unless terminal and contractors for loading arm connections and disconnections.
- Supplier and contractors are not allowed to go onboard and stay at shore side for lifting, provision, spares & garbage. If the item are hand carry, to leave it at the gangway landed area and the vessel crew to pick up. If any documentations are to be signed by vessel crew, to leave the document at gangway and the vessel crew sign or bring to CCR for signature then retrieve back at gangway after completing the signing.
- Agents will discuss with the vessel the documentations needed/required for side operation or vessel request for documentations. If any document needs to be provided by vessel with signature or document request by vessel, it must be requested early before vessel berthing. Vessel can prepare the document needed and put gangway only.
- Precautions – Respective company to provide face mask, hand glove and sanitizer (can use sanitizer provided at each jetty and berth).
Effective January 31, 2020 the following guidelines have been implemented:
- Shipping agent shall advise pre-arrival of the vessel having a record of the last 3 ports from China to Kuantan Port Medical Officer at least 48 hours before arrival
- Vessel will undergo screening process at anchorage by the Medical Officer before allowed to berth
- The vessel bound to KP1 shall anchor at Quarantine Anchorage, and the vessel with deep draft bound to KP2 shall anchor at Deep Water Anchorage.
- The master and crews of the vessel including those who have been screened (at the anchorage) are not allowed to disembark from the vessel without permission from the Medical Officer when the vessel is at berth. Application for this purpose shall be submitted to the Medical Officer during office hours.
- The master and crew of the vessel are strictly prohibited to disembark from the vessel to the port facility if any of them has a history of travel from / or possesses passport issued in Wuhan City or Hubei province, China except for emergency and within the control of the authorities.
- All parties involved with port activities are encouraged to follow the health care measures recommended by the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
Agents must submit documents (declaration of Health / copy of voyage memo / copy of crew list) to Labuan Health Officer within 48 to 72 hours before vessel arrival. Vessels that have called Chinese ports in last 14 days will be put on status C quarantine at anchorage. An officer will check the temperature of all onboard at Victoria Port Limit. Shore leave will be suspended. The usage of face mask is compulsory. Stevedores and planners will only be allowed onboard once this is complete.
The following procedures are in place for this port:
For Vessel Arrivals
- Port Health require agents to notify them in advance on vessel crews’ health prior vessel arrival in order to obtain Port Health advance clearance in order to berth. IMO Crew list, Voyage Memo and Health declaration form need to be submitted by master to obtain advance berthing clearance from Port Health prior berthing.
- About 2 hours processing is required for vessel crew screening / fever check-up onboard vessel during authorities inward clearance
- If symptoms or fever is found in any of the crew onboard, vessel is unable to obtain Free Pratique. She must immediately unberth and sail to Lumut anchorage quarantine area for 14 days.
- Port Health also suggested that priority berthing should be given to vessels if the last 10 ports of call is not an affected country/ports based on the vessel voyage memo, or vessel has been steaming more than 14 days from an affected country/ports (especially China).
For Crew Change
- Any on signer crews from China (direct/transit) is not allowed to perform crew change until further notice.
- No restriction for other crews change Nationality subject to Malaysian Immigration discretion
- No shore leave will be given until further notice. Only special shore pass permit will be granted to crews in case on emergency or to seek doctor /medical treatment.
Pasir Gudang / Pengerang
Quarantine officers will board if the vessel has called a Chinese Port (including Taiwan) 14 days prior and the vessel will be quarantined. Shore personnel will only be allowed onboard once the vessel is cleared. For Immigration regulations, currently no sign on/ sign off of Chinese Nationality.
Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas
The following guidelines are in immediate effect for this port:
- Any vessels calling PTP which visited China in the last 14 days, must be quarantined for health screening and inspections by the Health Department.
- No crew is allowed to disembark from vessel to any terminal area except if there is a crew change arrangement and/or emergency case. Both activities required Port Police Department (PPD) approval
- Name list is required for any crew change arrangement and PPD approval must be obtained at least 24hrs prior vessel ETA. All vessel crew must be escorted by agent from vessel to the Terminal exit point. Health screening process prior leaving the port is mandatory.
- Any suspected or confirmed cases from the screening and inspections will be managed by the Malaysian MOH, through the Health Department.
Additionally, vessels calling ATB terminal require masters to submit the VTTI Maritime Declaration of Health prior berthing arrangement. Forms are available through email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Health officials will check the crew if last port called was in China.
- All the vessels calling directly from Chinese Port will be quarantined and need to anchor at Inner Anchorage. Port Heath Officer will on board the vessel to check the temperature of all crew.
- Agent and stevedore are only allow to onboard the vessel upon receiving the confirmation from Port Health.
- The boarding officer is required to wear the mask and glove.
Chinese crew from Wuhan and Hubei will be issued NTL, not allowed to sign off.
Vessels that have called Chinese Ports in last 14 days will be quarantined. Health officer will check temperature of all crew members onboard. Vessels with Chinese crew or with crew members who have joined in Chinese ports may also be quarantined. If any crew is found with fever 38 degrees celsius and above, the Port Health will arrange their own ambulance to transport the crew to Sungai Buloh Hospital for isolation and treatment.
For sign on, so long as crew is cleared at KUL airport no issue to sign on but crew needs to hand carry the Health Alert Card given at KUL airport. For sign off, once vessel is cleared by Port Health, no issue to sign off. We must obtain endorsement from Port Health on our sign on/off letter to proceed with crew change at Marine and Immigration.
Additional restriction/screening for coronavirus have been added.
- Restriction on Chinese citizen from Zhejian region, Jiangsu Region, Hubei Region and Wuhan City.
- Passenger and vessel crew from China and foreigners that live in Zhejiang and Jiangsu region will NOT be allowed entry.
- Any foreigner from Wuhan city and Hubei Region in the last 14 days will NOT be allowed entry.
- Passenger and vessel crew from China are allowed to disembark except from Zhejian region, Jiangsu region, Hubei region and Wuhan city which have to pass the health screening test.
- Embark, disembark, sign on/off of Chinese citizens are allowed except from Zhejian Region, Jiangsu Region, Hubei Region and Wuhan City.
Vessel from China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan can call all Sabah Ports (Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau, Sipitang, Kunak, etc) with the following conditions:
- Vessel proceeds to quarantine anchorage on arrival for inspection on all crews’ temperature or symptoms. If crew affected or have symptoms, vessel will go through quarantine procedures.
- If all ok and no affected, agent can arrange vessel to berth and proceed cargo operation at berth.
- All crews are not allowed to go ashore during port stay at all time.