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Pre Arrival:  Overview | Location | Charts | Limits   ...
Arrival:  Approach | Pilots | DS Pilots | Anchor
Communications:  Pratique | Pre-Arrival | VHF | VTS/Radar
Berthing Ops:  Tugs | Berths | Mooring
Cargo:  Bulk | Cruise | Tankers | Handling | Stevedores   ...
Pollution:  Waste | Slops
Facilities:  Medical | Water | Fuel | Chandler | Stores   ...
Security:  Police etc | Emergency | Fire | Security   ...
Local Info:  Time
Shore:  Consuls | Tel. | Airport | Connections | Banks
Misc:  Authority | Agent
Report:  Report

Summary

Max. Size:  Depth 13.3 m. Passengers:  Depth 11.0 m. Bulk:  Depth 11.2 m. Tankers:  Displacement 120,000 tonnes, LOA 250 m., beam 44.0 m., draft 12.5 m.
Fuel:  Available.
Airport:  Sydney Int'l, 9 km.
Repairs/Drydocks:  110,000 d.w. tonnes.
Medical:  Facilities available.

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ACE Reports

SHIPMASTER'S REPORT: October 1988
Documents:  First Port: See ``Melbourne''.
Second Port: 3 Crew Lists, 2 Ports of Call Lists.
RADIO OFFICER'S REPORT: September 1990
Sydney was the second port of call in Australia.
Documents:  Customs and Quarantine will board the ship. Sealed envelope from Customs in Melbourne handed over.
3 Crew Lists
2 Ports of Call Lists
1 Ship's Pets List
SHIPMASTER'S REPORT: October 1994
Documents:  On our most recent visit to Sydney, which was our first port of arrival, the following documents were required by Australian Customs:
1 Crew Effects Declaration, Form 5 (Part two)
2 Crew Lists 3B
2 Crew Reports 3A (cover sheet)
3 Passenger Lists 2B (if required)
3 Passenger Reports 2A (if required)
3 Ports of Call Lists
1 Report of Ship's Stores, Form 5 (Part four)
2 Ship's Report of Arrival, Forms 5 (Part one)
1 Vessel Pro-Forma
SHIPMASTER'S REPORT: December 2013 Vessel:  Crude Oil Tanker. 105,354 d.w.t., LOA 229 m., beam 42 m.
Berth:  Shell Terminal, Gore Bay.
Noise Restrictions:  Due to the proximity of residential properties, a noise limit of 50 db applies to vessels at terminal berths between sunset and sunrise (50 db being the approx. equivalent of a normal conversation between two people). Noise generated by the vessel will be measured before cargo operations from the vessel itself, from the terminal platform and near the neighbouring properties.
Although not informed of results obtained from measurement, vessel was informed that generated noise exceeded terminal limits. Crew was asked to begin turning off equipment. Both Pump Room fans were stopped, main power was reduced to one diesel generator, port side Engine Room fans and Galley exhaust fans were stopped. Noise continued to exceed limits. Low-frequency noise proved to be a particular problem with this vessel and no way was found to reduce it.
To avoid having to unberth at sunset and drift over night before returning in the morning, extra effort was taken to discharge the remaining cargo. Cargo operations were completed in time to take the last Pilot and therefore avoid reportedly very high reberthing costs. In Master's opinion, it is necessary for the vessel to be protected by a Charter Party clause with regard to reberthing expense.

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OVERVIEW:  The port is divided into four main parts, Sydney Cove for overseas passengers and harbour tours, White Bay for general cargo and lay-up, Glebe Bay for dry bulk, and privately-owned Gore Cove for liquid bulk.
Sydney Ports Corporation is now trading as Port Authority of New South Wales following the amalgamation of Sydney, Newcastle and Port Kembla port corporations.
LOCATION:  Within one of the world's largest natural harbours in southern New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.
CHARTS:  AUS Charts No. 197, 200, 201, 202 and 203.
Publications:  BA Australia Pilot, Vol. 2, NP 14.
BA Australia Pilot, Vol. 3, NP 15.
PORT LIMITS:  Seaward Port Limits:  An arc of a circle of 4 n.m. radius, centred on Hornby Light (Lat. 33° 50′ S, Long. 151° 17′ E).
DOCUMENTS:  See General – Documents
ISPS COMPLIANCE:  Port is compliant.
PFSO:  Sydney Ports Corporation. T: +61 (2) 9246 4001. F: +61 (2) 9247 7804