Bouri Port

PORT DESCRIPTION:
Location:
Bouri is located approx 50nm off the Libyan coast in western Libya, close to the border with Tunisia.
General overview: FSU “Sloug” is moored to the SPM structure by an articulated bracket, water depth approx 161m.
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max size: Approx 150,000dwt.
PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION:
ETA’s: Notify ETA 72, 48 and 24 hours prior to arrival. Message to include:
1. ETA
2. Name of vessel and Master’s name
3. Flag
4. Grt, nrt, dwt, LOA and draft
5. Quantity of cargo required
6. Information as requested by the operators
Notify any changes 12 hours in advance.
Documentation required:
The following documents are required:
1. Crew List
2. Passenger List
3. Bonded Stores List
4. Personal and Stores Declaration
5. Last port of call clearance
6. International Maritime Health Declaration
7. Animal Health Declaration
8. Entering and departure territorial waters certificate
9. Report inward/outward certificate
10 Tanker certificate
11. Certificate of Discharge, (signed by authorities of last port loaded in Libya).
Cargo documentation:
The following documents are to be delivered onboard by the agent:
1. Bill of Lading
2. Certificate of origin
3. Cargo Manifest
4. Time Sheet
5. Laboratory Test
6. Ullage Report
7. Master’s receipts for samples and documents

Radio:
VHF: VHF ch 16, callsign “Bouri Terminal Sloug”.
Flags:
The Libyan National Flag is to be displayed throughout 24 hours, the pilot and International “B” flag are also required.
Regulations and general notices: The Bouri FSU Terminal regulations and information are available upon arrival.

NAVIGATION:
Pilot:
The pilot boards 2nm S of FSU “Sloug”, via tug, “Salvatore”.
Anchorages: The waiting area is 2nm S of FSU “Sloug”. Anchorage is strictly forbidden.
Tidal range and flow: The prevailing current flows eastward, max 1.5kn, tidal range approx 1.0m.
Dock density: 1025.

Weather:
Radial distribution indicates an increase of wind blowing from the NW and a decrease when blowing E-SE. Winds occasionally reach force 8 or more from NW during the winter months.

Charts: BA 3327.

Restrictions: 
Berthing is in daylight only. Navigation is prohibited within 0.5nm of the line joining the platforms, “DP3″ and “DP4″, except under terminal, pilot’s supervision.
Vessels should proceed to the waiting area 2nm S of the FSU and must not approach any structure closer than 0.5nm.
Tugs: When berth is occupied one tug is secured at aft position, utilising tug lines.
Mooring information: Berthing is normally in tandem. Approx 9.0m of 3in chafe chain is secured to Smith Bracket on FSU poop. The chain is connected to 45m, nylon hawser, 20in circumference, thence to a 2nd chafe chain 3in dia x 9.1m.
This assembly is heaved on board the export tanker using 600 x 12in polypropylene, pick up line, thence secured to forward chain stopper.
In the event of side by side berthing, procedures will be provided upon arrival.

BERTHS AND CARGO: 
Names/Nos: Bouri oil field contains a number of lighted production platforms and a SPM loading FSU, all of which should be given a berth of at least 5 cables.
A storage tanker is moored to the SPM. Tankers of between 35,000-150,000dwt may load crude oil at the tanker, securing either port side to or astern.
Ballast/slop reception: There are no ballast/slop facilities available.

Safety: 
Check lists are presented by the Mooring Master to be verified and signed by the master prior to the commencement of vessel operations.

ADDRESSES
Port Authority
AGIP Oil Ltd
Dahra Building
PO Box 346
Tripoli, Libya
Tel: +218 21 35135
Fax: +218 21 46293
Telex: 20282
Contact: Mr N Paterlini, Manager