News 12 Feb, 2013

UAE - Anchoring off Fujairah and Khorfakkan

Club Correspondents Gulf Agency Co have advised the Managers that the Port of Fujairah is blacklisting vessels that have violated Port of Fujairah Notice to Mariners No. 159 and Sharjah Port Authority Notice to Mariners No. 101/2012, by anchoring in prohibited areas adjacent to United Arab Emirates territorial waters.

Vessels identified as having anchored in the restricted areas off Fujairah and Khorfakkan will reportedly be blacklisted, permanently it would seem, and will not be permitted to call at the port of Fujairah or anchor in Fujairah Offshore Anchorage.

Port of Fujairah Notice to Mariners No. 159 draws attention to two areas where anchoring is prohibited and Sharjah Port Authority Notice No. 101/2012 lists another. The restricted anchoring areas extend from 12 to 24 nautical miles off the coast.

Members requiring further guidance should contact the Loss Prevention department.