NOTICE TO MARINERS NO.51/2020T
ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE SHIPPING TRAFFIC
ARRANGEMENTS OF FREIGHT TRAFFIC WITH VESSELS SMALLER THAN 50 GRT
The following measures apply in the context of the arrangement of freight traffic with vessels smaller than 50 GRT.
A. Shipping agents of vessel that intent to enter Surinamese ports need to submit to the Maritime Authority Suriname (MAS) the following documentation 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to arrival in Surinamese waters:
1. a completed “Notice at Arrival” form;
2. a list of crew members (crew list) and if applicable, passengers on board;
3. at departing the last port, when heading to Suriname, all possible area’s such as
handrails and ship walls should be sanitized.
B. when departing the last port on the way to Suriname, all possible area’s such as handrails and walls should be sanitized;
C. the MAS designates a port facility (Dr. Jules Sedney Terminal or Kuldipsingh Port Facility, Port of Nieuw Nickerie) where the vessel may moor. The following documents, as conditions for mooring at the port facilities, must be submitted 24 (twenty-four) hours before arrival:
1. a completed berthing application form with all planned activities;
2. an import cargo manifest (in line with the conditions for cargo vessels > 50 GRT);
3. a document of port clearance from the last port before departure to Suriname.
D. when the vessel enters or leaves the port of Paramaribo, the skipper shall contact the Vessel Traffic Control (VTC) of the MAS by VHF radio on channel 12 to communicate the following information:
• Ship’s name;
• Ship’s type;
• Last port;
E. ship and crew members are screened at the port facility after the MAS has reported the ship to the port health officials of the Public Health Department (BOG). Prior to screening all possible area’s such as handrails and walls should be sanitized again. The crew will always remain on board;
F. customs clearance and loading/unloading activities will only start after health approval from the Public Health department;
G. relocation/shifting of the vessel will only take place after permission has been obtained from MAS and Customs;
H. departure from Surinamese waters will only take place after permission/approval from Customs and the Coast Guard;
I. the process from arrival to departure will have to be completed within 48 (forty-eight) hours.
Please note that all the procedures and documents to be submitted are still in force.
All ships should take notice of the above mentioned.