Pre Arrival Information to Any Egyptian Port
Eta's: Eta should be advised 24 hours prior to arrival. Vessels should contact Alexandria port radio when approaching the waiting area and before anchoring.
Bonded stores list, collected on board by customs officer.
Vaccination certificates, reviewed by health officials.
Radio: Alexandria radio is recommended for passing messages at long range. Inmarsat communication is possible. VHF: Harbour control, ch 16, 11,13. Health Regulations: Free pratique is granted immediately on the ship's arrival if not coming from an infected area. Pratique cannot be applied for by radio. Derat exemption certificates can be renewed if expired. Customs and immigration: customs: On berthing, customs officers will attend to check the ship's bonded store according to the list prepared by the master. There is no alcohol allowance for ships crews whilst in port, cigarettes only are allowed. Penalties for non compliance are large. Immigration: The immigration officer is the first person to board after the pilot, he checks the seaman's books and issues the shore permits for crew members. Nobody is allowed to board the vessel before the immigration clearance. Crew and/or passengers cannot leave the vessel before the attendance of the immigration officer. Flags: Hoisting of the Egyptian flag on arrival is essential. If the flag is not available on arrival the master may request one, through the I.M.S agent, upon berthing. Notices of readiness: N.O.R should be tendered by cable, fax or telex on the ship's arrival off the port, then in writing when the I.M.S team. Tendering is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the relative charter party. General notices & regulations: Vessels arriving with cargo to be discharged, or for loading cargo, will not be berthed unless receivers or shippers are ready with the necessary documents duly approved by the I.M.S agent / customs. Agency: According to current law in Egypt, I.M.S agent acting as a full agency in all Egyption ports..