Anchorage available again for vessels

06 May 2020 / Fos/Martigue/Lavera/Marseille, France

The Fos/Martigue/Lavera/Marseille anchorage area is available again for all vessels, though they are not authorised to stay at anchorage between 00:01 and 07:00 hours local time.

Any suspicious or confirmed cases of COVID-19 must be advised by the Master prior to arrival in the Maritime Declaration of Health. Thereafter, the vessel should await instructions from the Regional Health Authority. There is currently no curfew or quarantine.

Pilotage services not available between 23:00 and 05:00 hours, and it is not possible to serve more than 8 ships at Marseille and 4 at Fos simultaneously.

Strict precautionary measures are in place at the Lyondellbasell, Petroineos and Fluxel terminals.

At Marseille, crew members must stay on board at all times. At Fos Cavaou – Tonkin, access on board is reduced to minimum.

All cruise vessels and ferries carrying more than 100 passengers are forbidden.

Tug boats are disinfected during a 2-3 hour period a few days per week and are consequently not available during this period.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in France, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at [email protected])

Source: SEA-invest Shipping Agency, France – GAC agent

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