Chai Vessel Berthage and Anchorge Policy
Cruise vessels wanting to reserve berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. CHAI may give reservation preference to cruise vessels based on consideration of their size and tendering capabilities or other reasons as they see fit, in their sole discretion. Other commercial vessels seeking berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to prearranged schedules for IOL vessels and cruise vessels.
Pleasure vessels seeking berthage or anchorage will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis with priority being given to prearranged schedules for IOL vessels and cruise vessels and other working commercial vessels.
NOTE: IOL and cruise vessels have berthage and anchorage priority over all other vessels. If a vessel is on a berth or at an anchorage, that has been reserved for an IOL vessel or cruise vessel, they will be required to shift their vessel or leave the port leaving adequate time for CHAI to properly prepare for the arriving vessel. CHAI will not be held responsible for any demurrage costs that may be incurred from either the shifting vessel or the arriving vessel.
Chai Port Security Policy
Damage, Collision and Incidents Reports Policy
In complying with this direction and policy, the Master of every vessel involved in such reported collision or incident shall:
Licensed pilots, tug masters or other persons, if involved in the incident, shall also comply with the above requirements.
The vessel master and/or its owners will be held responsible for the total cost to repair or replace any damages resulting from the incident whether accidental, or due to poor weather, or acts of nature.
In the event that a vessel’s master makes a claim of pre-existing damage, he will be required to provide verifiable proof of the pre-existing condition to the Terminal Operations Manager within 24 hours of the claim. If verifiable proof cannot be provided, then the total cost to repair or replace the damaged structure will be the responsibility of the vessel master and/or its owners.
CHAI may, in its sole discretion, deny or ban any vessel berthage or anchorage in the port that has outstanding damage claims against it and CHAI will not be held responsible for any resulting costs to shippers, receivers or vessels owners.