SHIPPING CO.

Khoms

Port Description
Location: khoms is situated on the coast of Libya. 250 Km from the Tunisian border.

General overview: khoms is now considered as a direct delivery port and is available for
handling of cars. Containers and other cargoes which need not to be stored in closed storage.
Load line zone: summer.
Max size: 14.500 wt.

Pre Arrival Information
ETAs: is to be sent on departure from previous port and 24 hours prior to arrival. the port can accept diverted vessels with an hours notice.
Communications: radio: VHF: communication with port authority on Ch 16 and with the pilot station on Ch 08, 10 and 12.
Health regulations: the vessel should have a clean bill of health or equivalent document from the last port of call. The vessels master and all crew should possess international health certificate showing a valid smallpox vaccination certificate. Costumes and immigration: Libyan costumes and immigration officials will board the vessels as soon as possible, after arrival to give inward clearance and pratique services, Libyan government regulations are strictly enforced. Cigarettes, cigar, tobacco, spirits, wines, beers, parfumes, arms, immunitions, saccharin and possibly other items have to be locked up under custom seal, from time of vessels arrival until time of leaving territorial waters. Each person is allowed 25 cigarettes per day of stay or 25 gm of tobacco or cigars in lieu thereof.
Customs will require the following:
Document copies-crew list.
Crew personal effects declaration (including cigarettes, etc).
Stores list.
Passenger list.
Crew list and crew personal effects declaration must be on the approved Libyan
government documents.
Vessels are advised on their initial visit to the terminal to obtain sufficient forms for future visits.
The following are also required:
Document copies.
Cargo manifests discharge.
Passengers manifest.
Clearance from the last call of port will be required from the government authorities.
According to the Libyan (boycott of Israel) law, it’s considered to be a violation for any vessel calling at Libyan terminals or ports to have on board to have any item of Israeli or South African origin regardless of the country from which it was actually obtained. This law is strictly enforced and the main penalties will probably include and confiscation of all items. 
Flags: during load or unloading the international code flag B shall be displayed in accordance of with the international code signal agreement.
Notice of readiness: NOR is tendered once berthed alongside.
General notice and regulations: all related all related Libyan regulations must be met for the port of khoms.for more detailed information ships owners may contact any Libyan marine agent.