Facilities Categories

The information about Facilities procedures are categorised under a number of headings. Details of the types of information included within the structured categories is available below.


  • Availability of ships’ provisions
  • Name and contact details of ship supply service operators who are able to supply craft or helicopters for transfer of stores, crew and sick personnel
  • Also range, capacity and rendezvous points of supply craft and helicopters


  • Dimensions of largest drydock and the number of smaller docks
  • Maximum deadweight, LOA, beam and draft of vessel accommodated
  • If no drydocks at port, location of nearest drydocks

Fresh Water

  • Availability, method and rate of delivery, approximate cost per ton and who arranges delivery


  • Grades (viscosities) of fuel and lube oil available, amount of notice required, who arranges delivery and method of delivery
  • If bunkers supplied by vessel/barge, minimum/maximum quantity to be ordered


  • Whether necessary for agents to receive notice of required medical attention and the amount of notice required
  • Whether hospital and dental facilities are available
  • Any other relevant medical information such as particular inoculations required, vaccination/fever certificates, etc., and whether inoculations and vaccinations can be carried out
  • For offshore terminals, evacuation availability for urgent medical cases


  • Whether all types of deck and engine repairs are possible, and if not, then what types of repairs may be carried out
  • Full contact details for the operator(s) of the repair facility


  • Details of any special services available, for example tank-cleaning equipment, compass adjusting, radio and radar repairs, supply of charts, nautical publications, sounding paper, course recorder paper, Notices to Mariners, safety equipment
  • Possibility of extension of certificates


  • Details of whether vessels can receive stores, access to berth, use of forklift trucks and availability of local riggers


  • Availability of cargo inspectors, e.g. Saybolt, Caleb Brett; superintendents, etc.
  • Availability of surveyors, e.g. Lloyds Register, American Bureau, Bureau Veritas, Salvage Association, US Salvage, etc.
18 August 2021