West of England P&I Club news alert

The West of England P&I Club has issued a news alert on its website regarding vessels anchoring off Fujairah and Khorfakkan as follows:

Port of Fujairah is blacklisting vessels that have violated Port of Fujairah Notice to Mariners No. 159 and Sharjah Port Authority Notice to Mariners No. 101/2012, by anchoring in prohibited areas adjacent to United Arab Emirates territorial waters.

Vessels identified as having anchored in the restricted areas off Fujairah and Khorfakkan will reportedly be blacklisted, permanently it would seem,and will not be permitted to call at the port of Fujairah or anchor in Fujairah Offshore Anchorage.

Port of Fujairah Notice to Mariners No. 159 draws attention to two areas where anchoring is prohibited and Sharjah Port Authority Notice No. 101/2012 lists another. The restricted anchoring areas extend from 12 to 24 nautical miles off the coast.

Source: The West of England P&I Club