SERVICES TO SHIPS
Skills and values
Harbour Master’s Office
Capitainerie de Port-La Nouvelle
Délégation à la Mer et au littoral des
Pyrénées Orientales et de l’Aude
1571 avenue de la mer
+33 (0) 4 68 48 17 64 C
+33 (0) 4 68 40 31 42 D
24/7 direct line : +33 (0) 6 37 27 53 57 C
BPosition Lat 43° 01 N – Long 003° 03’ E.
BSHOM marine charts No. 6843, 6844 et 7434
BBA charts 1705 and 2114
BPilotage is mandatory for all vessels over 45 m length and those carrying IMO classed cargoes.
BPassage time from roads to berths approximately 1 hour.
BPilots board 1.0–2.0 n.m. east of the harbour entrance depending on vessel type and weather conditions.
Sécurité et Sûreté
BThe port is ISPS certified
BHazardous Goods: Class IMO 1 is not accepted.
BThe port is fully fenced.
BGuardians 24/7 + video protection in all areas (day and night)
EFor the State Authorities, the Harbour Master’s Office ensures the police of the port on the water side (maritime traffic regulation), the regulation of dangerous goods passing through the port, the definition of safety and security measures as well as the reception of ships in difficulty.
EFor the Region, it manages the allocation of berths, coordinates the port services (pilotage, towage, etc.), ensures the conservation of the public maritime domain (prevention of risks and pollution, checking of the state of port infrastructure) and ensures the compliance with the rules related to the police of the port.
Four Maritime Agencies propose their services in Port-La Nouvelle. Ship’s Agents represent shipowners in commercial ports. They ensure a commercial function that focuses on the preparation and organization of the call (ordering pilots, tugs, stevedoring companies, documentation monitoring, etc.) and a technical function for ship assistance (supplies for the vessel, renewal of certificates, assistance to the crew, etc.). All ships calling at Port-La Nouvelle are invited to appoint a Ship Agent as they are professionals well informed about the local regulations, procedures and the customs of the port.
Pre-Arrival Information. Vessels should forward all required documents to Agent at least 48 hours in advance. The following documents will be required (please check with Agencies any update) :
3Dangerous Goods Declaration
5Maritime Declaration of Health
7Pre-Arrival Ship Security Declaration
8Ship Sanitation Control (Exemption) Certificate
EPilots operate 24 hours a day. They are commissioned by the State to assist vessel’s masters in the operation of their ships in and out of ports as well as for berthing manoeuvres. They have a perfect knowledge of the port areas and navigation rules. While their main mission is to operate the vessels, pilots, together with maritime authorities, contribute to the traffic management with the aim of ensuring safety, environmental protection and fluid movement in ports.
Société Nouvelloise de remorquage
464 quai du Port
+33 (0) 4 68 45 14 84 C
EThe Company is also involved in the installation of pollution barriers and in firefighting. The SNR staff are trained at the CEDRE in Brest and by the Firemen of Marseille. The vessel AEOLOS has a water projection capacity of 600 to 1500 m3/hour and the GRIBI 180 m3/hour. All members of the SNR have 1st aid medical diplomas with a specialization in handling stretchers. In addition, the S.N.R., in partnership with the Maritime School in Sète, provides several navigation training modules.
EThe towage Company SOCIETE NOUVELLOISE DE REMORQUAGE also offers offshore services. In addition to its tugs carrying ship’s supplies and personnel, it has a barge specialized in maritime work.
76 Rue Voltaire
+33 (0) 4 68 58 87 71 C
EThe semean’s club takes care about crew members and seamen during their calls in Port-La Nouvelle. Thanks to a team of volunteers, sailors can make shopping, obtain SIM cards, contact their families by using computers, meet other people and discover the city of Port-La Nouvelle. The team also assists seamen in some administrative procedures.
Supply of water, electricity and request for port equipment
Requests for supplies like water, electricity or port equipment must be ordered to the Port via ship’s agents.