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This section features all information needed to prepare your  arrival at SPCT

Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)

Vessels should send ETA 48 hours, 36 hours and 24 hours in advance through  an agent or by telex/fax/e-mail or direct on VHF Ch 16 at  least 4 hours in advance.

The first message should include the following information:

  • LOA
  • Draft
  • NT and GT
  • Cargo distribution details
  • Last port of call
  • Next port of call
  • Vessel's name, flag and port of registry
  • Vessels inward-bound should contact Port Control on  VHF Ch 16 or 2,182 kHz when within range
  • When within the port, vessels shall continously be  listening on VHF Ch 12 and 16

Document Required

Documents in respect to cargo must be provided to the SPCT  authorities at least 24 hours prior to the arrival of vessel, through  the vessel agents. Vessels will not normally be berthed without  receipt all of the above documents.


For advance ETA data Port Control listens on VHF: Ch 16, 12  (24h watch) and 2,182kHz (24h watch).
Tel:                                                Fax:

Health Regulations

International Health regulations apply at Hochiminh City ports

The Port requires the following:

  • 1 Crew List
  • 1 Vaccination List
  • Valid Derat Certificate
  • Last Port Clearance

The use of rat guards on all mooring ropes and wires are  compulsory whilst vessels are alongside. For vessels  without own rat guards it is compulsory to hire such from the  Port.

Customs and Immigration

Customs Officers board the vessels on arrival either in the port  area or at anchorage.

Ships Masters are required to produce the following documents:

  • Crew List
  • Crew's Personal Declaration List
  • Ship's Bonded Store List


Every merchant vessel in port mustfly its national flag and the  national flag of Sultanate of Oman between sunrise and sunset

Notices of Readiness

Upon arrival to be submitted to Harbour Master through agents.

Vessel Insurance

All vessels calling at SPCT should have a valid insurance policy  covering 'Wreck Removal' and 'Third Party' liability. Vessels  failing to produce correct insurance documents or  having insufficient cover may be denied entry.