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:
Cargo distribution details
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
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).
International Health regulations apply at Hochiminh City ports
The Port requires the following:
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's Personal Declaration 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.
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.