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POK Port Service Equipment

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A total of 36 port service operation vessels provide all port services for in-port merchant vessels.
 
Vessel Water Supply  
 
Currently, 3 water-supply vessels are rented by Shang Hung Corp. to supply fresh water to merchant vessels. The amount of water supplied per year at POK is approximately 340,000 tones (60,000 tones supplied at dockside, 280,000 tones supplied by water supply vessel). Given current water supply facilities and operating manpower, the water supply service is able to meet merchant vessel demand in terms of time and quantity.
 
Vessel Name Water Supply (ton) Service Area

K-304

300

In port

K-305

500

In and out of port

K-308

500

In and out of port

 
Tugs  
 
Tugboat services are provided by the TIPC Marine Corporation,Ltd. and two private companies - the YU PIN ENTERPRISE Co., Ltd. and Kaohsiung Marine Service Corp. Service territories are demarcated at Wharf No. 58. The POK manages ships moored to the south of Wharf No. 58 and YU PIN ENTERPRISE Co., Ltd. and Kaohsiung Marine Service Corp. service ships moored to the north of Wharf No. 58. Currently, 23 large-and medium-sized tugs conduct merchant vessel berth departure/arrival and shifting operations and take charge of rescue, relief, and civil defense preparations in the port area (including supporting the navy in wartime). Tug operators maintain close contact and cooperate with navigation companies and pilots in order to dispatch tugs in a timely and efficient manner.
 
TIPC Marine Corporation,Ltd.

Vessel Name

Horsepower

Vessel Name

Horsepower

K-163

4200

K-151

2400

K-165

4200

                   K-152(suspended)

2400

                   K-161(suspended)

4000

K-153

2400

 K-162

4000

K-155

2400

K-104

3200

K-171

5200

K-106

3200

K-172

5200 

K-108

3200

 

 

K-109

3200

 

 

YU PIN ENTERPRISE Co., Ltd.

Vessel Name

Horsepower

Vessel Name

Horsepower

K-143

1800

YU DING 303

3200

K101

3200

YU JING 245

2365

YU HUNG 401

4400

 YU JIA 306 3539

YU YING 308

3500

   
Kaohsiung Marine Service Corp. Vessel Name Horsepower Vessel Name Horsepower

K-145

1800 KAO CHIN 321 3200

K-112

2400 KAO CHIN 322 3200

KAO CHIN 241

2400 KMSC NO.451 4500
 
POK Port Services Tug Operations and Dispatch Regulations
 
  The following regulations have been promulgated to ensure port service tug operations and dispatches are fast and reliable in order to maintain the safety of vessels and the port and to ensure operational fairness and efficiency.
 
  Operation Regulations:
  (1) The tug dispatch schedule (see table attached) has been established to address the needs of tugs to assist vessels with arrivals, departures and shifting operations.
  (2) Vessels shall apply for appropriate tug assistance for arrival / departure /shifting operations in compliance with the tug schedule in order to maintain port navigation safety.
  (3) With the approval of the vessel captain, the pilot may arrange for the dispatch of additional tugs to address special conditions, e.g., rough seas, bad weather, loading characteristics, vessel structure, etc.
  (4) Merchant vessels equipped with lateral propellers that function properly may reduce the use of tugs. However, unless otherwise excepted and permitted by the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd., such ships must use at least one tug for assistance in order to maintain port safety. Those in any of the following situations must apply for tug services in accordance with regulations to maintain port safety.
   
  • Heavily loaded and extremely large vessels berthing in the No. 4 Basin shall apply for the assistance of two 3,200hp tugs. Based on needs, the pilot in charge may instruct that one of the two be replaced by a 4,000HP tugboat.
  • Heavily loaded vessels of 20,000 gross tons or more and with drafts exceeding 10m that navigate in the Chienchen River or further north shall apply for the assistance of two 3,200hp tugboats. Based on needs, the pilot in charge may instruct that one of the two be replaced by a 4,000hp tugboat.
  • Heavily loaded container ships with drafts of 13m or more entering the 2nd Harbor Entrance shall apply for the assistance of two tugs.
  (5) Container carrier dock operations should be in “Parallel Berthing” mode during departure and arrival.
  (6) Dispatch scheduling priority for tug dispatches during peak demand times:
   
  • Priority will be given to vessels entering / departing the CSBC shipyard and to container ships that are entering / departing.
  • The departure first, arrival next principle shall apply for vessels scheduled at the same berth.
  • An in/outbound vessel has priority over an anchor-moored vessel (applicable to anchor mooring at a CSBC dock as well).
  • Vessels without power propeller systems shall be scheduled only after all other vessels mentioned above have been scheduled.
  • In emergency situations in which a tug is used, the following exemptions from the aforementioned limitations shall apply.
  (7) Excepting those of a tonnage less than 3,000 tons (which must use at least one tug to assist with operations), all vessels carrying dangerous cargoes and sailing at night should abide by relevant regulations for vessels with dangerous cargoes sailing at night and use at least two tugs to assist with operations in order to maintain operational safety.
  (8) In the event of sudden mechanical failure, a vessel’s arrival/departure and the dispatch of tugs for emergency rescue operation are exempt from tug dispatch schedule limitations.
  (9) Except for such causes noted in item (8), according to the tug dispatch schedule a lower power tug should be dispatched. However, if a higher power tug is dispatched at the direction of the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd., the tug expense is still collected according to the calculation of the lower power boat that would normally be dispatched.
 
Attached table:
Tug dispatch schedule:
Gross Tonnage (tones) Power and number of tugs

Below 5000

1,800hp tug x 1

Between 5,000 and 10,000

2,400hp tug x 1 or 1,800hp x 2

Between 10,000 and 15,000

2,400hp and 1,800hp tug x 1 each

Between 15,000 and 30,000

3,200hp and 2,400hp tug x 1 each

Between 30,000 and 45,000

3,200hp tug x 2 or 2,400hp tug x 3

Between 45,000 and 60,000

4,000hp or 3,200 hp tug x 2

Above 60,000

4,000hp (5,200hp) tug x 3, heavily loaded vessels of 100,000 gross tons or more, used 5,200hp tug first

 
Towrope releasing operation

 

 
Harbor area photographCurrently this business is conducted by four private companies, namely Kai Cheng Enterprise Corp., Jun Yang Co., Ltd., Shan Shi Co., Ltd., and Yong Tong Shipping and Transportation Co., Ltd. The total fleet includes 12 mooring/unmooring boats and a total staff of 83 for 24-hour mooring/unmooring services.
Last updated:2016-11-30
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