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    Port of Male', Maldives
    Latitude: 04 10.5 N Longitudes: 073 30.5E
    Time Zone: GMT +5HRS
    Maximum Draft: 9.5m (Alongside Berth) 20-40m (At Outer Anchorage)
    The Maldives group of Islands extends in a N/S direction from 00 41.48 S to approx 08 00N, to the SW of the Indian subcontinent. Male' the principal port, is centrally situated on the E side of the group.
    General Overview
    The new harbour area in the extreme NW of Male' is to be used to load and unload foreign trade cargo vessels with drafts of 9.5 meters and LOA of 150 meters. Vessels can berth at the Northern pier (Magathufaalan). The harbour area also incorporates a marina. The average ship turn around is 88.32 hours.
    Load Line Zone
    At the lighterage wharf, max LOA 60m and max draft 3.0m
    At the Northern pier. (Magathufaalan) max LOA 150m and max draft 9.5m
    At anchorage 25m draft vessels ca be accepted.
    Pre Arrival information
    ETA must be sent to 48 hours and subsequently 24 hours prior to arrival to the Port Authority, Coast Guard, Customs, Port Health Officials and Immigration

    The following particulars are required by the local authorities :

  • Name of the vessel
  • Name of the Master and Nationality
  • Name of the Ship Owner
  • Name of the Local Agent
  • Port of Registry and Number
  • Call Sign
  • ETA to the Port
  • Last Port and Next port of Call
  • Type of Vessel
  • LOA/Beam/ and Maximum Draft
  • DWT/GRT/NRT/Light Displacement
  • Air Draught
  • Cargo for Discharge
  • Details of Dangerous Cargo for Male

  • ISP Code Notification 24hrs prior to vessel arrival to the port :

  • Name of the Ship Security Officer
  • Validity of International Ship Security Certificate and the issuing authority
  • Security level at which the vessel is currently operating
  • Name of the last 10 ports of call where interface with port or ship took place
  • The security level at which the ship operated in any previous port facility or conducted a ship/port interface during last 10 calls at port facilities
  • Any special or additional security measures that were taken by the ship in any previous port where it has conducted a ship/port interface during last 10 calls at port facilities
  • Confirmation that appropriate ship security procedures were maintained during any ship to ship activity during last 10 calls at port facility.
  • Any other security related information to ensure the safety and security of persons port facilities, ships and other property.
  • Any Stowaways on board.
  • Commodity Discharge/Qty
    Documents No. of copies
    Crew List 7
    Passenger List 7
    Stowaways 2
    Tobacco/Sprit/Personal Effects 2
    Stores 1
    Arms and ammunition/Narcotics 1
    Health documents or certificates 1
    Certificate of Deratting 1
    Ship's All Safety Certificates For Port State Survey  
    Officers/crew competency certificates (original) For Port State Survey  
    Cargo gear certificate Valid  
    Bills of landing 2
    Manifest (Freighted) 4
    Un-Manifested cargo list 4
  • Port Health clearance by radio not applicable
  • Any sick person or dead body on board should be notified to Port Health by cable, 24hrs in advance
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate is required only if the vessel has called at yellow fever area during last 30 days
  • Permission to be obtained to bring animals including pets with valid health certificates
  • Vessel entering Maldivian ports must display international quarantine signal till health formalities are completed by port health officer
    Customs And Immigration
    Maldives Customs Services are currently located at Boduthakurufaanu Magu, behind the commercial harbour premises.

    The following is a notification from the Maldives Customs Services to vessels calling at Male' commercial Harbour:

  • All ships are required to submit a port clearance, cargo manifest, passenger and crew list and where applicable, any other relevant documents
  • Departure time should be reported and port clearance obtained
  • All visitors, officers, crew and passengers of ships are requested to use the Male' Commercial Services
  • Foreigners are not allowed to land at Male' after 10:00 pm without prior permission
  • Foreigners landing at Male' should go on board before 10:00 pm
    Prohibited Imports Into Maldives
  • Prohibited items of import (except for use of the state)
  • Any type of gun powder
  • Weapons of war
  • Opium, Ganja, Cocaine, and any other items, which could be used as an intoxicant
  • Articles carried by foreign distinguished persons signifying their ranks, titles or honors and articles carried in connection with such rank. Titles or honors by those who accompany such distinguished guests shall be the exception to this article
  • Prohibited items of import without a permit from the government-concerned ministry ( except for the use of the state)
  • All forms of poisions and sulphuric acid
  • Nitrates
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Dogs
  • Pigs or Pork
  • Status (used for warship)
  • Totally prohibited items if imports into Maldives
  • Nude of pornographic cards
  • In addition to items stipulated in this bill, the principal collector of Customs shall with hold such items, the import of which in his opinion shall be prohibited and bring the matter to the notice of Ministry of Trade and Industries. The final settlement will be in accordance with the decision of that Ministry.
    Standard Message
    Vessel calling Maldives Ports should send ETA message 48 hours in advance as per Port Circular MPA-H-99-02. Vessels approaching Male' Port should contact Harbour Control on VHF channel 10, 2 hours prior to arrival at the Pilot Boarding Ground.
    Only the International code of signals flag are used
    Notice of Readiness (NOR)
    Vessels should report Maldives Ports Authority as soon as they receive inward clearance from Customs/Immigration/Port Health.
    All agents nominated must be approved by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Customs and Maldives Port Authority.

  • Pilot is compulsory for all vessels above 100GT
  • Pilot Boat is required for all weather conditions
    Maldives Port Authority
    Telephone 323993 (PABX)
    Fax 3325293/3328624
    VHF Channel 10
    Position of Pilot boarding ground Lat : 04 10.00 Long : 073 32.00 EN
    Hours of Service : Arrival 0600 to 2300
    Hours of Service : Departure 24 hours

  • Safe anchorage with good holding ground, Vessels discharging and loading
  • cargo at Male' are requested to anchor inside the working anchorage.
    Cargo Working Anchorage Waiting Anchorage
    A) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 29.70 E A) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 28.80 E
    B) Lat : 04 10.90 N Long : 073 29.70 E B) Lat : 04 10.70 N Long : 073 28.80 E
    C) Lat : 04 10.90 N Long : 073 30.45 E C) Lat : 04 10.90 N Long : 073 29.70 E
    D) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 30.45 E D) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 29.70 E
    Tanker Anchorage East Tanker Anchorage West
    A) Lat : 04 12.10 N Long : 073 29.70 E A) Lat : 04 12.50 N Long : 073 28.80 E
    B) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 29.70 E B) Lat : 04 12.10 N Long : 073 28.80 E
    C) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 30.45 E C) Lat : 04 12.10 N Long : 073 29.70 E
    D) Lat : 04 12.70 N Long : 073 30.45 E D) Lat : 04 12.50 N Long : 073 29.70 E
    Explosive Anchorage Ships of War and Troops Ships
    A) Lat : 04 12.10 N Long : 073 28.80 E A) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 30.70 E
    B) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 28.80 E B) Lat : 04 11.40 N Long : 073 30.70 E
    C) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 29.70 E C) Lat : 04 11.40 N Long : 073 31.00 E
    D) Lat : 04 12.10 N Long : 073 29.70 E D) Lat : 04 11.70 N Long : 073 31.70 E
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