Please find attached the Marine Notice 2/2020.
SHIP MASTERS & SHIP OWNERS –PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AND PREPARATION FOR APPROACHING TROPICAL DEPRESSION
1. All ship masters, ship owners & ship agents for foreign &local ships, pilots, port management companies/operators, marinas and yacht clubs are advised of the recent weather report from Fiji Meteorological Service on Tropical Depression TD04F.
2. All Masters are advised to take early action and preventative measures based on good professional judgement combined with observance of good seamanship practice to ensure the ship under their command is made safe.
3.Ship safety is the Master’s and Owner’s responsibility therefore theymust take all necessary action to keep the ship safe at all times.
4.Ship owners must provide all necessary support to masters of their ships to ensure the ship is kept safe.
5.Mariners must listen to all marine weather bulletins and tropical cyclone updates issued from the Fiji Meteorological Service and transmitted through Suva Coast Radio Station (3DP) and local radio stations.
6.Any action taken must not pose undue risk to other ships within the sheltering area.
MANAGER QUALIFICATION AND LICENCING
Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji
Level 4, Kadavu House, Victoria Parade
P O Box 326, Suva
Phone +679 3315266 / 9926672
13 January 2020
Senior Navigation Safety Officer | Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji
Level 4, Kadavu House, 414 Victoria Parade | P O Box 326, Suva, Fiji
Phone: 679 3315 266 | Fax: 679 3313 127 | Mobile: 679 9990 975
Email: [email protected] | Website: www.msaf.com.fj