4th July 2004

 To All Shipowners and Operators

 Port Arrival Notification Requirements, Aden

 1.            The IMO International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) under Chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974 relating to ship and port security entered into force on 1st July.

2.            Yemen Ports Authority (YPA) wishes to remind all vessels calling at the Port of Aden that, as promulgated in various international Port Information publications and the Port Bye-Laws, 48 hours notification of arrival at Aden is required.[1]

3.            Arrival information sent to the ship’s Agent should include Pre-arrival Notification of Security (PANS), the Crew and Passenger List and the standard Notification of Arrival.

4.            Any changes in requirements will be promulgated by Yemen Ports Authority and a notice will be posted at the YPA Website at http://www.portofaden.com.  




Captain Hussein As-Saaidi

Port Officer/Harbour Master


cc         Port Agents


[1]       Except in the case of a vessel with less than 48 hours’ steaming time between the last port of load/discharge and Aden, when the message should be sent immediately on leaving the last port