Comprehensive Qatar Status Update – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar

Please find below the latest updated summary below (also as an attachment) for your reference:
Abu Dhabi Port Circular
Abu Dhabi PPA Circular
Bahrain Circular
Dubai Anchorage Circular
Egypt Circular Eng Translation
Egypt Circular
Fujairah NTM 224
Fujairah NTM 225
Jebel Ali Circular
Jeddah Circular 2
Jeddah Circular
RAK Ports Saudi Arabia Circular Eng Translation
Saudi Port Circular
Sharjah Circular
UAE Circular
Qatar Summary

Fujairah port is considering vessels with Last Port as Qatar with transit cargo, only for Murban Crude Loading at Fujairah ADCO SPM. There is no official notification in this regard and NO other activities are permitted as other than bunkering and de-slopping, stores receiving.

  Severance of Qatar Ties and Bans as yet (Update as of 0900 Hrs GST-12 Oct 2017)
  Sea Going Vessels
Country Port Qatar Flag Vessels Qatar Operated or Owned Vessels Vessel to & from Qatar Cargo to & from Qatar Transit cargo on-board from or to Qatar Husbandry Arrangements before or after Qatar
UAE Jebel Ali Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed
Dubai Anchorage Not Allowed Not Allowed Reverting Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed
Hamriyah Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed***** Not Allowed Allowed***** Not Allowed
Port Khalid Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed***** Not Allowed
Khor Fakkan Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed
Fujairah Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed** Partially Allowed*
Das Island Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Zirku Island Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Mubarraz Island Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Jebel Dhanna Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Ruwais Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Port Khalifa Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Mina Zayed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Musaffah Port Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed*** Not Allowed
Ajman Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed
Mina Saqr Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed
Ras Al Khaimah Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Unknown Not Allowed
RAK Maritime City Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Unknown Not Allowed
Al Jazeera Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Unknown Not Allowed
Al Jeer Port Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Not Allowed Unknown Not Allowed
Saudi Arabia Jubail Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Ras Tanura Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Ras Al Khafji Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Ras Al Khor Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Dammam Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Jeddah Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Yanbu Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Jizan Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Rabigh Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Bahrain Sitra Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Khalifa Bin Salman Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Allowed
Egypt Suez Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Alexandria Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
El Dekheila Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Adabiya Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Ras Gharib Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Ras Sudr Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Sadat Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Wadi Feran Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Sokhna Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Ain Sukhna Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Sidi Kerir Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Port Said Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Idku Not Allowed Not Allowed No ban mentioned on circular Not Allowed++ No ban mentioned on circular No ban mentioned on circular
Suez Canal Transit No ban as yet No ban as yet No ban as yet No ban as yet No ban as yet No ban as yet

General Note

Suez canal transit is not affected as per the Constantia agreement.

(Important) As per the verbally gathered information, Aggregate cargo (Bulk) vessels intending to call the Port of Fujairah to load cargo are not permitted to have the last port/next port as Oman or Iran.

We’re not sure if this restriction will spread to the tanker vessels as well in due course.

There is no clarity on points mentioned as Unknown in the above table and we have requested authorities for more information

This information is compiled from various sources as agents only and we take no responsibility of the same

*Fujairah Anchorage – Vessels coming from Qatar to Fujairah Anchorage (or vice versa) for Husbandry Matters :-

  • Vessels holding Qatari Flag or Owners / Charterers / Management from Qatar or having Qatari Nationals onboard, are NOT Permitted to call Fujairah Port or Offshore anchorage for any kind of Maritime Activities.
  • Vessels (excluding above mentioned Category) are Permitted to Call Offshore Anchorage for Husbandry Matters such as Bunkering, De-slopping, Fresh Water Supply, Lube Oil, Stores Delivery, Technicians Attendance, Surveyor Attendance, repairing , Diving Operation etc.
  • Vessels are NOT permitted to carry out Crew change, Joining and repatriation of Personnel during her stay at Fujairah (If her Last Port of Next

Port of Call is Qatar).

  • Fujairah Port will accept the Vessels as Normal Offshore Call with 10 Days Free Offshore Stay.

**OTB and Vopak at Fujairah does not allow Transit cargoes and vessels from or to Qatar. Port is considering vessels with Last Port as Qatar with transit cargo, only for Murban Crude Loading at Fujairah ADCO SPM.There is no official notification in this regard and NO other activities are permitted  other than bunkering and de-slopping, stores receiving.

***Abu Dhabi and Mina Saqr has not specifically mentioned any regarding transit cargo on board. They have just advised us to follow circular, which officially does not state any ban on Qatar Originated or Destined cargo to remain on-board

*****Port clearance can be issued to a foreign flag vessel if sailing to Qatar ports without any cargo board. Port clearance wont be issued to vessels having transit cargo on board. Hence, vessels with transit cargo to qatar are prohibited. However, transit cargo from Qatar is not likely to be an issue

++ No official circular

Air Cargo and Air Travel

Bahrain, Saudi and UAE have confirmed that, airports shall be closed

Egypt does not have carriers plying to Qatar


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