Vessel Traffic Services

Pre-Arrival Information

Estimated time of Arrival

Vessels bound for Sullom Voe are required to provide the Harbour Authority with an estimated time of arrival (ETA) 24 hours before arrival or on leaving the last port (whichever is later).

Pre-Arrival Requirements

Pre-Arrival Documentation 

First time callers are requested to provide the following to optimise mooring arragements:

  1. Diagrams of the ship's fo'c'sle and poop showing positions of the winchs, bitts and fairleads. Faxed to the Agent at the earliest oppertunity. 
  2. Have the ship's GA plan available for copying after arrival, together with certificates for mooring ropes, rope tails and winch brake holding capacities (These will be used for mooring analysis).

All vessels should be aware that they are monitored by Sullom Voe VTS on approach and departure to ensure they do not enter the Area to be Avoided.

Pilot Boarding Arrangements

All vessels calling at the Port of Sullom Voe must comply with;

  • SOLAS Reg V/23
  • IMO Resolution A.1045 (27)

Masters are advised that these regulations will be strictly enforced by Sullom Voe Harbour Authority.  Any delays and/or additional costs incurred by a vessel unable to comply with the above regulations will be strictly to the vessel’s own account. 

See "Sullom Voe Pilot Boarding Arrangements Booklet"