To eliminate the risk of incidents between people and machines on our berths, all persons including contractors’ and visitors’ vehicles will be restricted from accessing Container No 1 and/or Beach Street wharf during the berthing procedure. This will include vehicles belonging to ship agents, providores and tour operators. Contractors providing crane services and POL side-loaders are excluded from this restriction.
In addition to vessel berthing, no vehicles will be permitted on to the wharf at any time unless working, such as; ship’s agent, MPI dog vehicle (will be parked in a designated area), transport operators, delivery vehicles permitted one at a time authorised by the Cruise Co-ordinator or Duty PFSO. Please note this pertains to Cruise Ship business only.
The gate at the side of our Cruise Pavilion will remain closed and locked prior to the vessel’s arrival to restrict any vehicles from accessing the wharf - either Beach St or the Container Terminal.
A Port Otago staff member (assigned in the security role on the day), or contracted security staff will be positioned at the walkway area in front of the Pavilion to stop any persons not directly involved in the gangway/ship operations for arrival. The sign that was purpose built for this instruction will be reinstated, this will be removed once the all clear is given which will only come from the Cruise Ship Co-ordinator or Duty PFSO.
All persons not involved in the ship’s arrival operation, but who are required to board the vessel prior to the vessel being cleared (Govt. officials) shall wait inside the Cruise Pavilion until the wharf has been cleared by Lines crew and crane/side-loader operators and the sign has been removed.
All vehicle access for Cruise Ships, except for buses, will be via the side gate at the Pavilion or through A shed, at the discretion of the Cruise Co-ordinator or the Duty PFSO. The only vehicles through the Terminal Gate will be Titan Cranes and EMERGENCY services with the exception being traffic being redirected due to the Ovation of the Seas’ deployment of a breast line.
Holding area for people, when vessel in berthed on the Container Terminal remains the Cruise Pavilion.
Vehicle access will remain restricted outside the main doors until the all clear is given.
Once the vessel has sailed and all personnel have vacated the area then the Cruise Co-ordinator or Duty PFSO will give clearance to the Terminal Supervisor that the wharf is clear.