Libyan Ports – Operating Status

Following a number of recent enquiries by Assureds on the current status of Libyan ports, our correspondents, ELIAS MARINE CONSULTANTS, have kindly provided us with the following update:

Operating ports:

– Al Khoms
– Bouri
– Farwah
– Marsa El Brega
– Marsa El Hariga
– Mellitah
– Misurata
– Tobruk
– Tripoli
– Zawia
– Zuetina

Closed ports:
– Benghazi
– Derna
– Sirte
– Es Sider
– Ras Lanuf

Given that the situation is constantly changing, our correspondents recommend that Assureds check the situation prior to fixing a vessel to any Libyan port and, once fixed, to notify the local agent of the operations expected to take place at the port. This should include:

  • a declaration of the vessel’s sailing route;
  • whether they are loading or discharging cargo; and
  • the type of cargo on board so as the agents may notify the appropriate Authorities.

Assured are advised to carefully review the above guidelines if they are considering fixing a vessel to call at Libyan ports.