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Arriving and Departing Vessels RULE 10. Boarding Party for Arriving Vessels: Incoming vessels will be boarded inside the Atlantic breakwater or off the seaward edge of the dredged channel at the Pacific entrance by a boarding party, consisting of such persons as may be authorized by the Governor. Vessels arriving between sunrise and ten p. m. will be boarded upon arrival, and those arriving after ten p. m. will be boarded at sunrise the following morning. For a vessel boarded between sunset and ten p. m. a charge will be made for quarantine inspection at rates fixed by the Governor, and such boarding and inspection will be made unless specific request to the contrary is made by the vessel or its agents prior to its being sighted. For a vessel which is arriving for the first time in Canal Zone waters the night boarding and inspection may be declined subsequently to its being sighted, provided that such vessel has no designated agent in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama.
REGULATION 10.1. Final Disposition of Vessels Inspected After Sunset: The final disposition of vessels inspected after sunset may be deferred in the discretion of the quarantine officer. A vessel from a port subject to yellow fever quarantine will not be released from quarantine until the vessel and all persons on board have been inspected by daylight.
REGULATION 10.2. Composition of Party: The boarding party shall consist of the pilot, quarantine officer, customs officer, admeasurer and commissary representative.
REGULATION 10.3. Restrictions on Party: All members of the boarding party shall comply strictly with instructions from the quarantine officer until free pratique has been granted. Pilots shall not bring ships to the pier until the quarantine officer has notified him that such action may be taken.
REGULATION 10.4. Designation and Other Signals: Every vessel shall hoist its designation signal when approaching and entering a terminal port and those arriving at night shall signal promptly their names by flash light to the signal station.
RULE 11. When a vessel is not boarded immediately on arrival, it shall anchor and await the boarding party, in the anchorage area designated by the Governor.
REGULATION 11.1 Merchant Ship Anchorages: The following areas for merchant ship anchorages are designated: Atlantic End: Area immediately west of Canal channel line, bounded on the south by line joining gas buoy No. 4 and a point "A," 1,600 yards due west of gas buoy No. 4; on the west by line extending 1,800 yards due north of point “A,” to point “B;' and on the north by line extending from point "B" to Canal channel and parallel to west breakwater. Gatun Lake Anchorage Basin: Area immediately east of Canal channel line, bounded by a line extending southeasterly from the east wing wall at south end of Gatun Locks to spar buoy "A," thence to spar buoy No. 1 and to spar buoy No. 3, thence southwesterly to the Canal channel line at gas buoy No. 9. Pacific End: Area immediately northeast of Canal prism extension and southeast of a line joining gas buoy No. 4 to Flamenco Island Light.
(As amended by Governor's Regulation July 2, 1934.) RULE 12. Papers Required by Boarding Party: On arrival, there shall be ready for immediate delivery to the boarding party, for inspection or delivery, as the case may be, such papers, and numbers of copies of each, concerning tonnage of vessel, cargo, persons on board, health conditions, pratique, and such other matters upon which information is necessary, as may be prescribed by the Governor. The required manifests, lists and statements shall be sworn to by the master or agent of the vessel. Failure to have the prescribed papers upon arrival will subject the vessel to delay, but not to fine.
REGULATION 12.1 Papers Required by Boarding Party, List of: All documents listed below as being required of a ship should be ready for immediate delivery to the boarding party:
For ships which transit Canal but do not take an or discharge passengers or cargo at Canal ports
For ship taking on odischarging passengers or cargo at Canal ports
(a) Ship’s information sheet (Panama Canal form).
carried as cargo.-
tanks or other spaces since last transit... (s) Information cards for disembarking passengers, as pro
vided in Regulation 12.3_
* For examination only.
3 Required if ship during transit is laid up for repairs, regardless of whether passengers or cargo are taken on or discharged.
4 Not required unless ship transits Canal.
NOTE 1.—In case a vessel takes on or discharges passengers or cargo at only one Canal Zone port and does not transit the Canal, the documents to the number indicated in the second column are required. In case a ship docks or takes on or
discharges passengers or cargo at both Cristobal and Balboa, or at a port other than the port of entry, all documents to the number indicated in the second column will be required at the first port and, in addition, four copies of document (f), three copies of document (h), and documents (g), (i), and (k) to the number indicated in the second column, will be required at the second port.
NOTE 2.-Crew list; copy for American Consular Officer: Under the regulations governing the control of persons entering and leaving the United States issued by the Secretary of State on November 19, 1941, pursuant to authority contained in the Act of May 22, 1918 (40 Stat. 559) as amended by the Act of June 21, 1941 (55 Stat. 252) and Proclamation No. 2523 issued by the President of the United States on November 14, 1941, no alien may enter the Canal Zone unless he is in possession of a valid unexpired permit to enter or is exempted under such regulations from presenting a “permit to enter," which term includes an immigration visa, a reentry permit, a passport visa, a transit certificate, a border-crossing identification card, a crew list visa, or any other document which may be required under authority of law for entry into the United States. When it is contemplated that entrance of alien seamen into the Canal Zone is to be authorized by a crew list visa, an additional copy of the crew list should be prepared for retention by the consular official by whom the crew list is visaed.
NOTE 3.—Crew list to include identification numbers of seamen: For purposes of additional identification of crew members, all copies of the crew list required by Regulations 12.1 and 12.4 should include for each seaman to whom a certificate of identification or a continuous discharge book has been issued as provided by law (46 U. S. C. 643), the serial number of such certificate of identification (“Z” number) or continuous discharge book.
(As amended by Governor's Regulations September 9, 1939, December 1, 1939, January 27, 1942, November 20, 1942, December 29, 1942, August 26, 1943, March 15, 1945, and October 29, 1945.)
REGULATION 12.2 Incoming Passenger List: The four copies of the incoming passenger list, required by Regulation 12.1, shall be accurate and legible and shall be delivered to the customs officer in the boarding party. In the event that any passengers destined to local ports fail to disembark, or that passengers in transit do disembark at local ports, notice thereof shall be given promptly to the chief of customs and the quarantine officer at the port, and four copies of a supplementary passenger list showing the names of such passengers shall be furnished promptly to the chief of customs.
(As added by Governor's Regulation September 9, 1939.)
REGULATION 12.3. Information Cards for Disembarking Passengers: One copy of an information card (Panama Canal form) is required for each passenger proposing to disembark at a Canal Zone port, except that no such card is required for a Panamanian citizen. This card shall be filled in on the typewriter before arrival at the Canal, shall be
signed by the passenger in the presence of the quarantine boarding officer and be presented to that officer.
(As added by Governor's Regulation December 1, 1939, and amended by Governor's Regulation May 6, 1942.)
RULE 13. Clearance (and Bill of Health): Outgoing vessels will be cleared by the Port Captain, or such other officer of The Panama Canal as may be designated by the Governor, but he will issue clearance only after he has ascertained that all documents and statistical data required by the Canal authorities in regard to vessel, cargo and passengers have been furnished; that all tolls and other bills for services and supplies furnished by The Panama Canal or the Panama Railroad Company have been paid, or their payment has been secured; and that the vessel has complied with the quarantine, customs and exclusion laws, rules, and regulations of the Canal, and the laws, rules, and regulations governing the shipping, discharging and protection of seamen.
(Bills of health have been abolished.)
REGULATION 13.1. Outgoing Passenger List: Four accurate and legible copies of the outgoing passenger list must be furnished to the chief of customs before clearance will be issued. Four copies of a supplementary passenger list shall be furnished for passengers embarking at the second Canal port after a vessel has sailed from the other port. Notice shall be given promptly to the chief of customs of any outgoing passengers who fail to depart on the vessel, and a list of such passengers shall be furnished in quadruplicate. In the event the failure of a passenger or passengers to depart on the vessel is not discovered until the vessel has left port the notice provided for herein shall be given by radio if possible, and if it is impossible to give such notice by radio then it shall be given by mail from the first port of call.
(As added by Governor's Regulation September 9, 1939.)