The HIPS is a joint venture company established as a Public Private Partnership between HIPG and SLPA to operate and manage the following services in the Hambantota International Port.
Emergency response in case of Fire, Marine Pollution, Hazmat Incidents etc..
The Port is in the process of obtaining a VTS. All vessels shall communicate via the Port Control on VHF Channel 16.
In case of any emergency in the Port the Focal Point is designated as the Port Control.
Pilotage being compulsory for all vessels, HIPS will offer world class pilotage services to all types and sizes of vessels capable of being accommodated within the Port. A modern pilot Launch capable of a speed in excess of 15 knots is available at present.
A dedicated mooring service ably supervised is provided by the port for all vessels at any time day or Night.
We operate a fleet of modern tugs manned by competent crew. At present the fleet consists of 04 Azimuth Stern Drive tugs with bollard pull of 65 tons. The tugs have firefighting capabilities.
The port is well secured with our own security personnel who are augmented by personnel from the Sri Lanka Navy and the Sri Lanka Police. The port is ISPS compliant and the Designated Authority is the Sri Lanka Navy.
Seaward security is entirely handled by the Sri Lanka Navy with regular Sea patrols being carried out. Regular Audits of the Port Security is carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy to ensure the Port security is adequate and up to date.
Permits for port entry are issued by the Port permit office including Annual permits.
We take safety very seriously and will not leave any stone unturned to achieve a zero incident / accident Port. Quality certification is in progress and will be updated accordingly.
The Port has its own dedicated Emergency response unit capable of attending to all types of emergencies adore or afloat.
03 dedicated and fully equipped Fire trucks enhance this capability.
The port tugs equipped with firefighting capabilities’ complement this service in case of afloat emergencies.