COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

Draft 14.00 low water length 300

INSTRUCTION TO VESSEL / MASTER

Vessel to contact VTS Khambhat on VHF CH. 16 & 09 (Mob. No: 09909903748 - 24 hrs.) - for needful guidance to get the safe anchor position as this being a tidal port and there prevails heavy under-currents and hefty swelling in the sea.

 

Max. 7 vessel’s can be accommodate in the Inner anchorage as per the discretion of the Port officer

Depending on the weather conditions . Inner anchorage around 3-4 NM from Essar Fairway. Vessel coming for Loading And Unloading of Reliance Industries cargo having separate anchoring position which is directed by Reliance Radio Room . Total two vessels can be accommodated in the Tanker anchorage.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

 

Gujarat Maritime Board has introduced a special Vessel Monitoring operation called “VTPMS” (Vessel Traffic & Port Management Systems) for Gulf of Khambhat, duly entrusting the assignment to a private agency, M/s. Aatash Nor control Ltd. This is in order to control and monitor the Shipping Traffic (all types of movements of vessels including those carrying Hazardous and Non-hazardous Cargo) in the Gulf of Khambhat with modern available technology as per Govt. guidelines. The area covered is from 20° 30’ N Latitude to 071 20 Longitude, as proposed by The Gujarat Maritime Board. Hence any vessel entering / leaving Gulf of Khambhat will be provided with all needful guidance, establishing effective communication back-up on VHF CHANNEL 16 & 09 (24 HRS.) throughout day & night, between VTPMS & Vessel for any clarification with regard to further movements/assistance.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONARY NOTE:

 

Proper anchor watch to be kept throughout the period at the Anchorage.

Engine should be kept on stand-by so as to be made available within 20 mins. in case of an emergency when spring tides are running.

 

Suggested routine:

 

Heave up the riding anchor to one shackle. Steer well clear, about 35 to 40 from the leading anchor. Let go second anchor. Walk back to get flood lead on second anchor Let go second anchor 1.5 hrs. after high water.

Heave up second anchor 1.5 hrs. before low water Let go second anchor 1.5 hrs. after low water. Never clear the fouled anchors during the middle of the tide. It should be done at slack water i.e. about 1.6 hrs. before relevant end of tide. In case of violent shearing, the steering may be used. Autopilot can be made use of, to steer a course in between yaw.

TURNING BASIN

Not Applicable

BREAK WATERS

No Break Water

ANCHORAGES

Not Applicable

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

NO. OF BERTH MAX PER. LOA MAX PER. BEAM MAX PER. DRAFT
  IN METERS
17 berths Min 150 to max 300 50 Min 10 to Max 17.70

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

Pilotage not required / Night Navigation permitted

NAVIGATION CHART

2101

WATER DENSITY

1.020

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

It is an open deep-water anchorage port

DETAILS OF BUOYS

Navigation Channel & Turning Basin is marked with Buoys & Beacons. 14 nos. of Buoys/Beacons in channel & 3 nos. Buoys in turning circle. There are no Transit Marks in the Channel. Position of the buoys and Beacons is marked.

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

ROAD: Well connected to National Highway & State Highways.

RAIL: 45 KM away from port. Nearest railway station is SURAT

 

AIR: Nearest Airport: Surat for Domestic and Mumbai for International

VHF Channel: channel 16 / 69

WEATHER CONDITIONS

(Windy and Choppy during the Monsoon and Moderate other than Monsoon)

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS COMPLIANCE: Security level is one (1)

PFSO / PORT OFFICER DY. PFSO PORT CONTACT
Capt rakish Mishra ASST. PORT OFFICER +91 - 2454825

TIDAL DATA

TIDE DETAILS HEIGHT ABOVE CHART DATAM IN METERS
Highest Recorded Tide (+6.00)
Mean High Water Spring (MHWS) (+7.31)
Mean Sea Level (MSL) (+4.42)
Mean Low Water Neap (MHWN) (+5.78)
Mean Low Water Neap (MLWN) (+3.06)
Mean Low Water Spring (MLWS) (+1.53)

PORT WORKING HOURS

Cargo operation: Port working 24 hrs / 7 days with no holidays.

No shifts 24 x 7 working depending on the tide

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

No PHO at Surat /Hazira / Magdalla to be arranged from Kandla. Also renewal of SSCEC and Medical chest to be arranged from PHO Kandla.

MAIN CARGOES

Butadiene , Coal , Gypsum , Propylene , Rock phosphate , Urea ,

REPATRIATION

An Non- immigrant port - crew changes permitted except the restricted nationality namely Nigeria, Bangladesh, China, Burma Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Somalia and Ethiopia etc also to arrange special Tugs. Cost Rs. 1,00,000/- + GST at inner anchorage and Rs.1,50,000/- + GST at outer anchorage.

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

GENERAL GROUP FOR IMPORT/EXPORT: No as such Priority. Only first come first serve policy and any mutual long contractual agreement with receivers then priority will be given to them.

GOVERNMENT PRIORITY: Govt. Cargo vessel will get priority

 

COASTAL PRIORITY: No as such Priority

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Butadiene 1000 MT day
Coal 4500 MT day
Gypsum 4500 MT day
Propylene 2500 MT day
Rock phosphate 3000 MT day
Urea 3000 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

Magdalla outer anchorage is a deep draft area and there is no LOA, Draft, Beam restrictions for vessels, but at a time only 3 vessels can discharge cargo onto barges. Generally the geared vessels coming for discharging cargo because there is no floating crane available at Magdalla.Gearless vessel also be permitted subject to arrangement of floating crane.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Not Available

OTHER FACILITIES

Not Available

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

PORT: Port ( GMB ) does not have any Tugs / Barges

PRIVATE: All equipment and gear has to be provided by private parties. Private Tugs to be arranged.

 

Cost Rs. 1,00,000/- + GST at inner anchorage and Rs.1,50,000/- + GST at outer anchorage.

Subject to weather conditions and permission being granted by Port authorities.

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

IMPORT: Reliance Liquid Cargo by STS.

EXPORT: Coal / Reliance Liquid Cargo by STS.

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

PORT
SR. NO. WAREHOUSE TOTAL AREA
1 OPEN PLOTS 20.000 SQ MTRS

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

Loading and Discharging of Dry Bullk cargoes by Ships Crane / Grab through Barges alongside. Liquid cargo through Pipelines. Cargo is discharged from the vessel at anchor into private barges. Port has no equipment for handling cargo.

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