COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

TURNING BASIN

Not Applicable

BREAK WATERS

No Break Water

ANCHORAGES

The anchorage is 6 nautical miles (NM) away from Bedi port, about 4 NM from New Bedi port and 2.5 NM from New Rozi Pier site. It can accommodate 17 ships at a time in the designated anchorage area,Approach to anchorage is through a channel which is 9.5 km. It dries up at most of the places during low waters. Lighters move from the Port to anchorage during high tide hours. The sailing time for lighters is about 2 hours from Port to anchorage .The anchorage is 6 nautical miles away from Bedi port ALatitude: 22° 28' N, Longitude: 069° 05' E

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

Anchorage port not applicable.

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

Pilot Station : Tuna Buoy
Pilotage is not compulsory at the Port up to a draft of 9 m. For a draft of more than 9 m. pilot guide is necessary, from Tuna Buoy up to the anchorage, for which advance intimation of 24 hours is necessary.
Pilotage is compulsory for shifting of vessel from Outer anchorage to Inner anchorage
The Outer anchorage is situated at 25 nautical mile from port near Tuna buoy at Lat: 22o 48.2' N Long: 70o 10.6’ E for draft up to 12m and at Lat: 22o 50.3' N and Long: 70o 10.6' E for draft more than 12m. The inner anchorage is at 5.5 nautical miles from the port situated at Lat: 22o 55.43'N and Long: 70o 22. 86' E and available draft is more than 12m.
Night navigation facilities is not permitted / provided by port authority, pilot available only during daytime for vessel inward / outward movement. Pilot board the vessel 2 hours prior in high tide for vessel inward / outward Movement.
Navigational aid : available at outer Tuna Buoy - 17.5 nautical miles from Navlakhi. The Navlakhi Port limit starts only from Buoy No. 5, installed in Hansthal Creek.

NAVIGATION CHART

Admiralty Chart 43 & Indian Hydraulic chart 2017

WATER DENSITY

At outer tuna buoy 1.022 to 1.025 and at inner anchorage 1.025 to 1.027

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

Not Applicable

DETAILS OF BUOYS

Not Applicable

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

BY ROAD: The port is well connected with state highway and national highway 8A.

BY RAIL: The port is well connected with national rail network nearest main railway station is Rajkot.

 

BY AIR: The nearest domestic airport is Rajkot.

PORT RADIO AND INFO SERVICE: VHF Channel 16.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Temperature 30o C to 35o C during summer and 10 o C to 15 o C during winter. Southwest Monsoon 15 May to 15 September.

The region has dry tropical monsoon type of climate with an average rainfall of about 300 mm during July – September. The winter lasts from November to February when the climate is cool and dry and January is the coldest month. The summer (March – June) is dry and hot with May being the hottest month of the year. A strong WSW wind blows throughout the summer.

 

The predominant wind direction is west. Average wind velocity at Sikka increases from 45km/h in April to 55km/h during June-July and falls to 35 km/h in month of August. However, during occasional storms the wind velocity is observed to go up to 105km/h.

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS COMPLIANT: Yes. Level 2

DY. PFSO DETAILS

 

PFSO / PORT OFFICER PORT CONTACT
Capt. Hirvani - GMB, Navlakhi GMB PORT AUTHORITY
  Mobile: +91-9510000035

TIDAL DATA

TIDE DETAILS HEIGHT ABOVE CHART DATAM
Mean High Water Spring (MHWS) 6.19 Meters
Mean Sea Level (MSL) 5.49 Meters
Mean High Water Neap (MHWN) 4.27 Meters
Mean Low Water Spring (MLWS) 1.22 Meters
Mean Low Water Spring (LWOST) 0.59 Meters

PORT WORKING HOURS

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

Except few NATIONAL HOLIDAYS port is operational round the clock throughout entire year.

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

No port heath office at Sikka port hence in normal case free pratique will be granted by customs boarding officer after boarding the vessel, if vessel comes from yellow fever area within last 30 days then PHO Kandla will board vessel and grant free pratique.

MAIN CARGOES

Coal , Coke , Salt ,

REPATRIATION

Can be arranged.

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

Not applicable - anchorage port.

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Coal 10000 MT day
Coke 10000 MT day
Salt 8000 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

Not Applicable - anchorage port

There are no beam and LOA restrictions (If weather condition having strong wind and strong current due to spring tide so GMB port authority bring the vessel at inner anchorage only the vessel is less than 190 Meters LOA.

 

The maximum permissible draft allowed up to 11 meters at inner anchorage, as per the guidelines of Indian Tide Table 2005 (Page no. 58 to 60).

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Navlakhi is anchorage working port No berthing facilities.
Draft restriction 11 mtrs at inner anchorage. No draft restriction at outer anchorage.
Pilotage is mandatory. No night navigation is allowed/permitted. Shifting of vessel during day light hours in high tide only. LOA restriction is 225 mtrs at inner anchorage. Only three vessels are permitted to work at inner anchorage.

OTHER FACILITIES

Port Tugs
1. Speed boat (Under ISPS) : 1
2. Tug Pirotan- 4000bhp- 35T BP
3. Tug Gurjari- 1880 bhp- 15T BP
4. Tugs above 350 bhp- 03 Nos.

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

EQUIPMENTS

 

Tugs, Barges and floating cranes.

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

Export: Salt. Import: Coal & Coke, Flourspar & Pig Iron.

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

PORT
SR. NO. OPEN   TOTAL AREA
1 Open plots around (Versamedi Side 96,600 sq.m. & Sui Side 63400 sq.m.) 160000 SQ M.
2 Covered godowns : 5 nos. 5130 SQ. M

OPEN STORAGE

 

In the dry area Open Warehouses:

PORT
SR. NO. WAREHOUSE TOTAL AREA
1 1 no. of transit shed is available at Bedi port 930 sq. meter
2 1 no. at New Port are available. 4870 sq. meter
3 6 nos. of covered storage godowns at Bedi Port 6455 sq. meter
4 28 nos. of godowns are available at New Bedi Port. 15,120 sq. meter

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

Average discharge rate is approximate 8,000 M. Ts to 15,000 M. Ts, Depending on ship’s gear condition, Barge availability from Stevedores and Weather conditions.
Average Salt loading rate is approximate 6,500 MT to 8,500.Ts.
Stevedore deploys 4/5 gangs onboard till completion of cargo loading or discharging at Navlakhi.

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