COORDINATES

APPROACH / ENTRANCE CHANNEL

LENGTH: 1.5 knot mile. DEPTH: 7.5 metres. WIDTH: 150 metres.

TURNING BASIN

Not Applicable

BREAK WATERS

Not applicable

ANCHORAGES

Latitude: 22° 28' N, Longitude: 069° 05' E

GENERAL BERTH RESTRICTION

NO. OF BERTH/JETTY: 3 LOA: MAX 180.00 BEAM: MAX 30.00 DRAFT: 7.50 Meters.

PILOTAGE & NIGHT NAVIGATION

Pilotage compulsory & day light navigation only, No night navigation facility.

NAVIGATION CHART

Not Applicable

WATER DENSITY

2027

UNDER KEEL CLEARANCE

1.2 Meters

DETAILS OF BUOYS

There are two round shaped buoys about 360 Meters from shore in channel. The colour of buoys are Green & Red.

INFRASTRUCTURE & COMMUNICATION

Well connected with national road network.

Nearest Railway Station: Okha

 

Nearest Airport – Jamnagar-175 KM & Porbandar-130 KM (Domestic) & Ahmedabad (International)

PORT RADIO AND INFO SERVICE: VHF Channel 16. Fully equipment round the clock signal station.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

MONSOON: May 15 to Sept 15. Port is not much affected by South West monsoon, but anchorage work is restricted to swell-free days only.

(Okha climate is with salt humidity through out the year. Min temp. – 29 degree/ Max temp - 38 degree in Monsoon period i.e. 15th May to 15th Sep. In summer min temp is 35 degree / max temp – 48 degree, in winter min – 20 degree and max temp is 32 degree.

PORT REGULATIONS

ISPS COMPLIANT: Yes. Level - 2

DY. PFSO DETAILS

 

PFSO / PORT OFFICER PORT CONTACT
Capt. R.K. Raman GMB PORT AUTHORITY
Mobile: +91-9925153038 Tel: (O): +91-2892-262001 / 02
portofficerokp@gmail.com  

TIDAL DATA

TIDE DETAILS HEIGHT ABOVE CHART DATAM
Mean High Water Spring (MHWS) 3.47
Mean Low Water Neap (MLWN) 0.4
Mean Sea Level (MSL) 2
Mean High Water Neap (MHWN) 3
Mean Low Water Spring (MLWS) 1.2

PORT WORKING HOURS

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

Except few NATIONAL HOLIDAYS port is operational for entire year.

Note : There are 02 Shift, each 12hrs. 0800hrs to 2000hrs.

PORT HEALTH OFFICE

Can be arranged from Kandla.

MAIN CARGOES

Bauxite , Coal , Fertilizer , Lime stone , Onion , Salt , Soda ash ,

REPATRIATION

Possible. From Okha to Jamnagar by car for Jamnagar Domestic air port and from Okha to Ahmedabad by car for International airport for off signers.

FRESH WATER

Available

STORE / PROVISIONS :

WORKSHOP

Available

BUNKERS

Available

GARBAGE DISPOSAL

Available

SLOP DISCHARGE

No Facility

CASH TO MASTER

Available

BERTHING POLICY/PRIORITY

48 hours cargo operation completion priority. Coastguard vessels and naval vessels get government priority.

PORT NORMS

CARGOS PERFORMANCE-DAY
Bauxite 10000 MT day
Coal 10000 MT day
Fertilizer 8000 MT day
Lime stone 10000 MT day
Onion 8000 MT day
Salt 10000 MT day
Soda ash 8000 MT day

BERTH INFORMATION & RESTRICTIONS

Excess LOA/Beam/Draft possible with submission of LOI to GMB.

At DBC BERTH LOA more than 158 metres possible with submission of LOI to GMB

OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Vessels lighten/top up at anchorage to attain 7.5 meters inner berth draft. At anchorage the maximum draft is about 11.7 Meters.

Permissible Drafts for berthing declared by Director of Ports monthly.

 

At coal berth LOA more than 180 metres, BEAM more than 30 metres possible with submission of LOI to GMB Vessels, which can complete cargo operations within 48 hours, will be given priority for berthing.

OTHER FACILITIES

Not Available

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS

PORT EQUIPMENTS

 

PORT: Mobile cranes: 1 No. - 3 x 10 MT (Presently not available). Tugs: 2 Nos. For Berthing / Unberthing.

PRIVATE: Barges: All private barges as per requirements. Due to the bad condition of Port Cranes and Barges receivers / shippers use only Private Cranes and Private Barges to discharge / loading cargo at anchorage.

MAIN CARGO HANDLING

EXPORT: Calcium Bauxite, Onion, Clinker, Raw Bauxite, Chemicals and Soda Ash; IMPORT: Limestone Coke, Coal, Wheat, Sulphur and Fertilizer

WAREHOUSE AND STORAGE

OPEN STORAGE

 

In the dry area Open Warehouses:

PORT
SR. NO. WAREHOUSE TOTAL AREA CAPACITY
1 14 godowns 21620 Sq. Meters NA
2 6 platforms covering area 3180 Sq. Meters NA
2 2 open plots 50000 Sq. Meters NA
TOTAL N.A. N.A. NA

LOAD / DISCHARGE FACILITY SPECIFICATION

Cargo operation are done at anchorage using Private floating cranes & barges. The daily output of fertilizer / limestone / pet coke / coal will be around 10000 to 12000 MT subject to weather condition at anchorage. At alongside berth vessels can load cargo upto 7.5 meter draft by ships crane and grabs.

COAL & LINESTONE DISCHARGE

 

Coal / Lime stone / Pet Coke / Fertilizer discharge at anchorage will be done by using private floating cranes & barges subject to weather condition. After completing lightening cargoes and attaining 7.5 meter draft the vessel will be shifting to alongside berth to discharge balance cargo by using ships cranes and grabs.

Due to the bad condition of Port Cranes and Barges receivers / shippers use only Private Cranes and Private Barges to discharge / loading cargo at anchorage. Discharging / loading method - Along Side discharge / loading using ships equipment.

Average discharge rate for coal & Limestone using ships grabs is about 10,000 to 12,000 MT per day. As per port norms 1500 MT per hook per day.

 

SODA ASH LOADING

 

Average loading rate for Soda Ash (1kt Jumbo Bags) using ships gears about 2000 to 2500 MT per day alongside jetty. Vessel will load cargo up to 7.5 Mtr draft, remaining cargo will be loaded at anchorage by barge operation.

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