Port of Salalah

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Port Limits
From the highest point of the high tide where the point intersect the coast at 054° 04 Min East longitude and from that point in the direction of true South to the point intersecting the line 16 ° 58 Min North latitude and from this point in the direction of true EAST to the point intersecting the 54° 5.40 Min East longitude from that point in the direction of true South to the point intersecting the line 16 ° 54 Min North latitude and from that point in the direction of true west to the point intersecting the line 53° 58 Min East longitude and from this point in the direction of true North to the point intersecting coastline and from this point following the coast back to the starting point includes all wharves, quays, piers, landing places, decks, storage areas, road, and buildings under the operational or administrative control of the Port authority.

Pilot Boarding Ground

Port Pilot will board the inbound vessel 3.4 NM East of the Breakwater “Lat. 16°56.50 N Long 054°05.4'.00 E”

Fairway & Approach Channel
Port of Salalah is entered from NE between East Breakwater and the Container Terminal. Vessels approaching from the Fair way pass between a pair of light buoys (Port and Starboard) and then between the head of East Breakwater and a light buoy 0.2nm NW.

Port Control
You can contact the Port of Salalah Port Control on:

  • VHF:     Ch 12, 16
  • Tel:      +968 2321 9052 / 2321 9500 ext 423/424
  • Email:   portcontrol@salalahport.com
  • Fax:     +968 2321 9253

Pilotage
Pilotage is compulsory and pilots may board from launch or tug and are available 24 hours. Pilots can be provided at 30 minutes notice.

Vessels exempt from pilotage are:

  • Vessels in the service of the Navy of the Sultanate of Oman
  • Any vessel under 200 gross tones
  • Country craft
  • Tenders of any recognized buoyage, lighting or navigational aid service

Not withstanding the above items, the Harbor Master may insist on the use of a Pilot in the interest of Port Safety, in which case the appropriate tariff charges will apply.

Pilot boards in position 16° 57'N 54°04'E, 3nm East of the Breakwater Light. or as directed by Salalah Port Control.

Anchorage
Three Anchorage areas are designated for Vessels calling at the Port of Salalah:

  • Area "A" for inbound vessels awaiting berthing. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°56'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°56'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
  • Area "B" for vessels requiring off shore services. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
  • Area "C" for ship to ship bunkering operations. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
  • Area "D" for inbound large vessels waiting to be berthed. Bounded by the following coordinates
  • Lat. 16°56'0 N Long 054°04'.00 E
  • Lat. 16°56'0 N Long 054°05'.40 E
  • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°04'.00 E
  • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°05’.40 E

Charts

BA 2895, 2896 and Oman 250, 1200, 1201 Admiralty pilot NP 4.

Port Approach
Vessels approaching the Port of Salalah meet the Pilots one mile east of the Fair Way Buoy (16 Degree 56.96 N and 54 Degree 02.64 E) and pass between a pair of light buoys (Port & Starboard) leading to the entrance between East Break water and the Container Terminal.

Tidal Range & Flow
Tidal range averages 1.0m to 2.0m however; during the monsoon season (June to August) waves can be up to 4.0 at max.

Dock Water Density
Density: 1.025.

Charts
BA. 2895,2896 and Oman 250,1200,1201 Admiralty Pilot NP 64.

Berth No

Length (m)

MPD*

1, 2, 3, 4

307

15.5

 5, 6

 488

 17.5

21, 22, 23

173

9

24

200

6.8

25

115

4.3

26, 27, 28

115

4.1

29

260

2.6

30, 31

300

15

Oil Jetty

130

10.0

Ramp Lct

45

2.5

* MPD: Maximum Permissible Draught

Berths 1 to 6 are container berths in line; therefore, larger vessels can occupy part of a second berth if necessary.

Berths 21 to 23 are General Cargo berths in line and larger vessels can occupy part of second berth if necessary.

Berth 24 is a General Cargo berth. Berths 25 to 29 are berths for small general cargo vessels, Dhows, and fishing Launches.

Berths 30 & 31 are main deep draft multi-user berths.

The Oil berth is capable of accommodating vessels up to 35,000 DWT and Tankers with a 10m maximum arrival draught. A ramp for landing craft with a 1:8 gradient, 45m in length, 20m width at 3.0m depth is available.

Guide Lines to Obtain Port Clearance for Yachts arriving Port of Salalah without Local Agent

  1. Proceed to the Port Control Room located on top of hill.
  2. Obtain appropriate form port control duly approved by port control office & take the same form to GCT Finance for payment of dues. GCT works six days a week from 0800-1630.
  3. After that take the (GCT Finance) stamped paper together with your passport to complete customs formalities and obtain the Port Clearance.
  4. Prior proceeding out of port you are required to call port control on VHF Channel 12 and give your Port Clearance number to port control on VHF.
  5. Port control will advise on the suitability of time to leave the port according to the prevailing traffic.

In case of doubt, call port control. +968-23219052 or VHF CH12; Port Control works round the clock 24*7.

Weather
Prevailing winds:            Monsoon wind, direction 230 deg, speed max
                                    15-20kn during the period of June to August

November to March:      Temperatures approx 24°C-34°C
March to May:               Spring, temperatures approx 20° to high 30°
June to August:             Summer, temperatures vary between 20° to
                                      30° due to the monsoon effect

Tugs
Four tugs of 55 Ton Bollard pull are available.

 

 

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