3- Damietta Harbor
     
NAVIGATION INFORMATION :
   
  • Pilot age compulsory.
  • Maritime charts used ( 2078 – 2573 – 2574).
  • Rate of tide from ( 65 cm – 70 cm ).
  • Towage is compulsory for ships more than 1000 tons.
  • Approach to access channel from north-west direction ( 191 ).
  • The port is open in all weather conditions.
   
SHIP TRAFFIC SERVICES AND EQUIPMENT :
   
  • VTS system.
  • Communication system.
  • The traffic management tower is equipped with all necessary and modern equipments:

    • AIS system.
    • Radar system.
    • T.V. closed circuits.
    • Wireless system.
    • Meteorological station.
 
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION :
   
  • Lat 31ْ 29ْ north.
  • Longh 45 31 east.
  • Officially opened for navigation in 1986.
  • Navigation notice no. 43/1998 to increase the depth from 42 f.to 43.5f.
  • Navigation notice no. 122/2008 to amend the approach area of LNG carries.
 
WAITING AREA :
   

The port waiting area is defined by 5 light buoys at a distance of 6.5 nautical mile to the north of port mouth wit depth of 10-20 m as follows:

  • Lat. 31 36 north
  • Longt 31 45 east.
   
ACCESS CHANNEL :
   

The access channel is 11 km long and 300 m wide. It is defined by 18 buoys with the following dimension:

  • Diameter 2.9 m
  • Height 7.55 m
  • Depth 2.3 m
 

The bouys from 1 : 17 at the right.

The bouys from 2 : 18 at the left.

   
 
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