CUKUROVA PIER – NEMRUT BAY

OPERATED BY: Cukurova Liman Isletmeleri Nemrut – Turkey
LOCATION: 38° 46′ N, 26° 55′ E
MAIN ACTIVITY: Private jetty for loading/discharging iron scrap/iron products of Ironworks in the site.
ANCHORAGE AREAS:Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports provided by the Uzmar Pilot VHF channels 16, 10 three hours before arrival at the bay. Pilot embarkation place 38 46,8 N 026 54,4 E
TOWAGE: is provided by the Uzmar Pilot round the clock
BERTHING: The jetty is well fendered. Mooring is assisted with the aid of lifeboat.
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Mostly by vessels’ own gear. There are mobile cranes facilities.
CARGO HANDLING RATES: very fast operations, Scrap metal 3.000-5.000 mt/day
FRESH WATER: available at pier and by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Izmir distance apprx. 74 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round,
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available by barge.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The vessel must sail within 2 hours of the completion oof the final draft survey, otherwise the ship will be charged with a further day’s port dues.

EGE FERTILIZER PIER – NEMRUT BAY

OPERATED BY: EGE GUBRE SANAYII A.S.
ADDRESS: Nemrut Sanayi Bolgesi P.K. 25 Aliaga – Izmir – Turkey
LOCATION: 38° 46′ 05″ N, 26° 54′ 05″E
TELEPHONE: (232) 625 12 50
FAX: (232) 625 12 45
DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT: The jetty is at the southeast of Nemrut Bay. The distance to Ýzmir is 60 kms.Ege Gubre’s activities are to supply chemicals fertilizers needed by the agricultural sector, either by production or import.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports provided by the Uzmar Pilot VHF channels 16, 10 three hours before arrival at the bay. Pilot embarkation place 38 46,8 N 026 54,4 E
TOWAGE: is provided by the Uzmar Pilot round the clock
BERTH: Berthing side north 124 m., draft 13m (max. 50.000dwt). Berthing side south 103.5 m. draft 10m.( max. 7.000 dwt) Apron width 5.60 m

CARGOES CONNECTION AVRG. RATE
Anhyd ammonia 8 inches 350 mt/h
Sulphur 4-6 inches 100 mt/h
P. Acid 4-6 inches 100 mt/h
Bulk Cargo Conveyor 2.000- 6.000 mt/day
General cargo 600 -800 mt/day
Liquid cargo 250-400 mt/h

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Shore crane Grabs/Hoppers and Conveyors For Bulk Urea 15 T. There are two weighbridge of 80 tons.
STORAGE AREA: Grain silos 4x 5.000 ton. Open area 13.500 sq.m. covered area 2.446 sq.m. semi-covered area 8.1132 sq.m. The car park of 1.100 sq.m.
FRESH WATER: available.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Izmir distance apprx.71 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round. (weather permitting)
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available by barge.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

HABAS PIER – NEMRUT BAY

OPERATED BY: Habas Liman Isletmeleri A.S. – Turkey
TELEPHONE: (232) 625 11 81 – 625 11 71
FAX: (232) 625 11 72
LOCATION: 38° 45′ N, 26° 55′ E (Eastern Side of Cukurova Pier).
MAIN ACTIVITY: Private jetty for loading/discharging iron and steel products.
ANCHORAGE AREAS:Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports provided by the Uzmar Pilot VHF channels 16, 10 three hours before arrival at the bay. Pilot embarkation place 38 46,8 N 026 54,4 E
TOWAGE: is provided by the Uzmar Pilot round the clock
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: Mostly by vessels’ own gear or mobile cranes.
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Izmir distance apprx.75 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round,
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available by barge.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.
DEVELOPMENTS: A new berths are under contruction.

NEMTAS PIER -NEMRUT BAY

OPERATED BY: Nemrut Liman Isletmeleri A.S.
ADDRESS: Nemrut Limani, Cakmakli Köyu P.K. 47 Aliaga – Izmir – Turkey
TELEPHONE: (232) 625 13 10 lines 625 13 19
FAX: (232) 625 13 19
LOCATION: 38° 45′ N, 26° 55′ E
DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT: Nemtas owns the well modernized port facilities in Nemrut Bay. Nemtaþ has an annual capacity of 2.500.000 DWT and capable to berth two vessels of 50.000 DWT each and two vessels of 5.000 DWT at the same time loading and discharging iron and steel products of Ironworks at site.
ANCHORAGE AREAS:Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station
PILOTAGE: : is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports provided by the Uzmar Pilot VHF channels 16, 10 three hours before arrival at the bay. Pilot embarkation place 38 46,8 N 026 54,4 E
TOWAGE: is provided by the Uzmar Pilot round the clock
CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENT: There are two shore cranes facilities. (2×12.5 tons) and available mobile cranes.
CARGO HANDLING RATES: very fast operations, Scrap metal 3.000- 7.000 mt/day
STORAGE FACILITIES: Open area
FRESH WATER: available by barge.
BUNKER: available by barge only.
AIRPORT: At Izmir distance apprx.72 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: operates 24 hours a day year round,
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available by barge.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: service is not available.

NEMRUT & ALIAGA BAY

NEMRUT BAY: (including Aliaga)

Nemrut bay is located on the Eastern Aegean, piers and facilities at Nemrut Bay are owned by industrial companies located in this area. A number of these ports and jetties were built to serve specific purposes,

Location 38º 46′ N 026º 55′ E

Nemrut Port Limits: Nemrut bay is situated on the south side of the port of Aliaga. It is the area between the mainland and a straight line drawn true north from Kizilburun which is situated in position Lat.38º 45′ 00 N Long.026º 53 50′ E.

The bay is divided into two areas, the inner port and outer port.
Inner port; is the area remaining between the imaginary line connecting the south end of the Petkim Petrochemical Complex’s breakwater with Karacadogan Peninsula situated in position Lat.38 46 10 N long. 026 54 22 E.
Outer port; is the area between interior port and Nemrut bay boundaries.

PILOTAGE : is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports. , Call Pilots on VHF channels 16, 10 three hours before arrival at the bay. There are two pilot stations at Nemrut bay.
– Petkim Pilot for Petkim quays ( pilot embarkation place 38 47 N 026 54 E)
– Uzmar Pilot for berths in Nemrut bay. ( pilot embarkation place 38 46,8 N 026 54,4 E)

Pilotage Stations at Nemrut

Nemrut Bay : Uzmar Shipping and Trade Co. Ltd
Call Name : Nemrut Pilot
Telephone : (0 232) 625 19 51
Fax : (0 232) 625 17 96
VHF Band : Ch. 16, 10
Working Hours : 24 hours
Nemrut Bay : Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S.
Call Name : Petkim Pilot
Telephone : (0 232) 616 32 40
Fax : (0 232) 616 12 40
VHF Band : Ch. 16, 10
Working Hours : 24 hours

PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 5 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

TOWAGE: is provided by the Petkim & Uzmar Pilot round the clock

ANCHORAGES: Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Nemrut Pilot.

Quays at port of Petkim Petrochemical Complex situated on the Northern side of Nemrut bay.
(see “Petkim Terminal – Aliaga”)

Quays on the eastern and southern side of Nemrut Bay. Please see the details as follow piers on “Aegean Region”.
Ege Fertiliser Pier – Nemrut bay
Nemtas Pier – Nemrut bay
Limas Pier – Nemrut bay
Cukurorav pier – Nemrut bay
Habas pier – Nemrut bay

Documents and general views of these ports; please see “A General View of Turkish Ports” in the ports of Turkey section.

 

ALIAGA TUPRAS TERMINAL ( 38º 50′ N. 026º 57’E.)

LOCATION: Aliaga is approximately 40 miles NNW of Izmir , on the southern arm of gulf of Candarli. Aliaga port is situated within the following co-ordinates:

Lat. 38º 49′ 46″ N Long.026º 53’48” E
Lat. 38º 50′ 53″ N Long.026º 53’00” E
Lat. 38º 50′ 54″ N Long.026º 58’12” E

Aliaga port is divided into the Inner and outer Harbour. Their co-ordinates as follows;
INNER HARBOUR:
Lat. 38º 50′ 10″ N Long.026º 56’40” E
Lat. 38º 49′ 53″ N Long.026º 57’45” E

OUTER HARBOUR:
Lat. 38º 50′ 53″ N Long.026º 53’00” E
Lat. 38º 50′ 54″ N Long.026º 58’12” E

PILOTAGE : is compulsory for all vessels of 150 grt. And over entering Aliaga port limits. Pilot boards and departs 2 to 3 miles West of Tasli Burnu Light. For anchored vessels, the pilot will board at the same location.

Pilotage Station at Aliaga

Aliaga Bay : TUPRAS
Call Name : Aliaga Pilot
Telephone : (0 232) 625 19 51
Fax : (0 232) 625 17 96
VHF Band : Ch. 16, 13
Working Hours : 24 hours

PILOT LADDER: will be prepared on vessel’s starboard side. If your vessel’s freeboard exceeds more than 8 meters, please prepare a combination ladder.

TOWAGE: is provided by the TUPRAS round the clock.

ANCHORAGES: Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Aliaga Pilot.

PETKIM TERMINAL – ALIAGA

OPERATED BY: Petkim, Petro Kimya Holding A.S.
ADDRESS: P.K. 12 Aliaga 35801 Izmir , TURKEY
TELEPHONE: (232) 616 32 40 /10 lines – 616 12 40 /8 lines
FAX: (232) 616 12 48 – 616 14 39 – 616 24 90
LOCATION: The bay is divided into two areas, the inner port and outer port. Inner port; is the area remaining between the imaginary line connecting the south end of the Petkim Petrochemical Complex’s breakwater with Karacadogan Peninsula situated in position Lat.38 46 10 N long. 026 54 22 E. Outer port; is the area between interior port and Nemrut bay boundaries.
RESTRICTIONS: Mooring to or sailing from the Tanker quay from sunset to sunrise time needs the permission of Port Admistration.
ANCHORAGE AREAS: in the inner and outer ports are possible. However, anchorage within the area of 5 cables diameter of middle of interior port boundary is prohibited for safety of sea traffic. (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot station).
PILOTAGE: is compulsory for all vessels entering Nemrut Harbour. approximately 3 hours prior to arrival vessels can communicate with “PETKIM Pilot Station” on VHF channels 16 or 13. Pilot Boarding Point which is Lat. 38 deg 47 N and Long. 026 deg 54 E. Ýn outer port.
TOWAGE: and/or mooring boat compulsory arranged by pilot and and provided by Port admistration.
BERTHING: There are 6 berths; 3 berths for products and gas ships, 1 berth for naphtha (vessels berth stern to), 1 berth for caustic soda and 1 berth for general cargo vessel. The berths was well fendered.

BERTHS NO / NAME LENGTH (m) DEPTH (m) REMARKS
1 Tanker Quay 163 -7 Load/Disch. Lines; 6 , 8 ,10 and 12 inc.
2 Tanker Quay 175 -10 Constructed for loading/discharging various chemicals such as ammonia, benzene, fuel oil, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycols, choric hydrocarbons, wash oil.
3 Caustic Quay 60 -6 Loading lines 8 inc for caustic, 4 inc. for hypochlorite.
4 Naphtha Quay 90 -14 Out of service
Salt Quay 190 -6 Constructed for discharge of salt to be used at Chlorine Alkali Plant.
5 Tanker Quay 285 -13 Load/discharge of naphtha, benzene, ammonia, caustic, fuel oil.
6 General Cargo 338 -10 -7 Load/discharge of various petrochemical raw
Quay (175+163) Materials, products and equipment.
Petrol Ofisi Quay Loading petroleum products.

CARGO HANDLING EQUIPMENTS: fixed/mobile cranes are available .1 mobile crane 270tons, 2 mobile cranes 150tons, 2 mobile cranes 110tons and 55 tons, mobile cranes of 12-30tons are available. 2 cranes 3 tons at salt quays,Salt is transferred by conveyor belt to the plant.
CARGO HANDLING RATES: Loading prophylene 30tons/hr, ECD 80tons/hr, Ethylene (as per shore request) is about 100tons/hr. Back Pressure Discharging pressure for Y.C..M. is 10 kgs/sqcm,for prophylene line is 20 kgs/sqcm.
FRESH WATER: not available at jetty, only quays by trucks.
BUNKER: available by barge only. (Notice to agent 48 hours required prior to berthing).
AIRPORT: At Izmir (Adnan Menderes) distance apprx.75 km from the port.
WORKING HOURS: Normally only during daylight for dry cargoes, 24 hours for liquids.
GARBAGE REMOVAL: service is available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: Ballast line available. To waste treatment plant for ballast and slop disposal.

PORT OF DIKILI – IZMIR

OPERATED BY : TDI-Turkish Maritime Organization
TELEPHONE: (0232) 425 87 00
FAX: (0232) 425 87 09
LOCATION: 39° 04′ N, 26° 54′ E
ANCHORAGES: vessels loaded with inflammable cargoes shall anchor off Vakiflar.
PILOTAGE: compulsory. Provided by TDI VHF channel 16.
TOWAGE: upon request can be arranged from Izmir.
WORKING HOURS: service is provided to vessels 24 hours.
FRESH WATER: available.
BUNKER: available.
AIRPORT: At Izmir. Approximately 100 km from the port.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: service is available. Trucks will remove garbage from vessel at berth on request.
CARGO HANDLING: No shore or mobile cranes available, all cargo handling by ship’s gear.
BERTHING: The jetty lies WNW – ESE there are berths on both sides of the jetty. There is one berth on the South side with length 56.9m. and depth 7.1-8.6m., and one berth on the North side with length 56.1m. and depth 7-9m.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: are general cargo, ore , coal and vegetable oil. There are also facilities for passenger vessels. Loading/Unloading rates; for general 400-500 tons, ore 500-750 tons, Coal 400-750 tons.
STORAGE FACILITIES: 5.100 sq.m. of enclosed area.

PORT OF GULLUK – BODRUM BAY

OPERATED BY: TDI – Turkish maritime Organization
TELEPHONE: 0252-522 22 20
FAX: 0252-522 26 69
LOCATION: Lat:37° 14′ N, Long.27° 38 E
RESTRICTIONS: Gulluk is a well-protected natural harbour, not affected by winds from any direction. Deep water approaches to pier.
ANCHORAGES: vessels can drop anchor at least one mile distance and NW.ly from the pier. Depth is approximately 20m., bottom sand and mud.
PILOTAGE: is compulsory. Request for pilot should be made through local agent at least 48 hours in advance (on this particular vessel the pilot had been hired from Izmir.)
TOWAGE: not available. Mooring boat is usually hired from local fishermen.
BERTHING:One pier 170 m. long used for handling emery ore in bulk. Depths alongside 39ft. shelving to 20ft. at 90m. from seaward end.
CARGO: is delivered to quay by trucks.
Cargo Handling; No shore or mobile cranes available, all cargo handling by ship’s gear.
WORKING HOURS: are 08:00hrs – 20:00 hrs in summer, and 08:00hr -24:00hrs in winter.
FRESH WATER: available by trucks.
BUNKER: only diesel oil by trucks.

PORT OF IZMIR-TCDD

OPERATED BY: General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD)
ADDRESS: TCDD Liman Isletmesi Mudurlugu Izmir – Turkey
TELEPHONE: (232) 463 16 00 / 463 22 52 / 421 00 81
FAX: (232) 463 22 48
LOCATION: 38° 25′ 00″ N, 27° 09′ 30″ E
ANCHORAGES: in the outer harbor 300 m. outside old port breakwater, ample space for vessels to anchor. Cargo operations cannot be performed at anchor unless vessels have red label cargoes aboard for Izmir or in transit. Two primary anchorages are identified.
(1) the aircraft carrier anchorage west of Yenikale in depths of about 105 ft.
(2) the middle-harbor anchorage off of the old port breakwater in depths of 46 to 52.5 ft.
Anchorage areas; 38º 25′ 48″N-27º 05′ 30″E , 38º 26′ 18″N-27º 07′ 36″E , 38º 24′ 30″N-27º 05′ 12″E,
38º 25′ 12″N-27º 07′ 12″E , 38 25′ 30″N- 27 07’00″E.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT:Izmir is situated at the east end of Izmir Bay. To reach the main facilities of the port of Izmir, a ship must enter Izmir Korfezi (inlet) from the Aegean Sea on a southeasterly course for about 20 nmi, then turn eastward through Izmir Bay for about 10 nmi.Izmir is Turkey’s third largest port and has the best natural harbor. Traffic at the harbor is not congested; the ships transit the channel each day. Plenty ships can load/unload simultaneously, but Izmir is primarily a discharge port for tankers. The port is divided into several sections: outer harbor, middle harbor, inner harbor, and an explosives anchorage. The inner harbor has two primary port facilities: the old port which is sheltered by a breakwater and Alsancak.
RESTRICTION: Docking of ships at the old port is not permitted during night, but ships can left the portl any time. At the new port there is no any restriction about berth/unberth. There is a pipe line for oil-carriers in the gulf of Izmir where tankers with a max.draft of 33 ft. can operate. In old port length restricted to 165 m. max. draft 8 m.
REGULATION: Berths at the new port of Alsancak are obtained on basis of the time and date of arrival of each vessel. If the port is congested, vessels wait for their turn at anchor.
PILOTAGE: is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the port of Izmir. and is provided by theTurkish Maritime Organization (TDI).VHF channels 16, 12.
(Pilot use is not compulsory, but is recommended for all ships unfamiliar with the port when proceeding to the middle harbor anchorage area. Ship masters who are not familiar with the local waters board pilots near Pelikan Bank. Pilots are required for entrance to the inner harbor of the old port, and board ships just outside the northern entrance to the inner harbor. Pilot use is not required for aircraft carriers proceeding to their normal anchorage area.)
TOWAGE: Towage is provided by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) , 3 tugs available up to 2.500 HP.
GENERAL CARGO FACILITIES: There are 24 berths with a total quay length of 3.319 m. The berths and the
yard behind are well equipped with modern handling facilities.
CARGO HANDLING FACILITIES: The floating crane with 100 tons capacity,5 container quayside gantry cranes of 40 tons capacity, 9 shore cranes of 3-15tons capacity, 14 mobile cranes of 5-25tons capacity, 16 rubber tyred transtainers of 40 tons capacity, 21 reach stackers of 40 tons capacity, 28 container forklifts of 10-42 tons capacity, 47 general cargo forklifts of 2- 5 tons capacity, 36 tug masters, 2 loaders and 62 trailers.
STORAGE: Storage facilities of Izmir consist of 215.940 sqm. open and 26.978 sqm. covered areas including
a hazardous cargo warehouse.
BULK CARGO FACILITIES: Grain silo has capacity 76.000 tons. The conveyor can delivery between 2.500 and 3.000 tons in 24 hours. Bulk ore loaded by grabs. Daily loading capacity per shift of 8 hours is between 750 to 1.000 tons.
PASSENGER FACILITIES: There is a terminal and berths serve the passenger traffic.
CONTAINER TERMINAL: The container terminal has 7 berths which haven an alongside depth
of 13 m. The total length of the berths is 1.050 m. The terminal covers an area of 152.000 sqm. and the
holding capacity is 7074 TEU. Container operations at the quays are carried out by 5 gantry cranes of 40 tons capacity. The operations at the container yard are carried out by 19 rubber tired transtainers and 21 reach stackers of 40 tons capacity, together with 28 containers forklifts of up to 42 tons capacity. Reefer facilities for refrigerated containers are also available.
FRESH WATER: Fresh water is available from both docks or by barges (2×150 tons). Water is supplied by port Administration. Delivery at the dock 20 t.p.h., by barge 40 t.p.h.
FUEL: Most types of marine fuel and lubricants available by trucks, subject 24 hrs advance notice.
AIRPORT: At Izmir Adnan Menderes International Airport is 27 km. from the port.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: service is compulsory.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: collection service is available. An only-water separator system is available at the capacity of 350 cu.m.
SHIP REPAIR: Repair shops are available to perform deck and engine repairs, basic metal fabricating, welding, milling, basic electrical work, and carpentry.
PORT WORKING HOURS: Operational: Service is provided to vessels everyday of the week 24 hours a day,
with a rotation of there shifts. First shift: 08.00-16.30, Second Shift: 16.30-00.30, Third Shift: 00.30-08.30.

BERTHING:

BERT NO CARGO HANDLED LENGTH(m) DEPTH(m)
1 Passenger 140 -8
2 Passenger 190 -8.5
3* Dry Bulk, Ro-Ro 150 -10.5
4-5 General Cargo 270 -10.5
6 General Cargo 75 -10.5
7-8-9 General Cargo 372 -9.5
10-11-12 General Cargo 348 -8
13-14-15-16* Container 600 -13
17*-18-19 Container, Ro-Ro 450 -13
20-21-22 General Cargo 364 -13
23 –24** Dry Bulk 360 -10

*Ro-Ro facilities available.
** Dry cargo; available  pneumatic conveyor belt.
OTHER IMPORTAND INFORMATION: Access to the harbor from the Aegean Sea is through Izmir Inlet where depths range from 25 to 40 fathoms. Radar may be the most reliable means to fix a ship’s position in the inlet. Significant differences may exist between actual depth soundings and the charted depths between the seaward approach and the middle harbor anchorage in Izmir Bay. Depths may vary by 6 to 8 ft at Pelikan Bank; by 6 to 12 ft in the vicinity of Yenikale; and 12 to 18 ft inside the middle harbor anchorage area.
Significant dangers lie adjacent to the channel; merchant ships have gone aground in the vicinity of Pelikan Bank because of failure to use proper vigilance and all navigational aids available. Caution should be exercised when transiting near Yenikale. The channel, marked by two buoys, is approximately 900 ft wide at the buoys, decreasing to 600 ft east of the buoys. Caution should also be exercised near Cakal Burnu (point) by giving it a wide berth.  The northern, main entrance to the inner harbor of the old port is 130 ft wide with a depth of 40 ft. All ships use the main entrance, however liberty boats may use the southern entrance when going to/from the inner harbor’s fleet landing.

SEKA GOCEK (FETHIYE BAY) PIER

OPERATED BY: Seka Paper Mills
ADDRESS: Seka Isletme Mudurlugu Dalaman – Mugla – Turkey
TELEPHONE: 0252-697 56 00
FAX:
LOCATION: Lat:36° 45′ 20″ N, Long.28° 55′ 50″ E
DESCRIPTION OF THE PORT: Port of Gocek located in the NW part of Fethiye Bay
APPROACHES: to Gocek Port leads through a deep channel between Gocek Island and Mainland, about 3 cables wide and 1 mile long. The speed should be at the min., because vessel is already approaching the berth. There are 2 flat unlit buoys, painted white and red about 80m. from shore, N.W. and N.E. from Akmaden Lighthouse. Both buoys marked “MY HALAS” on sides. In additional there are 2 small white buoys close S.W. part of berth, apparently marking entrance to yacht harbor.
PILOTAGE: is optional . Request for pilot should be made through local agent at least 48 hours in advance (on this particular vessel the pilot had been hired from Izmir.) Pilot service is recommended. Pilot boat about 1 mile SE of Gocek Island from the same boat, which is later used as a mooring boat.
TOWAGE: not available. Mooring boat is usually hired from local fishermen.
BERTHING:The port is perfectly sheltered from all winds and swell. There are numerous berths for pleasure and fishing craft in whole bay area, which is considered a tourist resort. Some of those berths have piers, protruding 20m. – 30m. from the shore, but none obstruct navigation or maneuvers.
In berthing port side alongside (which is recommended because of departure), during the maneuver vessel’s stern will at times be quite close to mentioned buoys (LOA 135m. 12.000dwt.) Starboard anchor should be used well in advance in order to swing the vessel to starboard and to facilitate the departure (at least 4 shackles) Swinging area is quite restricted manevouvre should be done without any haste and carefully. Max. tide range is only 10-15cm. Throughout the year, with the exception of persistent Southerly wind periods, when slightly higher. At present the ports handling export of chrome ore and import of waste paper for nearby paper factory. Ships with cargo for the paper factory have priority to port.
Port of Gocek consists of a main berth, total length 157m. at a slight angle to main berth is the berth (92.5m. length) for small tankers of up to 1.000 dwt. Depth alongside the main berth are as follows: at the extreme S.W. part 10.4m. in the middle 11.5m. and at the extreme N.e. part 10.0m.
CARGO: is delivered to quay by trucks. Chrome ore is already loaded in square iron boxes, each truck 5-6 boxes, each box about 2.5 tons of ore. The boxes are hooked directly from trucks and emptied into holds. Daily rate with 3 gangs during consecutive 24 hours might reach over 1.500 tons. Weighing of cargo done on shore under Customs’ control and draft survey not required. The cargo declared as lumpy chore ore, stowage factor 16cu.ft./ton, actually consists of about 50% medium size rocks and the rest is crushed/rubble.
Cargo Handling; No shore or mobile cranes available, all cargo handling by ship’s gear.
FRESH WATER: is not available from quay.
BUNKER: is not available