Detailed Port Information
Boca Chica
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Time zone : GMT - 4 hours
Latitude/Longitude : 18.27 N./69.35 W.
British admiralty : 467
U.S. admiralty : 25849

The port of Boca Chica is one of the three ports serving the capital city of Santo Domingo and is located about 20 miles east of the city, but scarcely 5 miles of the main international airport. This port was built 1n 1950 to serve the Boca Chica sugar mill and it was meant to be used to export sugar. Currently the port is almost exclusively used for containers and some lumber, newsprint and homogeneous cargoes.

Boca Chica ANCHORAGE:

Deep water anchorage available outside the port. The pilot will indicate the best location if requested.

PILOTAGE:

Pilot and harbor master can be contacted by radio channel 16. Pilot boards the vessel about 1 mile from the harbor entrance from a small boat of about 35 feet in length.

RESTRICTIONS:

Entry and departure movement are restricted to daylight hours only.

STOWAWAYS:

Unfortunately, all ports within the Dominican Republic are facing drastic problems related to stowaways. The unauthorized boarding of vessels, while at roads, or in port, are the most serious hazard you shall have to face. Prior to sailing the vessel will be boarded by a team of Dom. Rep. Navy personnel who shall perform a ship search for stowaways. However, the best way to minimize the risk of stowaways is by hiring private security service which can be arranged by the agent on a no cure/ no pay basis.

Maximum LOA : 475 ft. (145 meters)
Maximum Beam : 75ft. (22.86 meters)
Max draft on approach : 25 ft. (7.92 meters)
Max draft alongside the berth : 24 ft. (7.60 meters)
Airdraft : No restrictions
Water density : 1.025 (Salt water inside the harbor)

BERTH DETAILS UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2002
BOCA CHICA

BERTH NAME LENGTH OF BERTH MAX L.O.A. MAX DRAFT CARGO TYPES
1 140 meters 140 meters 7.6 meters Floating power barge alongside the berth
2 140 meters 140 meters 7.6 meters Multipurpose
3 140 meters 140 meters 7.6 meters Multipurpose

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