The port of Manzanillo is finger pier with berth facility to the west and east side and it is located in the north coast of the Dominican Republic, very close to the Haitian border. This port is mainly used to export banana and it is also able to handle different types of cargo such as general cargo, containers, cement, clinker and coal and break bulk.ANCHORAGE:
There is a safe and protected anchorage area located to the east of the dock with a depth about 20 fathoms of water with good holding ground of mud and sand where there is plenty of swinging room.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 25 feet in length and service is rendered only on daylight hours.RESTRICTIONS:
Entry and departure movement allowed 24 hours a day but daylight navigation is recommended.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.
BERTH DETAILS UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2002
MANZANILLO (FINGER PIER)
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