Detailed Port Information
Puerto Plata
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Time zone : GMT - 4 hours
Latitude/Longitude : 19.49 N./70.42 W.
British admiralty : 463
U.S. admiralty : 25803

Puerto Plata is the main commercial port on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. This is a multipurpose port which is able to handle grain cargo (wheat, corn and soy bean meal), general cargo, containers, fuel oil, gas oil and passenger vessels.

Puerto Plata ANCHORAGE:

Anchorage at Puerto Plata in rough weather is considered unsafe and must of the vessel stay drifting even deep water anchorage is available outside the port.

PILOTAGE:

Pilot and harbor master can be contacted by radio channel 16. Pilot boards the vessel about 0.5 mile from the sea buoy entrance from a small boat of about 30 feet in length.

RESTRICTIONS:

Entry and departure allowed 24 hours a day for small vessels but tankers and grain vessels 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 : 680 ft. (207 meters)
Maximum Beam : 100 ft. (30.48 meters)
Max draft on approach : 35 ft. (10.67 meters)
Max draft alongside the berth : 33 ft. (10.06 meters)
Airdraft : No restrictions
Water density : 1.025 (salt water inside the harbor)

BERTH DETAILS UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2002
WEST FINGER PIER (NEW PIER)

BERTH NAME LENGTH OF BERTH MAX L.O.A. MAX DRAFT CARGO TYPES
1 East Side 243 meters 207 meters 7.32 meters Multipurpose
2 East Side 243 meters 207 meters 10.06 meters Grain, containers and general cargo
3 Ro/Ro Top Side 44 meters 160 meters 10.06 meters Ro/Ro & multipurpose (Mediterranean mooring)
4 West Side 243 meters 207 meters 10.06 meters Containers, grain and general cargo
5 Ro/Ro Westside 243 meters 207 meters 5.79 meters Multipurpose
S.B.M. 145 meters 115 meters 9.15 meters Fuel oil & gas oil for Smith & Enron

EAST FINGER PIER (OLD PIER)

BERTH NAME LENGTH OF BERTH MAX L.O.A. MAX DRAFT CARGO TYPES
1 East Side 145 meters 140 meters 7.32 meters Passengers, fuel oil & gas oil for EGE Haina
2 East Side 145 meters 140 meters 8.84 meters Multipurpose
3 Ro/Ro Top Side 44 meters 160 meters 9.45 meters Ro/Ro & multipurpose (Mediterranean mooring)
4 West Side 145 meters 140 meters 9.15 meters Multipurpose
5 West Side 145 meters 140 meters 8.54 meters Multipurpose

Disclaimer: Port information at the time of publication is accurate, but can change without notice. AMARIT makes no warranty, expressed or implied as to the accuracy of the same.