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NAME OF PORT

LEMESOS

General Information

Position

Is situated on the S coast of Cyprus at the head of the Akrotiri bay, about 5 ½ miles N of Cape Gata in position (34º 39’ N  033º 01’ E)

Function

Multipurpose port and the principal port of Cyprus with modern facilities for handling passengers, containers, Ro-Ro, general cargo vessels and bulk carriers.

Topography

Behind the town, the land rises gradually in tree-covered, wedge-shaped hills.

Port limits

The part of coast and the territorial waters of Cyprus which is enclosed between line standing from Roman Catholic Cemetery where situated 16,5 cables Northeasterly of Lemesos port, fixed red lighthouse, towards open sea and the line standing 108 degrees starting from the point where beach contact the south main breakwater of Lemesos new port, towards open sea for distance 7.8 nautical miles and from that point on direction of 136 degrees until latitude 34 degrees North & 30 minutes East.

Approach and entry

The port is approached by a channel, dredged to a depth of -17m over a width of 150m. The centerline of the channel is marketed with the alignment 248º of leading lights (metal framework tower with orange diamond top marls), situated at the southwest end of the port. The front line becomes visible only when nearly in line with the rear light. The seaward end of the channel is market by a green fairway buoy.

Traffic

During 2010 Lemesos port served 3.405 ships with total of 20 million net register tonnage, 3,69 million tons of cargo, 380.278 passengers

Port Authority
Port Manager

Cyprus Ports Authority 
Lemesos Port Manager, Lemesos New Port, P.O.Box.:53331,3302 Lemesos.

Limiting Conditions

Controlling depth

The entrance channel of Lemesos Port is dredged to a depth of -17 m over a width of 150 m. The basin between the port entrance and the quays has also been dredged to -17 m. Port’s turning circle is 600m.

Deepest and longer berth

16.0 m, 480 m East Quay.

Mean tidal levels

Mean spring range about 0.4 m, mean neap range about 0.2 m

Abnormal levels

0.60m

Density of water

1026 g/m3

Maximum size of vessel handled

Up to 15 m draught with no limitations on the vessels length

Local weather

The prevailing summer wind is a sea breeze that normally blows in from the W. It gets up about midday, blows between 3 and 6 and dies down at night. Away from the coast the wind tends to be SW but closer in it follows the contours of the coast so that at Larnaca it blows from SSW-S. Gales can blow from all directions, but most frequently blow from S or E. In the summer there is frequently a sea fog in the early morning which can reduce visibility to less than a mile. It is usually dispersed by midday. Port operations may be interrupted but the fog usually clears by 08.30L, 10.00L latest. Southeast desert winds bring dust to the area, but normally is not a problem.

Sea state

Slight to moderate

Arrival Information

Port operations

Multipurpose (excluding Tankers)

Vessel Traffic Services

It is operated from Lemesos operations centre on a continuous 24-hours basis. It is manned by internationally qualified VTS officers and operated in accordance with IMO resolution A.857 (20). The centre is responsible for the planning and co-ordination of vessels traffic movements and provides information services concerning the arrival, berthing, anchoring and departure of vessels and also information on aids to navigation, navigation generally, visibility, tidal information and safety of vessels and persons for the Port of Lemesos.  VHF ch 09

Port radio

VHF CH 10-16

Notice of ETA

24 hrs prior to arrival

Outer anchorages

Anchorage may be obtained within the designated anchorage area centred 1 mile east of Lemesos lighter basin, as shown on the chart, in depth of 10 m to 70 m. The holding ground is good, and although the anchorage is open S and E, vessels with good anchors and cables do not normally drag during gales. From October to April, when NE gales occur, it is usual to anchor in a depth of about 22 m.
During the summer the prevailing W winds sometimes reach gale force in the afternoon, making boat work uncomfortable. For this reason it is advisable for small vessels to anchor to the SW. 
Anchoring and fishing are prohibited within the approach channel, as shown on the chart.

Marine farms

A marine farm, marked by four light-buoys (cardinal), is positioned about 9 cables SE from the head of Main Breakwater. A second farm, closer inshore, is positioned about 2½ cables SE from the elbow of Main Breakwater.

Pilots

Pilotage is compulsory and available 24 hours. The pilot boards 1 mile E of the head of Main Breakwater, as shown on the chart.

Tugs

Three tugs are available, having the one 1300hp capacity and the other two 3500hp (35T Bollard Pull) and meet vessels outside the port area.

Local knowledge

--

Regulations concerning entry

Always after port master's approval.

Quarantine

Pratique Granted before or after berthing

Notice of medical requirements

Should be sent at least 3 hours before arrival

Port

General layout

The port comprises Lemesos port, on the SW side of the town, and Lemesos Lighter Basin 1½ miles NE, which fronts the town.
Lemesos Port is an artificial port protected from S by Main Breakwater and from E by Lee Breakwater. The port is quayed on its E, N and W sides and partially quayed in West Basin.
Lemesos Lighter Basin is protected by two breakwaters. The E breakwater extends 150 m SSE, thence 180 m SW, forming, respectively, East Quay and South Quay. The W breakwater extends 107 m S, leaving an entrance 46 m wide between the breakwater heads.

Seaplane port/area

Turning circle 600m.

Hazards

-

Measured distance

-

Degaussing range

-

Traffic signals

-

Storm signals

-

Natural conditions

Usually Fair

Principal marks

Landmarks (positioned from Lemesos Lighter Basin entrance (34º 40’.1N 033º 02’.5E): Grain silos (1.7 miles SW), standing near the W quay of Lemesos Port. Water tower (elevation 55 m) (6 cables NNW), situated in the central part of the town. Cape Gata Lighthouse (6 miles S).

Directions for entering port

From a position about 3 miles SE of the entrance to Lemesos port the track leads NNW to the pilot station and the to the beginning of the port entrance leading line: Front light (metal framework tower, orange diamond topmark) (34º 38’.7N 033º 00’.05E). The front light only becomes visible when nearly in line with the rear light.
Rear light (similar structure) (410 m from front light).
The alignment (248º) of these lights leads through the entrance channel, passing (with positions from the head (34º 39’N 033º 02’E) of Main Breakwater):
NNW of a wreck (3 cables ENE), with a depth of 18 m over it, thence:
SSE of a light-buoy (starboard hand) (2 cables N) marking the N side of the channel, and:
NNW of the head of Main Breakwater, from which a light is exhibited, thence:
SSE of the head (4 cables W) of Lee Breakwater, from which a light (metal column, 9 m in height) is exhibited, into the port.

Approaches

Entrance channel

The approach channel is dredged to 17m with a minimum width of 150m. Maximum draught allowed 14.4 m.

Direction for leaving port

In accordance with pilots instructions.

Basins and berths

Basins

Turning circle 600m

Anchorage and moorings

Anchoring and fishing are prohibited within the approach channel, as shown on the chart. ANCHORAGE AREA:

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Lat 34º40´,07 N, Long 033º02´,83 E

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Lat 34º40´,55 N, Long 033º03´,50 E

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Lat 34º40´,78 N, Long 033º04´,00 E

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Lat 34º39´,92 N, Long 033º05´,05 E

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Lat 34º39´,61 N, Long 033º03´,25 E

Alongside berths

E.Q. 480m 11m depth, N.Q. 430m 11m depth, W.Q. 450m 11-13m depth, Container Ro-Ro berth 320m 16m depth, Container berth 300m 16m depth, Dolphins berths 1075m 11m depth.

Port services

Diplomatic representation

Mainly in Nicosia-Approx. 100km from Lemesos

Repairs

There is a floating dock moored in Lemesos port of 63m length, breadth 22.5m width of dock channel 18,3m, capable to lift vessels of 1360 tones and up to 74 meters LOA.

Other facilities

Bunkering, garbage collection, oil waste, First Aid facilities, compass adjustment, fumigation.

Supplies

Fuel by small tankers, fresh water at the berths or by barge at the anchorage, provisions, stores.

Communications

Taxi & bus service available at port gate.

Port regulations

IMO regulations applicable

Small craft facilities

Not available

NAME OF PORT

LARNACA

General Information

Position

South Coast of the Island

Function

Multipurpose port

Topography

Southern Coast-Central Part

Port limits

That part of the coastline and the territorial waters of Cyprus, contained within a line drawn 089º to the high seas from Livadhia Church Belfry and a line drawn 089º from the Mosque (Hala Sultan Tekke) on Admiralty Chart No. 851 of the 8 th August 1941.

Approach and entry

The port is dredged to 12m and the approach channel is dredged to 13m with a minimum width of 160m. Maximum draught allowed 11.4m. The height of the quay is 2.3m above sea level.

Traffic

Approx. 611206 tons (2010)

Port Authority

Cyprus Ports Authority

Limiting Conditions

Controlling depth

11.40m

Deepest and longer berth

12.0m , 340m South Quay.

Mean tidal levels

0.30m

Abnormal levels

0.60m

Density of water

1025

Maximum size of vessel handled

270m

Local weather

Fair, Prevailing winds summer SW 4-5

Sea state

Slight to moderate

Arrival Information

Port operations

Multipurpose (including small quantities of fuel ol)

Vessel Traffic Service

 

Port radio

VHF CH 14-16

Notice of ETA

24 hrs prior to arrival

Outer anchorages

Cargo and passenger vessels should anchor S of a line drawn 090º from the head of the S breakwater of the main harbour and North of a line drawn 090º from Marina South Breakwater in position: 34º 55.2N
33º 38.6E

Pilots

Available at any time

Tugs

MARION 3500 HP 35T Bollard Pull 
ONISILLOS 1320 12 
ZENON 620 3.5

Local knowledge

--

Regulations concerning entry

Always after Harbour Master's approval.

Quarantine

Pratique Granted before or after berthing

Notice of medical requirements

To be sent 3 hrs prior to arrival

Harbour

General layout

The harbour is formed and protected by two curved breakwaters and dredged to 12m. It offers a quay length of 666m with depth of 10-12m.

Seaplane harbour/area

Turning circle 300m.

Hazards

-

Measured distance

-

Degaussing range

-

Traffic signals

-

Storm signals

-

Natural conditions

Usually Fair

Principal marks

-

Directions for entering harbour

From a position approx. 0.5nm ENE of the harbour entrance , the line of bearing 242º of the harbour entrance leads WSW passing (with positions given from the head of S breakwater): Close SSE of Fairway lightbuoy 0.3nm NE, which marks the entrance to the approach channel thence; NNW of the head of S breakwater and SSE of a buoy 0.075nm NNW, which marks the NNW side of the channel, thence SSE of the head of N breakwater.

Approaches

Entrance channel

The approach channel is dredged to 13m with a minimum width of 160m. Maximum draught allowed 11.4m.

Direction for leaving harbour

In accordance with pilots instructions.

Basins and berths

Basins

Turning circle 300m

Anchorage and moorings

-

Alongside berths

N.Q. 326m 10m depth, S.Q.340m 12m depth

Port services

Diplomatic representation

Mainly in Nicosia-Approx. 50km from Larnaca

Repairs

Minor repairs can be performed.

Other facilities

Bunkering, garbage collection, oil waste

Supplies

Stores, fresh water, provisions.

Communications

Taxi & bus service available at port gate.

Harbour regulations

IMO regulations applicable

Small craft facilities

Not available

NAME OF PORT

LARNACA OIL TERMINAL

General Information

Position

South Coast of the Island.

Function

Oil terminal

Topography

Southern coast-Central Part

Port Limits

That part of the coastline and the territorial waters of Cyprus , contained within a line drawn 089º to the high seas from Livadhia Church Belfry and a line drawn 089º from the Mosque (Hala Sultan Tekke) on Admiralty Chart No. 851 of the 8 th August 1941.

Approach and entry

Mooring on buoys (open roadstead)

Traffic

Approx. 1,157,952 tons (2010)

Port Authority

Cyprus Ports Authority

Limiting conditions

Controlling depth

12.70m

Deepest and longer berth

C.P.R.L. SEA BERTH, max. L.O.A. 215m, max draught 12.70m

Mean tidal levels

0.30m

Abnormal levels

0.60m

Density of water

1025

Maximum size of vessel handled

215m

Local weather

Fair prevailing winds summer SW4-5

Sea state

Slight to moderate

Arrival Information

Port operations

Tankers

Vessel Traffic Service

-

Port radio

VHF CH 14-16

Notice of ETA

24 hrs prior to arrival

Outer of anchorages

North of parallel 34º 56.2N

Pilots

Available any time

Tugs

MARION 3500 HP 35T Bollard Pull 
ONISILLOS 1320 12 
ZENON 620 3.5

Local knowledge

-

Regulations concerning entry

Always after port master's approval.

Quarantine

Pratique granted before or after berthing.

Notice of medical requirements

To be sent 3 hrs prior to arrival.

General layout

Open roadstead

Seaplane PORT/area

-

Hazards

Nil

Measured distance

-

Degaussing range

-

Traffic signals

-

Storm signals

-

Natural conditions

Usually fair

Principal marks

-

Directions for entering PORT

-

Approaches

Entrance channel

-

Direction for leaving PORT

-

Basins and berths

Basins

-

Anchorages and moorings

Position of buoys: 34º 54.75N - 33º 39 E 
Oil Tanker Berths: C.P.R.L. 214m 12.7m Draught 
PETROLINA 214m 11.0m -‘'-
Gas Tanker Berths:MOBIL 110m 11.0m -‘'- 
SYNERGAS 110m 8.5m -‘'- 
CENTRAGAS 110m 6.0m -‘'-

Alongside berths

-

Port services

Diplomatic representation

Mainly in Nicosia-approx. 50km from Larnaca

Repairs

Minor repairs can be performed

Other facilities

Bunkering , garbage collection, oil waste.

Supplies

Stores, fresh water, provisions

Communications

Taxi & bus service available at port gate.

PORT regulations

IMO regulations applicable

Small craft facilities

Not available

NAME OF PORT

DHEKELIA

General Information

Position

Southern Coast approx. 7km E of Larnaca

Function

Oil terminal

Topography

Open roadstead

Port Limits

No port limits-only sea berth

Approach and entry

-

Traffic

Approx. 510,254 tons (2010)

Port Authority

Cyprus Ports Authority

Limiting conditions

Controlling depth

14m

Deepest and longer berth

12.0m Draught, 225m L.O.A.

Mean tidal levels

0.30m

Abnormal levels

0.60m

Density of water

1025

Maximum size of vessel handled

225m

Local weather

Fair prevailing winds summer SW4-5

Sea state

Slight to moderate

Arrival Information

Port operations

Oil receiving for the Electricity Authority of Cyprus Power Station

Vessel Traffic Service

Larnaca Port Control

Port radio

CH. 14-16

Notice of ETA

24 hrs prior to arrival

Outer anchorages

Larnaca Tankers Anchorage

Pilots

Larnaca C.P.A. Pilots

Tugs

Larnaca C.P.A. Tugs

Local knowledge

-

Regulations concerning entry

Always after port master's approval.

Quarantine

Pratique granted before berth, at Larnaca Anchorage

Notice of medical requirements

To be sent 3 hrs prior to arrival

PORT

General layout

Open roadstead

Seaplane PORT/area

-

NAME OF PORT

VASSILIKO POWER STATION

General Information

Position

South coast between Larnaca and Lemesos.  Lat 34o 42,3 n – long 033o 17,8E

Function

Single Point Mooring (S.P.M.) and anchoring

Topography

Open roadstead

Approach and entry

---

Traffic Approx.

682.750 tons (2010)

Port Authority

Cyprus Ports Authority

Limiting conditions

Controlling depth

20 m

Deepest and longer berth

13.90 m Draught 260 m  L.O.A

Means tidal levels

0,30 m

Abnormal levels

0,60 m

Deasity of water

1025

Maximum size of vessel handled

260 m L.O.A

Local weather

Fair prevailing winds summer sw 5 - 6

Sea state

Moderate to fresh

Arrival Information

Port operations

Oil receiving for the Electricity Authority of Cyprus Power Station

Vessel Traffic Service

Larnaca Port Control

Port radio

CH. 14-16

Notice of E.T.A.

24 hrs prior to arrival

Outer anchorages

Vassiliko Anchorage

Pilots

C.P.A. Pilots

Tugs

CPA Tugs

Regulations concerning entry

Always after Port Master’s approval

Guarantine

Pratique granted before berth at Vassiliko Anchorage

Notice of medical requirements

To be sent 3 hrs prior arrival

Port

General layout

Open roadstead

Seaplane PORT/are

Chart 849

Hazards

Fish Farm close

Measured distance

 

Degaussing range

 

Traffic signals

 

Storm signals

 

Natural conditions

Usually fair

Directions for entering PORT

 

Basing and berths

 

Basings

 

Anchorages and mooring

Oil Tanker Berh (S.P.M.) Lat 34o 42,3 N Long  033o 17,  E

Port services

Repairs

Only in Lemesos port

Other facilities

Bunkering – stores – Fresh water provisions

Communications

Taxi service

PORT regulations

IMO regulations applicable

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