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Pre Arrival:  Overview | Location | Charts | Limits   ...
Arrival:  Approach | Pilots | Anchor
Communications:  Pratique | Pre-Arrival | VHF | VTS/Radar
Berthing Ops:  Tugs | Berths | Mooring
Cargo:  Bulk | Containers | Cruise | Other | Tankers   ...
Pollution:  Ballast | Waste | Slops
Facilities:  Medical | Water | Fuel | Stores | Services   ...
Security:  Police etc | Emergency | Fire | Security   ...
Local Info:  Weather | Delays
Shore:  Consuls | Tel. | Airport | Connections | Banks

Summary

Max. Size:  Breakbulk:  Depth 13.5 m. Containers:  Depth 21.0 m. Passengers:  Depth 20.0 m. Ro-Ro:  Depth 21.0 m. Bulk:  Depth 21.0 m. Crude:  375,000 d.w.t., LOA 400 m., depth 30.0 m. Products:  Depth 20.0 m. Gas:  164,000 d.w.t., LOA 395 m., depth 21.0 m.
Fuel:  Available.
Airport:  Bilbao Int'l, 15 km.
Repairs/Drydocks:  Graving dock 270 x 43.16 m.
Medical:  Facilities available.

ESBIO

OVERVIEW:  Multipurpose port, handles dry and liquid bulk, containers, passengers, gas, Ro-Ro heavy-lift, project and breakbulk cargoes. It is an important centre for European – Atlantic trade. Dangerous goods (IMDG) permitted.
LOCATION:  Within the bay of Bilbao, on the north coast, 55 n.m. from the French border.
CHARTS:  BA Charts No. 1173, 1174 and 1292.
Publications:  BA Bay of Biscay Pilot, NP 22.
PORT LIMITS:  Seaward limits are bounded by a line connecting the following positions:
  1. 43° 22.4′ N, 003° 02.2′ W
  2. 43° 25.0′ N, 003° 02.2′ W
  3. 43° 25.0′ N, 003° 09.0′ W
  4. 43° 21.8′ N, 003° 09.0′ W
  5. 43° 21.8′ N, 003° 06.5′ W.
DOCUMENTS: 
1 Cargo Manifest
1 Cargo Manifest (in transit)
1 Crew Effects Declaration
2 Crew Lists
2 Crew Lists (departure, if different to arrival)
1 Declaration of no animals on board
1 General Declaration (via Agent on berthing)
1 ISPS Declaration
1 Maritime Declaration…