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

Summary

Max. Size:  Channel:  Draft 17.5 m. Breakbulk:  Draft 17.5 m. Containers:  Draft 13.5 m. Bulk:  Draft 17.5 m. Tankers:  Draft 12.5 m.
Fuel:  Available.
Airport:  Richards Bay Domestic, 7 km. Durban Int'l, 170 km.
Repairs/Drydocks:  Repairs possible.
Medical:  Facilities available.
Richards Bay
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OVERVIEW:  Originally built for the export of coal, Richards Bay currently also handles other dry bulk, liquid bulk and breakbulk cargoes. The port is South Africa's premier bulk port and also its most modern. Richards Bay handles approx. 80 million tonnes annually representing 55% of the country's seaborne cargo.
LOCATION:  On the east coast, 85 n.m. NE of Durban.
CHARTS:  Santo Charts No. ZA 400170 and ZA 500170.
BA Charts No. 2088, 4172, 4173, 4174 and 8019.
Publications:  BA Africa Pilot, Vol. 3, NP 3.
PORT LIMITS:  Defined by lines connecting the following points:
  1. 28° 47.4′ S, 032° 06.7′ E (Two Mile Beach)
  2. 28° 49.7′ S, 032° 13.8′ E (7.0 n.m. ESE of South Breakwater Head)
  3. 28° 55.3′ S, 032° 07.4′ E (6.7 n.m. SSE of South Breakwater Head)
  4. 28° 51.1′ S, 032° 02.6′ E (0.5 n.m. SW of Mhlatuze Lagoon Tidal Channel)
Then the line of the coast to…