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Marine

Pilotage

Pilotage is compulsory and pilots may board from launch or tug and are available 24 hours. Pilots can be provided at 30 minutes notice.

Fairway & Approach Channel

Port of Salalah is entered from NE between East Breakwater and the Container Terminal. Vessels approaching from the Fair way pass between a pair of light buoys (Port and Starboard) and then between the head of East Breakwater and a light buoy 0.2nm NW.

Tidal Range & Flow

Tidal range averages 1.0m to 2.0m however; during the monsoon season (June to August) waves can be up to 4.0 at max.

Dock Water Density

Density: 1.025.

Berth No Length(m) MPD*
1, 2, 3, 4 307 15.5
5, 6 488 17.5
21, 22, 23 173 9
24 200 6.8
25 115 4.3
26, 27, 28 115 4.1
29 260 2.6
30, 31 300 15
Oil Jetty 130 10.0
Ramp Lct 45 2.5

* MPD: Maximum Permissible Draught

Berths 1 to 6 are container berths in line; therefore, larger vessels can occupy part of a second berth if necessary.

Berths 21 to 23 are General Cargo berths in line and larger vessels can occupy part of second berth if necessary.

Berth 24 is a General Cargo berth. Berths 25 to 29 are berths for small general cargo vessels, Dhows, and fishing Launches.

Berths 30 & 31 are main deep draft multi-user berths.

Anchorage

Three Anchorage areas are designated for Vessels calling at the Port of Salalah:

  • Area "A" for inbound vessels awaiting berthing. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°56'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°56'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
  • Area "B" for vessels requiring off shore services. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'5 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
  • Area "C" for ship to ship bunkering operations. Area bounded by the following coordinates:
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
    • Lat. 16°55'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°04'0 E
    • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°02'0 E
  • Area "D" for inbound large vessels waiting to be berthed. Bounded by the following coordinates
  • Lat. 16°56'0 N Long 054°04'.00 E
  • Lat. 16°56'0 N Long 054°05'.40 E
  • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°04'.00 E
  • Lat. 16°54'0 N Long 054°05'.40 E