The port covers an area of about 480,000 m2.
PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Communications: VHF: Ch 16.
Anchorages: Anchorage is to be found 0.5nm off the N breakwater.
The anchorage area for vessels awaiting a berth is within 1.5nm of 32°49.3'N 022°39'E.
All vessels must anchor as instructed by the port authority, and must not shift berth except on the instructions of the port authority.
Tidal range and flow: Range 0.5m.
Dock density: 1025.
Weather: Prevailing winds; N'ly.
Principal navigation aids: Darnah Light (white tower, black stripes, 12m in height) (32°45N 022°41'E) is exhibited approx 1,75nm SE of the harbour.
Charts: 3355. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Restrictions: Entry during daylight only.
Tugs: There are 3 tugs up to 2,400hp available.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water Available.
Medical facilities: There is a hospital available locally.
Transport: Nearest airport: Benghazi airport 300km,
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25, Jun 11, Jet 23, Sep I, Oct 7. Variable dates: El Mouled El Nabawi, Aid el Fitr, Aid el Adha & Higri New year.
Fridays are weekly port holidays.
Working hours: Normally 0800-l200hrs, 1300-1700hrs, Overtime 2000-
Developments: A new quay 180m in length has recently been completed.
Planned developments are the dredging of the port to a depth of 10m, 900m of new quayage, a container terminal, more transit sheds and a refrigerated warehouse.
General Ports & Lights Authority, Derna , Libya . Tel: +218 81 23141
Shahat Shipping Co, P0 Box 2973 , Omar Muktar Street , Benghazi , Libya .
Tel: +218 61 908 1465, Fax: +218 61 909 2025, Telex: 40076 SHAHAT LY.
Contact; Mr Suliman Eminina, Shipping Advisor; Mr A Gargoum,,
Bommnflot SA, Goya 59 Piso 2, E-28001 Madrid , Spain .
Tel: +34 91 576 8377, Fax: +34 91 431 0991,
email: a33ee5I8@gncomtext.com, Telex: 49212.
Contact; Mr O Eiper. Bunker Manager; Mr R Voss, Managing Director