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Tobruq

Port Description
Location: Tobruk is situated in eastern Libya, near the Egyptian border.
General overview: The 
port handles mainly general cargo and crude oil The oil terminal of Marsa al Hariga has two jetties on the S shore of the bay .

Traffic figures: Approximately 120 ships visit the port annually. 
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max size: Harbour: draught 8.3m.
Marsa al Hariga: Max LOA 335m, draught 18.2m. (See separate entry).

Pre Arrival Information
ETA’s: Vessels should send ETA at least 72 hours in advance.
Communications: Via Tobruk radio (callsign “5AL) VHF: Ch 16; 09, 12 and 19 throughout 24 hours.

Navigation
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: Approach and Entry: The port is approached through the Approach Reporting Point, shown on the chart, and entered between Punta Tobruch and the E entrance point of Marsa Umm esc-Sciausc, an inlet 1.25nm SSE. Leading lights and leading beacons aid entry. For details of Approach Reporting Points see General Marine Information.
Caution: The leading beacons may be difficult to distinguish; a small stone hut painted black and white in chequers, but not conspicuous, stands at an elevation of 82m, 0.7nm SW of the front beacon, in line with which it bears 225°.
Pilot: Compulsory. The pilot boards at the Outer Lightbuoy (1nm SE of Punta) Tobruch Light (32°04.4N 024°01.2E).
Anchorages: The outer anchorage area is for vessels awaiting a berth. It lies between the parallels of 32°03.7’N and 32°05.5’N, and between the meridians of 024°02’E and 024°03’E. The anchorage has depths of about 14.6 to 23.8m, sand and weed. The inner anchorage is at the bottom of Mina Tubruq and is sandy with patches of weed. This makes anchors liable to drag. The anchorage area W of a line joining Tobruk point and Minqar al Hariqah (1nm SW) is clear of obstructions, but debris projecting up to 0.6m from the bottom still exists in places. The best anchorage for large vessels is approximately 0.9nm WSW of Tobruk point, in a depth of approximately 15m, sand and weed, fairly good holding ground, but with strong E winds a heavy swell is experienced. Small vessels anchor nearer the head of the harbour. All vessels must anchor as instructed by the port authority, and must not shift berth except on the instruction of the port authority.
Tidal range and flow: Range 0.3m.
Dock density: 1025.

Berths And Cargo
Names/Nos: General goods: Length 600m, depth 5-7.0m, 6 berths.
Liquid cargo: Length 250m, depth 9.0m, 2 berths.
Service Berths: Length 240m, depth 4.0m, 5 berths.
Marsa Al Hariga Oil Terminal: Jetty Agoco.
Length 800m, max LOA 335m, depth 18.3m.
Loading Sarir Crude, API 37.6, by 4 x 12in arms, rate 8,000tph. Ballast, slop and sludge disposal available.
Storage: Covered storage 3,600m2, open storage 9,000m2

General
Repairs: Limited facilities.
Bunkers/water/stores: Bunkering: Limited quantities of fuel and diesel oil available.
Medical facilities: There is a hospital in the town.
Transport: Nearest airport: El Adem 26km S.
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 1, Oct 7. El Mouled El Nabawi, Aid el Fitr, Aid el Adha. Fridays are weekly port holidays.
Working hours: Normally 0800-1700.