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OPERATORS: PDVSA PETROLEO, S.A
LOCATION: VENEZUELAN COAST
LAT: 11° 45' 00" N, LONG: 70° 14' 00" W
DENSITY: 1025 MAX DRAFT: 43'.00" (SW)
LAKE MAIN CHANNEL MAX DRAFT RESTRICTIONS:
LOW TIDE: 34’9” MEDIUM TIDE: 35’3” HIGH TIDE: 37’03”

General Information:
The port of Amuay Bay is located in the Gulf of Venezuela, on the West coast of the Paraguaná Peninsula and forms part ot the Paraguaná Refining Complex together in Punta Cardon. Precautions must be observed for fishing boats and nets when navigating in the 5 fishing areas that extend off the Paraguaná Peninsula from Punta Macolla, Lat. 12° 05' 45"N, Long. 70° 02' 55 W to Los Taques, Lat. 11° 08'45" N.

Anchorage/Approaches:
The sea buoy marking the entrance to the Bay is located at latitude 11°44'25" N, longitude 70°14'50"W. The anchorage is one mile northwest of the sea buoy in 8 to 12 fathoms of water with a sand and mud bottom. Vessels are requested to anchor within 3 miles range from the sea buoy.

Arrival Notice:
Terminal requires that the following questionnaire be answered by Master 72 hours before vessel arrival:

AA.-

VESSEL'S NAME AND EX

BB.-

MASTER'S NAME

CC.-

VESSEL'S FLAG

DD.-

SDWT

CC.-

GROSS TONS

DD.

NET TONS

EE.-

LOA MTS

FF.-

BEAM MTS

GG.-

MAXIMUM DRAFT

HH.-

LAST PORT

II.-

NEXT PORT

JJ.-

LAST DRY DOCK

KK.-

ANY MODIFICATION INTO CARGO TANKS

LL.-

BALLAST OR SLOP TO BE DISCHARGED ASHORE: Tons./hours/min.

MM.-

CARGO TANKS CONDITIONS

NN.-

USED METHOD FOR TANK CLEANING

OO.-

CARGO TO LOAD: GRAD: QUANTITY: Bbls/M Tons.

PP.-

MAXIMUM LOADING RATE THAT VESSEL CAN RECEIVE: Bbls per hour

QQ.-

DRAFT ON ARRIVAL: AFT: FORE:

RR.-

APPOX. SAILING DRAFT: AFT: FORE:

SS.-

LAST THREE CARGOES:

LAST CARGO

2ND LAST CARGO:

3RD LAST CARGO

TT.-

BUNKERS ON ARRIVAL IFO: Mt. MDO: Mt.

UU.-

FW: tons

VV.-

BUNKERS REQUIREMENT. IFO: Mt. MDO: Mt. MGO Mt.

WW.-

BUNKER CONNECTION: FORWARD: AFT.

Pilotage:
For docking operations the pilot boards the vessel at the sea buoy.

Berthing:
There are four finger piers with 8 berths, which are numbered from one to eight, from South to North, to handle petroleum cargoes. There is one berth for petcoke with two dolphins for mooring. Shore gangway is not available.
Berthing/unberthing operations take place 24 hours a day. Vessels must arrive with propeller completely submerged and trim to be max. 8'.
Vessels are docked head in at all berths. While entering the harbor it is advisable to have out the outboard anchor hove for quick release while docking, if necessary. Two 3000 HP tugboats are required for berthing and unberthing. A third tug is required for vessels over 80,000 tons SDWT. Tugs, tie-up crew and launch for berthing/unberthing operations are supplied by the terminal and included in the terminal fee.

Ballast:
Maximum capacity for Dirty ballast disposal: 270,000 bbls. The pumping rate is 15,000 bbls/hour. Vessels should arrive with sufficient ballast for safe handling. Nonetheless, berthing pilots require that the propeller be completely submerged and that trim be approximately 8 feet. All dirty/clean ballast in the cargo tanks must be pumped ashore. Vessels with a segregated ballast system are allowed to pump ballast overboard while loading. The terminal allows maximum 6 hours of deballasting without extra charge. Addicional hours will be charged according to the prevailing tariff.
There are not ballast facilities available on the Petcoke jetty.

Bunkers/Fresh Water:
Bunkers are available at all berths. The loading rate is approximately 200 tons/hour. Fresh water is available, but restricted to emergencies only.
No bunkers or fresh water available at petcoke jetty.

Connections:
Jetty No. 1, berths 1-2: 12-inch chicksan.
Jetty No. 2, berths 3-4: 8-inch hoses.
Jetty No. 3, berths 5-6: 8-inch hoses.
Jetty No. 4, berths 7-8: 10-inch chicksan.
Note: Ship's derrick is to be used for lifting hoses.

Trim Restrictions:

Berth

Draft

LOA

SWDT

Displ.

Max. Beam

Distance Bow/Manifold

Height Chicksan

1

43'00"

1000'

56,000

92,000

Unlimited

495'

57'4"

2

43'00"

1000'

90,000

92,000

Unlimited

495'

57'4"

3

43'00"

650'

33,000

44,000

Unlimited

320'

---

4

43'00"

700'

33,000

44,000

++

330'

---

5

43'00"

700'

22,000

30,000

++

330'

40'0"

6

43'00"

700'

22,000

30,000

++

330'

40'0"

7

43'00"

856'

45,000

85,000

++

340'

57'3"

8

43'00"

856'

90,000

92.000

Unlimited

340'

57'3"

++ Maximum permissible beam depends upon beam of vessel berthed on the other side of the ship.
Maximum SDWT allowed is 120,000 T.

Products Handled/Berth

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Crude oils

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Residual

x

x

x

X

x

x

x

x

Diesel

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Kerosene

x

x

x

x

x

x

Unleaded Gasoline

x

x

x

x

Penetration asphalt

x

x

x

Dilutes asphalt

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mogas

x

x

x

x

x

x

Naphtha

x

x

x

x

Alkylate

x

x

x

x

Insol

x

x

x

x

Disolago

x

x

x

x

x

x

Lubricants

x

x

Liquid Sulfur

x

x

Caustic

x

x

Industrial water

x

x

x

x

x

Petcoke Jetty Information:
Maximum deadweight: 100,000 MT
Beam / LOA: no restrictions.
Length of jetty: 156 meters
Depth alongside: 47 meters
Maximum Draft: 45 meters (salt)
Loading method: Conveyor belt attached to a shuttle.
Maximum distance from shuttle to sea level: 25.1 meters.
Maximum distance shuttle can be extended: 34 meters.
Maximum distance that shuttle can be moved to either side: 25 meters.
Loading Rate: 15,000 MT per day.
Loading schedule: 24 hours Shinc.
Vessel to be shifted alongside fore-aft to load hatches.
Petcoke contents:
Sulfur Content: 4%
Ash Content: 0.5%
BTU/Pound: 15.300

For further information: agemar@agemar.com.ve

Whilst AGEMAR has used every means to ensure the accuracy in the compilation of the information contained in this Port Handbook, no responsibility can be accepted in any way for any errors or omissions, either on the part of AGEMAR or its sources.