Information for Chittagong Port outer anchorage :
Precautionary measures to avoid the unwanted incident: Suggestion from Chittagong Pilotage Service.
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It is because of this reason Ship Masters approaching Chittagong roads are advised not to attempt to
Nevertheless, we reiterate our conclusion
The Port Limit: Information
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The port limit of Chittagong port outer anchorage is bounded by area with radius of 5.6 nautical miles( on the west side) from Patenga light beacon at position Lat. 22 13.54 N long, 91 48.2 E . the anchorage area is divided into three areas which follows-
Anchorage A: the northern most anchorage for vessels of more than 10 meters draught.
Anchorage B: in between anchorage A and c, for vessels scheduled to enter the karnaphuli river within 24 hours.
Anchorage C: the southern most anchorage for lightering vessels and other not scheduled to enter within 24 hours.
Areas outside the marked anchorage are considered o be off port limit. the shallow patch lies SW of the anchorage. this is the usual approach area for A and B anchorage. The minimum charted depth of 7.9 m lies in about two places over the shallow path. Most of the places having charted depth in excess of 8.5 m. The height of tide at low water and high water usually varies from 0.4m to 1.5m an 2.4 m to 4.6m respectfully during the year..
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Tidal Port : Chittagong
Chittagong Pilotage Service is the concern of Panocean Limited, registered in Bangladesh at Joint Stock Company of Registerer and enlisted with Chittagong Port for shipping operation, with the corporate office at Chittagong.
SCOPE OF SERVICE
1. Pilotage from Kutubdia deeper sea anchorage to Chittagong Outer anchorage (Bay Pilotage) and outward.
2. Beaching: Ship beaching and approaches to scrap yard.
3. Pilotage during Ship to ship Transfer (Side banking, making fast and cast off to/from mother vessel).
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