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Information for Chittagong Port outer anchorage :

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Precautionary measures to avoid the unwanted incident: Suggestion from Chittagong Pilotage Service.

Safe Port, safe navigation

It is because of this reason Ship Masters approaching Chittagong roads are advised not to attempt to cross bow of vessels anchored at close proximity or underway to avoid drifting on them resulting in probable collision/contact with them. In the event if making such an attempt becomes inevitable , Ship Master may do so with caution by giving a wide berth to the vessel at anchor/underway considering the minimum velocity of the current being 6 knots and other marine factors. Vessels at the CPA outer anchorage needs to maintain a deck watch forward and aft.

Nevertheless, we reiterate our conclusion that , for all intent and purpose ,CPA outer anchorage cannot be termed as unsafe as all climatic/hydrographic information relating to CPA outer anchorage is being well documented and promulgated by various nautical publications.

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Be safe at very active and densely populated anchorage

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Be safe at very active and densely populated anchorage

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The Port Limit: Information

Avoid anchor dragging or collision by Precautionary measures

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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..

Collision & Risk Factors

Most collisions resulted from maneuvering vessels failing to take account of the variability, not following prescribed directions, making errors in navigation and failing to judge effects of tidal currents and not calculating the tidal rise i,e strength of the tide and currents, leading to contact between anchored and embarking vessels.


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Order for Pilotage Service

Pilotage services are provided 24 hours a day every day, throughout the year for all vessels requesting pilotage. The confirmed order should be given 2 days earlier before vessel’s arrival at Kutubdia and it should be by email. 

Tidal Port : Chittagong

Geographical Location placed port of Chittagong a tidal port. Local Pilots are aware peculiarity of the coastal tidal stream of this Port, and tide tables for exact Location. Bridge team may always receive prudent advice from the professional pilot. 

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.


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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