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GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION | PILOT STATION

ANCHORAGE AREA AUTHORIZED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES

TOWAGE EQUIPMENTS | BUOYS/ANCHORAGES DISTANCES

TYPE OF CARGO HANDLING | CRANES/LIFTING CAPACITY

WHARF STRUCTURE | DWT | LENGTH OVERALL | NOTES


Geographical Position

     Lat   :    02 40' 42" S                        
     Long : 044 21' 48" W

     Note: Alumar Port is located at the Sao Marcos Bay, on the west bank of the Sao Luis Island, 5,5 miles
               south of Port of Itaqui

Charts

      Brazilian Charts : 411-412-413-414
      Foreign Charts :  USA 24.271
      Time: Local time: - 3 hours GMT


Pilot Station

     Lat :      02 28' 9' S 
     Long:  044 22' 2' W
   (Approx. 1 mile SSW of buoys nrs. 24)
    Pilots service is compulsory for all ships salling to and from Alumar Port


Anchorage Area Authorized by Local Authorities

  In case ships arrives and waiting for berthing conditions, Master will drop anchor at the following coordinates:

  Note: For vessels with draught less than 11,00 meters must proceed to the following coordinates:

             AREA FOUR  "A"                    or                        AREA FOUR  "B"

   Lat:   02 24,4' S         Long: 044 12,8' W          Lat:    02 26,8' S         Long:  044 19,4' W  
             02 22,7' S                    044 15,5' W                     02 27,4' S                     044 17,2' W
             02 19,2' S                    044 12,2' W                     02 24,4' S                     044 12,8' W
             02 21,4' S                    044 09,8' W                     02 22,7' S                     044 15,5' W

  Note: For vessels with draught over than 11,00 meters must proceed to the following coordinates:

 
             AREA THREE

   Lat:     02 08,3' S        Long:   044 08,7' W
               02 10,9' S                     044 09,0' W
               02 12,1' S                     044 10,0' W
               02 12,1' S                     044 11,0' W


Towage Equipments 


Tug "Alcântara".... - BP 55 Ton - Azimuthal 2 x Schottel
Tug "Imperatriz"... - BP 55 Ton - Azimuthal 2 x Schottel
Tug "Arcimbaldo"..- BP 65 Ton - Azimuthal 2 x Schottel

 

Management Company: Tug Brasil - Tel.: + 55 98 3235-9980


Buoys and Anchorages Distances 

  Distance of buoys and anchorage to Pilot Station

  BUOYS                                                                                ANCHORAGE AREAS
  N   1 and  2    = 57.9 Miles = 107.2 Km                            N 1  = 50.8 Miles = 94.1 Km
  N   3 and  4    = 56.1 Miles = 103.9 Km                            N 2  = 37.4 Miles = 68.9 Km
  N   6               = 50.6 Miles =   93.7 Km                            N 3   = 29.0 Miles = 53.7 Km
  N   8               = 46.9 Miles =   86.5 Km                            N 4A = 20.0 Miles = 37.0 Km
  N   5 and 10    = 45.1 Miles =   83.5 Km                           N 4B = 12.0 Miles = 22.2 Km
  N   7 and 12    = 43.4 Miles =   80.4 Km                           N 5   = 12.0 Miles = 22.2 Km
  N   9 and 14    = 41.6 Miles =   77.0 Km                           N 7   =   5.0 Miles =   4.6 Km
  N 16               = 37.0 Miles =   68.5 Km
  N 11               = 35.8 Miles =   66.3 Km
  N 13               = 30.5 Miles =   55.6 Km
  N 15               = 23.0 Miles =   42.5 Km
  N 20               = 16.5 Miles =   30.6 Km
  N 17 and 22   = 12.8 Miles =   23.8 Km
  N 19 and 24   =   8.5 Miles =   15.7 Km


Type of Cargo Handling

    Bulk Cargoes          Loading : Alumina in powder
                                  Discharging : Bauxite, Pencil Pitch, Pet Coke, Coal, Caustic Soda
    General Cargoes     - Loading : Aluminium lngots in bundles..


Cranes / Lifting Capacity

  Clamshell type shipunloader, with 1.000 m/tons per hour unloading rate.
  Linear shiploader to load alumina, with 1.500 m/tons per hour
  Caustic soda unloading consisting of a fix 6" coupling system, to be fitted to
  the flexible hoses supplied and pumped by ships.


 

 

Wharf Structure

  252 meters long x 19,6 meters wide concrete platform.
  Mooring dolphins at distance of 50 meters from the west end of the wharf
  and a mooring buoy with a 30 ton sinker, located 100 meters from the
 
west end of the quay and dredged to - 11,0 meters depth.


DWT

    Min.- Bulk Carrier     5.000 DWT
    Max.-Panamax        47.000 DWT


Length Overall 

    Length Overall      -       Beam        -  Max. Air Draft

    Max. 225 meters  -  32,00 meters  -  14,00 meters to load alumina
                                                                 25,00 meters to unload coke, pencil pitch, coal, bauxite.


Notes:

  For acceptance vessel older than 16 years needs certificates from Surveyor or Classification-Society
  (recognized by the Brazilian Navy Authorities) attesting its in good conditions to receive the cargo and
  be operated at Alumar Port.

Access Channel and Drafts

  The access channel is located between  the lsland of Sao Luis and Taua-Mirim Island.
  It is 3,0 miles long, with minimum width of 120 m, and dredged to -7,0 m.
  Turning basin has 400 m diameter and dredged to -7,0 meters depth.

Tides Phase and Height

  Vary along the access channel. Tidal time between low tide and high tide: 6 (six) hour and 20 (twenty) minutes.
  Special care is required with the tides, which ranges from - 0,3 m to + 7,10m during spring tides. 
  Currents reaching 5 to 6 knots three hours after commencing ebb or flood tide.

Tugboats Service (See Towage Equipments)

  Tug service is compulsory for any vessels calling Alumar Port
  There are 2 units of 55 TB
P and 1 unit of 65 TBP stand-by for manoeuvering any time.

Fresh Water

  Available alongside the quay.

Bunkering

  Bunkering - Types of fuel : IFO all viscosities and MGO
  Delivery Method - Shore pipeline at Port of Itaqui or by ship tanker (not barge) at inner anchorage.

  To contact Petrobras bunkering area, please note the following address:
  Petrobras Bunkering Dept. - Head Office - Rio de Janeiro
  Av. Republica do Chile, 65 - 20 floor - Room 2001 - Rio de Janeiro - CEP 20035-900
  Tel: + 55 21 3224-4333 - 3224-9594
  e-mail: bunker@petrobras.com.br 


  London Office - Petrobras Europe Ltd.
  4th floor, 20 North Audley Street - London W1K 6WL - England
  Tel: + 44 203 073-0790 or + 44 203 073-0760 switchboard - Fax + 44 203 0781

 
Petrobras Singapore PTE Ltd - 435 Orchard Road # 17 - Wisma Atria Singapore 23887 - Tel: + 65 6550-580