Misurata Port

Misurata is the alternative name for Qasr Ahmed, which see.

Qasr Ahmed, Libya
Port Description:
Location: Qasr Ahmed (Misurata Port) is situated approx 250km E of Tripoli.
General overview:All berths are well fendered with adequate mooring facilities.
Traffic figures: Approx 200 vessels visit the port annually.
Load Line zone:Summer.
Max size: Tankers up to 30,000dwt and 11m draft can be accommodated.
ETA’s: Vessels should send ETA 12 hours prior to arrival.
Radio: VHF: ‘Tarabulus Radio’ ‘callsign’ ‘5AT’ ‘on VHF ch 16.’
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: Entrance to the port is via a channel 12.0m in depth, then between 2 breakwaters 150m apart.
Pilot: Compulsory, the pilot
boarding position is 0.5nm E of the Fairway Buoy. Pilots are available from 0800-2000hrs, except on Fri. The pilot boat is grey with white upperworks.
Anchorages: The anchorage area for vessels awaiting a berth is within 1.5nm of Lat 32°23’N, Long 015°18’E, approx 4.75nm E of Ras al Barq light. The holding ground is poor and it is therefore advisable to leave the anchorage at the first sign of the approach of bad weather.
Tidal range and flow: Range 0.5m.
Dock density: 1026.
Weather: Prevailing winds: N’ly.
Charts: BA 3353. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Tugs: There are 3 tugs up to 2,400hp available.
Names/Nos: General cargo/Bulk berths: There are 5 berths available, each 180m in length with 11.0m depth alongside. One berth is used for grain cargoes, the emainder being used for general cargoes.
Ro-Ro berths: There is 1 berth in the S port area used for ro-ro traffic. The berth is 200m in length, with a depth alongside of 11.0m.
Storage: There is 22,500m2 of covered storage and 46,000m2 of open storage area available. The grain berth is provided with a silo.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available.
Medical facilities: Medical facilities are available.
Transport: Nearest airport: Tripoli International Airport (250km).
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 1 and Oct 7.’ Variable dates: El Mouled el Nabawi, Aid el Fitr, Aid el Adha’ Higri New Year. Fri is a weekly port holiday.
Working hours: Normally 0800-1200hrs and 1300-1700hrs. Overtime 2000-2400hrs and 0100-0700hrs.
Developments: The following developments are either planned or under construction: Dredging of the entrance channel to 13.0m, 2km of quay age with depth alongside of 11.0m to include a container terminal, ro-ro berths a tanker berth and transit sheds and warehouses.
Port Authority – General Ports & Lights Authority
Harbour Office – Qasr Ahmed – Libya
Tel: +218 51 21094