Zuara Port

Port Descreption:
Location:Zuara is situated 120km W of Tripoli, close to the Tunisian border.
General overview:
Traffic figures: Approx 50 vessels visit the port annually.
Load Line zone:Summer.
Radio:
PRE ARRIVAL INFORMATION
Radio: VHF: VHF ch 16.
NAVIGATION
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: The port is approached by a channel 1,000m in length which is protected by 2 breakwaters.
Pilot: Available.
Anchorages: The anchorage area for vessels awaiting a berth is within  1nm of Lat 32°57′N, Long 012°10.5′E, with the Main light bearing 245° distant approx 3nm.
Anchorage may be obtained in depths from 6.9-9.1m, mud, with the N mole head bearing approx 213°.
A vessel anchoring in the roadsteads of Libya during the winter season is recommended to leave the anchorage, used by day for working cargo, and anchor farther out for the night as at that time of year there are strong winds, and occasionally gales, from NW.
All vessels must anchor as instructed by the port authority, and must not shift berth except on the instruction of the port authority.
Dock density: 1025.
Charts: 3353. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
Tugs: Available.
BERTHS AND CARGO
Names/Nos: A quay provides 2 berths with a depth alongside of 4.0m.
A floating jetty can accommodate vessels up to 65m in length, max draft 5.0m.
GENERAL
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available.
Medical facilities: Medical facilities are available in the town.
Transport: Nearest airport: Tripoli International Airport, 125km.
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 1, Oct 7. Variable dates: El Moulded el Nabwi, Aid il Fitr, Id el Adha, Higri New year.
Fridays are a weekly port holiday.
Working hours: Normally 0800-1200hrs, 1300-1700hrs. Overtime: 2000-2400hrs,  0100-0700hrs.
Developments: A new general cargo/container port is planned. New breakwaters quays and jetties are to be constructed providing berths for general cargo, container, ro-ro and
liquid bulk traffic.
ADDRESSES
Port Authority – Port Authority of Zaura
Port Affairs & Mar Transport
Marine Dept
PO Box 648
Tripoli – Libya
Tel: +218 25 25305