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Port Loading Area Northern Pilot Boarding Area

The Outer Northern Pilot Boarding Area for King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu is in position Latitude 24 deg. 02" N Longitude 37 deg.44" E. An inner Pilot boarding area. has been established in position Latitude 24 deg. 05' N Longitude 37 deg. 55' E. The length of pilotage from the North Pilot Boarding Area is approximately 30 miles, with a minimum depth of 32 meters.

 

Southern Pilot Boarding Area

The Outer Southern Pilot Boarding Area for King Fahd strial Port at Yanbu is in a position Latitude 23 deg. 26' 6" N, Longitude 38 deg. 27' 2" E. An inner Pilot arding area has been established in position Latitude 23 deg. 50' N, Longitude 38 deg.19' E. The length of pilotage from the South Pilot Boarding Area is approximately 38 miles, with a minimum depth of 35 meters.

 

CHARTS: BA Charts 326 & 327

Tidal Information

The mean tidal range is about 0.34 m, but fluctuations due to non...tidal effect, caused by wind storms, can be up to about 0.50 m, with a drop in mean sea level during the storm and a significant increase after the storm, or as it subsides. Generally tides are semi.....diurnal with a period of 12 hours 25 min. Information to date suggest that the following datum should be adopted.

Elevation Above LAT (m)
Highest Astronomical Tide  (HAT) 
Mean High Water Spring  (MHWS) 
Mean High Water  (MHW) 
Mean High Water Neaps  (MLWS) 
Mean Sea Level  (MSL) 
Mean Low Water  (MLW) 
Mean Low Water Sprint  (MLWS) 
Provisional Lowest Astronomical Tide  (PLAT) 
Lowest Astronomical Tide Chart Datum  LAT

Currents in the area are influenced by local wind conditions, tide and the general circulatory pattern of the Red Sea. Generally currents within the Port have been observed at less than t knot and run parallel to the coast. However, they are considerably influenced by surface wind activity.

Sea Anchorage

No anchorage area available due to deep sea.

Approach Channel

Masters of deep drafted vessels are to be aware that there are extensive unsurveyed areas between the main shipping lines and the approaches to Yanbu.

Two approaches corridors to the Pilot boarding area of Shib Asm Sharm Reef were surveyed early in 1981. The northern approach corridor, which is 48 miles long, extends in a westerly direction from just west of Shib Asm Sharm Reef at approximately 24 deg. 03' N - 45 deg. 2' E to 24 deg. 04 N - 36 deg. 53 E.

The other approach corridor to the northern pilot station 43 miles long, extends in a South westerly direction from just west of Shib Asm Sharm Reef, 24 deg. 03' N - 37 deg. 28.5' E.

Tugs

There are no requirements for Masters to order tugs in King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu. The number of tugs to be used during berthing and on departure will be specified by the Harbour Master.

Ballast & Deballasting

Ballast Discharge

The discharge of ballast water containing quantities of oil or high levels of mineral or chemical pollutant into the waters of the Port is prohibited. The discharge of ballast water from segregated or permanent ballast tanks into the waters of the Port will be permitted provided that the Master signs a declaration that the segregated or permanent ballast is clean and not affected by pollutants.

Ballast Water Treatment Facility

The export refinery and Yanbu Refinery Terminals have separate ballast water treatment plant which will receive ballast water direct from tankers berthed at these terminals. However this facility is not extended to COT and NGL terminals

Communication

The port is connected to other parts of Saudi Arabia by road and air links. The nearest International Airport is at Jeddah, 240 km SE.

Shore Leave

Masters should advise their Agent of requirements as far in advance as
possible. Agents require the following information for each crew member:
 
•   Name
•   Rank
•   Nationality
•   Seaman's Identity Book number including data and place of issue.

Pilotage

PILOT BOARDING AREA

Northern Pilot Boarding Area

The Outer Northern Pilot Boarding Area for King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu is in position Latitude 24 deg. 02" N Longitude 37 deg.44" E. An inner Pilot boarding area. has been established in position Latitude 24 deg. 05' N Longitude 37 deg. 55' E. The length of pilotage from the North Pilot Boarding Area is approximately 30 miles, with a minimum depth of 32 meters.

Southern Pilot Boarding Area

The Outer Southern Pilot Boarding Area for King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu is in a position Latitude 23 deg. 26' 6" N, Longitude 38 deg. 27' 2" E. An inner Pilot Boarding area has been established in position Latitude 23 deg. 50' N, Longitude 38 deg.19' E. The length of pilotage from the South Pilot Boarding Area is approximately 38 miles, with a minimum depth of 35 meters.

Instructions to Masters

Vessels proceeding to Yanbu ports shall advise their ETA at the Outer Pilot Boarding Areas and shall await instructions from King Fahd Port Control before proceeding to the Inner Pilot Boarding Area. The Pilot will generally board and disembark at the Inner Boarding Area. Pilotage may be arranged from the Outer Boarding Areas, But only with prior notice given well in advance. The actual position of pilot boarding and disembarkation will remain at the discretion of the King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu.

PILOTAGE

Pilotage is compulsory in King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu. Pilots will disembark and board from twin screw steel pilot vessels. When approaching the pilot boat the Master of the ship must reduce speed to a minimum for steerage way, and maintain radio contact by VHF radio with the boat, whilst providing an adequate lee.

Every vessel picking up a pilot must have rigged and ready for use a safe, clean, properly secured pilot ladder. The pilot boarding arrangements must comply with the current IMO Codes of Practice concerning Pilot Boarding. A life buoy, with life line attached and a boat rope must be provided ready for immediate use, and, in addition.

between sunset and sunrise the pilot boarding area must be well illuminated. The rigging of pilot ladders and the embarkation and disembarkation of pilots must be supervised by a responsible deck officer. 

Any vessel which over carries a pilot to another Saudi Arabian port must pay all repatriation expenses. Under no circumstances may a pilot be over carried to a port outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, due to visa restrictions. If weather, or other conditions, preclude the disembarkation of a pilot from a vessel bound to a port outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, then the vessel will be delayed at the vessels expense, until such time as disembarkation is possible. Any such vessel so delayed may arrange, at their own expense, for the pilot to be disembarked by helicopter.

The length of the North Pilotage from the Pilot Boarding Position is approximately 30 miles, with a minimum channel depth of 32 meters 200 meters NW of No. 3 Buoy, whilst the South Channel is approximately 38 miles, with a minimum depth of 35 meters in Latitude 23 deg.51' N, Longitude 38 deg. 19" 4'E close to SII Buoy. The general depth of the channel is in excess of 450 meters. Traffic separation Scheme (TSS) is in force in Both North and South channels. The Buoyage System in use in King Fahd Industrial Port at Yanbu is IALA System "A".

Stores & Provisions

PROVISIONS

Frozen meat (except pork), fish and fresh vegetables are available locally. However, Masters are advised to contact their Agent well in advance or establish availability and prices.

STORES

Local availability of chandlery items is limited and Masters should contact their Agent well in advance to establish availability.

BUNKERS AND POTABLE FRESH WATER

Potable fresh water facilities are installed to serve the General Cargo Terminal and Bulk Terminal from the Port's own supply. Bunkering facility is available. Vessels up to 60.000 dwt can receive bunkers at berth no. 21 by pipeline and vessels at anchorage can receive bunkers by ship to ship transfer.

Stores & Provisions

PROVISIONS

Frozen meat (except pork), fish and fresh vegetables are available locally. However, Masters are advised to contact their Agent well in advance or establish availability and prices.

STORES

Local availability of chandlery items is limited and Masters should contact their Agent well in advance to establish availability.

BUNKERS AND POTABLE FRESH WATER

Potable fresh water facilities are installed to serve the General Cargo Terminal and Bulk Terminal from the Port's own supply. Bunkering facility is available. Vessels up to 60.000 dwt can receive bunkers at berth no. 21 by pipeline and vessels at anchorage can receive bunkers by ship to ship transfer.

Pre Arrival Information

Following pre-arrival information to be sent to agents at least 72 working
hours prior to ship's arrival.
 
•   AA Vessels name
•   BB Former names
•   CC Port of registry, flag and call sign
•   DD LOA, GRT and NRT
•   EE Summer DWT. Arrival DWT
•   FF Arrival draft forward and aft.
•   GG ETA
•   HH Last port and next port
•   II Cargo on board, flashpoint and destination of cargo
•   JJ Cargo requirements
•   KK Previous cargo and quantity residues on board for loading on top
•   LL IMO class
•   MM Whether vessel is gas free or in an inert condition
•   NN Is Vessel equipped with inert gas system
•   OO Port of loading ballast and amount
•   PP Quantity of segregated ballast on arrival
•   RR Quantity of cargo tank ballast on arrival
•   SS Time for de-ballasting. Can ship load/de-load ballast
simultaneously
•   TT Special conditions, difficulties, defective equipment or gear which
could present special hazards or difficulties when mooring, unmooring
or during cargo operations.
•   UU Agents name
•   VV Max loading rate
•   WW Topping off rate
•   XX Bunker requirements
•   YY Cargo manifold connection size
•   ZZ Bunker connection size.
•   ZZ1 Derricks
•   11 Ship/Shore figure comparison
•   22 Year of Build
•   33 Name of Master
•   44 Discharge Port
•   55 Next Port of call
•   66 Number of Crew
•   77 Economical Speed
•   88 Geographical Position 48 hours before arrival

Berth Details

BERTH NAME BERTH NO. SIZE OF SHIP ACCEPTABLE MAX PERMISSIBLE DRAFT L.O.A
MAX ALLOWABLE FREEBOARD UP TO MANIFOLD HEIGHT
GCCT 1 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
GCCT 2 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 300 M N/A
GCCT 3 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
GCCT 4 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
GCCT 5 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
GCCT 6 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
GCCT 7 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 200 M N/A
BULK TERMINAL 22 40,000 DWT 14 M 250 M 12.0 M
BUNKER BERTH 21 65,000 DWT 12.6 M 250 M 12.80 M
SAMREF TERMINAL
42 40,000 DWT 12.15 M 200 M 12.80 M
54 150,000 DWT 16.50 M 300 M 19.00 M
55 150,000 DWT 16.50 M 300 M 19.00 M
ARAMCO TERMINAL
61 275,000 DWT 25.30 M 440 M 19.00 M
62 500,000 DWT 29.00 M 470 M 19.00 M
63 275,000 DWT 24.70 M 490 M 19.00 M
64 275,000 DWT 23.20 M 400 M 19.00 M
ARAMCO NGL
71 150,000 DWT 16.20 M 439 M 19.00 M
72 150,000 DWT 16.20 M 439 M 19.00 M
YANBU REFINERY
91 65,000 DWT 14.20 M 245 M 12.80 M
92 80,000 DWT 14.20 M 245 M 12.80 M
93 40,000 DWT 9.8 M 175 M 12.80 M
94 40,000 DWT 9.8 M 175 M 12.80 M
YANBET TERMINAL
40 40,000 DWT 12.15 M 225 M 12.80 M
41 40,000 DWT 12.15 M 225 M 12.80 M

Port Tariff

DESCRIPTION UNIT
A) PORT OR HARBOR DUES
PORT ARRIVAL DUES
PORT DEPARTURE DUES 1000.00 PER CALL FOR ANY VESSEL
WASTE COLLECTION DUES 1000.00 PER CALL FOR ANY VESSEL
WASTE COLLECTION DUES ARE COLLETED 100.00 PER VESSEL PER DAY OR PARTH THEREOF
WHETHER THE VESSEL USED THE SERVICE OR NOT
B) CHARGES FOR MARINE SERVICES
CHARGES FOR PILOTAGE, MOORING,
UN-MOORING, AND SERVICES OF THE
MARINE CONTROL TOWER, INCLUDING
USE OF TUGS, MOORING LAUNCHES
AND PILOT LAUNCH AS FOLLOWS:
PORT ARRIVAL
PORT DEPARTURE
SHIFTING BETWEEN BERTHS (HALF)
CHARGES ACCORDING TO CAPACITY OF THE
VESSEL IN GROSS TONS, AS FOLLOWS:
500 TONS OR LESS 500.00
OVER 500 TONS UP TO 3000 TONS 1.00 PER TON
OVER 3000 TONS UP TO 15000 TONS 0.15 PER TON
OVER 15000 TONS 0.10 PER TON
C) CHARGES FOR THE USE OF BERTHS
ACCORDING TO THE CAPACITY OF THE VESSEL
IN GROSS TONS, AS FOLLOWS:
500 TONS OR LESS 500.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
OVER 500 TONS UP TO 3000 TONS 1000.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
OVER 3000 TONS UP TO 15000 TONS 1500.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
OVER 15000 TONS 2000.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
D) CHARGES FOR THE USE OF ANCHORAGE
ACCORDING TO THE CAPACITY OF THE VESSEL
IN GROSS TONS, AS FOLLOWS:
3000 TONS OR LESS 250.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
OVER 3000 TONS. 500.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
E) CHARGES FOR LOADING AND DISCHARGING
OF CARGO FROM VESSELS
CRUDE OIL, GAS AND LIQUID PETROLEUM
PRODUCTS HANDLED AT SPECIALIZED BERTHS.
1.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF
BULK CARGO FOR CONSIGNEES/SHIPPERS
HAVING FACILITIES WITHIN THE PORT, HANDLED
BY THEM WITH THEIR EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING
CARGO HANDLED AT THE PROJECT BERTHS IN
THE INDUSTRIAL PORTS.
4.00 PER DAY OR PART THEREOF

Loading Rates

BERTH NAME BERTH NO. PRODUCT FLOW RATES PER 
CONNECTION (L/A)
SIZE OF CONNECTIONS
SAMREF 42 UNL-LDD-JET-SKO-ADO 600(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 10, 12 INCHS
54 UNL-LDD-JET-SKO-ADO-HFO 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
55 UNL-LDD-JET-SKO-ADO-HFO 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
ARAMCO 61 CRUDE OIL 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
62 CRUDE OIL 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
63 CRUDE OIL 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
64 CRUDE OIL 800(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
ARAMCO NGL 71 NGL+BUTANE 30,000 B.P.H 8, 10. 12, 14, 16 INCHS
72 NGL+BUTANE 30,000 B.P.H 8, 10. 12, 14, 16 INCHS
YANBU REFINERY 91 UNL-LDD-ADO-HFO 600(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
92 UNL-LDD-ADO-HFO 600(MIN)-5000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
93 UNL-LDD-ADO-HFO-LUBOIL 450(MIN)-3000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
94 UNL-LDD-ADO-HFO 450(MIN)-3000(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
YANPET 40 LIQUID BULK CHEMICALS 150(MIN)-1500(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS
41 LIQUID BULK CHEMICALS 150(MIN)-1500(MAX) CBM/HR 6, 8, 12, 16 INCHS

Port Security

BERTH NAME BERTH NO.
Port Name King Fahad Industrial Port
Port Facility Name Yanbu KFIP - General Cargo & RoRo & Container Terminals
Description Berths 1-

 

Port facility has alternative security arrangements? NO
Port facility has approved equivalent security arrangements? NO
Port facility has approved port facility security plan? Yes
Date of port facility security plan approval 08/06/2004
Has this port facility security plan been withdrawn NO
Port facility security plan withdrawn date


Maritime Security Point of  Contact 

Name Mr. Fahd Ahmed El-Boulory
Address Globe Marine Services
Yanbu Al-Bahr
P.O. Box 

Post Code
Telephone +966 14 321 3213          Fax No.: +966 14 396 1505
Mobile
+966 5007442032
Email
globeyanbu@hotmail.comTelex
Information last update 22/06/2009