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Port of Saint laurent du Maroni (French Guiana)

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Port of Saint laurent du Maroni (French Guiana)

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Description

Port NW French Guiana, on the east bank of the Maroni River opposite Albina, Suriname. It was formerly headquarters of the country’s penal colonies and the site of the largest prison, closed in 1944. Apart from its port facilities, local economic activities include sawmilling, boat repairing, and sugarcane cultivation.
The port is about 15 miles from the entrance of the river.

It is an official Port of Entry.

For clearance, visit the PAF (police aux frontières ) at the car ferry to have your passport stamped (entry and exit). Not obligatory for European citizens, but prevents issues when your next stop is Suriname.

Customs (la douane) is in the administrative centre.

A buoyed channel for cargo vessels marks the route. Following the latest survey of the Maroni River, the minimum depth at high tide is over 4m.

Beware of fishing nets when approaching the Maroni river's safe water mark.

While night entry is possible, it is not recommended as buoys closer to Saint Laurent are not lit.

Anchorage.—Sheltered anchorage can be taken about 0.5 mile N of Pointe Panato, about 2 miles SSW of Pointe Francaise, in 7 to 8m, mud.
21/01/2016
Update
Joëlle
Un site sympa très calme surtout à l'abri des intempéries. Vous tomberez sous le charme de cette ville dont l'histoire est particulièrement intéressante avec les vestiges du bagne, les nombreuses populations d'origines diverses.

Plus d'infos : eileen_of_avoca@yahoo.com

21/01/2016
Update
Joëlle
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