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Lhokseumawe (N Sumatra)

Lhokseumawe (N Sumatra)

Characteristics

Description

Lhokseumawe consists of several differents harbors and loading areas: from W to E there are Kruenggeukueh, Blanglancang (Arun), Ug Hago Oil Terminal, and the Old Lhokseumawe Harbor.

Tides—Currents.—The range of the tide is 2.1m. Strong crossing currents towards the SE have been reported at the mouth of the breakwater at Blanglancang Harbor.

Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory for vessels over 88 grt and is available 24 hours. Requests for a pilot should be sent 6 hours before arrival and 3 hours before departure.
The vessel’s ETA should be sent 72 hours, 48 hours, and 24 hours in advance through Jakarta and Lhokseumawe. Vessels carrying LNG should send their ETA 96 hours, 48 hours, 24 hours, and 5 hours in advance. Contact the terminal directly when within VHF range, giving the precise ETA.
Several pilot boarding stations are reported below, as follows:
1. For Lhokseumawe Harbor and Ug Hago Oil Terminal—in the anchorage area.
2. For Blanglancang Harbor—at the Sea Buoy or in the LNG and Condensate Waiting Anchorages.
3. For Kruenggeukueh Harbor—in the anchorage area or 1 mile from harbor entrance at the breakwaters.

Caution.—Numerous bamboo poles, that are secured by long lengths of rope, used for marking fish pots, may be encountered within about 3 miles of the shore between Teluk Lhokseumawe and Tanjung Jambuair.
It is strongly recommended that ships give a wide berth to the reefs between Teluk Lhokseumawe and Tanjung Jambuair, as there is a constant W set.
Lhokseumawe extends up to 0.2 mile seaward of its charted position. Shallower depths than charted extend up to 1 mile offshore from Lhokseumawe to a position about 10 miles NW.
It has been reported (1993) that the limiting depth at the LNG and LPG facilities is 13.7m.
Significant ground swells originating in the Andaman Sea periodically effect sea conditions in the vicinity of Lhokseumawe

From Lhokseumawe to Tanjung Jambuair the coast is fringed by a sand bank, with depths of less than 5.5m, extending about 1 mile offshore, except off Krueng Piada about 10 miles E of Lhokseumawe, where it extends about 3 miles.Lhokseumawe port is situated on the N coast of Sumatra on the strait of Malacca.

21/01/2012
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Blanglancang Harbor (N Sumatra)

Arun Marine Terminal is situated at Blanglancang Harbor.
In the approach to Blanglancang Terminal there are eight prominent storage tanks. About 0.8 mile to the SW of the terminal there are four conspicuous flares.The refinery is serviced by two offshore mooring areas, as well ...
21 Jan 12

Ug Hagu (N Sumatra)

Ug Hagu consist of a single quay with a length of 20m, a width of 5m, and a depth alongside of 7m. Vessels are restricted from berthing during night time at Lhokseumawe/Ug Hago Wharf or Blanglancang SBM/MBM. Blanglancang Harbor is open for 24 hour service.
21 Jan 12

Kruenggeukuech port (N Sumatra)

Limitations.—Five berths in Kruenggeukueh Harbor handle bulk fertilizers and general cargo. These berths are described counter clockwise, beginning at the fertilizer plant situated on the W side of the harbor, as follows:
1. Berth A is 200m long, with a depth of 10m alongside.
The ...
21 Jan 12

Old Lhokseumawe Harbor (N Sumatra)

Old Lhokseumawe Harbor has a small pier 60m long, with a 2.4m depth alongside. Only barges and small vessels under 500 dwt can berth there.
Old Lhokseumawe Harbor can be readily identified by a ridge of hills, 152m high, clear of trees and grass covered.Channel depth in LHOKSEUMAWE ...
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Ujung Peusangan (N Sumatra)

Ujung Peusangan, located 22 miles E of Ujung Raja, is low and sandy.
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Karang Tengah (N Sumatra)

Tengah, a coral reef, has a least depth of 7.5m and depths from 21.9 to 25.6m around it. The reef lies 5 miles offshore, with Tanjung Jambuair bearing 100°, distance 7.3 miles. Minyak, a 16.5m patch, lies 2 mile NNW of Tengah.
21 Jan 12

Krueng Jambuair (Djambo Aje) (N Sumatra)

Krueng Jambuair (Djambo Aje or Jamboaye) flows into the sea about 1 mile WSW of Tanjung Jambuair.
The sea usually breaks over the bar at LW, with discolored water from the river sometimes extending as much as 4 miles from the mouth.
21 Jan 12

Tanjung Jamboaye (Jambuair) (N Sumatra)

Tanjung Jambuair (Diamond Point) consists of a sandy point, just above water, which is marked by some casuarina trees. The coast in the vicinity appears to be receding to the W.On the cape a 44 m skeletal tower on an octagonal base, is located about 0,5 miles WSW of the point. It's ...
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Ujung Curam (NE Sumatra)

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Between Tanjung Jambuair and Ujung Curam, 12 miles SE, there are several rivers and creeks.
A sandy mud bank, ...
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Ujung Raja (Samalanga - N Sumatra)

Ujung Raja, S Samalanga village, a low promontory, may be recognized at some distant by a grove of high trees near its extremity.
There is a fringing reef off Ujung Raja; it should not be approached in depths less than 15m.
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Ujung Peureulak (NE Sumatra)

Ujung Peureulak (Tanjung Peureulak) is low and sandy point covered with high trees. Bukit Brangkat, 130m high, about 4 miles WSW of the point makes it easy to identify.
Gosong Peureula (Peureulak Bank) extends about 4 miles N and 1.5 miles E from Ujung Peureulak.
A drying patch ...
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Sigli (N Sumatra)

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The port is used only by small craft.
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Local Area

North coast of Sumatra (Indonesia)

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Andaman sea

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Indian Ocean

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