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Port of Sao Luis (Maranhao Brazil)

Port of Sao Luis (Maranhao Brazil)

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Description

The port of Sao Luishas silted up and has ceased to be important as a port after the construction of the port of Itaqui.
The port of Sao Luis is used mainly by fishing boats and pleasure craft. It has a few piers that allows mooring, but only at flood tide, to ships of 2,5 to 3,5 draft.

Cruisers are urged to take precautions if visiting this port. Policia Federal (immigration) and Customs are at the port entrance. 

The historical center is at  30 minutes drive away.

Anchor south of Itaqui, near all the pilot boats and tugs. Good holding in mud. It is possible to tie the dinghy near a sloping ramp and climb the slippery steps to get ashore. There is a sort of marina, Marina Aven, which appears to dry out completely at low water and thus only suitable for catamarans or others who can sit on the bottom. They have a dock space for four yachts and (rain?) water is available.
24/01/2016
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Porto do Itaqui (Maranhao Brazil)

5.2nm
214°
Located on the coast of São Luís, the state capital, the port has a deep access channel and berths, enabling the mooring of large ships.
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Port of Belem (Para Brazil)

258nm
284°
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Port of Vila Do Conde (Para Brazil)

272nm
282°
Vila do Conde has a causeway extending 450m from the shore leading to a jetty which serves an aluminum factory. The outer berth is 292m long and is used for handling bulk cargo. The inner berth is 251m long and is used for handling general cargo and aluminum ingots. The depths alongside ...
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Port of Cameta (Para Brazil)

310nm
272°
Stands on the W bank of the rio Tocantins, about 90 NM from Belem. The town is built on the river bank and is an important trade center. The tidal range is about 3m; the current attains a rate of about 2.5 knots.
11 Jan 16

Fortaleza port (Ceara Brazil)

357nm
101°
This is the most important city on the north coast and is also a busy fishing harbour.

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Cabo Norte (Amapa Brazil)

419nm
306°
Cabo Norte is the limit  of the estuary of the Amazon river. It is 19 NM from Ilha Jipioca.
The cape is low, wooded, and slightly higher than the neighboring coast.
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Santarem harbor (Para Brazil)

624nm
270°
Santarem harbor stands on the S side of the mouth of the Rio Tapajos, 1 NM S of Ponta Negra.

An L-shaped wharf lies 1.25 miles SW of Ponta Negra. Its outer face is 200m long, with a depth of about 10m alongside.
Small craft can berth on the 180m long inner section, which ...
11 Jan 16

Cabo de Sao Roque (Rio Grande do Norte)

570nm
108°
sandy point, about 55m high, with vegetation on its summit. It is closest to the continent of Africa. It also marks the separation of French Guiana (where the coast is low and swampy) and the State of Rio Grande do Norte that offers to S, a massive coast with many coves and bays.

Finally, ...
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Iate Clube do Natal (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

579nm
109°
The Iate Clube do Natal marina is in the town of Monsenhor Gil (Brazil).

Visiting yachtsmen welcomed. Good general repair facilities. Water, showers (cold water), bar and restaurant. (Pool & recreational facilities not open to visitors). Wifi and laundry services available. ...
13 Jan 16

Porto do Natal (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

579nm
109°
The port of Natal is situated at the mouth of the Rio Pontengi. The river flows into the sea through an opening in the barrier reef. The barrier reef forms a natural breakwater for the port.
The prevailing winds most of the year are from the ENE to SE.Formalities can be carried ...
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Ponta da Tabatinga (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

591nm
111°
Ponta da Tabatinga is about 18 miles SSE of Natal. It is of a reddish color and marked by a light.
7 Apr 15

Bahia Formosa (Rio Grande do Norte Brazil)

602nm
112°
It is possible to anchor in baia Formosa, in depths of 7 to 9 m.
Sheltered from S and SE winds.
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Local Area

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