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Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

Characteristics

Description

Iquique is a city-harbour in Tarapac Region. It Iquique is an artificial port composed of a mole (Molo de Union), 480m in length, linking Serrano Island with the mainland. A breakwater (Molo de Abrigo) extends NNE from Penisula Serrano NNE for 846m, marked by a light at the head.

Iquique is principally a fishing port, with local factories producing fish meal, frozen fish, and canned fish. Other cargoes handled include copper concentrates, slag or ores, vegetable and soya oils, and petroleum products.

The harbor is well-protected and large vessels berth alongside for the handling of cargo.
Isla Serrano and the breakwater extending NE from it protect the harbor from the prevailing winds which blow from the S and SW.
Gales off the S part of the coast of Chile cause a swell at Iquique from 2 to 4 days later. During N winds, surf enters the area between the moles sometimes necessitating the reinforcement of mooring lines.

Tel: 56 57 401905
Fax: 56 57 424669
Mail: cpiquique@directemar.cl

16/12/2012
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Joëlle
Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)
16/12/2012
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Joëlle
Iquique est une ville portuaire dans la région de Tarapac. C'est un port artificiel composé d'un mole de 480 m de long, reliant l'île Serrano au continent. Un brise-lames (Molo de Abrigo), marqué par une lumière, s'étend au NNE depuis la péninsule Serrano sur 846 m.
Iquique est principalement un port de pêche, avec des usines produisant des plats de poissons, des poissons congelés et des conserves de poissons. Les autres cargaisons traitées comprennent les concentrés de cuivre, de scories ou de minerais, de légumes et les huiles de soja et les produits pétroliers.

Le port est bien protégé et de gros vaisseaux peuvent accoster pour la manutention des cargaisons.
L'île Serrano et le brise-lames qui s'étend au NE de l'île protègent le port des vents dominants qui soufflent du S et SW.
Les coups de vent au large de la partie S de la côte du Chili provoquent une houle à Iquique 2 à 4 jours plus tard. Lors de grands vents venant du N, une houle pénètre dans la zone située entre les moles parfois nécessitant le renfort de lignes d'amarrage.

Tel: 56 57 401905
Fax: 56 57 424669
Mail: cpiquique@directemar.cl
14/12/2012
Update
Joëlle
Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)
14/12/2012
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Joëlle
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Sites around Puerto de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)
Flying distances - Direct line

Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

1.6nm
13°
Iquique bay lies between Punta Piedras and Serrano peninsula, 3 NM S.Bahia de Iquique is open to winds between the NW and NE, however, these winds seldom occur. Iquique is ordinarily entirely free from storms of any kind and strong winds are very unusual. The light breezes are ...
16 Dec 12

Club de Yates de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

0nm
174°
The Yacht club of Iquique is near the end of the mole that links Serrano island with the mainland.100 berths (<25 m)
Depth max: 7 m
14 Dec 12

Base Naval de Iquique

0.4nm
54°
Fourth Naval Zone. It covers the Antofagasta, Tarapaca, Arica and Parinacota regions in the extreme north of Chile.
1 Jan 13

Punta Piedras (Iquique N Chile)

3nm
11°
Punta Piedras is a small rocky promontory which rises steeply to an elevation of 278 m. Rocks extend more than 0,2 NM W of the point.
14 Dec 12

Punta Gruesa (Tarapaca N Chile)

9.2nm
188°
Punta Gruesa is low and cliffy.  It forms the end of a spur extending from Morro Tarapaca, a mountain about 4 miles ENE. A light is shown from the point.Rocas Los Gemelos consist of two sunken rocks which lie at the outer extremity of foul ground which extends about ...
17 Dec 12

Punta Ballena (Tarapaca N Chile)

18nm
Punta Ballena, S caleta Buena, is high, steep, and rocky with no off-lying dangers.
14 Dec 12

Caleta Buena (Tarapaca N Chile)

19nm
Caleta Buena, at the foot of a bluff about 3.5 miles SSE of the Isla Peninsula, is exposed but free from danger. Several rocks lie close off the shores of the cove and a rock, awash, lies about 151m offshore. Caleta Buena was formerly a place of shipment for nitrates, but the ...
14 Dec 12

Punta Chucumata (Tarapaca N Chile)

19nm
186°
Punta Chucumata is overwhelmed by submerged rocks off to 0.5 NM. Here is located the Diego Aracena airport of Iquique.
17 Dec 12

Isla Peninsula (Mejillones N Chile)

22nm
358°
Isla Peninsula lies on the S entrance point of Mejillones del Norte cove and is joined to the mainland at its NE end.
Close off the N side are a number of submerged rocks and an islet.
14 Dec 12

Caleta Mejillones (Tarapaca N Chile)

23nm
359°
Caleta Mejillones del Norte can be recognized easily from the N by a road which passes over the hills backing it and by Quebrada de la Aurora, a ravine a little to the S.
Peninsula island and Mejillones islets are located off the coast, S cove.It is possible to anchor off the entrance ...
13 Dec 12

Islotes Mejillones (Mejillones N Chile)

22nm
357°
Islotes Mejillones are nearly 0.5 mile SW of the Isla Peninsula. They consist of three large and several smaller rocks of whitish color.The passage between them and the Isla Peninsula has depths of 10.1 to 14.6m, but there is a rock awash in the middle of the passage, and it should not be attempted.
14 Dec 12

Caleta Patillos (Tarapaca N Chile)

32nm
183°
Punta Patillos is a salt terminal, S Punta Chucumata.
17 Dec 12
Local Area

Baia de Iquique (Tarapaca N Chile)

Iquique bay lies between Punta Piedras and Serrano peninsula, 3 NM S.Bahia de Iquique is open to winds between the NW and NE, however, these winds seldom occur. Iquique is ordinarily entirely free from storms of any kind and strong winds are very unusual. The light breezes are ...
16 Dec 12

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