Ajman port

Ajman port

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Ajman port
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Characteristics

VHF 6, 16, 67, 73
Harbour

Description

The Port of Ajman is located on the Gulf coast approx 8km NE of Sharjah, on the S side of the entrance to Khawr Ajman.

General overview: Numerous fishing vessels and dhows operate from the port, Containers and general cargo are handled here.

The entrance channel has been dredged (1998) to a depth of 8m.

Berth 1 through Berth 5, with a total length of 548m, have been dredged (1998) to an alongside depth of 8m. Nine other berths, with a total length of 1,654m, have a dredged depth of 5m alongside. A ro-ro berth, 150m long, has a depth alongside of 5m. 

Vessels up to 20,000 dwt, with a maximum length of 170m (180m at HW) and a maximum draft of 7.6m (8.0m at HW), can normally be accommodated.

Within the bar, the channel forks into several branches, all available to local small craft. Irregular ridges of sand, shell, and dead coral, with depths of less than 10m, lie as far as 2.5 miles offshore in the vicinity of Khawr Ajman.

Aspect.—The entrance to Khawr Ajman lies between two training walls, marked by lights, and is encumbered by a bar over which the depth is variable.

A fort and several minarets are situated in Ajman. Berig al Mai, 0.5 mile SSW of the fort, is a conspicuous watchtower.

Pilotage.—Pilotage is compulsory and is available 24 hours with 48 hours advance notice. The pilot boards 3 miles NW of the breakwater.

Regulations.—Vessels should contact the Port Authority/Harbor Control 2 hours before arrival on VHF channel 16.

The port authority controls vessel movement on VHF channel 6.

Tel: 971-6-7470111
Fax: 971-6-7470333
Mail: mail@ajmanport.gov.ae  

Anchorage.—The holding ground is poor and ships should not anchor in depths of less than 20m, except in calm weather.

Caution.—Shallow water was reported to lie on the inside of the channel bends; a shoal patch of 4m was found in the inner harbor. The sea breaks heavily on the bar with an onshore swell.

Buoys marking the channel may be out of position, sometimes outside of the dredged channel, and should not be solely relied upon for positioning.

The dredged areas are subject to siltation and depths may be less than charted.

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