The port has two breakwaters; North Breakwater is 3,080m long while South Breakwater is 1,080m long. The entrance channel, about 3,750m long and 250m wide, is dredged to a depth of 16m. The harbor basin is dredged to a depth of 15m and consists of two 280m long coal berths.
One berth can accommodate vessels up to 65,000 dwt; the other berth can accommodate vessels up to 77,000 dwt.
Pilotage is compulsory. The pilot boards about 0.1 mile S of Fairway Lighted Buoy (13°12.9'N., 80°22.4'E.).
Vessels should report their ETA to Ennore Port Control 48 hours, 24 hours, and 3 hours in advance. Any changes of more than 2 hours should be immediately reported.
Vessels should also contact Ennore Port Control 3 hours prior to entering or leaving the harbor.
The ETA message should contain the following information:
1. Vessel’s name, call sign, grt, nrt, dwt, loa, and beam.
2. Draft forward and aft.
3. Cargo grade and quantity on board.
4. ETA at Fairway Lighted Buoy (in local time).
5. Local agent.
Tel: 91 44 2521666