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AL Khoms

AL Khoms

Location: Homs (Khoms) is situated on the coast of Libya, 250km from the Tunisian border
General overview: Homs is now considered as a direct delivery port and is available for the handling of cars, containers and other cargoes which need not be stored in closed storage
Load Line zone: Summer.
Max size: Max 14,500dwt
ETA's: ETA is to be sent on departure from previous port and also 24 hours prior to arrival. The port can accept diverted vessels with an hours notice.
Communications: Radio: VHF: Communication with Port Authority on Ch 16 and with the pilot station on Ch 08, 10 and 12.
Customs and immigration: Libyan customs and immigration officials will board the vessel as soon as possible, after arrival, to give inward clearance and pratique services. Libyan Government Regulations are strictly enforced.
Customs will require the following: 1-Document  Copies - Crew List
2-Crew Personal Effects Declaration (including cigarettes, etc)
3-Stores List
4-Passenger List
Crew Lists and Crew Personal Effects Declaration must be on the approved Libyan Government documents. Vessels are advised on their initial visit to the terminal to obtain sufficient forms for future visits.
Flags: During loading or unloading the international code flag "B" shall be displayed in accordance with the International Code Signal agreement.
Notices of readiness: NOR is tendered once berthed alongside.
General notices & regulations: All related Libyan regulations must be met for the port of Homs. For more detailed information ship's owners may contact any Libyan marine agent.
Port limits The port water area is limited by the following co-ordinates:
1-  3241'N  01425'E
2-  3239'N  01413'E
3-  3239'N  01418'E
4-  3241'N  01418'E
Sea buoys, fairways and channels: The least depth is 13m in the channel.
Pilot: Compulsory.
Anchorages: Limited by the following:
1.  Lat 3241'N and Lat 3242'N
2.  Long 01417'E and Long 01418'E.
Anchorage is obtainable in a depth of 10m, rock, with Ra's al Wazif light bearing 272 at a distance of 880m.
 The anchorage area is a part of the water port area. All vessels must anchor as instructed by the Port Authority and must not shift berth except on the instruction of the Port Authority.
Dock density: 1025.
Weather: Prevailing wind: NW'ly in winter and E'ly-S'ly in summer.
Principal navigation aids: As follows:
A new lighthouse F1(3) 18s 75m 24M at approx 3241'N and 01413'E.
 The old lighthouse F1 3s 26m 12M.
 An approaching Racon (3cm and 10cm) F1(4)RW 15s, (3941'N  01418'E).
 Charts: BA 3353. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
 Traffic schemes: There are no traffic schemes adopted as the port channel is controlled by the port radio.
Tugs: available.
 Coast guard:  The port waters are covered by the Libyan Coast Guard.
Quay Number Lenght(m) Depth(m)
12 390 8.0
13 200 10.0
14 and 15 530 10.0
16 and 17 500 10.0
18 340 10.0
19 150 12.0
20 75 -
cargo/Bulk berths: Wharf operated by Homs power station reaches 1,500m NNE from coast. Pierhead depth of 16m has mooring dolphins on both sides with two mooring buoys 274m from the berth.

Small harbour protected from NE winds.

facilities: Cargo is to be worked using ships gear.
Barges: There are no barges available.
Ballast/slop reception: There is no ballast or slop reception.
Repairs: Small repairs can be provided.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available with advance notice.
Bunkering: Available with advance notice.
Medical facilities: Available in Homs


Nearest airport: Tripoli.
Consuls: Available in Tripoli, 100km.
Public holidays: Sep 1.
 Working hours: Normally 0700-2300hrs.
Developments: The future plan is to cover all storage facilities. Closed storage is now under construction.
Surveyors: Can be provided
Recreation: There are many recreational activities available.
Garbage: Garbage disposal is available by arrangement with the ship's agent.
Officials and visitors: Visitors are permitted by arrangement with the Port Authority.
Fumigation: Available.
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