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Derna Port

Location: Derna is situated in eastern Libya, between Benghazi and Tobruk.
General overview: The principal exports are sheep, cattle and barley
Traffic figures: Approx 80 ships visit the port annually.
Load Line zone: Summer.


VHF: Ch 16.

Pilot: Compulsory.
Anchorages: Anchorage is to be found 0.5nm off the N breakwater.
     The anchorage area for vessels awaiting a berth is within 1.5nm of 3249.3'N  02239'E.
     All vessels must anchor as instructed by the port authority, and must not shift berth except on the instructions of the port authority.
Tidal range and flow: Range 0.5m.

Dock density:

Weather: Prevailing winds: N'ly.
Principal navigation aids:  Darnah Light (white tower, black stripes, 12m in height) (3245'N  02241'E) is exhibited approx 1.75nm SE of the harbour.
Charts: 3355. Admiralty Pilot NP49.
 Restrictions: Entry during daylight only.
Tugs: available.


There are 2 berths available, one has a quay length of 333m, depth 9.0m and the other berth has a quay length of 120m, depth 6.0m. General cargo and containers are handled at the berths.

Storage: There is 15,000m2 of open storage area available.
Barges: A lighter is available.
Bunkers/water/stores: Fresh water: Available.
Medical facilities: There is a hospital available locally.


Nearest airport: Benghazi airport 300km..
Public holidays: Mar 8, May 25, Jun 11, Jul 23, Sep 1, Oct 7. Variable dates: El Mouled El Nabawi, Aid el Fitr, Aid el Adha & Higri New year
      Fridays are weekly port holidays..
Working hours: Normally 0800-1200hrs, 1300-1700hrs. Overtime 2000-2400hrs, 0100-0700hrs.
Developments: A new quay 180m in length has recently been completed. Planned developments are the dredging of the port to a depth of 10m, 900m of new quayage, a container terminal, more transit sheds and a refrigerated warehouse.
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