Fundació Port Castelló
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Castellon Port General Information 2018
Currents: natural flow southwest 0.5 knots
Distance from pilot Sta. to dock/anchorage
Air Draft restrictions
Range of Tide & Maximum Current
Maximun tidal range 0,7 m.
Height of LWL referred to port zero -0,2m. and Height of HWL referred to port zero 0,5m.
Names, lengths, and minimum uninterrupted depths for all berths where cruise ships can dock
1. Prolongación Dique del Este: 350 m. long / 16 m. draught
2. Muelle Portsur: 500 m. long / 16 m. draught
3. Muelle Centenario: 800 m. long / 14 m. draught
4. Muelle Levante: 005 m. /8 m. draught
What is immediately adjacent to each of the above berths?
The exclusive berth for cruise ships has an area of 23 m. width where parking bus facilities, toilets, taxi area, a nice blue carpet for the disembarkation of passengers and a mobile tent facility for tourists to receive information are provided.
Bollard Spacing and bollard pull/strength (tons)
25 m. / 100 tons / 150 tons
Type and surface of dock
Well paved concrete pier, new, undamaged.
Pier Obstructions Heights, distances from the water’s edge, & linear locations
No pier obstruction
2,70m. – 3m. Distance from the pier to the water’s edge
Min depth of Anchorage
Minimum Depth of Channel or Fairway to Tender Dock
Fendering at Tender Berths
There are no fenders
Are local tenders available?
Distance from the port to the city center
Pier where passenger ships have priority
Location(s) of pilot boarding areas
Lat. 39º 57, 06’N
Long. 000º 04, 00’E
Estimated time from pilot station to dock/anchorage at max. speed allowed by port authority
Port Established Maximum Vessel Draft
14,65 m. (but can be increased to 15 m. in good weather conditions)
1st 2.550 H.P.
2nd 3.800 H.P.
3rd 5.500 H.P.
4th 5.072 H.P.
They are within the port with their own crew onboard (24 hours). They are not compulsory for cruise vessels.
How often are the depths checked at the berths?
It is regulated by an ISO certification, every two years.
Preferential berthing for Cruise?
How often are bollards tested?
Bollards are new (2 years old) and it exists a Plan of Revision.
Preferred side of ship alongside
It is up to master’s decision. Both sides are extremely comfortable at the entrance as well as at the exit.
Water Density (1.000-1.027)
Type of Bottom
Minimum Depth of Water at Tender Docks
Type of Bitts/Bollards at Tender Berth
If available, is it mandatory to use them?
Pier suitable for wheelchair
Approach channel width & minimum depth
Minimum depth and diameter of turning basin
Draught at LWL: 16m. / Width: 450m.
Port Established Maximum Vessel Length
300 m. long at outer basin and south basin
160 m. long at inner basin
How far in advance do tugs have to be ordered?
Which of the above berths are cruise ship terminals and which are commercial berths?
Number 1 (Prolongación Dique del Este) is an exclusive berth for cruise vessels, the rest mentioned berths are also commercial ones.
TYPE, Spacing &Width of Fenders
Shield fenders / every 25 m.
Type, Length and Number of Shore Gangways
There is no gangway
Height of dock water surface at: – High Water
– Low Water
High Water: 0,5 m.
Low Water: -0,2 m.
Secure Anchorage(s) Position (Lat/Long)
The area within:
39º 57,580’N 000º 03,110’E
39º 59,090’N 000º 03,970’E
39º 59,090’N 000º 04,440’E
39º 57,560’N 000º 04,440’E
Distance to tender dock from Ship Anchorage
Number of tender berths (for 150 person ship tenders)
There are two ro-ro ramps at the Cruise Dock, that could be used as tender berths, but it is not common.
Height of tender dock above the water at low AND high tide
Distance from the pier to the martime district of the city
Pier protected from elements
Pier illuminated during darkness