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General Information

Mesaieed Port includes the Harbor and the outer channels to Mishut Buoy.

INTRODUCTION:

On the 31st December 1949 the first crude oil shipment was loaded at Mesaieed. Since that date, the port of Mesaieed has grown steadily from solely a crude loading terminal to a moderate sized port handling oil products, liquefied gases, chemicals, fertiliser, bulk and general cargoes. The Port is currently visited by around 2100 vessels each year.

Mesaieed Port consists of the following Berths and Jetties from the north:



BERTH CARGOES
Gabbro BerthsGabbro, clinker, bulk, etc.
Q-ShipShip Repair & Fabrication
Qatar NavigationShip Repair, Dry dock
QASCO (1-3)Iron ore, scrap metal, Bulk, general cargo
QATEX #4 Jet Fuel A-1
Refined Products #6White & Black oils
Commercial #9 & #10Bulk, general cargo
QALCO #10Lubricating oil
WOQOD #10Bitumen
QAFAC #16Methanol, MTBE
QAPCO #18LDPE in containers
QAPCO/QVC #18/19Bulk Sulphur & Salt
QVC #19Ethylene, VCM, EDC, Caustic Soda
QAFCO 1-3 (#20-#22)Ammonia, bagged & bulk area (prilled & granular)
QAFCO 4 (# 23)Bulk Urea, Ammonia
NGL JettyPropane, Butane, Condensate
Multi Product BerthCrude oil, Naphtha, Condensate (under commissioning - 2005)
Q-Chem BerthsHDPE in containers; Hexene-1 liquid ; Bulk Sulphur
North Berth (SPM)Crude oil, Naphtha

PILOTAGE:

Pilotage includes berthing, un-berthing and shifting and is compulsory for all General cargo,
Hydrocarbon, Chemical & Ammonia Vessels using the above facilities. The Pilot will normally board an inbound vessel 3 miles southwest of Mishut Buoy (See Admiralty Chart No. 3787). For channel pilot exempted vessels, the Pilot will board within the harbour at a position as directed by Mesaieed VTC. In case of the SPM North Berth, the Pilot remains on board the vessels throughout, as Loading Master and Qatar Petroleum Representative.

Mesaieed Port has four tugs with 55 tonne bollard pull and equipped with fire-fighting and anti pollution equipment
operating on a 24-hour basis. The use of Tugs is compulsory as
follows:
Two tugs for Berthing and Unberthing for all berths. If a vessel is fitted with an operational bow thrusser, then one tug for Berthing and Unberthing will be used at Pilot's discretion.
For Un-Berthing, tug use is at Pilot's discretion and will depend on weather conditions.

QATEX Berth #4: Two tugs for berthing and Un-berthing (24-hrs.)

Note: Berthing and Unberthing at Q-Chip and Qatar Navigation
shop repair berths is restricted to day light only.

Channel Pilot is compulsory for all vessels exceeding the following criteria:

Hydrocarbon (tankers) 200m L.O.A. or 40m Beam or 8m Draft

Non-Hydrocarbon (dry cargo) 200m L.O.A. or 40m Beam or 9m Draft

Mesaieed Port has two (2) Pilot Boats of 25 knots speed operating on a 24 hour basis.

Rigs Rig Mover must be on board while transiting the channel. Pilot & Rig-Mover required for berthing/unberthing operation.

TUGS AND MOORING OPERATIONS:

Mesaieed Port has four (4) tugs with 55 tonne bollard pull and equipped with fire-fighting and anti-pollution equipment operating on a 24-hour basis. The use of tugs is compulsory as follows:

Mesaieed Port has attained ISPS certification for Maritime Security.


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