The port of Barahona is located on the southwest coast of the island in the bay of Neyba. It is mainly used as a port for loading sugar, bulk salt and gypsum, which is loaded mechanically by conveyor belt. Of the five berths in the port, only the sugar and gypsum facilities are used regularly to handle cargo, the other two are used mainly as lay berths for vessels undergoing repairs or fishing vessels awaiting orders. The sugar mill also exports some bulk molasses from its facilities.ANCHORAGE:
Deep water anchorage available just outside port entrance. Pilot will indicate best location on request.PILOTAGE:
Pilot and harbor master can be contacted by radio channel 16. Pilot boards the vessel about 1 mile from the sea buoy entrance from a small boat of about 20 feet in length.RESTRICTIONS:
No entry or departure at night and sometimes in the late afternoon strong wind make docking large vessels in ballast very difficult.STOWAWAYS:
Unfortunately, all ports within the Dominican Republic are facing drastic problems related to stowaways. The unauthorized boarding of vessels, while at roads, or in port, are the most serious hazard you shall have to face. Prior to sailing the vessel will be boarded by a team of Dom. Rep. Navy personnel who shall perform a ship search for stowaways. However, the best way to minimize the risk of stowaways is by hiring private security service which can be arranged by the agent on a no cure/ no pay basis.
BERTH DETAILS UPDATED AUGUST 15, 2002
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