Port of Douala
Port of Call
Here are the harbor characteristics, water depths, entrance restrictions, tug and pilotage requirements, lift and crane availability, supplies and services to assist you in planning your next port of call at Port of Douala
General Information
Latitude:   4° 3' 27" N   Publication:   123
Longitude:   9° 41' 20" E   Chart:   57161
First Port of Entry:   Yes   USA Representative:   Yes
ETA Message Required:   Yes   Medical Facilities:   Yes
Harbor Characteristics
Harbor Size:   Small   Harbor Type:   River Natural
Shelter:   Good   Turning Area:    
Maximum Vessel Size:   Over 500 feet in length   Good Holding Ground:   Yes
Entrance Restrictions
Tide:   No   Swell:   No
Ice:   No   Other:   Yes
Overhead Limit:      
Water Depth
Channel:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
  Anchorage:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
Cargo Pier:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
  Oil Terminal:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
Mean Tide:   3 feet  
Compulsory:   Yes   Advisable:   Yes
Available:   Yes   Local Assist:    
Assist:   Yes   Salvage:    
Pratique:   Yes   Deratt Cert:   Yes
Telephone:   Yes   Telegraph:   Yes
Radio:   No   Radio Tel:   Yes
Air:   Yes   Rail:   Yes
Loading & Unloading
Wharves:   Yes   Anchor:   Yes
Med Moor:       Beach:    
Lifts & Cranes
100+ Ton Lifts:   Yes   Fixed Cranes:    
50-100 Ton Lifts:       Mobile Cranes:    
25-49 Ton Lifts:       Floating Cranes:   Yes
0-24 Ton Lifts:   Yes  
Port Services
Longshore:   Yes   Electrical:    
Electrical Repair:       Navigation Equipment:    
Provisions:   Yes   Water:   Yes
Fuel Oil:   Yes   Diesel Oil:   Yes
Deck:       Engine:    
Repairs, Drydock, Railway & Other Services
Ship Repairs:   Moderate   Drydock Size:   Very Small
Marine Railroad Size:   Small   Garbage Disposal:    
Degauss:       Dirty Ballast:   Yes
Port of call information is provided
by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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