Puerto Puntarenas
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 Puerto Puntarenas
General Information
Latitude:   9° 58' 54" N   Publication:   153
Longitude:   84° 48' 24" W   Chart:   21546/4
First Port of Entry:   Yes   USA Representative:   No
ETA Message Required:   Yes   Medical Facilities:   Yes
Harbor Characteristics
Harbor Size:   Small   Harbor Type:   Coastal Natural
Shelter:   Fair   Turning Area:    
Maximum Vessel Size:   Up to 500 feet in length   Good Holding Ground:   No
Entrance Restrictions
Tide:   No   Swell:   No
Ice:   No   Other:   Yes
Overhead Limit:      
Water Depth
Channel:       Anchorage:   31 - 35 feet
9.4 - 10 meters
Cargo Pier:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
  Oil Terminal:   31 - 35 feet
9.4 - 10 meters
Mean Tide:   3 feet  
Compulsory:   Yes   Advisable:   Yes
Available:   Yes   Local Assist:    
Assist:   Yes   Salvage:   No
Pratique:   Yes   Deratt Cert:   Yes
Other:   Yes  
Telephone:   Yes   Telegraph:   Yes
Radio:   Yes   Radio Tel:   Yes
Air:   Yes   Rail:   Yes
Loading & Unloading
Wharves:   Yes   Anchor:   Yes
Med Moor:       Beach:    
Lifts & Cranes
100+ Ton Lifts:       Fixed Cranes:    
50-100 Ton Lifts:       Mobile Cranes:   Yes
25-49 Ton Lifts:       Floating Cranes:    
0-24 Ton Lifts:   Yes  
Port Services
Longshore:   Yes   Electrical:   Yes
Electrical Repair:   Yes   Navigation Equipment:   Yes
Steam:   Yes  
Provisions:   Yes   Water:   Yes
Fuel Oil:   No   Diesel Oil:   Yes
Deck:   Yes   Engine:   Yes
Repairs, Drydock, Railway & Other Services
Ship Repairs:   Limited   Drydock Size:    
Marine Railroad Size:   Very Small   Garbage Disposal:   Yes
Degauss:       Dirty Ballast:   No
Port of call information is provided
by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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