Port of Balboa
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 Balboa
General Information
Latitude:   8° 57' 20" N   Publication:   153
Longitude:   79° 34' 12" W   Chart:   21603
First Port of Entry:   Yes   USA Representative:   Yes
ETA Message Required:   Yes   Medical Facilities:   Yes
Harbor Characteristics
Harbor Size:   Medium   Harbor Type:   Lake or Canal
Shelter:   Good   Turning Area:   Yes
Maximum Vessel Size:   Over 500 feet in length   Good Holding Ground:   Yes
Entrance Restrictions
Tide:   No   Swell:   No
Ice:   No   Other:   Yes
Overhead Limit:   Yes  
Water Depth
Channel:   41 - 45 feet
12.5 - 13.7 meters
  Anchorage:   36 - 40 feet
11 - 12.2 meters
Cargo Pier:   41 - 45 feet
12.5 - 13.7 meters
  Oil Terminal:   36 - 40 feet
11 - 12.2 meters
Mean Tide:   7 feet  
Compulsory:   Yes   Advisable:   Yes
Available:       Local Assist:    
Assist:   Yes   Salvage:    
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:   No
Med Moor:   No   Beach:   No
Ice:   No  
Lifts & Cranes
100+ Ton Lifts:   Yes   Fixed Cranes:   Yes
50-100 Ton Lifts:       Mobile Cranes:   Yes
25-49 Ton Lifts:       Floating Cranes:   Yes
0-24 Ton Lifts:      
Port Services
Longshore:   No   Electrical:   No
Electrical Repair:       Navigation Equipment:   Yes
Steam:   No  
Provisions:   Yes   Water:   Yes
Fuel Oil:   Yes   Diesel Oil:   Yes
Deck:   Yes   Engine:   Yes
Repairs, Drydock, Railway & Other Services
Ship Repairs:   Major   Drydock Size:   Medium
Marine Railroad Size:       Garbage Disposal:   Yes
Degauss:       Dirty Ballast:   Yes
Port of call information is provided
by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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