Port of Lake Charles
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 Lake Charles
General Information
Latitude:   30° 12' 51" N   Publication:   CP05
Longitude:   93° 15' 13" W   Chart:   11347SC
First Port of Entry:   Yes   USA Representative:    
ETA Message Required:   Yes   Medical Facilities:   Yes
Harbor Characteristics
Harbor Size:   Small   Harbor Type:   River Natural
Shelter:   None   Turning Area:   Yes
Maximum Vessel Size:   Over 500 feet in length   Good Holding Ground:   Yes
Entrance Restrictions
Tide:   No   Swell:   No
Ice:   No   Other:    
Overhead Limit:   Yes  
Water Depth
Channel:   36 - 40 feet
11 - 12.2 meters
  Anchorage:   26 - 30 feet
7.1 - 9.1 meters
Cargo Pier:   26 - 30 feet
7.1 - 9.1 meters
  Oil Terminal:   21 - 25 feet
6.4 - 7.6 meters
Mean Tide:    
Compulsory:   Yes   Advisable:   Yes
Available:   Yes   Local Assist:    
Assist:   Yes   Salvage:   No
Pratique:   Yes   Deratt Cert:    
Telephone:   Yes   Telegraph:    
Radio:   Yes   Radio Tel:   Yes
Air:   Yes   Rail:   Yes
Loading & Unloading
Wharves:   Yes   Anchor:    
Med Moor:       Beach:    
Lifts & Cranes
100+ Ton Lifts:       Fixed Cranes:    
50-100 Ton Lifts:   Yes   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
Provisions:   Yes   Water:   Yes
Fuel Oil:   Yes   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:   Yes
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