The anchorages of the port of Singapore and their purposes.

The anchorages of the port of Singapore are divided into 3 sectors:

(See the Port of Singapore – Anchorages chartlet)

Each anchorage has its designated purpose, described below.

Eastern sector

Changi General Purposes Anchorage - For general purposes with prior permission of the Port Master and for vessels requiring immigration clearance and bound for shipyards and facilities in the East Johor Strait and vessel’s using the scheme for taking ship’s supplies and/or changing crew.

Eastern Bunkering C Anchorage - For vessels with prior permission of the Port Master and vessels taking bunkers using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

Man-of-War Anchorage - For visiting warships.

Eastern Bunkering A Anchorage - For vessels with prior permission of the Port Master and vessels taking bunkers using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

Eastern Bunkering B Anchorage - For vessels with prior permission of the Port Master and vessels taking bunkers using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

Eastern Special Purpose D Anchorage - For vessels under arrest, damaged vessels, vessels requiring repairs and other vessels with prior permission of the Port Master.

Eastern Special Purpose B Anchorage - For vessels under arrest, damaged vessels, vessels requiring repairs and other vessels with prior permission of the Port Master.

Eastern Petroleum B Anchorage - For vessels loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels.

Eastern Special Purpose A Anchorage - For vessels under arrest, damaged vessels, deep draught vessels, vessels requiring repairs and other vessels with prior permission of the Port Master.

Laid-up Vessels Anchorage - For vessels laid-up in port.

Small Craft Anchorage - For harbour tugs, pontoons, barges and other small craft, include fishing vessels.

Eastern Explosives Lighters Anchorage - For small craft loaded with explosives.

Eastern Anchorage - For general purposes such as receiving stores, water, bunkers, waiting for berth by vessels other than non-gas free petroleum carriers, liquefied natural gas carriers, liquefied petroleum gas carriers and chemical carriers.

Eastern Petroleum A Anchorage - For vessels loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels.

Eastern Holding A Anchorage - For vessels as directed by the Port Master.

Eastern Holding B Anchorage - For vessels as directed by the Port Master.

Eastern Holding C Anchorage - For port limit tankers that are waiting to service vessels in Keppel Harbour.

Changi Barge Temporary Holding Anchorage - For barges loaded with sand/granite waiting to proceed to an approved aggregate terminal in the East Johor Strait or as directed by the Port Master.

Western sector

Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage - For vessels requiring quarantine and immigration clearance.

Western Petroleum B Anchorage - For tankers of more than 10,000 GT loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance.

Western Anchorage - For general purposes such as receiving stores, water, bunkers and waiting for berth facilities in the west by vessels other than non-gas free petroleum carriers, liquefied natural gas carriers, liquefied petroleum gas carriers and chemical carriers.

Western Petroleum A Anchorage - For vessels loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels. Tankers of 10,000 GT or less are required to anchor in this Anchorage.

Western Holding Anchorage - For vessels as directed by the Port Master.

Selat Pauh Anchorage - For vessels under arrest, laid-up vessels or other vessels with prior permission of the Port Master.

Raffles Reserved Anchorage - For lash ship operations, vessels requiring emergency repairs and damaged vessels or as directed by the Port Master.

Sudong Explosive Anchorage - For vessels and small craft loading or discharging explosives and Group 1 dangerous goods or vessels in transit with such cargo on board or as directed by the Port Master.

Sudong Special Purpose Anchorage - For VLCCs above 75,000 GT requiring immigration clearance or vessels as directed by the Port Master.

Sudong Holding Anchorage - Temporary holding anchorage with prior permission of the Port Master.

Sudong Bunkering B Anchorage - For vessels with prior permission of the Port Master and vessels taking bunkers using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

Sudong Bunkering A Anchorage - For vessels with prior permission of the Port Master and vessels taking bunkers using the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

Jurong sector

Very Large Crude Carrier Anchorage - For loaded VLCCs

LNG/LPG/Chemical Gas Carriers Anchorage - For non-gas free liquefied natural gas carriers, liquefied petroleum gas carriers and chemical carriers and for LNG, LPG carriers, chemical and oil tankers requiring immigration clearance.

West Jurong Anchorage - For vessels waiting for berth facilities at the West Jurong Fairway, Pesek Basin and vessels under repairs or for special vessels and vessels including tugs and barges requiring immigration clearance.

Tuas Petroleum Holding Anchorage - For port limit tankers which are waiting to service vessels at Anchorages in the Jurong Sector or waiting for berth facilities in the West Jurong Fairway and Pesek Basin or as directed by the Port Master.


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