Anchorages

Anchorages

 

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 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.

 

Changi General Purposes Anchorage - For general purposes on prior permission of the Port Master.

 

Man-of-War Anchorage - For visiting warships.      

                                                                                                     

Eastern Bunkering A Anchorage - For vessels of 20,000 GT and above, other than Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessels, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

 

Eastern Bunkering B Anchorage - For vessels of 20,000 GT and above, other than Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessels, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme. Height restriction of 49 metre is applicable.

 

Eastern Petroleum C Anchorage  - For tankers of less than 10,000 GT loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers. There is a 30-metre height restriction. 

 

Small Craft B Anchorage - For harbour tugs, pontoons, barges and other small craft, including fishing vessels. There is a 30-metre height restriction.

 

Small Craft A Anchorage - For harbour tugs, pontoons, barges and other small craft, including fishing vessels. There is a 30-metre height restriction.  

 

Eastern Petroleum B Anchorage - For tankers of less than 10,000 GT loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance. Height restriction limit is applicable. Vessels greater than 30 metre in height are not allowed to anchor within 30 metre height restriction area limits as demarcated on the navigational chart. Height restriction of 49 metre is applicable.

               

Eastern Special Purposes A Anchorage - For vessels under arrest, damaged vessels, deep draught vessels, vessels requiring repairs, chemical tankers that do not have safety* hazard cargo on board as listed in chapter 17 of the IBC Code and other vessels with prior permission of the Port Master. Height restriction limit is applicable. Vessels greater than 49 metre in height are not allowed to anchor within the 49 metre height restriction area limits as demarcated on the navigational chart.

*Cargo/product under Safety Hazards which include health, reactivity and fire hazards as defined by International Bulk Chemical Code.

 

Eastern Bunkering C Anchorage - For vessels of 20,000 GT and above, other than Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) vessels, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, chemical tankers, oil rigs and drill ships, to take bunkers under the Special Bunkering Anchorage Scheme.

         

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

           

Eastern Petroleum A Anchorage - For tankers 20,000 GT and above loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance.

          

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

          

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.

            

Western sector

 

Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage - For vessels requiring quarantine and 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 vessels, liquefied natural gas vessels, liquefied petroleum gas vessels and chemical vessels.

          

Western Petroleum A Anchorage - For vessels of 10,000 GT and below loaded with petroleum and non-gas free vessels.

          

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

          

Western Petroleum B Anchorage - For tankers of more than 10,000 GT but not exceeding 50,000 GT loaded with petroleum, non-gas free vessels and tankers requiring immigration clearance.

          

Raffles Reserved Anchorage - For lash ship operations, vessels requiring emergency repairs, damaged vessels, floating production storage and offloading vessels and other vessels as directed by the Port Master.

          

Raffles Petroleum Anchorage - For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at anchorages in the Jurong Sector, waiting for berth facilities in the West Jurong Channel and Pesek Basin or as directed by the Port Master.

          

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

          

Selat Pauh Petroleum Anchorage - For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at anchorages in the Jurong Sector,  waiting for berth facilities in the West Jurong Channel and Pesek Basin or as directed by the Port Master.

          

Jurong sector

 

Sudong Petroleum Holding Anchorage - For port limit tankers waiting to service vessels at Sudong anchorages and tugs with barges in tow requiring immigration clearance.

         

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

         

Sudong Special Purpose Anchorage - For Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vessels, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Vessels,   non-gas free LNG vessels, non-gas free LPG vessels, non-gas free chemical tankers, chemical tankers with safety hazard* cargo on board as listed in chapter 17 of IBC Code, oil tankers requiring immigration clearance, and other vessels as directed by the Port Master.

*Cargo/product under Safety Hazards which include health, reactivity and fire hazards as defined by International Bulk Chemical Code.

        

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

             

Very Large Crude Carrier Anchorage - For VLCCs loaded with crude oil.