Pilotage is compulsory and pilots may board from launch or tug and are available 24 hours. Pilots can be provided at 30 minutes notice.
Port of Salalah is entered from NE between East Breakwater and the Container Terminal. Vessels approaching from the Fair way pass between a pair of light buoys (Port and Starboard) and then between the head of East Breakwater and a light buoy 0.2nm NW.
Tidal range averages 1.0m to 2.0m however; during the monsoon season (June to August) waves can be up to 4.0 at max.
|1, 2, 3, 4||307||15.5|
|21, 22, 23||173||9|
|26, 27, 28||115||4.1|
* MPD: Maximum Permissible Draught
Berths 1 to 6 are container berths in line; therefore, larger vessels can occupy part of a second berth if necessary.
Berths 21 to 23 are General Cargo berths in line and larger vessels can occupy part of second berth if necessary.
Berth 24 is a General Cargo berth. Berths 25 to 29 are berths for small general cargo vessels, Dhows, and fishing Launches.
Berths 30 & 31 are main deep draft multi-user berths.
Three Anchorage areas are designated for Vessels calling at the Port of Salalah: