Frequently Asked Questions
1Where is Port Louis Located?
On the NW coast of Mauritius; position Lat. 200 09’ S Long. 0570 30’ S
2Which BA charts are required on board of vessels?
BA charts No. 711, 712, 713
3How to contact Port Louis Harbour Radio while approaching to Port-Louis?
VHF channel 16 and channel 14
4What is the Harbour entrance depth?
Harbour entrance depth is 12.8 – 36.3 m; channel dredged to 12.2 m
5Are Off Port Limits operations permitted at Port-Louis?
For safety reasons, all vessels should be within the limits of the Port.
6What are the limits of the port?
Within the area of the port, commercial activities are restricted to bunkering, ship repair, under water work (Class inspection, hull cleaning, propeller polishing, blanking sea inlets and renewal of cathodic protection) the landing of passengers or personnel, supplies of provisions, stores, fresh water and ships spares.
7Is the Port ISPS compliance?
Port is ISPS compliant and operates at security level 1.
8Is there any berth restrictions at Port Louis?
Vessels carrying highly inflammable products in bulk are only berthed during daylight hours at the Multi-Purpose Terminal. As regards to vessels berthing at the New Oil Jetty, there are no restrictions
9What is the Tidal range at Port Louis?
The range of tide in Port Louis is not considerably high with an average of 60 cm above mean sea level. The flood stream runs NNE and the ebb stream runs SSW reaching 2 to 3 knots.
10What is the Depth at Anchorage?
Open roadstead with anchorages for vessels of any draft with depth ranging from 14 m to 70m
11Is Pilotage compulsory for all vessels?
Compulsory for all vessels over 100 GT, pilotage service is available on a 24-hour basis, except for White oil and LPG tankers, which are berthed during daytime only. Inward bound vessels are met about 15 n.m; seaward of the entrance beacons, though they may, in some circumstances, have to be boarded at a greater distance offshore. Both anchors should be ready for use and ship’s lines prepared.