Drafts and Underkeel Clearance
Under Keel Clearance
The maximum draft of any vessel moving within the navigational channels of the Port shall be such that the under-keel clearance is not less than 10% of the vessel’s deepest draft.
The maximum permitted drafts at a berth are detailed in the table below. Due to the presence of swell at the berths, the under keel clearances required are greater than that which can be tolerated at sheltered water berths.
|Break-Water Wharf||A minimum UKC of 0.6m must be maintained at all times||
Taking consideration of the vessel’s LOA and the lowest, low water during the vessel’s stay, the Harbour Master will advise the maximum permissible fwd and aft draft.
For latest information regarding Drafts please refer to the Harbour Masters Directions.