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River Plate & Necochea Ports/Prevailing Sailing - August 04 2008
Aug 4 2008, ISS Buenos Aires



AUGUST 04TH., 2008

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SAILING DRAFT UP-RIVER/RIVER PLATE

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- SAILING DRAFT FROM SANTA FE: 6.26 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM DIAMANTE: 6.36 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM SAN LORENZO NOBLE ARGENTINA S.A. TIMBUES

TERMINAL, SACEIF LOUIS DREYFUS S.A. TIMBUES BERTH, MINERA

ALUMBRERA TERMINAL, TERMINAL SIX S.A. COMPOUND, RESINFOR S.A.

JETTY AND QUEBRACHO TERMINAL: 10.40 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL

- MOSAIC TERMINAL ACCESS CHANNEL: 10.40 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM "EL TRANSITO", "I.M.S.A." TERMINAL,AND PAMPA

TERMINAL SAN LORENZO: 10.22 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM "INDO/DEMPA" TERMINAL, "A.C.A." TERMINAL,

"VICENTIN" SAIC TERMINAL, "I.C.I." SECTION,(VICENTIN SAIC.) AND SAN

BENITO TERMINAL: 10.40 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM ROSARIO, "UNIT NO.III", "UNIT NO. VI/VII" SERVICIOS

PORTUARIOS TERMINAL ELEVATOR: 10.47 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM ROSARIO "PUNTA ALVEAR" TERMINAL, V.G.G.

TERMINAL (VILLA GOBERNADOR GALVEZ) OF CARGILL SACI.: 10.48 METRES

S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM, "GENERAL LAGOS" TERMINAL ELEVATOR, PORT OF

ROSARIO: 10.58 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM "ARROYO SECO" TERMINAL ELEVATOR, PORT OF

ROSARIO: 10.58 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM VILLA CONSTITUCION GRAIN ELEVATOR: 9.11 METRES

S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM SAN NICOLAS: 10.58 METERS S.F.W. EVEN KEEL

- SAILING DRAFT FROM PORT OF RAMALLO: 10.58 METERS S.F.W. EVEN KEEL.

- SAILING DRAFT FROM SAN PEDRO : 10.30 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL

- FORECAST FOR THE COMING WEEK: UNCHANGED

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DREDGERS:

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CAPITAN NUÑEZ : DREDGING BETWEEN BUOY PAIR NO. 6 - 8 OF THE PUNTA INDIO

CHANNEL, LINKING BUENOS AIRES ROADS-ZONA COMUN WITH

RECALADA PILOT STATION

JAMES ENSOR : DREDGING AT PASO DE LAS HERMANAS, ON THE SAN

PEDRO/RAMALLO LEG OF THE STREAM BETWEEN KM 341,6/343,6

OF THE STREAM -

FRANCESCO DI GIORGIO: DREDGING AT THE RIVER PARANA DE LAS PALMAS, BETWEEN KM

147,1-147,4 OF THE RIVER PARANA DE LAS PALMAS.-

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NECOCHEA:

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PORT CONTINUES OPEN ON 4.8.2008 AT 0800 HOURS WITH + 2.10 METERS SEASWELL AT THE BAR/BREACKWATER ENTRANCE, WEST/NORTHWESTERLIES PREVAILING AT 10-14 KMS/H.

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EMILIO MITRE CHANNEL LINKING THE RIVER PARANA DE LAS PALMAS AND BUENOS AIRES ROADS-ZONA COMUN:

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ACCORDING TO THE NOTICE TO MARINERS BROADCASTED ON JUNE 4TH, 2008, AND THE WEEKLY REPORT OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTION OF PORT CONSTRUCTION AND WATERWAYS OF THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS, THE WATER DEPTHS AT CHART ZERO DATUM HAS BEEN INCREASED AS FOLLOWS ON THE A.M. FAIRWAY:

10.50 S.F.W. DENSITY ,998,

BAR LOCATED NOW AT KM. 29.06 IN A CHANNEL BREADTH OF 100 METRES

33'06'' - 10.24 METRES +0.34 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 34'00'' - 10.39 METRES +0.49 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 34'06'' - 10.54 METRES +0.64 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 35'00'' - 10.69 METRES +0.79 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM

 

RIVER PLATE PUNTA INDIO CHANNEL LINKING BUENOS AIRES ROADS/ZONA COMUN RECALADA PILOT STATION, OR VICE VERSA, SAILING DRAFT LIMITATION:

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SHALLOW ENBANKMENT/NARROW LOCATED AT KM. 139.9, OF THE PUNTA INDIO CHANNEL, CANAL INTERMEDIO, WITH A DEPTH AT ZERO DATUM OF 10.60 METRES S.F.W., LESS MANDATORY/COMPULSORY COASTGUARD AUTHORITY TWO FEET SAFE MARGIN/CLEARANCE BELOW THE KEEL, AND ADDING THE RISING ASTRONOMICAL MOON QUARTER TIDE, DEPENDING FROM FAVOURABLE HYDRO-METEO CONDITIONS (WIND DIRECTIONS AND FORCE) BEING THE TIDAL SPREAD BETWEEN 3 AND 5 FEET THE FOLLOWING SCALE IS TO APPLY:

33´06¨= 10.24 METRES + 0.24 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 34´00¨= 10.39 METRES + 0.39 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 34´06¨= 10.54 METRES + 0.54 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM 35´00¨= 10.69 METRES + 0.69 METRES RISING TIDE OVER ZERO DATUM

WHILST THE ARGENTINE COASTGUARD COMMANDER RECOMMENDS A SAILING DRAFT FROM UP THE RIVER LOADING PORT/S-TERMINALS, RIVER PARANA, RIVER PARANA DE LAS PALMAS, EMILIO MITRE CHANNEL, AND RIVER PLATE, PUNTA INDIO CHANNEL, LINKING BUENOS AIRES ROADS-ZONA COMUN WITH RECALADA PILOT STATION, OF 34 FEET 00 INCHES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL, ON THE OTHER SIDE, THE RIVER PLATE PILOTS ASSOCIATIONS, BUENOS AIRES DO SUGGEST A SAILING DRAFT, BASIS STRAIGHT THROUGH, NON STOP NAVIGATION INTO OPEN SEA, OF 10.67 METRES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL, RESP. IF HAVING TO STOP-OVER/ANCHOR AT BUENOS AIRES ROADS-ZONA COMUN A DRAFT OF 34 FEET 00 INCHES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL, AS OTHERWISE, THE CARRIER MIGHT TOUCH THE SOFT RIVER PLATE BOTTOM DURING LOW-WATER,(N.A.A.B.S.A.) AND MIGHT BE COMPELLED TO AWAIT FOR THE FOLLOWING NEXT ASTRONOMICAL RISING MOON TIDE, DEPENDING FROM FAVOURABLE HYDRO METEO CONDITIONS(WIND DIRECTIONS AND FORCE)TO RESUME HER SAFE EXIT INTO OPEN SEA DIRECTION IF A VESSEL SAILS IN A DRAFT EXCEEDING 34 FEET 00 INCHES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL, THE UNDER KEEL SAFE CLEARANCE REQUIRED BY THE ARGENTINE COASTGUARD AUTHORITY REGULATION IN FORCE SHALL BE INCREASED PROPORTIONALLY TO THE DEEPER DRAFT IN EXCESS OFTHE MENTIONED 34 FEET 00 INCHES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL, WITH THE ADDITIONAL CMS. IN ORDER TO CALCULATE THE RISING TIDE REQUIRED TO SAFELLY MANAGE THE BARS/ENBANKMENTS UPTO + 0.91 METRES, IF VESSEL SAILS IN 35 FEET 00 INCHES S.F.W. EVEN KEEL THROUGH THE EMILIO MITRE CHANNEL AND PUNTA INDIO CHANNEL.

 

 
 




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