No bunker storage tanks around
here, Barge should carry bunkers from Pusan whenever demanded.
Method Of Delivery
By barge or oil lighter
USD300 in case
under 100 MT lumpsum
Additional Barge Charge
More or less USD200
2) PORT INFORMATION
is located on the southeastern coast about 64.8km
by sea from Pusan. It is natural harbour well sheltered in all directions. The
port has in recent years gained considerable importance following the selection
of the area for the first "free trade zone" in the country. Plans were
set up in order to cope with the facilities of the port to handle the export and
import traffic of the new industries which have attracted much foreign
||APPROACH AND ENTRANCE
Masan is approached from the western channel of the Korea Straits to the
south. From the Straits vessels pass through Kadok-sudo (Kadok-Channel) than
Pudo-sudo (Pudo-Channel) before reaching the entrance to Masan
Masan Bay, consisting of lower and upper Masan, can be approached through
either Pudo-sudo with depth from 7 fathoms or Tong-sudo with depth from 6
fathoms. The 5-fathom curve runs close to the shore, the entire radius of lower Masan.
Pudo-sudo, the northwesterly continuation of Kadok-sudo, is narrow inlet
about 18.5km long and is entered between Ha-do and Chidori,
Chinhae port and Haengam-Masan. Islands and inlets fringe its eastern shore.
Masan-po, the inner bay at the extreme northern end of Pudo-sudo, recedes
about 9.3km northward and is entered through a narrow channel between the
western point of Somo-do (also known as Mo-do or Mo-to) and a dark 10.9km islet
about 600 yards to the westward. A light house is shown from this islet. There
is deep water in this channel and it is free from dangers. Within the entrance
the passage remains relatively narrow, between steep treeless hills, after which
it opens out into a bay about 3.7km wide. Cho-do, the barren islet at the inner
end of the narrow passage leading into the harbour, is fairly steep and can be
passed on either side, the depths being 5¨ö fathoms and greater, decreasing as
you pass the islet and approach piers.
A well-lighted factory on the southwest side of the harbour is a good
landmark. There are two fixed red beacons to the rear of pier No. 1 and two more
in the vicinity of the power plant. Reefs, drying rocks and islets encumber the
approach. The more dangerous points are marked by buoys. The principal
navigational hazards are either apparent or well-marked as indicated on from
Chinhae port to the Masan anchorage during the night, due to the
fishing nets across the channel, the channel is narrow and unlighted and even
during daylight considerable traffics will be encountered. Great caution must be
exercised to avoid these fishing nets as the nets are sometimes stretched
completely across the channel.
||TIDES AND WEATHER
At Masan the mean high water interval is 8m~19m.
The mean range of tide is 1.34m, the spring is 1.89m, the neap rise is 1.37m.
Currents in the harbour entrance channel set southeast during is about 1 knot at
flood and about 1/2 knot at ebb tides. Tidal current up to 1 knot at flood and 2
knots on the ebb are experienced in lower Masan Bay. These currents are not
severe enough to effect normal cargo operations.
Except for an average of two typhoon warnings yearly, which all South Korea
generally experiences, weather has little effect on cargo operations at Masan.
Swells reach critical proportions only during severe storms, due to the
sheltered nature of the harbour.
The prevailing winds are generally moderate and are from the north to
northwest during April and from the northwestward to south during June and July.
Fog occurs frequently from March to April and occasionally from May to
August. However, the fog is usually of short duration. Storm signals are
displayed to Masan. Rainfalls an average 1.5m a year. Normally the months of
June through August have the most rainful.
Masan pilotage is compulsory from Kadok-do pilot station to harbour and
vice versa. Pilots may be arranged either from Kadok-do pilot station 35-01-40N,
128-46-55E or from Masan quarantine anchorage 35-10-00N, 128-35-06E.
At 2 hours prior to arrival pilot station, master of vessels should contact
Masan port control on VHF Ch. 14 and should also notify ETA, arrival draft,
previous port, destination and etc.
The port is administered by KMPA, Masan. Quarantine, customs,
immigration, harbour police and other normal port services are available.
Quarantine officials go on board vessels at quarantine anchorage.
The harbour limit is marked by a line across the harbour entrance from a point
on the mainland northward of the Chongryang-San, line extending parallel with
the 35-09-00N to east of Tong-do.
Masan is a natural coastal harbour and is located within the inner bay at the
extreme northern and of Pudo-sudo. The port consists of a bay with a length of
about 5.5km and a width of 12.9km, the southern part about 3,7km in the area
abreast of the port.
The entrance channel into Upper Masan is divided by
Cho-do. This islet can be
passed on either side and the channels are about 500 yards wide. There are deep
water in these channels and they are free from dangers. The least depth in the
approach channel to pier No.1 is reported to be 7.3m. However, due to the
limited maneuvering room to the right and left of the approach channel, vessels
drawing more than 6.5m should approach pier No. 1 with caution.
anchorage (Lower Masan)
Lower Masan Bay is about 5.6km long and average 1,280m width with depth over 6
fathoms from Somo-do north into the entrance to Upper
Masan Bay. The 5 fathoms
curve runs close to shore throughout Lower Masan Bay. This area could provide,
within a radius of 3.7km of the center of the port facilities, 6 classes 11
free-swinging berths. The bottom being predominantly mud provides good holding
anchorage (Upper Masan)
The harbour and middle part of bay have general depth of
3¨ù fathoms. However, there is a gradual shoaling to dry banks at the head of
the bay. There are depths of less than 4.6m southwestward of a line from the
position closed southward of pier No. 1 to the east end of the peninsula
southwestward of Cho-do. Vessel drawing up to 7.9m can anchor in 10m mud, with
the north side Cho-do island bearing 242¡Æ, about 7.32m from the island. Only
one vessel drawing over 7.32m can anchor in Upper Masan harbour because of the
numerous shoal spots. Vessels with similar draft should consult with their
agents, at least 48 hours in advance of ETA in order to insure that an anchorage
berth is, or will be, available upon arrival. There are nine designated free
swinging berths, numbered A-1 through A-9 in Lower Masan harbour.