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Port of Kralendijk Bonaire,

Caribbean Netherlands

The ports of Bonaire:

*Kralendijk Harbour (Cruise Ships)

*Bopec Oil Terminal

Port Authority / Port Operator / Pilotage Authority

Address: Fort Oranje, Kralendijk, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles.

Tel.: +5997178151 Fax: + 5997178797

Email: bonairepilots@bonairelive.com

Contact: Robert Sint Jago, Acting harbourmaster / Pilot

Kralendijk has three piers that can accommodate the largest cruise ship around such as “Queen Mary 2”, the “Sea Princes” and “Arcadia”.

Kralendijk Harbour is also used for break-bulk and container cargo and mega yachts:

Pier length: 394’ or 120m

Width: 46’ or 14m

Height above water: approx. 6.5’ or 2m

Depth alongside: approx. 36’ or 12m

Pier workload capacity: 2000 Kg. / M2

Max. DWT: 100000

Max. draft: 33’ or 11m

Max. LOA: 1050’

This pier has an inshore Ro-Ro ramp used by feeder vessels of up to 300’ LOA with a maximum draft of 16’.

Max. GRT: 5000

Max. Draft: 18’ or 5,4m

Max. LOA: 330’ or 100m

Height above water: 8’ or 2,4m

Pier workload capacity: 2000Kg / M2

Pier length: 225’ or 68m

Width: 50’ or 15m

Height above water: 6’ or 1.8m

Depth alongside: approx. 36’ or 11m

Pier workload capacity 2000 Kg. /M2

Max. DWT: 50000

Max draft: 33’ or 10m

Max. LOA: 750’ or 228m

Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels over 50GRT calling at Kralendijk and is available 24 hours a day. Bonaire Port Authority monitors VHF Channel 16 during office hours. The pilot boarding area for Kralendijk is LAT 12 Deg. 12’8.3” North and LON 68 Deg. 17’6” West. Approx. one mile west of Kralendijk Piers, south of the Island of Klein Bonaire.
It is not permitted to discharge dirty ballast into the waters of Bonaire. Ballast water must be clean oceanic water, devoid of any obvious river line or coastal influence taken at least 12 miles offshore within 24hrs of arrival. Vessel will face serious fines and will be returned to sea with all costs on Owner’s Account if vessel discharges dirty ballast.

Note: A ballast water declaration to be signed by Master prior berthing will be presented by the Pilot upon onboard.

Garbage collection service is available and can be arranged through the vessels agent. Garbage should consist of domestic garbage and cans in plastic bags. Food rests and oily residues are not accepted.

For more information about the port of Kralendijk Bonaire, please contact Capt. Robert Sint Jago at Phone +599 717 8151 or Fax +599 717 8797 or email: bonairepilots@bonairelive.com or robertsintjago@flamingotv.net

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