A breakwater, 825 m in length, protects the harbour from SW. The basin
between the breakwater and the main quay is about 650 m by 300 m and is
dredged to 9.7 m (32') LWST.
There are three (3) berths, each of 162 m in length, along the breakwater N
arm and two (2) sugar berths of each 152 m at the S arm. Cross berth no. 1
is 152 m long.
Berths nos. 2, 3 and 4, each 182 m in length, is designed for
handling break bulk, general cargo and containers.
At dolphins in the N part of the harbour has 11 m (36') depth
With 6 m (20') depth and 152 m quayage is situated in the E part of
Tankers up to 243 m (800') can be accommodated in the S part
of the W basin when drawing max. 9.1 m (30') and at a T-headed jetty SW
of the basin when drawing max. 11.6 m (38'). Vessels berth port side to
the pier head. Pipelines for molasses and fuel oils are laid on to the
breakwater berths. ASA flanges.
Offshore oil berth for crude discharging to the Mobil Oil
Refinery can accommodate tankers up to 180 m (600') in length and with
a max. draft of 10 m (33'). Berthing during daylight hours only.
There are three (3) mooring buoys, one NE of and two (2) SW of the pipeline
marker buoy. Water depth 12 m (40'). Discharging from starboard side
through a 10'' hose connected to a 12'' submerged pipeline.
Average pumping rate 300 t/h at max. pressure 3.5 kg/cm2 (50 psi).
4.5 miles SE of Needham Point is entered close NW of Kendal Point in depth
from 9-18 m (30'-60'). There is a good berth in a depth of 11 m
(36'), where tankers discharge aviation fuel.
Spring Garden Anchorage
1 mile N of the harbour, has a water depth of 4.5 m (15') in
the approach. A floating pipeline leads to the shore installations.