Official Ports of Entry


  • St. George's
    St. George's
  • Prickly Bay
    Prickly Bay
  • Grenville
    Grenville
  • Tyrell Bay
    Tyrell Bay
  • Hillsborough
    Hillsborough
  • St. David's
    St. David's

APPROACHES

From a westerly direction to north of Annas Shoal there is a well marked channel north-east of harbour, with a minimum depth of 19.5 metres, that leads almost to quay. About 800 metres before quay, the channel turns north and there are shoals either side.

 

LOCATION

St George's lies in position 12°03'N, 61°45'W on the south-west side of the mainland. The port takes in that area of water enclosed within a line from Point Salines to Point Moliniere. The inner part of the harbour consists of two basins - the Carenage and the Lagoon - with access through a common entrance.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

Single quay of 335 metres with depths varying from 8.3 metres to 9.8 metres alongside. Quay height is 2.1 to 2.7 metres. Schooner berth of 76 metres at end of main quay with 5.5 metres depth alongside. Quay is 1.5 to 2.1 metres above water. Two tanker berths at Grand Mal and Queen's Park terminals. Tankers drop anchor and lie stern-to.

Melville Street Cruise Terminal: North Berth is 375 metres long with 10.3 metres alongside. South Berth is 375 metres long with 10.5 metres alongside. Maximum size of vessel: 325 metres LOA and 10.0 metres draught.

Berthing applications should be submitted through ship's agent to the Marine Unit at least 48 hours before arrival, stating if hazardous goods are being carried and whether port services are required.

 

ANCHORAGE

Vessels may anchor north-west of the harbour in position 12°3'.2N, 61°45'.8W in depths from 12.0 to 23.0 metres at LAT. Anchoring is prohibited within 200 metres of any beach without written permission.

The Carenage or north basin is available as an anchorage for commercial vessels with depths from 9.1 to 20.1 metres. The Lagoon or south basin has depths from 4.9 to 8.2 metres and contains a yacht marina on its west side. The entrance channel from the Carenage to the Lagoon has a depth of 3.4 metres.

 

BUNKERS

Gasoil delivered by road tanker.

 

HANDLING EQUIPMENT

All port-owned equipment should be requisitioned from the GPA at least 24 hours in advance. Two reach stackers of 41 and 45 tonnes capacity, one top lifter of 35 tonnes, 14 fork-lift trucks from 1 to 6 tonnes and five terminal tractors.

 

HEALTH

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for everyone over the age of one year who has departed from an infected area in the previous six days.

 

MEDICAL AID

General Hospital in St George's.

Tel: +1 473 440 2051

 

IMMIGRATION

The Immigration Department can be contacted on VHF Channel 16.

 

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Fire, Police: 911

Ambulance: 434

Coastguard: 399

 

LARGEST VESSEL

Maximum length 183 metres LOA, maximum draught 8.54 metres.

 

LLOYD'S AGENT

Jonas Browne & Hubbard (G'da) Ltd

 

NAVIGATION AIDS

Well buoyed channel with leading marks bearing 132° to south of harbour entrance. About 250 metres past No 3 buoy, channel turns towards harbour with leading marks behind quay bearing 068°.

 

PASSENGER SERVICES

Osprey Lines Ltd operates regular passenger ferries to Carriacou.

 

PROHIBITED ANCHORAGES

The following areas have been declared prohibited anchorages by the Ports Authority under Section 2, subsection 1 of SRO No 14 of 1981.

MAINLAND OF GRENADA

(i) Grand Anse Bay: The entire area referred to as Grand Anse Bay

(ii) Prickly Bay (Lance aux Epines) from the foreshore of the beach onward to 600ft seaward.

(iii) Pingouin Beach (Point Salines): The area marked off by the following positions: 12°1',26N, 61°47',6W; 12°0'.75N, 61°47'.9W; 12°0',5N, 61°47',5W'

CARRIACOU

Tyrrel Bay: The entire area referred to as the inner lagoon, and the area referred to as the outer lagoon, are prohibited anchorage to yachts or vessels used for residential purposes.

GENERAL

(i) For areas 500 yards (467.2 metres) off­shore of any beach in a port, written permission must be obtained from the Port Manager.

(ii) In a direct approach to any port.

(iii) In any principal fairway within a port.

(iv) In such a manner as to obstruct the approaches to any anchorage of wharf used by other vessels.

(v) In such a manner as to obstruct the approaches to any anchorage or wharf used by other vessels.

 

QUARANTINE

An import permit is compulsory for all importation of animals. Documentation must be produced and the Government Veterinary Officer notified of port of arrival and ETA.

 

PILOTAGE

Compulsory for vessels over 200 grt. Port requires 24 hours' notice for entering and three hours' notice for departure. Pilot boards north-east of Annas Shoal. Pilots are available 24 hours a day.

 

RADIO INFORMATION

Port operates on Channel 16 with 11 and 12 as working channels. Main call sign: Grenada Port Control (J3YA). Pilot call sign: Grenada Pilot/Pilot Launch (J3YB).

 

ROAD LINKS

Grenada has a comprehensive road network. All parts of the island can be reached from St George's within two hours.

 

SHIP REPAIR

Grenada Yacht Services Ltd, Grenada Marine and Spice Island Marine Services Ltd are equipped for minor repairs to small craft.

 

STORAGE

Shed name/number Size (sq ft) Use
Transit Shed 1  20,000   General cargo  
Queens   10,000  General cargo 
CARICOM Shed     10,432  General cargo  
Old Shed 3   8,775 General cargo  

25 reefer plug-in points.  

 

STEVEDORING & LONGSHORING

Provided by the GPA. Applications for cargo handling labour teams must be made at least 24 hours before the vessel arrives.

 

TIDES

Tidal range of 0.61 metre.

 

WASTE

It is prohibited to bring organic waste into Grenada. Organic waste may be dumped at least 12 nautical miles offshore. Small organic waste (pieces less than 25 mm) may be dumped at least three nautical miles offshore. There are facilities onshore for dumping non­organic waste. A charge may be made.

 

WATER

Fresh water available alongside pier.

 

WEATHER

Sunny climate all year. Average temperature 24°C to 30°C. Rainy season June to December.

 

WORKING HOURS

Working hours are 07.00-12.00, 13.00-18.00 and 19.00-23.00. For further information contact the Port Manager via the GPA.