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.
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.
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.
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.
Gasoil delivered by road tanker.
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.
The Immigration Department can be contacted on VHF Channel 16.
Maximum length 183 metres LOA, maximum draught 8.54 metres.
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°.