Latitude: 18º 26’N
Longitude: 68º 57′ W
Date: November 1, 2002
The Port of La Romana is situated on the Romana River. There is a central channel and two berths. The entrance to the channel is 110 meters (361′) wide and is dredged to a minimum depth of 10.5 meters (34.45’), maximum draft should be 9.5 meters (27.89’). The difference between high and low tide is no greater than 0.3 meters (1’). The density of water is 1.025 (salt water) and working hours are 365/24h. The West Berth is primarily a sugar and molasses loading port for the Central Romana Corporation, Ltd., sugar mill. The East berth is exclusively a Cruise Ship platform and terminal for use of the tourist visiting La Romana.
The East Pier is 255.8 meters long (839’); the wharf is about 2.2 meters high (7.2’) above the water line.
Maximum size of vessel that can be handled is 350 meters (1,150’), LOA and 45 meters (148’) BEAM; Minimum depth along pier is 10.5 meters (34.4’); Maximum draft is 9.5 meters (27.9’), and 140,000 tons of gross tonnage.
The platform of the East Pier has 3 sections, with the following dimensions: first section is 55.90 meters x 8.40 meters (183.40′ x 27.56′), the second section is 97.95 meters x 18.0 meters (321.35′ x 59′) and the third section is 101.95 meters x 8.40 meters (334.5′ x 27.56′). The platform is 2.20 meters high (7.22′) above water level.
The East Pier has 10 seventy tons bitts spaced between 17.60 meters (57.74′) and 28.98 meters (95.08′) along the platform. It has 4 one hundred fifty tons bitts (2 at each end). It also has 11 fenders, with the following specifications: Shibata Brand Circle Type fenders CSS-1450H (F4) with frontal frame, rubber grade F4, deflection 52.5%, reaction force 74.6 tonf, energy absorption 47.6 tonf-m, tolerance +/-10%. Dimensions of the frontal panel are 2.0 m x 2.0 m x 0.30 m (6.56′ x 6.56′ x .98′) and the depth of the fender is 1.68 mt (5.5′).
The West Pier is 220.0 meters long (721.78’) x 21 meters wide (68.9’); the wharf is about 3.2 meters high (10.5’) above the water line. Maximum size of vessel that can be handled is 250 meters (820’), LOA and 30 meters (98’) BEAM; Minimum depth along pier is 10.50 meters (35’); Maximum draft is 9.5 meters (31’), and 100,000 tons of gross tonnage.
The West Pier has 6 seventy tons bitts spaced 36.68 meters (120.34′) apart, and 4 one hundred fifty tons bitts (2 at each end). It also has 12 fenders with the following specifications: Fender panel system of three pieces of ME 600H x 1500L, one fabricated closed box steel frontal frame 2.20 meters wide x 2.70 meters tall (7.22′ x 8.86′) and faced with 32 mm (8-1/8″) thick UHMW. The depth of the fender is 0.92 meters (3′).
Catalina Island is situated about 5 nautical miles to the south west of the port of La Romana, has a sea-mooring arrangement for cruise vessels at its sheltered anchorage, consisting of one mooring-dolphin on its western, leeward, side. Casa de Campo handles the Island and facilities. The anchorage is approached from open sea in the SW quadrangle. Minimumdepth at the anchorage is 30 feet The position of the buoys is aprox: Lat: 18º21.9′ N, 069º 01.6 2 W, in about 23 feet of water and about 3 cables off the beach. At the southern end of the beach, Bearing 166º, Distance 5.5 cables from mooring-buoys, there is a small jetty, with about 8 feet of water at its outer end. Only one ship can use the facilities of the Catalina Island at a time. Vessel stay at anchorage and passengers are transported to the Island in tenders to enjoy a beach day. The distance from the anchorage to the island is about one mile. Vessel can use her own tenders. Also, tenders are available, two-catamaran type capacity for 200 passengers each. These two tenders have all certificates and insurances required by the cruise lines that call Catalina regularly.
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