HARBOUR FACILITIES

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Action is on hand to provide embarkation and disembarkation in the eastern side of al islands. The constructions required will be carried out by the Lakshadweep Harbour Works.  Harbour facilities will also  be expanded by providing terminal facilities such as ware houses, passenger facilities, shore/mobile cranes, communication network and VTMS(Visual Traffic Management Systems). Navigation facilities will also be improved by providing FRP Buoys, mooring buoys/Ospray buoys  and entrance lights in remaining islands to enhance the scope of night navigation.

Dedicated Berths at Mainland Ports

             As the loading/unloading operation in the islands is done at open sea the pace of operation is very low and there is also loss of cargo during discharge. As the number of ships increased, the  UTL vessels especially cargo ships are often delayed at Mainland Ports due to non availability of Berths. Hence the cargo vessels are able to perform at the most 26 voyages in a year considering 260  operating days if each vessel calls at 4/5 islands on each voyage.  It is  necessary to resort to dedicated berths at Mainland ports of Beypore, Azhikkal , Manglore etc. The Administration is spending a lot every year on account of wharfage, berthing, mooring and other port dues. Once dedicated berths are provided it would provide access for timely berthing and frequency of the ships could be increased as wastage of time will be minimized.

             In the long run, the Administration will be able to decrease incurring heavy expenditure  on wharfages. The availability of dedicated berths would access free hand to develop the infrastructures at the respective ports.

Chetlat Bitra Kadmat Amini Kiltan Andrott Agatti Kavaratti Kalpeni Minicoy Bangaram

Passenger Jetty

                     
Length 107 m 122 m 67 m 59.35 m 59.35 m 77 m 155 m 263 m 174.30 m 174 m Nil
Width 3.30 m 2 m 3 m 3.45 m 3.45 m 3 m 3.30 m 7 m 3 m 3 m Nil
Approach Berthig 9.40 m 3.15 m 5.50 m 14.10 m 14.10 m 10.15 m 5.30 m 17 m 10.30 m 17.80 m Nil
Depth Along side 1.80 m 1.50 m 1.50 m 1.80 m 1.80 m 1.80 m 1.80 m 2.50 m 1.80 m 1.80 m Nil
                     
Entrance Channel                      
Length 880 m 2126 m 1870 m 294 m   Nil 2160 m 1140 m 3300 m 3275 m 6250 m
Width 16 m 16 m 16 m 16 m   Nil 16 m 40 m 16 m 50 m 16 m
Depth 1.50 m 1 m 1.80 m 1.80 m   Nil 1.50 m 2.60 m 1.80 m 4 m 2 m
Diameter of Turning Circle 60 m 60 m 60 m 60 m   Nil 60 m 100 m 60 m 100 m  
                     
Navigational Aids                      
M.S.Buoy 5 Nos. 1 No. Nil Nil   Nil Nil 2 Nos. Nil Nil Nil
GRP Buoy with ZF 12 lanterns 6 Nos 1 No. 8 Nos. Nil   7 Nos 14 Nos. 27 Nos. 11 Nos. 11 Nos. 10 Nos.
Entrance Tower 2 Nos. Nil 2 Nos. 2 Nos   Nil 2 Nos. 2 Nos. Nil Nil Nil
Twin Point Mooring bouys Nil Nil 2 Nos. Nil   Nil 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. Nil
MS Mooring Buoy for                      
5000 DWT vessels 1 No. Nil 1 No. 1 No. 1 No. Nil 1 No. 1 No. Nil 1 No. Nil
Port Control Tower(12 Hr Watch) 1 No. Nil 1 No. 1 No.   1 No. 1 No. 24 Hr.Watch 1 No. 1 No. Nil
                     
Cargo Handling equipments                      
Jetty Cranes 1 No. Nil 2 Nos. 2 Nos   2 No. 2 Nos. 3 Nos. 2 Nos. 2 Nos. Nil
Fork Lifters Nil Nil Nil 1 No.   1 No. 1 No. 2 Nos. 1 No. 1 No. Nil

   Location of Mooring Bouys for 5000 DWT Vessels

Island Latitude Longitude
Kavaratti 100 33'16" N 720 38'34" E
Minicoy 80 17'00" N 730 04'06" E
Agatti 100 51'56" N 720 38'34" E
Kiltan 110 29'13" N 730 00'38" E
Chetlat 110 41' 83"N 720 43'10" E
Amini 110 08' 16" N 720 44'23" E
Kadmat 110 12' 31" N 720 48'42" E

1. Construction of Breakwater and wharf at Andrott Island for Rs.34.82 crores.

                  This is the first mega project in the Lakshadweep to provide all weather ship landing facilities on the island. The scheme has been completed. At present small passenger and cargo vessels are calling at this port and are being berthed along the wharf.

The Project for  Construction Survey and investigation for construction of shore facilities for bigger ships at Breakwater Stage-III at Andrott Island

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