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Samsara Shipping Pvt. Ltd.
Unit 1405-1406 ,14 floor,
Diamond Heritage, 16, Strand Road,
Kolkata,
West Bengal - 700001

CONTACT
Tel : +91 - 033 - 66307400
Fax : +91 - 033 - 66307499
Email : bulkopsindia@samsarashipping.com

KOLKATA PORT (SAGAR & DIAMOND HARBOUR ANCHORAGE)

BA CHARTS
• BA123, BA135, BA136 (Starting FM SANDHEADS), Local Hooghly river chart
ANCHOARGE
• Sandheads anchorage is off Eastern Channel LIGHT VESSEL.E.CHANNEL LIGHT VESSEL IS POSITIONED AT 21 04 11.6 N AND 88 11' 12.5 E" .FLASH 10 SEC 12 MILES.
PILOTAGE
Kolkata port has two approaches from the sea, one through Eastern Channel
(Eastern Channel Light Vessel position latitude 21°03' North and longitude 88° 11'30" East) and the other through Western Channel (Western Channel Light Vessel position latitude 21° 05'00.2" North and longitude 87° 50'24.8" East).

Currently Eastern Channel is being used for navigation, whereas, the pilotage distance to Kolkata is 221 kms, comprising 148 kms of river and 75 kms of sea pilotage.

Eastern Channel:
FYI, FLWG 7 Approach waypoints is there FM Sandheads to pilot
brdg ground based on WGS-84 horizontal datum chart :-
WP 1 21 03.0 N 088 12.2 E - Off eastern channel light vessel (ECLV)
WP 2 21 17.0 N 088 12.2 E - Off talent light vessel
WP 3 21 22.0 N 088 10.2 E - Off lower gasper light vessel
WP 4 21 25.5 N 088 07.9 E
WP 5 21 30.0 N 088 07.0 E - Off upper gasper light vessel
WP 6 21 33.0 N 088 06.5 E -
WP 7 21 36.6 N 088 03.3 E - Pilot boarding ground
Based on WGS-84 horizontal datum chart

•Vessels to approach pilot boarding ground in a convoy
• Both anchors to be standby for emergency from WP1 onwards
• Vessels to get underway in good time and take up their respective positions in the convoy before passing the WP NO.3
• Distance of about 2.0 nautical miles to be maintained from the ship ahead in the convoy
• All vessels to confirm pilot boarding instructions with SAGAR VTS over VHF on CH 68 or SSB before heaving up anchor and inform sagar VTS on VHF CH.68 or SSB 4147.4khz while passing the waypoints
• All waypoints are available on the ais as virtual targets
• VTMS assitance available from 3.0 miles south of WP 4 to pilot boarding ground at WP 6
• Pilot boarding speed about 6 to 8 knots
• Lee for the pilot launch may be provided at pilot boarding ground as advised by the VTMS pilot
• Regulation pilot ladder to be rigged on both port and starboard sides with two man ropes and a heaving line as advised by sagar VTS/pilot staion. vessels with freeboard more than 09 mtrs must rig up combination ladder
• All ships to confirm safe pilot boarding arrangements before passing WP3 to avoid delays and close quarter situation in the convoy due to faulty pilot ladder arrangements
• Vessels to have operational ais pilot plug and a 3 pin power output for the pilot's laptop
• Pilot launches "RUPSA" & "HUGLI" are fitted with AIS transponders Kindly keep the pilot cabin neat & clean and provide good hospitality for port pilots
During the maneuvouring time for SLG FM HALDIA Lock gate to approach jetty abt 300mtr distanse straight , the dock master will guide FM shore through VHF to master and river pilot will board only at approach jetty.However,dock pilot will bring the vessel FM berth or double bank position to Haldia lock gate. Since there is no priority for sailing of a ballast vessel FM HALDIA , all vessels are requested to keep min draft to sail the vessel FM HALDIA
COMMUNICATION
VHF CH. 16/68 or SSB 4147.4 / 8295.4 E-MAIL: sagarvts@kopt.in
RESTRICTION
ANCHORAGE POINTS AT SAGAR & DIAMOND HARBOUR

SAGAR : Maximum four vessels can be accommodated at a time subject to tidal/ weather conditions( MAX LOA/240 M)

DIAMOND HARBOUR : Maximum three vessels can be accommodated at a time subject to tidal/ weather conditions( MAX LOA/200 M)

TIDE
All arrival and sailing is governed by tide only
WEATHER
All weather working port
• Rainy Season: Mid June to October 1st week.
• Dry Season : March to May
• Winter Season : December to February end/1st week of March
STEVEDORES WORKING HOURS
SAGAR :
• Morning shift: 06.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs;
Recess/10.00hrs to 10.30 hrs;
•Afternoon shift: 14.00 hrs to 22.00 hrs;
Recess/180.0hrs to 18.30hrs;
•Night shift: 22.00 hrs to 06.00hrs; Recess/02.00hrs to 02.30hrs

DIAMOND HARBOUR :
• Morning shift:: 06.30 hrs to 15.30 hrs;
•Afternoon shift: 15.30 hrs to 23.30 hrs;
•Night shift: 23.30 hrs to 06.30hrs
FRESH WATER AVAILABLE
Suppliers are private vendors (@ inr 600/mt + applicable service tax) for which requisition has to be submitted well in advance atleast before 5/6 working days.
FUEL / PROVISION
Bunkering can be arranged through IOCL (Indian Oil Corporation Limited) by Barge on advance 100% payment, min 4-5 working days prior notice is required for necessary arrangement. Facility of provision supply is available.
GANGWAY
Accommodating gangway may be provided at anchorage
FLOATING CRANE / MOBILE CRANE
N/A
REPATRIATION
/NEAREST AIRPORT
Yes / Kolkata
HOLIDAYS
Normally cargo operation is done all round the year.
AUTHORITIES
AUTHORITIES NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT
Port Authority Mr. M. T. Krishna Babu Chairman +91-0332230-5370 Email: chairman@kopt.in
Shri S Balaji Arunkumar, Dy. Chairman, KDS, Kolkata Port Trust +91-0332230-9164 Email: dychairman@kopt.in
Capt. S. K. Gupta Manager I/C Marine +91-3224-252340 Email: skgupta@kopt.in
Capt. J.J.Biswas Director (I/C) & Chief Hydrographer +91-0332230-3214 Email: dychairman@kopt.in
Shri N. Rajaram Dy. Harbour Master Port, Marine, Member +91-0332439-1730 Email: ddmd@ kolkataporttrust.gov.in
Capt Himanshu Shekhar Traffic Manager (I/C) +91-0332439-4940 Email: tm@kolkataporttrust.gov.in
ANCHORAGE
ANCHORAGE DRAFT(M) LOA(M) BEAM(M) DISPLACEMENT CARGO LOAD/ DISCHARGE RATE PER HK PER SHIFT
DIAMOND HARBOUR Permissible day's river draft. 200 M N/A N/A Steel Products, Iron Ore, Steam Coal, Manganese Ore, Pulses etc Steel Products : 130-150 MT Others : 230-260 MT Subject to availability of barges
SAGAR Permissible day's river draft. 240 M N/A N/A Steel Products, Iron Ore, Steam Coal, Manganese Ore, Pulses etc Steel Products : 130-150 MT Others : 230-260 MT Subject to availability of barges
PORT LAYOUT
PORT REGULATION
ISPS compliant & presently maintaining Level II
CONTACT INFORMATION
Kolkata Port Trust Security Officer ( PFSO )

Capt. J.J.Biswas
Director (I/C) & Chief Hydrographer
Phone : +91-0332230-3214
Email: dychairman@kopt.in

Capt.A.Ahmed
Dy. Harbour Master Port, Marine, Member
Phone : +91-0332439-1730
Email: ddmd@kopt.in

Emergency contact for Anchorage at Sandheads
Commander Sagar VTS
Mob- 9674155637
Off - 3210213463 / 3210240348
e-mail - sagarvts@kopt.in
ramnagar@kopt.in

Coast Guard for Anchorage
e-mail - opscentrehdq@gmail.com
Coast Guard Chennai
e-mail - isareast@dataone.in
Phone - +91 3224 263407 Fax - +91 3224 264541
PORT TARIFF BASIC
ACTIVITY UNIT TARIFF REMARKS
PORT DUES PER GRT USD 0.47817
PILOTAGE UPTO 30000 USD 0.85473
30001-60000 USD 0.68378 25641.90 US $ +68.378 cents per GRT on 30001 to 60000 GRT
ABOVE 60001 USD 0.51801 46155.30 US $ + 59.830 cents per GRT on GRT above 60000
SHIFTING CHARGE PER GRT 1) 15.94 cents subject to a minimum of 159.39 2) 19.13 cents subject to a minimum of 191.27 1) Within KDS or within HDC only 2) Between KDS and HDC
BERTH HIRE PER GRT USD 0.00398 / PER HOUR
PRIORITY equivalent to 75% of berth hire charges calculated for the total period of actual stayal at the berth subject to a minimum of one day’s berth hire charge
ANCHORAGE PER GRT 0.056 cents 1) Vessel anchored at any river anchorage or any other anchorage
TUG CHARGE 1) Vessel not exceeding 1,000 IHP. 2) Vessel exceeding 1,000 IHP. 1) 318.78 dollars per hour subject to a minimum of 956.34 dollars per operation 2) 398.48 dollars per hour subject to a minimum of 1195.43 dollars per operation. An additional charge of 25% shall be levied when Kolkata Port Trust tug/vessel is deployed for salvage operation subject to availability of Tug.
Ship owners/Agent of vessels shall be required to pay the actual Insurance premium plus 20% whenever Kolkata Port Trust tug/vessel is deployed on requisition for towage assistance/salvage operation. In such cases claims for damages shall not be made against the hirer in case of accident.
GANGWAY N/A N/A
FENDER PER FENDER USD 115.5 PER DAY Pneumatic rubber fender
Goods and Service Tax also applicable @18% on all Port charge.
DISCLAIMER
• As there is no anchorage between Sagar & Diamond Harbour/Kulpi, all vessels to ensure that their engines & steering etc. are in good working condition.

• All vessels are required to have 2 serviceable bower anchors. In view of strong tide at anchorage, masters to ensure that the anchor chains, windlass etc. are in good working order.

• Vessels bound for Sagar anchorage must report at lower gasper l/v(212154n), at leat 2 hrs before high water at Sagar & maintain proper contact with the pilot station & VTMS all the time on channel 16/68. Minimum 16 mooring ropes would be required for berthing.

• Vessels bound for Diamond Harbour should report their ETA Sandheads to pilot station & ask for pilotage instructions between eclv(21*04'n , 88*11'12'e)and Gasper channel before proceeding up.

• The requirement of B/L , PNI Entry Certificate with wreck removal and oil pollution clause, ISM Code, ISS Certificate & Crew List, Ships Registry, Certificate Of Class, PAN in standard 5 pages format,International tonnage certificate is required in advance.

Note : 5% special charge on all port charges is applicable

Govt. Service Tax also applicable @14.50% on all Port charge including 5% special charge .