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Location
At the entrance to the Mediterranean in position Lat 36?08"N Long 5?22"W.

Currency
One Gibraltar ?=?1 sterling.

Documents Required
Three crew lists/Passenger lists, Maritime Declaration of Health, Ship's Register, Loadline certificate, de-ratting certificate, Crew Agreement, certificate of Insurance concerning Civil liability for Oil Pollution.

Pilotage
Compulsory on arrival and for berthing, unberthing and shifting anchorage. Vessels at anchor may leave without Pilot.

Accommodation
Cruise Liners and vessels calling for bunkers or water can be berthed at both sides of the Western Arm. Outer side is 490m long draft up to 9.6m. The inner side is 450m and maximum draft is 8m. Ships of deeper draft can be accommodated according to tide. Vessels calling for lay-up or repairs can be berthed at the Detached Mole. There are also two berths of 100m in length available to vessels discharging general cargoes.

Bunkers
Vessels may bunker either alongside or at the anchorage, day or night. There is no draft restriction at the anchorage.

Luboils
Available in barrels or in bulk.

Ship Repairs
Dry docks, slipways and repair facilities are available on application to Cammel Laird which is capable of carrying out all types of hull and engine repairs. Telephone (+350) 40354 Fax 42022 & 75390.

Underwater Repairs
These can be carried out by Scamp Underwater (Gibraltar) Ltd. Telephone (+350) 42994, Fax (+350) 42993, Telex 2281 DIVER GK.

Towage
Alexander Towing Company has tugs of up to 2200 HP stationed at Gibraltar. Rates of hire are available on application. Telephone (+350) 41912, (+350) 75487 and (+350) 74671, Fax (+350) 43050.

Maritime (Gibraltar) Ltd owns and operates tugs in the Port of Gibraltar providing tug services for the Commercial Port, Naval Base and off port limits services. Telephone (+350) 42994, Fax (+350) 47814.

Airport
1.4K from the Port.

Eastern Anchorage
Vessels arriving at the Eastern Anchorage must report when entering the anchorage and, once anchored, must give the vessel's position to Gibraltar Port Control which maintains VHF watch on channels 16 and 12.

Marinas
Berths for yachts are provided by three marinas capable of accepting vessels with drafts of up to 4.5 metres

Gibraltar is a modern growing city which has all the essential services - banks, hospitals, dentists, police and consuls - available.

The international airport is under 2km away from the terminal and frequent scheduled flights connect it with Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton and Manchester airports. There are also regular flights to Morocco.

The Spanish border is open 24 hours a day for both vehicles and pedestrians. Jerez or Ronda by road takes about two hours from the border, Seville is about three hours away. A fast sea crossing connects Gibraltar with Tangier.

There are no tidal restrictions and no locks to negotiate. Its location adjacent to the Gibraltar Straits - the western entrance to the Mediterranean - means there is negligible diversion time with ships able to berth in about an hour.

Gibraltar's position has made it a focal point for passing ships to call in for bunkers, provisions and crew changes. The port is open 24 hours daily, while office opening hours are weekdays 0845-1730 hours. One day's notice of ETA is to be given with confirmation two hours before arrival.

Bunkers
All grades supplied by barge, pipeline or road tanker. Available 24 hours. Luboils are available in barrels or in bulk.

Pilotage
Compulsory for all vessels, except from anchorage to sea. Seven pilots provide 24 hour coverage.

Towage
Tugs operated by Howard Smith Towage & Salvage are stationed at Gibraltar.

Water And Stores
Fresh water is available at the cruise terminal and other berths. A well established chandlery network provides all other requirements.

Security
New measures now being enforced around port areas include security guards, fencing, closed circuit TV and floodlighting.