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The Port of Tyre is a small harbor that lies at longitude of E 035° 11' 51"and latitude N 33° 16' 27", in south Lebanon.
The port control operates during the daytime, on Marine VHF Ch.16.
Vessels bound for Tyre must report to Beirut prior to arrival for acceptance for berthing.
Customs is available upon request.
No nigh time berthing / sailing.
A breakwater stretches eastwards protects the Marina harboring fishing boats (up to 30-35' long) and some private pleasure crafts / sailing boats, but does not extend sufficiently to give much shelter for vessels berthing at the main harbor. During the winter season with predominantly northerly winds, swell and waves may result in the port being inoperable for up to 10 days per month and sometimes vessels must sail or shift to anchorage. Average tide is around 0.6m.
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With max drafts alongside varying between 2.0m up to 5.5m, and only ONE - 1 - berth that can accommodate ocean going vessels, the port is of little use for large cargo operations. For the 2006 Lebanon operation ICRC chartered a 500MT vessel shuttling between Larnaca and Lebanon that also made a few calls to Tyre, however most operators preferred to truck goods in from Beirut.
During the recent years only 2-3 vessels call at Tyre per month, mainly smaller RORO's discharging passenger cars from Europe. Due to draft restrictions RORO's berth with stern- or bow-ramp onto the end of the pier, mooring across to the breakwater and two dollies further ahead, along and with shore lines across to berth no.1
Berthing dimensions and capacity
Inner berth (no.1):
Draft:1.0 - 2.0m
Effectively unusable by ocean-going vessels.
Inner berth (no.2):
Outer berth (no.3):
Length: 90m (useable)
Draft: 4.5 - 5.5m
End of Pier:
There is no cargo handling equipment at the port and Warehousing facilities apart from the open area storage which is limited to vehicles.