PORT OF PYONGTAEK (DANGJIN)
POSITION : 37¡Æ02¡ÇN
of Pyongtaek located on the midwestern coast of the
Korean Peninsula, 9.5m difference of its tide, 11¡18m
depth and 30km of port channel and is well-known as
port of an advanced post for the supply of LNG to the
capital city area. Pilotage is compulsory (Ippa-do pilot
station about 37¡Æ08¡ÇN / 126¡Æ30¡ÇE) and all ocean-going
vessels entering into this port must be led by pilot
from An-do pilot station (see Port of Inchon), about
92 km away from the inner bay, must of them are at present
LNG/LPG ships including some small-sized coastal ships
carrying the domestic cargoes and small/handy-sized
vessels carrying steel products from 'Hanbo Steel' and
2) APPROACH AND ENTRANCE
is approached from the sea-route of Asan port where
is natural deep water, but is partially connected with
the restricted channel due to dredging in the course
to the inner bay from the entrance of the port. The
distance from the channel entrance to the pier is about
30km and this channel is divided into the approach channel
and entrance channel. The approach channel is 17.6km
in length and 1.0km in width, respectively and the entrance
of this channel is located on the northern part of Ippa-do
and the first section of the channel is used as natural
shelter for vessels in case of emergency. The width
of the channel in the 1.8 km section from the shelter
area to the starting point of entrance channel is narrowed
to 400m. The entrance section of the channel is located
on a straight line with approach channel.
about 5km section of entrance channel is located on
the direction of 144 degrees with 10 degrees left-side
and 2.6km section approaching to the next mooring area
is located on the direction of 086 degrees with 56 degrees
is no pilot service for night time by the regulations.
anchorage is located on the sea of 37¡Æ08¡Ç11¡ÈN 136¡Æ31¡Ç37¡ÈE
and vessels can be dropped anchor at any proper place
where around of pilot station however should kept watching
of vessel is required to advise information of ship's
best ETA and arrival report to 'Pyongtaek Port Control'
via 'VHF CH 20'.
4) BERTHS FACILITIES
facilities consist of LNG/LPG piers(one berth accommodating
60,000 DWT vessel), a special pier for Korea Electric
Power Corp. and other general pier.
5) SHORE CRANE
50-250tons of cranes are available by
agents through local crane operators.
The Hanbo Pier only has 2 units of 25
tons and 35 tons Jib crane.
no bunker suppliers/facilities. Therefore, bunker (if
requested) should be supplied by lightering from Port