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World Port Index

World Port Index

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WORLD PORT INDEX
1502005
EIGHTEENTH EDITION
Prepared and published by theNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCYBethesda, Maryland© COPYRIGHT 2005 BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENTNO COPYRIGHT CLAIMED UNDER TITLE 17 U.S.C.
 
Pub. 150V
PREFACE
The Eighteenth Edition of Pub 150, World Port Index, cancels the previous edition of Pub150. This publication gives the location, characteristics, known facilities, and availableservices of a great many ports and shipping facilities and oil terminals throughout the world.The selection of these places is based on criteria established by this Agency. They are notrandom choices. The applicable chart and Sailing Directions is given for each place listed.The edition contains information available to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency upto 27 November 2004, including Notice to Mariners No. 48 of 2004.In order to present such a large amount of diversi
ed data in a single volume of convenient size, a simple code is used to indicate certain types of information. The codesymbols are explained at the top of each page of text.The Sailing Directions, in some instances, may be consulted to obtain additional detailedinformation. The speci
c Sailing Directions can be found in Catalog of Maps, Charts andRelated Products, CATP2V01U.
INFORMATION AND UPDATE REQUEST
All mariners and other users of this book are urged and requested to forward new andcorrective information when facilities for any port are noted to be different or in addition tothose listed herein. Only through the cooperation of the users and their reports can this beaccomplished for the bene
t of all. Information submitted should not be coded but expressedin plain language, so that it can also be used to correct charts and other publications. ThisAgency will properly code the information for inclusion in new editions. All updatingmaterial should be forwarded to:MARITIME DIVISIONSTD 44NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY4600 SANGAMORE ROADBETHESDA MD 20816-5003
 
VIPub. 150EXPLANATION OF DATA COLUMNS
Explanation of DataColumns
In the data listing for each port, the letter “Y” indicates Yes and “N” indicates No; where there is a blank,no information is available.By tabulation and codi
cation, speci
c information for each port is con
ned to a single line. The data islisted under the column headings described below:INDEX NUMBER Eachportandplacelistedinthetextofthispublicationisnumberedconsecutively.Onlytheapprovedindexnumberandnamewillappearinthislist.Portsandplacescanbelocatedbyreferringtothealphabeticalindexto
ndtheindexnumber.Incaseswherethereisanalternateand/ormorefamiliarname,thatname will have the same index number. The page number will not be listed.PORTS Portsaregroupedaccordingtocountryandlocality,andarelistedingeographicsequenceasshownonthechartletsintheforepartofthevolume,following,ingeneral,thecoastaltrend.Thelistingofportsinoff-lying islands normally interrupts the coastal listing at some convenient place abreast of the island. River portsarelistedtowardtheheadofnavigation,alternatingfrombanktobank,exceptwherelocalconsiderationsmakeother arrangements more practicable.In general, ports are listed under the names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Alternate ormore familiar names, however, are also included in the index, under the same index number.LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE –The position of each port, expressed in degrees and minutes, is generallyobtained from the best-scale chart available.SAILING DIRECTIONS –The publication number of the National Imagery and Mapping Agency SailingDirections, describing the port or area in which the port is located, is normally given. For ports in other areas,however, other publications are shown under the following abbreviations:CP –United States Coast Pilot, published by the National Ocean Service, NOAA, Department of Com-merce, for United States continental and territorial ports.SCOR –Small Craft Guide, Ottawa River, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.C301 (CEN301) –St. Lawrence River - from Montreal to Kingston, published by the Canadian Hydro-graphic Service.C302 (CEN302) –Lake Ontario - published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.C303 (CEN303) –Welland Canal and Lake Erie, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.C304 (CEN304) –Lake St. Clair, Detroit River and the St. Clair River, published by the CanadianHydrographic Service.GLV2 GreatLakesSailingDirections,Volume2,coverstheLakeHuron,GeorgianBay,NorthChanneland Lake Superior.PAC –Pilot of Arctic Canada, Volumes I, II and III, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service,coverscoastsandadjacentseaareasoftheCanadianeasternandwesternarctic,northwardofHudsonBay.BA BritishAdmiraltyPilot,publishedbytheHydrographicDepartmentoftheBritishAdmiralty(usedfor ports in the Black Sea.)CHARTS Thenumberofthebest-scalechartissuedbytheNationalImageryandMappingAgencyislistedwith no pre
x. In some cases, foreign charts are listed when this Agency does not provide coverage. ThesechartscanbeobtainedfromtheHydrographicdepartmentsorservicesofthecountriesconcernedortheirautho-rized agents.HARBOR SIZE –The classi
cation of harbor size is based on several applicable factors, including area,facilities, and wharf space. It is not based on area alone or on any other single factor.

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