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Betio (KITRW)

Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Kiribati

Port Code KITRW Port Name Betio
City Tarawa Country/Region Kiribati
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port
Latitude 1.356161 Longitude 172.9247
Betio port (port code: KITRW) is a medium-sized port in Tarawa, Kiribati. Situated on Tarawa Atoll, it is surrounded by reefs, which open to form a navigable bay off the harbour. Vessels can berth at the quays but larger vessels are worked offshore by lighters. The jetty can only accept vessels with a maximum draught of 6.0 meters.
The port handles approximately 80 vessels annually. The type of vessels regularly calling at the port is fishing vessel, accounting for 41%. Allowing for a maximum draught of 6 meters and a maximum deadweight of 2,2032t, this port had once handled a vessel of 1,000GT and 176 meters.

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