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Esquimalt (CAESQ)

Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada

Port Code CAESQ Port Name Esquimalt
City Esquimalt Country/Region Canada
Port Type Feeder Port Category Port City
Latitude 48.4351 Longitude -123.4283
Esquimalt port (port code: CAESQ) is a medium-sized seaport in Canada. It is located 100 kilometers from the Pacific Ocean on the northern bank of Juan de Fuca Strait, 5 kilometers from the port of Victoria, British Columbia.
The port is primarily a naval base with maintenance facilities which can be made available when not in use by the Canadian Navy. Other construction and repair facilities for commercial traffic are owned by the Public Works of Canada and are usually contracted out to private operators including Yarrows Ltd for ship repair, refitting etc. The port is well protected with a deep-water entrance from the waters of the Royal Roads anchorage.
The types of vessels regularly calling at this port are military ops, accounting for about 38%, and sailing vessels, taking up around 19%. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 256 meters. The maximum draught is 5.8 meters. The maximum deadweight is 6,650t.

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