It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Lebanon. The maximum draft is 17.68m, and the loading density of water is 1025. The tidal range can be ignored, and southwest westerly wind prevails, with wind force of 3. Compulsory pilotage, VHF channel 16 for communication. Special port regulations: ships arriving at the port with stolen ballast will not be allowed to berth. Other detailed rules and regulations can be obtained from the port director when necessary. The loading and unloading, fueling and repairing of ships last 365 days a year. Under normal circumstances, the working hours are 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. However, due to the severe political situation at home and abroad, the onshore and offshore operations are only carried out in the daytime. At night, the ship can dock at the berth for unloading, but it is forbidden to move. Ships are not allowed to enter the port at will. They have to wait until the day when the port has a notice of arrival. The port service facilities include medical treatment, motor boats, supplies and repatriation. Consuls are in Beirut. There is no commercial activity in the port now. 1 single point mooring, bow West, drop double anchor. The stern of the ship is tied to seven buoys by mooring ropes. The oil is transported to the ship through submarine oil pipeline (16 inch diameter hose, weighing 6.5 tons). A device on the ship lifts the hose to the quayside of the port.
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Zahrani port(Port Code:LBZAH) is a medium-sized port, which is situated approximately 8km southern of Sidon and 55km S of Beirut.
The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 185 meters. The maximum draught is 7.5 meters. The maximum Deadweight is 37313t.
There are two terminals operating in the region, the Zahrani oil plant is the terminus of the Tapline overland pipeline, and the Lebanese energy company owns SBM to fuel its power plant. But one thing must be noticed, the uncertain security situation at present has severely affected the traffic through this terminus.
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