Madang

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Hamburg in Madang

Madang is the most popular port for cruise ships and motoryachts to visit in Papua New Guinea.  It is perfectly safe, an excellent harbour with access to the airport, road network and in the centre of the tourism region of Papua New Guinea including the Highlands, The Sepik, The Island and Coastal Region.

The wharf is located in the centre of the township, just 500m from the Madang Resort and Kalibobo Village Resort.

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Name of the Port : MADANG
Located City & Country : MADANG PROVINCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA
   
A. General  
1. Local Time (with reference to G.M.T.) 10 HOURS GMT
2. Summer or Winter Time Same Time throughout year
Period WET - NOVEMBER TO MARCH, DRY - APRIL TO SEPTEMBER
3. National Holidays Jan 1 (Boxing Day); April Easter Good Friday & Easter Monday; Jul 23 (Rememberance Day); Sep 16 (Independence Day); Dec 25 (Xmas Day)
4. Typical climate of season when vessel arrives; (Weather, Temperature,Humidity etc.) GENERALLY WET SEASON WITH LIGHT RAIN IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING AND LATE EVENINGS. AN AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE OF 27ºC WITH LOW HUMIDITY.
B. Agent Service  
1. Name: MELANESIAN TOURIST SERVICES Limited
2. Postal Address (Full Address) COASTWATCHERS AVENUE, P.O.Box 707 MADANG 511 MADANG PROVINCE PAPUA NEW GUINEA
3. Office Telephone (675) 4222766
4. Facsimile (675) 4223543
5. E-mail Address mtsoperations@mtspng.com
6. Working Hours Mon - Fri 0800 - 1630, Sat 0800 - 1130, Sunday Closed
7. Contact Person Cameron Carseldine
8. After Hours Contact No. (675) 72722851
9. Any Additional Information E-mail: info@mtspng.com

 

 

C. Port Service  
a. Communications  
MOBILE TELEPHONE (B Mobile or Digicel) Sim Cards can be supplied.
Madang Port Control MADANG PORT CONTROL, VHF Channel 16 & 12
MTS Agency Radio VHF Channel 82
2. When should be contacted ? 0600 - 1800 DAILY
3. What should be reported ? ETA, DRAFT, AIR, DRAFT, BOARDING ARRANGEMENT.
4. Any ship reporting system or vessel traffic services mandatory, state name of the system COASTAL RADIO STATION, PORT MORESBY RADIO (Call Sign: P2M), VHF Frequency 6215.5KHz, 4125KHz

 

 

b. Pilotage  
1. Is Pilotage compulsory ? If vessel exceeds 25m. (Exemptions can be considered by PNG Ports)
2. Number of available pilot ONE
3. Service hours BERTHING - 0600HRS - 1800HRS. DEPARTURE - 0600HRS - 2400HRS.
4. Location of boarding station in lat. & long. LAT: 05º 13.26'S; LONG: 145º 50.06'E
5. Particular of Pilot Boat (ex.length, color etc.,)   LENGTH: COLOUR: TYPE OF VESSEL
6. Distance to dock 2.2 NAUTICAL MILES
7. Approx. Duration of whole maneuver 30 MINUTES
8. Max. Draft in Approach 11 METRES
9. Is separate docking pilot required ? NO
10. Call sign "MADANG PILOT"
11. VHF / Channel with specific Calling name for: VHF CH 16 & CH 12 - MADANG PILOT
12. When should be contacted ? 0600 - 1800 DAILY
13. What should be reported ? ETA, DRAFT, AIRDRAFT, BOARDING ARRANGEMENT.

 

 

c. Towage  
1. Is tugboat attendance compulsory ? Compulsory over 25m (exemptions can be requested)
2. No. of available tugs with HP ONE TUG (MASTHEAD) - 2000HP
3. Using by Ship's Line or by Tug Boat's Line TUG BOAT LINE
4. Any Additional Information TUG HAS TO BE ORDERED THROUGH MTS

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Oceanic Discoverer at
anchor in Madang

Foreign Vessels entering Papua New Guinea waters should provide at least 24 hours notice and should clear through recognised international port.

Entry and departure cards must be completed for all passengers.

If the vessel is intending to travel to ports in PNG other than those as certified international ports Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Officers may be required to travel aboard the vessel with Agent.  Inidivual application must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival for exemption.

Motoryachts and sailing boats stopping at intermediate islands and ports must obtain clearance from Agent and some restrictions could apply.

WARNING

Any drugs or weapons not declared could result in the vessel being seized by customs and the captain and crew arrested.  Severe penalities apply in PNG

PILOTAGE SERVICES

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Silver Wings

MTS have 40 years experience in operating their own vessels throughout Papua New Guinea including the Sepik River.

Upon request we can arrange for experienced masters to act as guides to Masters of visiting vessels and expert lecturers and guides that can provide valuable and interesting information to passengers making their visit to PNG all the more interesting.

Link to PNG Ports

All Tariifs from PNG Harbours Board increased from Jan 1. New rates will be downloaded in due course.


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PO Box 707, Madang, Papua New Guinea 511
Tel: +675 422 2655 Fax: +675 422 3543

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