With an area
of 247 km2, Samui ranks as Thailand's third largest island, but
in terms of tourist appeal per square kilometer, it is probably
number one. Most of its business is transacted within a few hundred
metres of the seashore, while the interior retains its primitive
fascination and importance for many of the 30,000 inhabitants
who call Samui their home. Despite the influx of tourists, the
original charm and character of this insular Thai homestead, visited
by three of the country's kings, remain intact.
There are numerous cruise liners visiting the island each year,
which have to drop anchor and transfer their passengers to the
island by tender boats. The recommended anchorage area is in the
vicinity of 1.5-2.0 NM from Na Thon jetty located on the northwestern
side of the island.
No pilot is available for the area and the master of the vessel
arriving at the island must find a proper position to drop anchor
by himself, i.e., for vessels which transfer their passengers
ashore should drop anchor at Na Thon jetty around position of
Lat. 9-31.7N, 100-54.3 E.
Customs and immigration offices are located on the island.
- Bunkers are not available
- Fresh water is not available
- Provisions only local fresh food available.
- Ship maintenance and repair facilities not available
is owned and operated by Unocal Thailand Ltd. on behalf of itself
and Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. (MOECO) pursuant to the Joint
Erawan Terminal is situated in the Central Gulf of Thailand, approx.
300 miles south of Bangkok. British Admiralty Charts No. 3963
- The terminal approach is through the Company's gas field restricted
zone via two approach channels, one from the South and the other
from the East.
- The Southern approach channel is 2 miles wide at its narrowest
point based on a line between 8° 45' North 101° 30' East
and 9° 04' North 101° 25' East.
- The Eastern approach channel is 2 miles wide at its narrowest
point based on a line joining 9° 14.5' North 101° 35'
East and 9° 09' North and 101° 32' East and 9° 04'
North 101° 25' East.
- Currents in the area are predominately south easterly and seldom
exceed 1 knot.
Lat. 09° 05' 35 North
Long. 101° 20' 47 East
The anchorage is an area of 1 mile radius centered on 9° 04'
North, 101 25' East.
- Pilotage within the terminal area is compulsory, except when
proceeding to anchor.
- A Company Mooring Master will board all vessels scheduled to
occupy the loading berth. Masters of the vessels must ensure that
they are familiar with, and strictly observe all regulations,
paying particular regard to those covering safe operations and
pollution of the sea.
The terminal operates 24 hours daily throughout the year, subject
to prevailing weather.
Vessels of a maximum length overall of 800 ft. and a minimum length
such that 2 (two) of the terminal fenders will lay alongside the
parallel body, may berth at the terminal.
must maintain their dead weight below 70,000 tons while at the
Shore leave for visiting vessel's personnel is not permitted.
- Bunkers are not available
- There are no dry-docking or repair facilities available.