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       Khorramshahr Port  Marine Information & navigational safety rules:  


Khorramshahr Port is connected to Persian gulf via Arvand river .The length of the river from Arvand mouth to the port is 62 miles and to get to the port a River Pilot   is required.


Due to the Iran-Iraq war remaining wrecks in the river ,navigational safety rules must be regarded.(All the wrecks’ positions will be mentioned).


Arvand river is classified as a fresh water river.


Khorramshahr port and maritime administration is responsible for :piloting services, acceptance   , berthing & unberthing ,the ownership of the quays and port equipment, and finally,as a reference for national & international maritime law enforcement.


Along the river there are a lot of fishing nets which can be problematic ,incoming vessels must be careful of them.


The maximum low water speed is:4.5 to 5 knots, and high water speed is:3.5 to 4 knots.


Except the areas having marine equipment ,quays,dock, and basins, vessels are permitted to sail in the river on the basis of 8 to 10 knots in speed. The permitted speed in Arvand river is :3.5 to 5 knots , provided of course not to damage the marine equipment,or the vessel’s speed must be controlled .


Round-the-clock piloting services.


Incoming vessels have to declare their arrival (by the ship’s agent) at least 48 hours in advance.


All vessels have to call Be-sat radio station for piloting services through channel (16),this must be done, about 3.5 to 4 hours prior to get to Arvand mouth .