Welcome to the Port of Micklefirth
The Port of Micklefirth is the principal port of Jussland for the export of grain and wood products and has a small oil terminal. It is a servicing and supply base for offshore oil and gas fields. It is an important tourist and communications centre and has a small local and deep sea fishing industry and a busy marina.
In 2004 the port was used by about 3 500 vessels and with a total of 1 784 932 dwt.
Maximum size of vessel handled
Vessels up to 250 m LOA and with a maximum draught of 8.5 m are handled.
The main approach runs through Rimon Channel and New Channel. There is an alternate approach via Micklefirth Channel and Old Channel. From the N, Micklefirth Channel can be joined through an unnamed channel between Rossett Island and Heron Shoal. There is an inshore approach from the N through Rossett Sound. Both approaches are mainly used by local traffic.
The channel through the inner section of Micklefirth Sound (32°30'7 N 60°55'0 E) is dredged to a depth of 8.6 m.
There is a least charted depth of 8.5 m at the W end of Old Channel (32°31'5 S 60°56'4 E).
The unnamed channel (32°30'9 S 61°01'3 E) between Rossett Island and Heron Shoal was swept to a depth of 14 m in 2001.
There is a least charted depth of 8.5 m in Rossett Sound, 3 cables W of Monk Island (32°30'4 S 60°57'4 E).
Mean spring range is about 4.5 m; mean neap range about 2.0 m. For further information see Jussland Hydrographic Office Tide Tables.
There are 4 numbered berths. The largest is 2 berth, a concrete quay with wooden fendering: 420 m long with alongside depths of 7.2 to 9.1 m.
Abco Oil Terminal
Single berth, concrete and wood pile construction with dolphins: depth of 9.1 m for vessels up to 250 m LOA. There is a strong set off this berth between 4 and 2 hours before high water.
Berths along N and S sides and on both sides of the central finger jetty. The longest berth is N wall. The entrance lock and turning space limits vessels to: maximum LOA of 190 m; maximum breath of 27 m; and maximum draught of 10.5 m.
Tugs are available with 10 hours notice.
Repairs of all kinds can be carried out. There is a dry dock and a floating dock (32° 29'4 S 60° 54'0 E).
The dry dock has a length of 216 m, a width of 47.5 m and a depth of 8.2 m over the sill at MHWS.
The floating dock can accommodate vessels up to LOA 237 m; draught 5.5 m; breadth 55 m; 18 000 dwt.
Micklefirth has a hospital. The medical service can provide Ship Sanitation Control. Ship Sanitation Control Certificate can be issued. The port accepts oily waste materials for disposal. All the tugs are equipped for salvage and fire-fighting operations.
Fuel oils at most berths; water from hydrants at all berths; ice; all kinds of provisions; chandlery stores.
The port offers a railway connection to all Jussland destinations. The Micklefirth Airport is located 12 km SSW of Micklefirth. The RoRo ferry from Port Rimon (18 km SSW) connects with Goblinland weekly.