Depth outside bay approx 55 m, inside bay 30 m with mud and rocks bottom, width at entrance to bay approx 700 m. The port is approached by Vela Vrata, the main channel, which connects Kvarner Bay with the Bay of Rijeka. A Traffic Separation Scheme has been established in Vela Vrata. Large tankers proceed from Vela Vrata to the N part of Rijeka Bay, making a large turn before steering for Omisalj inlet. Chemical tankers and gas carriers may follow a more direct route for the entrance to Sepen Bay. The approach channels to both terminals are marked by lights and light buoys.
An area SW of Urinj with depths of 54-62 m (30-34 fm) is designated for tankers and vessels carrying dangerous cargo.
It is enclosed by the following points:
a) 45°14'1 N ; 14°29'4 E
b) 45°15'1 N ; 14°27'1 E
c) 45°17'8 N ; 14°28'0 E
d) 45°16'1 N ; 14°31'8 E
For vessels carrying liquefied gas anchorage place is in radius 1,5 NM from position 45° 11,1' N ;14° 28,7' E. The bottom is muddy and the holding ground fairly good. However, during NE strong gales (in winter) vessels may be forced to leave this anchorage and seek shelter under the lee of Krk Island.
Compulsory. Pilot boarding tankers 6 miles NE of Point Jablanac; however tanker over 200.000 DWT may be boarded on request in the N part of Kvarner, approx 5 miles SSW of Point Prestenice light. Pilot VHF CH 9.
The max. tidal range in the bay is normally 1.1 m (3'06''), but the height of tide is much affected by wind conditions. In strong SE winds it may be increased by up to 0.6 m (2') and in strong NE winds, the low water may be as much as 0.3 m (1') below. The currents near the terminals are negligible, but in Vela Vrata the S-going current may attain a velocity of 4 knots during strong NE winds. Winds from NE and SE prevail. During the winter season NE winds Bora can reach hurricane force; SE winds may form waves of up to 3 m in Rijeka Bay.
Available by barge.
Available by barge from Rijeka on completion of discharge and at anchorage but must be advised at least 48 hrs in advance.
Repairs to vessels of up to 60.000 dwt can be undertaken in Rijeka. The shipyard Viktor Lenac in Rijeka has two floating docks with lifting capacities of 12.000 and 24.000 t respectively. There is one floating crane of 100 t lifting capacity in port of Rijeka.
Jadranski naftovod (JANAF):
Two T-shaped steel platforms each 127 m long fitted with fenders and sliding hooks and equipped with four 16" unloading arms for discharging crude oil. Distance between each pier about 370 m. Height of platforms is 7.35 m above MSL with min depth alongside of 29 m, max draft 27 m, allowing (usually port side berthed) tankers of up to 350.000 dwt to discharge safely. Each berth equipped with four 16" cargo arms connected to a 42" pipeline. Discharge rate is 10.000 t/h. Employment of fire fighting tugs during operations is compulsory.
A gangway with adjustable ladder is provided by the terminal. A revolving crane of 2 t SWL is mounted on the top of the gangway tower.
According to JANAF rules the tanker is bound to discharge her cargo within 30 running hours (36 hrs if performing COW) weather permitting otherwise the tanker is to pay berthage and fire fighting tugs. Allowed time is counted from first line moored till the last line unmoored.
LIQUEFIED-GAS-TERMINALS 'DIOKI' petrochemical plant:
Situated at Sepen Bay, Jetty "A", L-shaped for gas carriers up to 15.000 m3 cap, 11.5 m max depth equipped with 8" ASA 300 RF loading arms for ethylene (150 t/h) and VCM (250 t/h). Jetty "B", T-shaped for chemical tankers up to 60.000 dwt, 15 m max depth, equipped with 8" ASA 150 RF loading arms for fuel oil (250 t/h), caustic soda (250 t/h) and EDC liquid (400 t/h). Also a multi-purpose quay, 90 m long, 5,5 m max draft.
Tankers are always moored with the port side to the piers. The platform deck of each pier is about 7 m (23') above MSL. Each berth is equipped with a gangway and a revolving crane of 2 t SWL. Nitrogen, compressed air and fresh water is available at berths A and B.
FRESH WATER SUPPLY
Available on piers at the rate of 25 cbm/h.
Limited quantity of oily mixture or other liquid refuses are acceptable into a 5 m3 shore slop tank. There is also ground flare connection for disposal of inflammable gases.
Eight tugs of 1.400 - 2.500 HP (1.030 - 2.220 kW) available. Employment of fire fighting tugs for tankers during loading/discharging are compulsory at JANAF terminal only.
All kinds of medical treatment obtainable.
Rijeka, 5 km.