The port is located in the Red Sea Governorate on the western coast of the Red Sea. It is a broad bay (natural gulf) on a distance of 60 km. south of Hurgada and at a distance of 225 nm. south of Suez port. This broad bay is naturally
protected from the eastern and the northern sides by Safaga Island, and protected from the prevailing western winds by mountains. Yet, for a short period of time, It is affected by southern winds (El-Azeeb) which causes disturbances and
waves inside the port . The port drafts are deep, which enable the port to receive the large vessels.
The maximum design capacity (absorption) is 6.37 million tons per year, as follows:
Vessels should approach the northern boundary of the island at sunrise, and at Safaga Port early in the morning and coral reefs will appear clearly behind them. A lighthouse, clearly viewed at the distance of 1.6 km. is built on the
southern cape of Safaga Island. Ship masters should sail round the cape, and keep 925 m. away from the cleary visible coral reefs.except for all passengers and tourist vessels that enter the port at any time during the day.
Pilotage is compulsory. Pilots board vessels at the inner edge of the entrance channel. The port provides VHF and radar controlled pilotage.
Towage Charges 275 US$ / hour for foreign vessels, and 175 L.E. / hour for Egyptian vessels, at least 3 hours.
Detailed Berths Information
Marine units (2) tugboats
Port Services and Facilities:
Bunkering and Supplies
Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties