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Long 33 o 57 / E
Lat 26 o 44 / N


Port Data:

Port ID Number (ISPS Code) 17891
Acceptance date 24/8/2009
Time Zone GMT +2
VHF 12 16

Natural Characteristics

Weather Prevailing winds are north west and south east
Water Density 1.04 g./cm3
Raining Season Winter
Tidal range and flow 1.2 m. to 2.1 m.


Port Description


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.

Port Specifications

Total Port Area 57.1 km2 (57153000 m2)
Water Area 56.5 km2 (56490000 m2)
Land Area 0.7 km2 (663000 m2)
Total Yards Area 200159 m2


Approach Area

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.

Pilotage Crafts

Pilot Rank Number of Pilots of each Rank
SENIOR Pilot 2
SECOND Pilot 3


Detailed Berths Information

Berth Number Berth Type Length (m.) Depth (m.) Number of Bollards
Berth 2 ، 3 passenger & general cargo 440 10 -
Berth (1) Grains  Dry Bulk 290 12 -
Berth (4) Aluminum  Aluminum berth 281.4 10 -
Abu Tartourr Berths (5)  mining berth 260 14 -
Ras Hagaria Berth (6) mining Berth 56 10 -
Total - 1327.4 - -

Port Services and Facilities


  • Port Authority's Gate.
  • Emergency Gate (1).
  • Emerhency Gate (2).
  • Railway trains entrnce and departure Gate.
  • Passengers terminal's entrans & departure's Gate(2).
  • Trucks entrance & departure Gate.

Bunkering and Supplies

  • Fresh water
  • Solar
  • Diesel
  • Spare parts
  • Oils
  • Fuel
  • Heavy fuel
  • Light fuel
  • Machinery requirements
  • Maritime equipments and publications
  • Accomodation requirements
  • Food stuff
  • Pilotage and tugging
  • Fumigation
  • Waste water reception
  • Cleaning fees: 5% of total fees for all vessel types except for general cargo vessels 3%
  • A dock for repair operations is available

Security, Safety and Environmental Preservation Properties

  • Fire fighting.
  • Medical care.
  • Pollution combating/prevention.
  • Security.


Address Safaga Port, The Red Sea
Telephone 065/ 3256018
Fax 065/ 3253976
Radio Suez Radio is recommended for message transmission and Communication can be done through the Nile Sat.
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