Ports

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statia & saba at a glance
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The present port of Statia was built in 1993 and consists of an 80 meters long breakwater with a harbour- light and 8 meters wide, 60 meters long pier with Ro-Ro accommodations of 15 meters wide. The harbour is suitable for vessels up to 600 DWT and 175 feet long but also vessels of 4.000 DWT moored along the pier as long as their depth has a maximal of 4 meters.

Statia:

The present port was built in 1993 and consists of an 80 meters long breakwater with a harbour- light and 8 meters wide, 60 meters long pier with Ro-Ro accommodations of 15 meters wide. The harbour is suitable for vessels up to 600 DWT and 175 feet long but also vessels of 4.000 DWT moored along the pier as long as their depth has a maximal of 4 meters.

The present depth along the pier is 4.30 meters. The harbour has a storage capacity of 5.500 m2. A harbour development plan is awaiting approval and financing. The plan consist of expanding the present breakwater by 165 meters, dredging the depth to 5,50 meters under LWS, to extent the pier with dolphins to accommodate vessels of 100 meters long and to establish an extra breakwater to the North of the harbour which allows the inner water to be calm in order to accommodate max. 60 yachts. A second option is to establish an 850 meters long breakwater in front of the bay but this project is extremely expensive.


Saba:

In 1972 a pier was completed in Fort Bay to access the island and this has made it easier for visitors to come visit the island. Cargo vessels deliver goods to the island and travel is provided by ferry services to and from Sint Maarten with the Dawn II and The Edge.