Friday, October 16, 2009

Port of Bandar Abbas - Up close and personal with the ships!

Dear Seafarers ... Welcome to Islamic Republic of Iran!
This very large complex is situated on the foot of Kashar and Gachin mountains.
30 kms west of city of Bandar Abbas, that’s about 56º04 ' E and 27º 07' N. The construction plan of the port comprised a maneuvering main basin and three subsidiary basins having berths, warehouses, wharfs and buildings with related facilities. There are projects approved for developing of this complex, the most important ones, a silo for grain storage, a fishing & coastal traffic harbour, expansion of cargo and container storage areas and many others.
All seamen may use the recreational facilities of the Seamen’s Club. It is built to Iranian traditional architecture, offers a very pleasant atmosphere. Seamen may also do shopping at the stores in this place and buy Iranian handicrafts.

This is a rather interesting method of unloading a skip in a less then safe manner at Bandar-e-Abbas port!
The port of Shahid Bahonar is located in 27º08' N and 56º12' E from the sea position in north of Qeshm Island at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. Due to its strategic geographical location, government’s developmental plans, construction of Shahid Rajaie Port Complex and execution of many industrial projects the last and the most important one the Bandar Abbas Refinery, which play a major role in the country’s economy, Bandar Abbas acts as the main gate to the region’s economy.
Shahid Bahonar port is located 8 km west of city of Bandar Abbas and is connected to Tehran and other cities by air, paved roads and newly opened railway system.
Really impressive hardware!

This Wan Hai liner was hugggggggggggge!
Uh , check out the incline on this life-boat!

Port area : 300,000 square meters
Warehouse : 90,000 square meters
We observed many Korean vessels ... and old Korean trains too!

More shots, it was such an interesting trip, and a privilege to be right next to these mega vessels

I like this ship's name!

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