V&A Waterfront Marina

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Dry Dock Repair Facilities 
ROBINSON DRY DOCK - Situated at Victoria Basin, overall docking length 161,2 m, length on bottom = 152,4 m, width at entrance top 20,7 m, maximum width at bottom = 17,2 m, depth over entrance sill HWOST = 7,9 m.

STURROCK DRY DOCK - Situated at Duncan Dock, overall docking length 360 m, length on bottom (dock floor) = 350,4 m, width at entrance top = 45,1 m, maximum width at bottom (dock floor) = 38,4 m, depth 14 m, depth over entrance sill HWOST = 13,7 m. A docking length of 369,6 m can be achieved by placing the caisson in the emergency stop at the entrance.

SYNCROLIFT can handle 1 806 tonnes and vessels up to 61 m in length and 15 m in width. Repair lanes available (length) = 2 x 70 m, 1 x 55 m, 2 x 75 m.
Work is undertaken by private companies and services include, ship repair, engineering, refrigeration, hydraulics, cleaning and painting.

MOBILE CRANES: Large selection with experienced operators available on a 24/7 basis. Up to 400 ton with a lifting capacity of around 130 ton displacement.

Pilotage is compulsory. Fifteen minutes
prior to entering the Traffic Separation Scheme, advance notice to be given to Port Control through VHF Radio on Channel 14. Pilot ladders must comply with SOLAS regulations.
All vessels with a freeboard in excess of nine metres must have an accommodation ladder rigged in conjunction with the pilot ladder.
Man ropes must be provided. The pilot boarding area is located off the Fairway Buoy and the ships master should radio for instructions.



  • V&A Marina, Dock Rd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

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