OPERATED BY: Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation
ADDRESS: Botas LNG Terminal, P.O. Box 17 Marmara Ereglisi - Tekirdag, Turkey
TELEPHONE: (282) 613 02 50/5 lines
FAX: (282) 613 35 48
LOCATION: The port is situated within following co-ordinates:
Lat. 40° 58' 12" N. , Long. 27° 52' 00" E.
Lat. 40° 57' 00" N. , Long. 27° 52' 00" E.
Lat. 40° 57' 00" N. , Long. 28° 00' 00" E.
Lat. 40° 01' 36" N. , Long. 28° 00' 00" E.
RESTRICTIONS: max.draft 15.5 m., No Limitations for Max.LOA.
ANCHORAGES: There is one area for LNG vessels near the terminals. Lat.40 59 20 N, Long. 27 59 45 E. (Information on best location of anchorage will be given by Pilot).
PILOTAGE: is compulsory for vessels entering or leaving the ports and through the Dardanelles strait. Call Botas and Mehmetcik Pilot on VHF channels 71, 16 two hours before arrival the entrance of the strait for through the port. The South of Dardanelles Strait pilot embarkation place is carried out on a line of 3 NM distance drawn from the position 40 deg. 02'.00 N; Long. 26 deg. 11'.92 E to the direction 262 deg., subject to weather conditions. After the ship has berthed the Pilot /Loading master stays on the ship and requires a separate cabin.
TOWAGE: 2 tugboats to assist through strait and berthing/unberthing. Depending on weather and having regard for safety conditions, additional tugs may be assigned by Botas or port master's office or requested by vessel.
MAIN FUNCTION: The two main functions of the terminal are: 1- LNG ship unloading and storage.
2 - LNG Vaporisation and natural gas send out the terminal is designed for an average natural gas send out
rate of 6 billion Nm3/year.The terminal exported natural gas 4.5 billion Nm3 in 2001.
BERTHING: The marine jetty is a 380m long piled structure with 73 steel piles The jetty is designed to berth LNG tankers of 40.000to 130.000 m3 category. There are four breasting and six mooring dolphins. The unloading arm system consist of four arms, there 16" LNG unloading and one 12" vapor return arm.
WORKING HOURS: Operates 24 hours a day year round.
FRESH WATER: Available at the pier.
BUNKER: Service is available by barge at anchorage. Only lubrication oil supply at the pier.
AIRPORT: At Istanbul distance apprx. 100 km from the port.
BALLAST: Vessels shall not discharge into the water of the port any part of the content of their cargo, slop or ballast tanks or bilges which is liable to pollute these waters. Ballast water must be declared and signed by the Master and delivered to the terminal to this effect. Ship must not be swept or washed overboard.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Available.
WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: Available by barge.