Port Information From the 2001/2002 Edition of  "Guide to Port Entry": STENUNGSUND: 58.04 N. 11.49 E. LOCATION: Stenungsund is located on the East side of Askero Fjorden about 23 miles North of Gothenburg. There are 4 terminals. 1. Power Board Terminal. 2. Borealis Havden Terminal. 3. Hydro Plast Terminal. 4. Talludden Terminal. The terminals are located about 20 miles from the Hatteberget Light Tower (Lat. 57° 52' N., Long. 11 ° 28' E.) and are reached via Marstrands Fjorden and Hake Fjorden. DOCUMENTS: 3 Crew Lists. 2 Passenger Lists. 1 Tobacco and/or Stores List. 1 Manifest. 1 List of Animals on Board (if any). Access to the usual ship's papers (measurement, register, certificate, etc.). If away from Sweden more than 15 days: Bill of Health. APPROACHES: When approaching from the West, ships must keep North of the area dangerous due to mines extending to Lat. 57°? 47' N., Long. 11 ° 03' E. Currents in this area are unpredictable and are much influenced by the wind. Ships have reported experiencing a change in direction of current on approaching the Hatteberget Light Tower, for example, South-going outside Hatteberget, North-going inside Hatteberget. Currents of 1 to 3 knots have been experienced. Seabuoy-Berth: For larger ships bound for Stenungsund the recommended track is Algo Fjorden shown on charts as passing between N. Meholm and S. Meholm is not always followed by Pilots, some preferring to pass South of the Hunden Shoal and S. Meholm. Great caution is needed in taking this Southerly route as there are unmarked dangers. During darkness or in poor visibility the Pilot's intentions should be fully discussed before entering Algo Fjorden. The channel between Bratton, Kallon and Almon Islands at the North end of Hake Fjord and under the Tjornbron (bridge) between Kallon and Almon is in the form of an "S" bend and vision is obstructed. Traffic may be suddenly met with little warning, particularly as some ships do not carry Pilots, and there is no speed limit. Engines should be on standby, anchors ready and manned in this area. PILOTAGE: Compulsory for tankers over 1,600 g.r.t. and tankers loaded with dangerous cargo. The pilot boat is steel hulled, painted orange, and it will meet ships based on ETA and VHF contact. The Pilot boards at Hatteberget Light Tower. Pilots will not handle large vessels during darkness. Those ships must anchor and await daylight. ETA advice to Pilot to be sent to "Lotsarna Marstrand" via Goteborg Radio at least 5 hours before arrival giving ship's name, flag, draft, ETA Pilot Station and destination. ANCHORAGES: While awaiting berth vessels anchor outside harbour N.W. of Powerboard Jetty. Safe anchorages everywhere, but fairway South of Galteron Lighthouse has to be avoided. RESTRICTIONS: Max. draft in channel 12.8 m. Night navigation is decided by individual case. Bridge height at Tjornbron is 43 m. MAX. SIZE: Powerboard Jetty: Max. draft North side 12.50 m., South side 10.50 m. Max. LOA 250 m. Borealis Terminal: Max. LOA 240 m. Max. draft 13.0 m. Distance bow to manifold 99.0 m. Max. size 65,000 d.w.t. Hydro Plast Terminal: Max. LOA 100 m. Depth 9.5 m. HEALTH: No special Pratique necessary. If any disease or fever suspected on board, doctor must be called on arrival. Pratique automatically granted when entering from another port in Sweden. RADIO: Gothenburg Radio. VHF: Pilot on Channel 16. Working on Channel 6. TUGS: At present no tugs are stationed in Stenungsund but have to be ordered from Gothenburg at least 2 hours' steaming away. Tugs are diesel driven, single screw, single rudder. Tugs are made fast after passing Vinterholmen at the North end of Hake Fjord and before passing through the narrows under the bridge. Tugs tow on the hook using ship's ropes. The larger tugs use two ship's ropes out of the same lead and care must be taken to equalise the load on the two lines before full load is taken. The Pilot carries his own VHF set (having Channels 16, 13 and 12) and uses this to communicate with the tugs. 50,000 d.w.t. tankers use 3 tugs, 1 large tug forward, 1 large and 1 smaller tug aft. BERTHING: Talludden Terminal: Max. LOA 100 m., max. draft 6.0 m. Macadam loaded by elevator at 400 t.p.h. Hydro Plast Terminal: See "Tankers". MEDICAL: Doctors and dentists available at short notice. Hospitals situated at Uddevalla and Kungalv, ambulances at Stenungsund. TANKERS: Powerboard Terminal: General: The Powerboard Jetty is a finger pier aligned East/West located on the East side of the Askero Fjord about 1 nautical mile North of the town of Stenungsund (Lat. 58° 05.3' N., Long. 11 ° 49.2' E.). It is shown on B.A. Chart 890. It is used for the import and export of fuel oil for the power station located 0.5 miles away and for the import of products, solvents and LPG for oil and petrochemical companies. Cautionary Advice: Currents in Askero Fjorden are unpredictable both in speed and direction but generally run across the direction of the finger pier. The fendering of the outer corners of the pier is of low energy absorption characteristics and heavy landings must be avoided. Anchors should be manned and ready for letting go. Berthing Procedures: On proceeding up Askero Fjorden past Havden the ship is swung to starboard with the assistance of tugs and lined up for the pier. Anchors are sometimes used to help steady the bow on the correct heading, and as assistance in bringing the ship up. Oceangoing ships berth on the North side of the pier and are, therefore, starboard side to berth. When in position, most ships' sterns protrude beyond the end of the pier by as much as one?third of their length, therefore, maximum attention must be paid to the stern moorings. Because moorings placed on the buoy on the starboard quarter or on the bollards on the South shore prevent ships from using the South side of the pier the terminal will not, as a rule, put moorings to these points. However, in periods of unsettled weather, particularly if winds are from the S.W., Masters of the larger ships should insist on stern moorings being sent to the buoy and South shore. It should be borne in mind that tugs are not readily available at Stenungsund. Moorings are taken ashore initially by boat and then by heaving line. The forward spring line is usually first line ashore. No shore moorings are provided. Gangway: Ship's gangway is used, there is ample room on the jetty to land the gangway abaft the manifold. Note that when ship is light the normal ship's gangway will become very steep (over 50°) and special safety precautions to prevent accidents to personnel will be necessary. Fendering: The concrete strong points of the pier are protected by tubular rubber 600 mm. diameter erected horizontally. The concrete outer corners are well protected with low friction fenders. Cargo Connections and Handling: HFO, Heating Oil, Naphtha and Mogas are handled. Ullages and temperatures are taken jointly with to shore representative upon arrival alongside. Starboard manifold should be prepared for 10 in. hoses, 2 or 3 flexible hoses with 10 in. ASA bolted flanges are usually connected. Starboard derrick and a 4 ton shore crane are used for hose connection. Concurrent loading and discharging are not allowed. Maximum back pressure is 10 kg./sq.cm. Naphtha receiving capacity is maximum 3,000 cu.m.p.h. Normal discharge rate is about 1,800 cu.m.p.h. Deballasting Facilities: The terminal has limited high flash ballast reception facilities, about 2,400 cu.m. Discharge rate is about 500 cu.m.p.h. Clean oil-free ballast may be discharged overboard but it is the ship's responsobility to ensure that the ballast water is oil-free and very heavy penalties are imposed for oil pollution. Passing Traffic, Weather, Tide, etc.: There are no unusual problems except for strong S.W. winds when it is important that breast moorings are run to the starboard quarter buoy and to the South shore. Special Regulations: No small craft are allowed alongside ship while at jetty. No bunkering during loading and discharging. Oil Pollution Safeguards: Floating oil booms - partly fixed and partly portable are available to surround the ship and jetty. Mechanical suction equipment is available. Firefighting Equipment: Remote-controlled foam-guns and water monitors are available at the berth. Fresh Water: Good quality fresh water is available ex-jetty by hose, rate 25 t.p.h. Additional Information: The berth on the South side of the Powerboard finger pier also handles HFO, heating oil, naphtha and mogas but is mainly used for loading/discharging LPG. Borealis Terminal, Havden: General: Borealis Terminal berth is located on the North side of the Havden peninsula on the East side of Askero Fjorden (Lat. 58° 05' N., Long. 11 ° 48.5' E.). It is a marginal type berth with a breasting face about 60 m. long. It is used for the discharge of naphtha and LPG. Cautionary Advice: See "Powerboard Terminal" above. Telegraph cables (shown on the chart) run out from the shore close Northwards of the berth and anchors should not be used. In addition, the dredged area tapers quite sharply towards the East end of the berth and use of an anchor could result in the ship "sitting" on the anchor or its cable. Berthing Procedures: On arriving off Havden the ship is swung to starboard with the assistance of tugs and steamed slowly to the berth. Ships always berth starboard side to berth. Moorings are taken ashore by motor boat, the forward spring is usually the first line ashore. The stern of the ship is not well sheltered from the prevailing S.W. winds and special attention must be paid to putting out good stern moorings. It must be remembered that tugs are not readily available in Stenungsund. No shore moorings are provided. Gangway: Ship's gangway used, ample room on the jetty to land the gangway aft of the cargo manifold. Note that, when ship is light, the normal ship's gangway will become very steep (over 50°) and special precautions to prevent accidents to personnel will be necessary. Fendering: Each of the 3 concrete strong points is fendered by truck tyres around a rubber core slung horizontally. Care should be taken not to land initially between the strong points. Cargo Connection and Handling: Only naphtha and LPG are handled at this berth. No bunkers can be provided. 2x 10 in. fully counterbalanced hard arms of Chicksan manufacture are provided. Each has 10 in. ASA bolted flanges. Ullages and temperatures are taken together with shore representative upon arrival alongside. Starboard manifold should be prepared to accept 2x 10 in. hard arms. If ship's manifold has large overhang outside the support, this should be jacked up before connection of arms. Stays, derricks, etc., in vicinity of starboard manifold should be removed. There are no facilities for receipt of dirty ballast at the terminal. Oil Pollution Safeguards: Floating oil booms, partly fixed, partly portable are available to surround ship and jetty. Mechanical suction equipment is available. Firefighting Equipment: The jetty is equipped with a fire water and a foam line and portable monitors. Fresh Water: Good quality fresh water is available ex-jetty by hose, rate 25 t.p.h. Hydro Plast Terminal: Length of berth 135 m. Max. draft at MLW 9.3 m. Berth for handling tankers and LPG carriers. Salt in bulk handled by 6.5 ton crane with grabs. Working hours 0700 hrs. - 1600 hrs. on weekdays. FRESH WATER: Available. FUEL: Only available by barge from other places (i.e. Gothenburg). Bunkering only during daylight. Can be ordered at short notice. FIRE PRECAUTIONS: Normal precautions. CONSULS: At Gothenburg. REPAIRS: Minor repairs can be made locally, large repairs by labour from Gothenburg shipyards. Gas-freeing alongside with Port Captain's approval only. Repairs alongside with Port Captain's approval only. SURVEYORS: Rhodsig Co. A.B. Tel: 46 (0) 31-530522. Fax: 46 (0) 31-545987. S.G.S. Tel: 46 (0) 31-559500. Fax: 46 (0) 552609. Saybolt. Tel: 46 (0) 31-540610. Fax: 46 (0) 31-547099. GANGWAY/DECK WATCHMEN: Watchmen from ashore necessary when telephone connected. CUSTOMS ALLOWANCES: 200 cigarettes. 1 bottle of spirits. REPATRIATION: All facilities exist. AIRPORT: Gothenburg 75 km. away. Regular airlines. TIME: GMT plus 1 hour. HOLIDAYS: Tankers load and discharge all year round. TELEPHONES: Connected on board if required. Watchmen attend calls. Fireman and alarm on jetty during whole operation. SHORE LEAVE: Permitted. Distance to Stenungsund 1 km., Uddevalla 40 km. or Gothenburg 50 km. by bus, train or taxi. Shore passes issued at the gate. IDENTIFICATION CARDS: The gate at the Powerboard Terminal is TV-guarded. Each crew member must carry a Passing Permission allowing passage through the gate. Required number of permissions will be handed over to the Master by the Agent on ship's arrival. Passing Permission at Borealis Terminal, Havden, is not required. GARBAGE DISPOSAL: Container available for garbage, free of charge. WASTE OIL DISPOSAL: Reception facilities for engine slops only up to a maximum of 15 cu.m. at a time. SEAMAN'S CLUBS: None. DEVELOPMENTS: Ammonia discharging equipment available at the Power Plant Jetty. SHIPMASTER'S REPORT: January 1989 (Updated 1997). Pilotage., On approaching the port, call 'Marstrand Pilot' on VHF Channel 11. The pilot usually boards between Hatteberget Light Tower and Astol Island to the N.W., from a fast launch painted orange. The water in the approaches is deep. The Flacon on Hatteberget Light is usually visible when passing the Skaw. It takes approximately 1.0 hours - 1.5 hours to reach the Borealis berths. Anchorage: There are no safe anchorages outside the fjord. If vessel is awaiting a berth it is usual to anchor to the West of the berths. An alternative anchorage is in the area 6 miles North of Algon Island, which is within the pilotage waters. Max. Size: Power Board Terminal: On the North side of the jetty the maximum draft is 12.6 m. and on the South side 10.6 m. Borealis Terminal: This berth is to be dredged to 14.0 m. Tugs: There are no tugs stationed at Stenungsund. If tugs are required they have to be ordered from Gothenburg, which is 2.5 hours away by sea. 5 hours notice is required. Tugs normally join vessel at the'S' bend at Tjornbron Bridge. Vessels of 32,000 cu.m. capacity require 2 tugs for berthing and one for unberthing. Berths: Power Board Terminal: Lat. 58° 05.3' N., Long. 11 ° 49.2' E. The finger pier is located on the East side of Askero Fjord and is aligned in an East/West direction. The pier is 1 mile North of Stenungsund. The jetty is used for the import of oil for the power station and for import of LPG and ethylene for oil companies. Approach to the berth is difficult in strong S./S.W. winds. Vessels berth head-in, starboard side alongside, on the North side of the jetty and port side alongside on the South side. The offshore anchor is often used when berthing. On the North Berth, vessels should be well secured at the stern when S./S.W. winds are blowing and well secured at the South Berth when N.W./N. winds are blowing. Borealis Terminal: The berth is located on the North side of Havden Peninsula, to the West of Stenungsund. Vessels are swung to starboard and then pushed slowly into the berth. The stern overhangs when alongside, so good moorings are required aft when S./S.W. winds are blowing. The leads for the after moorings are poor and the leads for the headlines are long. Cargo: Power Board Terminal: Ethylene is handled on both sides of the jetty, dependent on the receiver. Neste use the North side and Borealis use the South side. The North side berth is equipped with an 8 in. hydraulic arm (150 ASA) with clamps and automatic disconnect mechanism. The South side berth is also equipped with an 8 in. (150 ASA) hydraulic arm, but without clamps. Shore supply the necessary reducers. No VRL connected. Initially small amounts of cargo are pumped ashore from each tank in turn, so that samples can be taken on the jetty. Analysis takes about 2 hours. The cargo temperature is to be at least -100°C. and usually colder temperatures required. If the temperatures are correct, the shore facility can usually handle rates up to 500 cu.m.p.h. on the North side and 200 cu.m.p.h. on the South side. Hot gas required on completion. It usually takes about 20 minutes to clear line, so about 40 mb. is required in the tanks. The jetty has a steam/hot water line for de- icing. Local surveyor used. Borealis Terminal (Ex-Statoil): LPG handled at this berth. Discharge is by 10 in. (150 ASA) non-hydraulic arm. Shore supply the necessary reducer, no VRL. Samples are taken prior to arm being connected. Analysis takes 3 hours. Once lines are cool, the rate can be increased to maximum. Cargo goes into cavern storage so any rate can be accepted without difficulty. There was very little contact with the shore once discharge had commenced. A surveyor from the terminal and SGS are available for figures. Terminal surveyor will use density from sample for calculations. General: Power Board Terminal: There is an electric crane with 4 ton SWL on the North side. No trucks allowed on jetty. Trolleys available for the 300 m. haul from the roadway. Borealis Terminal: Stores can be manhandled from the barrier which is approximately 300 m. from the ship. A hand driven shore crane can be used for loading stores. There is a telephone in the cabin on the jetty. Fresh water is available. All medical facilities are available locally. Stores are expensive. AUTHORITY: Stenungsunds Hamntjanst AB, Talludden 1, SE-44431 Stenungsund, Sweden. Tel: +46 (303) 88515. FAX: +46 (303) 84508. Cables: Kraftverket. Email: kontoret@hamntjanst.se WWW: www.hamntjanst.se Contact: Gote Andersson, Managing Director. Ove Kristoffersson, Harbour Master. Hydro Plast AB, S-44483 Stenungsund. Tel: +46 (303) 71560. Telex: 21206. FAX: +46 (303) 84756. Contact: Stig Grunden, General Manager.