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Status of Navigation and Communications Facilities

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The navigation system includes navigation markings and navigation control systems. Functions of this system relate directly to the safety of inbound and outbound vessels. Harbor area photograph
Generally, navigation markings may be divided into three categories: land navigation markings, breakwater port pilot lighthouses, and course mooring / obstacle indicating buoys. The installation location and markings of the first and second categories must be made public and printed on the sea chart for the reference of all vessels. The third category includes markings installed to mark areas of danger, obstacles, and protected zones (i.e., fixed and long-term installations) as well as markings installed to help vessels arrive safely in port (e.g., markers, floating lights specific for navigation or warnings in port, buoys, lighting signals, lights, mooring markings and other navigation aids. The latter installations are managed by the Directorate General of Customs (DGC), ROC and the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd. , and numbers may increase or decrease in number as necessary. The locations and descriptions of these are made available to vessels and of which important ones must be printed on sea charts for vessel reference. 
 
Navigation Facilities
The water space under Port of Kaohsiung supervision is broad. For inbound and outbound vessels, major navigation facilities consist of lighthouses and light poles (i.e., one lighthouse, 4 light poles, 4 floating lights, and 15 guide lamps). Refer to Figure 4-1-6 for locations and the following table for deployment.
 
   A list of navigation lighthouses, lamp poles, floating lamps, wireless marker poles and radar poles near Port of Kaohsiung (Installed by the DGC)
 

No.

Description

Location

Longitude
and latitude

Lamp features

Height
(m)

Distance
(nautical mile)

Remarks

1

Kaohsiung Lighthouse

Mountain top of Qi Hou Mt. of Entrance1

22-37`01.0"N120-15`25.0"E

Consecutive white flash (4 times), 30s: ON 0.4s/OFF 4.6s (3 times) ON0.4s/OFF 14.6s

58.2

25.2

Managed by DGC

2

Northern breakwater light pole

Northern breakwater end of Entrance 1

22-37`21.1"N 120-14`55.6"E

White flash one time every 4.0s: ON 4.0s, OFF 3.6s

14.5

9.0

Managed by DGC

3

Southern breakwater light pole

Southern breakwater end of Entrance 1

22-37`09.8"N 120-14`53.5"E

Red flash one time every 3.0s: ON 1.0s, OFF 2.0s

14.5

9.6

Managed by DGC

4

Floating lamp in Entrance 1

In front No. 1 mooring buoy

22-36`56.0"N 120-15`59.0"E

Red flash one time every 5.0s: ON 0.5s, OFF 4.5s

2.5

3.3

Managed by DGC

5

Navigation marking lamp

1st pole beside No. 1 signal station

22-37`07.0"N120-15`27.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: white up/green down

13.5

5.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

6

Navigation marking lamp

2nd pole beside No. 1 signal station

22-37`07.0"N 120-15`30.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: white up/white down

7.0

5.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

7

Navigation marking lamp

1st pole beside Qi Hou Mt.

22-37`04.0"N 120-15`34.0"E

Fixed lighting x 1: red 9.3 5.0

9.3

5.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

8

Navigation marking lamp

2nd. pole beside Qi Hou Mt.

22-37`02.0"N 120-15`28.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: red up/green down

9.3

5.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

9

Navigation marking lamp

3rd . pole beside Qi Hou Mt.

22-37`02.0"N 120-15`25.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: red up/red down

9.3

5.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

10

Wireless Pole for Kaohsiung Lighthouse

Within Kaohsiung Lighthouse

22-37`01.0"N 120-15`25.0"E

Frequency 320KHz, signal feature AAAA, 12 times/57s on end; in a sunny day deliver signal 6 times/h; in a cloudy day, send signal once every 3m

58.2

Range 100

Managed by DGC

11

Radar pole for Kaohsiung Lighthouse (radar control mark)

Northern breakwater end of Entrance 1

22-37`21.1"N120-14`55.6"E

Frequency 9300-MHz, scan time 75s, range 10 nautical miles, return signal AA, once every 75s

58.2

Range 10

Managed by DGC

12

Metal radar reflector

Under the lamp set at the pole top of the northern breakwater end

22-37`09.8"N 120-14`53.5"E

Radar reflector 14.2

14.2

Multiple directions

Managed by DGC

 

Port Service Equipment of the Port of Kaohsiung
 
   A list of current waterway marking equipment at Entrance 2 of the Port of Kaohsiung
 

No.

Description

Location

Longitude
and latitude

Lamp features

Height
(m)

Distance
(nautical mile)

Remarks

1

Northern breakwater light pole

Northern breakwater end of Entrance 2

22-33`10.0"N120-17`34.0"E

Morse code D, 10s: ON 10s OFF 1.0s ON 1.0s OFF 1.0s ON 1.0 OFF 3.5s

18.3

13.1

Managed by DGC

2

Southern breakwater light pole

Southern breakwater end of Entrance 2

22-32`56.0"N120-17`.31.0"E

Red flash once every 4.0s: ON 0.5s, OFF 3.5s

18.3

12.5

Managed by DGC

3

Navigation marking lamp

1st pole beside southern signal station

22-33`11.5"N 120-18`33.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: red up/red down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

4

Navigation marking lamp

2nd pole beside southern signal station

22-33`11.0"N 120-18`35.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: red up/red down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

5

Navigation marking lamp

3rd pole beside southern signal station

22-33`11.0"N120-18`37.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: red up/red down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

6

Navigation marking lamp

1st pole beside VTC

22-33`18.0"N120-18`27.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: green up/green down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

7

Navigation marking lamp

2nd pole beside VTC

22-33`19.0"N120-18`29.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: green up/green down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

8

Navigation marking lamp

3rd pole beside VTC

22-33`20.0"N120-18`31.0"E

Fixed lighting x 2: green up/green down

14.0

6.5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

9

No. 6 floating lamp of course

Outside embankment of Hong Mao Harbor, Da Lin Pu

22-33`10.5"N120-18`50.5"E

Red flash once every 3.0s: ON 0.5s, OFF 2.5s

3.0

4.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

10

No. 2 floating lamp of course

In front of Disassembly Dock, Da Lin Pu

22-33`05.0"N 120-19`08.0"E

Red flash once every 3.0s: ON 0.5s, OFF 2.5s

3.0

4.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

11

No. 4 floating lamp of course

In front of Disassembly Dock, Da Lin Pu

22-32`52.0"N 120-19`23.0"E

Red flash once every 3.0s: ON 0.5s, OFF 2.5s

3.0

4.0

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

12

Course marking lamp of Entrance 2 (front pole)

No. 5 Containers Center

22-33`24.0"N 120-19`17.5"E

Within installed a fixed light of up red and green down, one unit each

40

5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

13

Course marking lamp of Entrance 2 (rear pole)

No. 5 Containers Center

22-33`27.3"N120-19`35"E

Within installed a fixed light of up red and green down, one unit each

50

5

Managed by PORT OF KAOHSIUNG

14

Metal radar reflector (Entrance 2)

Under the lamp set at the pole top at the southern breakwater end

22-32`56.0"N 120-17`31.0"E

Radar reflector

Multiple directions

7.5

Managed by DGC

 

A list of navigation lighthouse, lamp poles, floating lamps, wireless marking poles and radar poles near Port of Kaohsiung(Installed by the customs)
 
    Port Service Equipment of the Port of Kaohsiung
 

No.

Description

Location
northern latitude —eastern longitude 。,” 。,”

Lamp features

 Lighting unit: 
candlelight (no. of candles)

From high tide surface of light height to lighting center (meter)

Nominal light travel, (nautical mile)

 Structure and height (meter)

Remarks
(fog signal, light arc, etc.)

T005F4618

Kaohsiung Lighthouse

Qi Hou Mt. top of Port of Kaohsiung (POK)22 37 01---120 15 25

Consecutive white flash (4), 30sOn 0.4s,OFF 4.6s, ON 0.4s,OFF 4.6sON 0.4s,OFF 4.6sON 0.4s,OFF14.6s

850,000

58.2 (191)

25.2

White octangular brick tower 15.2 (50)

Convex 320°-158°Install wireless pole (see T301) & install radar pole (see T503)

T006F4621

Southern breakwater light pole of Kaohsiung Port (no watcher)

S. breakwater end of POK22 37 10---120 14 54

Red flash, 3s ON 1.0s,OFF 2.0s

710

14.5 (47.5)

8.8

Red concrete column 13.9 (45.5)

Install multi-directional metal radar reflector x 1 outside tower balcony

T007
F4620

Northern breakwater light pole Kaohsiung Port (no watcher)

N. breakwater end of POK 22 37 21---120 14 56

White flash, 4sON 0.4s,OFF 3.6s

860

14.5 (47.5)

9

White concrete column 13.9 (45.5)

/

T008

Floating lamp in Kaohsiung Port (no watcher)

In POK22 36 56---120 15 59

Red flash, 6sON 0.5sOFF 4.5s

20

/

3.3

Red buoy

In entering port, place floating lamp 
starboard on your vessel

T009

S. breakwater light pole in Kaohsiung 2nd Entrance (no watcher)

S. breakwater end in Kaohsiung 2nd Entrance22 32 56---120 17 31

Red flash, 6sON 1.0s, OFF 5.0s

450

18.3

7.9

Red square concrete tower 13.5 (44)

/

T010
F4624

N. breakwater light pole in Kaohsiung 2nd Entrance (no watcher)

N. breakwater end in Kaohsiung 2nd Entrance 22 33 10---120 17 34

Red flash, 6sON 1.0s, OFF 5.0s

6400

18.3 (60)

13.1

White square concrete tower 13.1 (43)

/

 

A list of navigation lighthouse, lamp poles, floating lamps, wireless marking poles and radar poles near Port of Kaohsiung (Installed by the customs)
 
     Port wireless telephone
 
Call sign:
  International port-use only wireless telephones (VHF) are installed at the Vessel Traffic Center (VTC). The call sign is "Kaohsiung Port Control ". Communications items:
    Contact for vessels entering and departing
    Contact for vessel-related information / communications
    Emergency calls
 
Communication range:
  Limited to the water space within a 30 nautical mile radius centered on the Kaohsiung VTC, using CH11. Priority of communications is:
    Emergency / rescue
    Outgoing vessels
    Out-of-port vessels waiting to enter
    Vessels moored out-of-port
     
 
Languages used : *Chinese *English
 
Note :
  Common words only are to be used in communications. Unless permitted by officials in charge, code words shall not be used.
     
     Port Service Equipment at the Port of Kaohsiung
When approaching Port of Kaohsiung waters, all vessels shall contact Kaohsiung Port Control as early as possible using ultra-short wave radio. Check-in shall not be accepted until response is received. How to check in:
 

 

 

 

Nationality

Vessel name

Call sign

ETA

 
 
 
 
  The vessel shall report its mooring time and location 3 minutes after its mooring. Mooring time will be used as the basis for ship allocation.
     
 
Port visual communication
  If the vessel is not equipped with any ultra-short wave radio or its radio fails and cannot report to Kaohsiung Port Control in advance, it shall contact VTC using visual signals immediately upon arrival outside of the port within visual range of the station. Check-in will not be accepted until it is answered. How to check in:
    Nationality
    Vessel name
    Call sign
    Actual time of arrival outside of port or mooring time
  In the event a vessel’s power has failed and cannot check in using light signals, it shall use other alternative means. Check-in items remain the same as above. Alternatively, it may check in by raising its call sign flag marked with its name while in view of the control lookout.
Last updated:2016-12-05
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