Entering the port of Manzanillo, Mexico

Manzanillo

The port of Manzanillo, the largest in Mexico, is situated on the South side of Bahia de Manzanillo and extends into Laguna de San Pedrito, an extensive area of water which lies behind the head of the bay. The port, a busy major export centre for Mexico on the Pacific Coast, is the port of entry for the State of Colima and it is equipped to handle most types of cargo, including oil cargoes and containers.

The port, which comprises an outer and an inner harbour, is protected on its West side by a breakwater, about 270m in length, extends WSW from the East side of the entrance and forms the North entrance to the access channel to the inner harbour.

The inner harbour provides a majos container terminal and berths for general and bulk cargo vessels on its South and East sides, and a naval area on its West side. A fishing harbour and vehicle terminal stand at the head of its inner harbour. Two turning basins are provided within the inner harbour, one close inside the entrance, and a second farther NNE off the container terminal.

Our vessel, HS Bach, visited the port of Manzanillo only once, at the beginning of November 2015, coming port side alongside, with the help of two tugboats.

Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Manzanillo

Watch a time lapse vide of entering maneuver here.

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