LARNACA MARINA (info: nov.2005)

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APPROACH Cyprus Radio
"FREE PRATIQUE" BOAT LIFTING  
CHARTS   LIGHTS  
MARINA SERVICES   MEDICAL & RECOMPRESSION  
TAXATION   PRICES
BOAT LIFTING   Reservation
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2.  LARNACA  MARINA 

(position =34 55 05N 33 38 29E ) 

Address: The Manager. Larnaca Marina, 6023 Larnaca,CYPRUS.

Tel: +357-24-653110 or 653113, Fax: +357-24-624110,

E-mail:    larnaca.marina@cytanet.com.cy  

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APPROACH :

Extreme caution must be exercised at Cape KITI.  (B.A.CH.851) (cape Kiti Light= Group Flashing (3) 15 seconds-see lights)  and DADES point (B.A. CH. 851) from  very shallow reefs as well as four plus one steel buoys (should have a white flashing light if in operation) indicating the inlet pipe of the Larnaca Airport desalination plant (please see useful waypoints on this page).  A safe distance must be kept of at least 1 N.M. from the coast, or  should sail at depths no less than 27 metres (90 feet=15 FATHOMS).  Yachts passing Cape KITI or Cape GRECO must call "LARNACA MARINA" on CH. 16 and then immediately work on Ch.08 for yacht arrival information at any time.  OR CONTACT the Marina VIA  HF MARINE SSB Radio through Cyprus Radio”, which is listening on frequencies:

2.182, 4.079, 8.213.6, 12.351, 16.442, 16.466, 16.512, and transmitting on:

2.700, 8.737.5, 13.122.5, 14.564, 17.239, 17.386,.  All in MHz.  

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"FREE PRATIQUE"

  3. After berthing all persons remain on board as the Marina co-ordinate the "FREE PRATIQUE" procedure.  «Clearance» must be expected from the following departments:

(i) Marina Authority, (ii) Customs ), (iii) Immigration and (iv) Marine Police.  In some cases (v) the Health Inspector is also included in the team.  If you do have any pets on board, you should certainly inform the Marina PRIOR to your arrival. In such case, upon arrival in addition to the above officials you should also expect the (vi) Veterinarian to clear-in your pets.

Clearance takes approx. 15-30 min.  Immediately after, the skipper is responsible to make an official entry with the Marina Authority by completing the particular document supplied by the Marina Bosun.

4.  SECURITY

The Marina is a controlled area with a 2 km security fence and 24 hrs gate control.  No one is allowed thoroughfare without a Marina entry permit.

5.  PERMITS

Upon arrival at first opportunity all yacht persons must present two passport size photos for every adult on board.  Those are submitted to the Marina Office which issues a «Marina Entry permit», free of charge.  

6.  INSURANCE REGS

There are no Insurance regulations yet.  Owners are however strongly advised to insure their vessel. A fully comprehensive coverage is  recommended.  

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7.  CHARTS

Use charts:  Hellenic Hydrographic Service or British Admiralty charts: 183, 2074, 775, 846, 850 and 851 together with the British Admiralty Mediterranean Pilot volume 5.  

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8.  LIGHTS  

The Larnaca Marina Navigation light has the following characteristics:  Sector light.  Red: 105 Deg. to 190 Deg. GP.FL (5) 15 sec 16 NM.  (From 2003 Only the two fixed entrance lights are operating. The above Light has been abolished.

Entrance Lights: red and green fixed.  The entrance is facing North.   Due to very strong nearby street lighting the Marina lights  are significantly obscured. The Red Entrance light may only be visible 1 NM..  

9.  BUOYS:  There are no buoys at the entrance of the Marina.

10.  ELECTRONIC AIDS   (updated 16-8-2006)

Vessels approaching Larnaca Marina from abroad, may use the following Radio Beacons:  

The Marina has a radio direction finding ability for up to 20-50 NM. on most of the Marine VHF Channels including the EPIRB- aircraft emergency  fqcy 151.8 MHz.  

11.  AMATEUR RADIO (HAM RADIO)  (closed down following decision to privatize Larnaca Marina by CTO management)

NOT IN  OPERATION TODAY (2001)

The Marina has an Amateur Maritime Mobile Radio facility.

The Call sign is 5B4 MM.

Operating:  ONLY Upon request the Marina may follow up pre-arranged schedule with amateur maritime mobile stations.

Common operation:

FQCY (MHz)                TIME (GMT)

7.040                           08:30 - 09:00

14.313                         09:00 - 10:00

21.380                         10:00 - 10:15

  (THE ABOVE IS NOT IN OPERATION TODAY (16-8-2006).

VHF radio usage must strictly comply with the Marina and International regulations .  

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13.  BOAT LIFTING  

In both Marinas (Larnaca and St Raphael), there are travel lift haul-out facilities.  In Limassol (near old port) there are also a number of slipways that can lift vessels above 40 tons.  The lifting capacity in Larnaca is 40 t. and in Limassol 60 t.

LARNACA MARINA: Price per lift = 2.5 (2005) Cyprus pounds per sq.metre (LOA by Max.Beam)

VERY  IMPORTANT!!!   LARNACA MARINA.

Please try to have a written contract with the lifting and launching facility in Larnaca Marina as both crane companies operating there are operating independantly from the marina administration. In view of a privatisation transition period (1994-2005!) the Marina of Larnaca operates under a certain situation, which requires an extremely careful handling of any technician, as the Marina management has no power nor any authority whatsoever  over the technicians nor the crane operators.

For any advice as regards  marina issues we  advice to contact our nautical tourism advisor at   :   g.kariolou@cytanet.com.cy  

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14.  MARINA SERVICES

The following services are available in Larnaca Marina: water, electricity, 220V 13A and  32 A, 50HZ (3 PHASE BY REQUEST).

  A.     Toilet/shower amenities 

B.     Steel wood and GRP maintenance 

C.      Chandlery  George Petrides. (He is an extremely helpful and very kind person to be trusted 110%!!) (2005)

D.      Fuelling  (Christakis and Paris working for PETROLINA will always be very helpful and will refil your gas-bottle too).

E.       Mail delivery  (In the Marina Office with Myroylla and Lucy) (2005)

F.      Food store and Mini Market  (Stavros  Asimis)

G.     Banking three min. walk from the Marina   

H.     English and French speaking schools for the young crew members (American Academy and St Josefs). 

I.        The centre of the town and the shopping centre is only five minutes walk from the Marina. 

J.       Larnaca Marina mail reforwarding service etc.  

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15.  TRANSPORTATION

The Larnaca International airport is only 10 minutes by car from the Marina(apprx.4km).  There is frequent airport connection by bus and taxi service which are based only 2-3 minutes on foot from the Marina entrance. (Paphos International Airport is apprx. 2.5 hours from Larnaca Marina by taxi)

16.  FIRE ARMS

all fire arms on board are submitted to the Customs upon arrival.

17.       PASSPORT CONTROL : Passports are kept by the Immigration Authorities, which issue Landing Permits for None European Vessels.  

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18.  FLARES

All expired flares must be submitted immediately for disposal to the Marina Personnel.  The actual use of flares in an emergency is governed by the S.O.L.A.S. agreement 1960 (red = danger).

19.  MEDICAL & RECOMPRESSION

Hyperbaric treatment facilities are very close in the nearby town General hospital.  10 min. by car. ( Double lock recompression chamber installed in late 1997).

20.  DENTAL

At least 3 dentists are within 5 min walking distance  from the Marina gate.  

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21.  PETS

It is highly advisable for anyone planning to sail in 

foreign countries to avoid having pets on board.  Yachts planning to visit Cyprus must well in advance inform the Marina or Port Authorities for the existence of a pet on board.  Most of the animals must remain on board (under home guaranteen), for 6 months before are allowed to exit the yacht.

22.              YACHT HOLDING  TANKS.

At the moment (1999) Larnaca Marina does not yet have a yacht sewage pump-out station. However it is one of our priorities to install all the necessary equipment to service yacht holding tanks. The Marina is already connected with the Larnaca Town tertiary biological treatment system. Yacht owners  are very strongly adviced not to use their yacht toilets when living on board but to use only the Marina toilet facilities. As soon as the Marina operates its own yacht sewage pump-out system, yachts without a holding tank will gradually be abolished or shall not be allowed to use the Marina of Larnaca.  

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23.  TAXATION

Every NONE EUROPEAN  yacht arrival is registered by the Customs Authority as a «TEMPORARY IMPORTATION OF GOODS,» (C104 form) and granted a period of 12 months free of any taxation.  This period may be extended up to a maximum of five years provided an application is prepared for the approval of the Director of Customs every 6 months. This is a comparatively simple procedure, which may be undertaken by the Marina authority provided the yacht owner is abroad or inconvenienced.

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24.  SCHOOLS

The American Academy (English spoken)  of Larnaca is only 15 min. on foot from the Marina.  The Academy provides a very high standard of education to the ages of 4 up to 18 preparing students for American (TOEFL etc) and British Universities (G.C.Es).  

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25. ANY  FURTHER  INFORMATION - MARINA ADDRESS

LARNACA MARINA,

6023 LARNACA,

CYPRUS

 

TEL:     00-357-24-653110

            00-357-24-653113

FAX:  00-357-24-624110

TLX:  (605) - 4500 CYTMAR

e-mail: (1)         cto2@cto.org.cy

(2)        larnaca.marina@cytanet.com.cy

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26.  MOST IMPORTANT!  

IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE TO RESERVE SPACE  for LARNACA MARINA and ST. RAPHAEL  MARINA  AT LEAST ONE YEAR PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL OTHERWISE IT IS HIGHLY PROPABLE THAT NO SPACE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

  Provisional reservation does not usually  require any payment.

Firm reservations, which are confirmed by the Marina, require a minimum advance payment of 90 days, which is not refundable.  

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27.  PRICES   LARNACA MARINA (info:Nov.2005)  

Berthing:- (Please  Check with todays rates)

Daily rate= 0.3 Cy.Pnd per metre per day.

Yearly rate= 70 Cy.Pnds per metre per yr. (1/4/1998  1 USD=0.53 Cy.Pnd.,

 

(info valid. nov.2005)

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE 

undergoing any formalities in LARNACA MARINA

  Dear Guest, 

Welcome to Larnaca Marina!

 

We are very pleased to know that you intend to be with us,  in the  Marina fraternity and would like to pass over to you the following information in an effort to secure a most enjoyable and comfortable stay .  

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1.      Using the callsign "Larnaca Marina", you can call the Marina Office from 07:00 to 18:00 on the VHF CH. 16 and work on CH. 08.  Round the clock, (24hrs, outside office hrs) you may call  "Marina three" (gate control)_ for any assistance on the same channels. 

 At night time, or at any time anything suspicious should be reported to "MARINA THREE" BUT SHOULD NOT BE CONFRONTED with.(or at least avoid it)

 

2.  (Hoist yellow flag at 12 NM from shore) Please remain on board until clearance is granted.  Clearance is completed after the following  AUTHORITIES will check you IN:

(i) MARINA ATTENTANT, (ii) MARINE POLICE, (iii) CUSTOMS OFFICER, (iv) IMMIGRATION OFFICER , (v) HEALTH INSPECTOR.

If in doubt, before you lower your yellow «Q» flag, please ask the Marina Attendant on VHF.

Clearance usually takes 15 min. to half an hour provided you have contacted the Marina prior to your arrival.  

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3.  If you did not reserve a place, it is highly unlikely (be 99% sure) that you can stay over 7 days, due to an acute supersaturation problem in both Larnaca Marina (Public) and St.Raphael Marina (private). (2005)

 

4.  You have to submit a crew list (including: name, surname, passport number, nationality, date of birth) to each clearing authority. (you need 5 copies).

  5.  Always complete the various forms in capital letters clearly.

  6.  Immigration must take your passport (none European vessels) and replace it with an official landing permit.  WHILST STAYING INSIDE THE MARINA, YOUR PASSPORT MUST AT ALL TIMES BE KEPT BY THE IMMIGRATION.  ALWAYS CARRY WITH YOU,  YOUR LANDING PERMIT AND MARINA PASS. (This is a legal procedure, presently under  serious consideration and it is highly probable to change in a way that passports will be immediately handed over to the owners as soon as  the official clearance is completed.).

7.  (None European vessels) Customs must issue a C 104 form (“temporary importation of goods”) upon your arrival, valid for 12 months.  Keep it in a safe place.  You need it for your departure or for an extension.

If you arrive or depart outside office hours (07:30-14:30), on Sundays, or holidays, Customs is the only department which will require , an «overtime fee», to be paid by you. The total amount  varies according to the salary scale of the clearing officer.  However this amount should not exceed: CY pounds 20 (apprx.40 USD).

In order to avoid this unnecessary financial burden you are advised -if possible-  to depart and arrive during weekdays and office hours (07:30 - 14:30)

 8.      As soon as you land, you must ,  obtain  a Marina pass.

(i) Submit two passport size photos to the Marina Office, (ii)write in block letters, behind one of the two photos, your name, surname, passp. no., nationality, yacht's name and your profession in CAPITAL.

9.        You must leave your pass at the Marina Office before your final departure.

ALWAYS  CARRY THE MARINA PASS WITH YOU.  If you do not have a Marina Pass, you will have  difficulties in  coming in and out of the Marina.  

10.  Any visiting guests friends or relatives arriving, must have your own approval, otherwise will not be allowed entry in the marina.  In such a case, you must inform in writing the Marina gate, or receive them at the gate yourselves.  Even so, they shall not be allowed in, if they do not have any  identification documents.  

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11.  The Marina used to have a very strict contract with the , Boat lifting  yard.(Michael Hillyar- NEPTUNE BOATYARD) and it was world-wide famous for its accuracy and accident free quality operations.  HOWEVER  In the year  2000  this  facility has been  left  completely free  to  the private sector with no control from the marina administration.  Please always make sure  that  you negotiate  the price  for lifting and launching as well. Please make sure the  lifter  has  a very reliable and very comprehensive insurance coverage otherwise DO NOT  use  the particular company!

  12.  For any  movements, activities, or works in Larnaca  Marina, please inform the Marina Dockmasters ( John and Pambos).

  13.  Please use the Marina Office for any assistance or information you wish to have.

  14.  Please notify the Marina Office at least 24 hrs prior to your departure.

  Please keep your valuables and the yacht itself ,  locked when not on board.  !

  15.     Before sailing out of the Marina, no matter how short a period this may be, or whenever you shall leave the yacht alone, or with someone else, please inform the Marina. 

   16.     Always, before sailing out , have a vhf  radio test. (at least 16,08,24,26,28).  (PLEASE NOTE THAT CHANNEL  70  IS  RESERVED  FOR DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING) . Get the weather chart and the weather forcast from the Marina office.

  17.  With the slightest complain, or inconvenience, please  contact  our advisor on Maritime tourism for  assistance. (g.kariolou@cytanet.com.cy)

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18.  EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Any vessel entering the territorial waters of the Republic of Cyprus:,  north of THE 35th North parallel, which is temporarily under the Military occupation of the Turkish invading army, is  considered as an illegal entrant, as free pratique can not be effected.  Illegal entrants are liable to a fine up to 10,000 CY pounds., 6 months imprisonment and shall never again be allowed in to the Republic of Cyprus.  Similar measures may be taken against these yachts in most of the  Hellenic (Greek) ports.  

HOWEVER   IF  YOU ARE  COMMING  FROM  TURKEY  MAINLAND   AND  YOU   HAVE  NEVER IN THE PAST ENTERED THE ILLEGALY OCCUPIED PART OF  CYPRUS  THERE   IS    NO  PROBLEM IN ENTERING CYPRUS FOLLOWING NORMAL  FREE   PRATIQUE PROCEDURES.

In 1974 the Turkish army invaded the north part of the Island.  2,000 civilians were killed and approx. 2,000 are still missing.  200.000 Greek Cypriots are now refugees from the North and now living in the South and over 80.000 Turkish Cypriots have been terrorised by the Turkish Army and now living in the UK and other countries .  The only practical "defence" Cyprus of the half million can put up against the invasion of  Turkey  of over  60 millions are: (a) over 36 UN resolutions calling upon Turkey to withdraw, (b) the solidarity of the freedom loving nations and  (c) legal measures like the above.

19.       If you are fair and straight with the  Marina personnel  you should expect them to be  twice as fair and straight with you!.

20.  Try to see the Marina Manager or Assistant Manager, as soon as you take a rest and you settle down a bit.  He will definitely be happy to see you and have a little talk about your possible problems, plans or questions.  

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21.  How about some Ellenic (ELLINIKA) (Greek)  words !!!

 

HELLO, HI, cheers, GOOD BYE = YIASSAS

No= OHI,   Yes= NE.  (H= Sounds like Hen, House, Home)

PLEASE = PARAKALO           

THANKS = EFHARISTO

GOOD MORNING = KALI-MERA     

GOOD AFTERNOON = KALI-SPERA

GOOD NIGHT = KALI-NIKTA       

WATER = NERO  

ELECTRICITY = ILEKTRISMOS  

SEA = THALASSA              

YACHT = SKAFOS  

SAILS= PANIA

ROPE = SKINI

ANCHOR = ANGYRA

THROUGH OR DROP = RIKSE

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