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  Deep Water Ports
  Curaçao is home to three commercial deep water ports that can accommodate extremely large vessels of any size or scale not able to enter the Port of Willemstad. Clearance, port administration and regulations in these ports are the same as in Port of Willemstad.

The ports are: St. Michiel Bay which offers a mooring buoy facility and is chiefly used for maintenance and underwater inspections and as a hurricane shelter or as a "parking lot". This bay is ideal for special type vessels, such as SSCV (semi-submersible crane vessel) Balder. The SSCV Balder has an overall length of 505 ft., width of 282 ft., and draft of 36-90 ft. Handling of cargo can be carried out by way of barges and pilotage is compulsory.

Caracas Bay has two concrete jetties, and can accommodate all types of vessels with maximum depths of 13.7m. and maximum LOA of 320 m. This bay is best used for maintenance, repair, and underwater operations. It's easily accessible from open sea and offers a safe environment for both ship and crew.

Bullen Bay, is managed by Refineria Isla Curaçao N.V., and is used for bunkering of large oil tankers. The terminal has three VLCC T-head jetties and three LR T-head jetties and can accommodate vessels of all size and fresh water, power and bunkering facilities for all grades are available. Pilotage is also compulsory and available 24 hours a day.