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.