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Curacao: St. Michielsbay

  • St. Michielsbay, on the south coast of Curacao, five miles west of Willemstad, is an open bay, naturally protected from prevailing winds and sea.
  • Pilot to be picked up at Bullenbay.
  • In the bay, 650 feet off the coast in 130 feet water, is laid a Single Point Mooring Buoy with a certificate of Lloyd's Approval, which provides a good anchorage to vessels up to DWT 350.000 which, because of a defect, cannot enter another port of Curacao.In addition, this buoy offers an excellent mooring for underwater cleaning.
  • Repairs or handling cargo can be carried out by way of barges. A landing jetty for barges is available. Vessels are moored with their stern to the buoy, and their bow anchors are heaved out to hold the foreship from the coast.
  • Pilotage is compulsory.


For all ports compulsory for vessels over 50 grt. Service is rendered 24 hours a day on ordinary weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, with the exception of Fuikbay.