Approach Channel

  • Length of Outer Channel : 5.2.kms

  • Length of Inner Channel : 2.3 kms

  • Width of Channel : 250 m

  • Depth : 14.4 m to 13.1 m below chart datum

  • Turning Basins : 2 nos. of 480 m diameter

  • Tidal Range : Springs- 2.3 m/ Neaps-1.0m

Navigational Aids

The approach channel of Mormugao Port is marked by lighted buoys in addition to other navigational aids prescribed in the Indian Naval Hydrographic Chart nos. 2020, 2022 & 2078 and B.A. Chart Nos. 492, 1509.

One Radio Beacon ‘RACON’ works round-the-clock in all weathers at Aguada Light House displaying two dashes and one dot (–.) on the ships radar in X-band.


The large roadstead to the West and the North-West of the Harbour provides anchorage in stream for more than 20 ships during the eight months fair season (October to May) and 8 ships can be accommodated inside the break water throughout the year.