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Location

This tiny island is volcanic, and its lower slopes are of volcanic ash with little vegetation. Green Mountain, in the centre of the island, rises to 2,818 feet and is now covered with plants and shrubs introduced in the 1800's.

This island lies about 700 NW of St Helena, in the South Atlantic.

Photo is of the anchorage here, courtesy of SY Yindee Plus who visited in 2016.

Position 7° 56'S, 14° 22'W.

Clearance

See Ascension Island/Clearance for the details.

Port Control
VHF Channel 16

Docking

It is best to avoid arriving at night as there are moorings and mooring lines all over the place, in addition, a floating pipeline is a serious hazard.

View of the floating pipeline :©Ascension Island Tourism

Entering from 7° 55.28' S, 14° 25.66' W to the anchorage (7°55.2' S, 14°.24.7' W) keeps you well clear of the pipe.

Visiting Yachts must use their own anchor and not pick up one of the vacant mooring buoys. They should anchor to the NE of the Pierhead, in front of the local boat moorings. The depth is 10-12 metres on a sandy bottom, with good holding. Anchoring too close to the beach should be avoided as the bottom is fine sand over rock and there is alot of chain debris.

Landing is at the Pierhead steps only, and must not be attempted on the beaches.

A yacht's dinghy tied to the steps :Ascension Island Tourism

Swell is occasionally a problem making landing at the Pierhead a challenge. Landing may be impossible for several days if the rollers are from a northerly direction (rare). Under such circumstances, permission may be requested from Ascension Port Control to land crew at Comfortless Cove (7S 54.6 14W 24.1), a small sheltered sandy bay. This is however 2.5km walk from Georgetown and is impractical unless the need to go ashore is urgent.

There is a facilities building with toilet, showers and washing machine and also a (metered) water tap close to the pierhead.

Last updated April 2017.

Ascension Port Control
KittyGeorge - Deputy Harbour Master
Tel:+00 247 6119 ,VHF Channel 08 (during office hours)
For advice on anchoring and formalities.

Yacht Clubs

The island is keen to promote yachting tourism, so do contact the Tourist office if you have any questions. Tel: +247 6246.

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