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Busan is a large city at the eastern corner of the southern coast of Korea. It has many commercial docks, but there are also yachting facilities here.

Clearance

It is compulsory to call port control on VHF Channel 16 or 12 and request permission to enter the harbour. If the call is not acknowledged, the vessel should be brought alongside the Navy barge moored close to the harbour entrance. The yacht may be searched here and firearms must be declared.

Although foreign yachts are supposed to employ the services of a local agent to deal with all formalities, this rule is not strictly applied and one can carry out the clearing formalities oneself. This entails visits to Customs, Immigration and the Port Authority, all of which are located within the port compound.

When leaving the harbour, it is necessary to stop again at the Navy barge and hand in the clearance papers. A copy will be retained, but the originals should be kept, as clearance will have to be shown at the next port of call.

Docking

There is a marina here and also a fishing harbour where it is possible to arrange a haul out.

Last updated March 2011.

Busan Marina
The marina office is on the 2nd floor and can provide an information sheet. Payment is due on arrival.

Yacht Clubs

Busan Yachting Centre
1393 Woo-1dong , Haeundae-ku , Busan,
Tel:+82 51 747 1768 Fax:+82 51 746 1793
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