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Kaohsiung, on Taiwan’s SW coast, is the country's second largest city and its largest port, as well as one of the major container ports of the world. It is very cosmopolitan in character and a vibrant commercial centre. Unfortunately its many any industries result in a frequent layer of smog.

Location 22°37' N, 120°15' E (main harbour).

Clearance

Once inside the main port, proceed to the security wharf (port side). You cannot not miss it, all the personnel wear vivid orange overalls.

There, Immigration, Quarantine and Marina officials will ask permission to board. They are likely to do a quick search and check you are healthy. The marina official will accompany the boat to the marina and help with the paperwork and also, possibly, getting money from the bank, a phone SIM card and arranging internet access.

Port Authority
Tel:(07) 562 2631 Fax:(07) 531 2484 ,VHF Channel 11 (English) or 13 (Chinese)
Be sure to contact the Port Authority before entering port.
Security Dock
Position 22°37.04' N, 120°16.05' E.
Taiwan Marine Service Company Ltd (Taiwan Marine Sailing Club)
Location 22° 37.20'N,120° 16.09'E ,
No.48, Shauchuan St., Gushan District, Kaohsiung City 804, Taiwan
Tel:Sophie Su or Peter Pan +886-7-5510500 / Cell +886-911441006
Office located close to the Shaochuantou marina.
Offer free assistance with clearance paperwork and can also provide hot water showers, wireless internet, bicycle hire & cell phone SIM cards. Also supply sailboat equipment, solar power, wind power, electronics,fuel supply. Speaks English.

Docking

If a boat or ship weighs over 20 ton they must have a pilot to exit or enter Kaohsiung. This applies to local and foreign vessels.

Contact Peter Pan or Sophie Su well in advance to secure a space at either the Shaochuantou Marina(space is very limited) or at the new marina at Pier 22 (see map).

Yachts must enter through the North Entrance (022 37.1683 N, 120 15.3784 E). Contact "KAOHSIUNG VTS" on VHF Channel 11. You might be approached by Coast Guard vessel, especially at night.

It might take the watch at the port control tower a while to understand that you are a sailboat (if that is the case). They might ask you to increase speed, change course, etc. Patiently explain your situation if you are sailing and cannot comply to their satisfaction. If you don't have an AIS, explain soon otherwise they will be confused as to why they cannot see you.

When the behind the breakwater, pass through a narrow channel and proceed to a Coast Guard check point (22°37.0305' N, 120° 16.0464' E). You will tie against some nasty black bumpers or tires and rusty bollards. Watch out for the pilot boats and fishermen, rules of the road or common courtesy does not apply.

Last updated April 2017.

Kaohsiung International Marina
Location 22° 36.37'N, 120° 17.78' E ,
Pier 22. Kha Shing, Kaohsiung
Tel:+886-7-5510500 / mob +886-9-11441006 Fax:+886-7-5510600
A new marina with help with clearance, water, fuel, bar.
Liftout, maintenance and repairs available.
Contact Sophie Su of the Kaohsiung Yacht Club.
Shaochuantou Marina (Yacht Pier)
Kushan Fishing Port , (N of the 1st harbour entrance)
Tel:(07) 815 7085 ext. 1403
Position 22°37.15' N, 120°16.16' E. Small public marina with floating pontoons for 15-20 yachts under 60 feet. Free water & 110v shore power, however water should be filtered as not good quality. Public toilet, convenience shops, fuel station, hotels and other necessary supplies also availiable. Showers and Wi-Fi available at the sailing school (see above). 2012 docking fee is 4NTD/ton/day (due to a promotion), however this will likely increase in June 2012.

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