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More Notes on PNG

By Val Ellis last modified Aug 31, 2009 08:16 PM

Published: 2009-08-31 20:16:10
Countries: Papua New Guinea

Madang

Tony Burns (Burnsey) recently passed away and will be missed by regular visitors to Madang as he always knew where to get anything you wanted and had a well sheltered anchorage. This anchorage now has 2 wrecks in it and a couple of small coasters so is no longer very yacht friendly.

Best place for marine chandlery ise Rookes Marine on 8522325 or for engine parts any branch of Ela Motors.

The Madang Club has just installed a floating Pontoon and we used this but as it did not seem very well anchored we held off the pontoon a few inches with an anchor to windward and a long line to a wharf. The Cub is just inside Madang Harbour on port after the easily seen Madang Resort. It's a safe place to moor and the club has a good bar, restaurant and showers. We were not charged for our 5 night stay but we did join the club at a cost of K125 for a year. club manager is Michelle, madangclubmanager@global.net.png

Customs are just outside the club on the right. There are good (for PNG) supermarkets in Madang but as with most towns in PNG it's not safe after dusk.

Thanks to Chris Bone of Oceanswatch for this information.

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