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Pago Pago Port in American Samoa
« on: January 25, 2009, 11:22:05 PM »
Port Facilities  One of the best deep-water harbors in the Pacific, Pago Pago Harbor offers some of the  best shelter anywhere in the Pacific. There are two berthing locations available to  commercial vessels at port: the Main dock (Length 400ft, Apron 60ft, Depth alongside  32ft+) and the Container Dock (Length 1,100ft, Apron 45ft, Depth alongside 31.5ft) offer  good facilities, each accommodating  freighters, fishing fleets and cruise vessels.   The port has the ability to accommodate  even the largest luxury cruise liners,  including the QE2.     
The Main Wharf utilizes an area of  approximately forty-one acres.  The  shipyard (across the bay from the Main  Wharf) encompasses 7.1 acres, with over  600 feet of deep water pier space.  One of  its many features includes a 3,000-ton capacity marine railway that is capable of dry  docking some of the largest purse seining vessels in the American fleet. The Harbor  provides full service port facilities,  containerized cargo holding, warehousing,  trans-shipment operations and tugboat services. Southwest Marine of Samoa is the only full-service shipyard in the region. Vessels looking for comparable facilities must go as  far as New Zealand.         
Pago Pago Port, Courtesy of Lyon Associates, Inc. 

 


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