LIGHTERING AREAS

Coordinates and maps of lightering areas Alfa Zone, Bravo Zone, Charlie Zone, Delta Zone, KM.171 Paraná Guazú River, La Paloma (UY), Bahía Blanca.
ZONE COORDINATES
Montevideo Roads

Service Area

35° 01’ 33” S / 056° 04’ 12” W
35° 02’ 27” S / 055° 59’ 24” W
35° 04’ 51” S / 056° 04’ 12” W
Alpha Zone 35° 06’ 30” S / 35° 09’ 30” S
055° 37’ 12” W / 055° 45’ 18” W
Bravo Zone 35° 30’ S / 35° 33’ S
056° 30’ W / 056° 36’ W
Charlie Zone 35° 59’ S / 36° 05’ S
056° 30’ W / 056° 38’ W
Delta Zone 35° 04’ S / 35° 06’ S
055° 11’ W / 055° 16’ W
ZONE COORDINATES
La Paloma (UY) 35° 05’ S / 054° 17’ W
34° 53’ S / 053° 47’ W
35° 01’ S / 053° 49’ W
35° 07’ S / 053° 50’ W
35° 11’ S / 054° 17’ W
KM.171 Paraná Guazú River 33° 56’ 47” S / 058° 51’ 58” W
Bahía Blanca

For vessel with draft up to 15 mts

39° 23’ S / 061° 17’ W
39° 23’ S / 061° 23’ W
39° 25’ S / 061° 17’ W
39° 25’ S / 061° 23’ W
Bahía Blanca

For vessels with draft from 15 to 22 mts

39° 43’ S / 061° 10’ W
39° 45’ S / 061° 10’ W
39° 43’ S / 061° 13’ W
39° 45’ S / 061° 13’ W

Channel passage from
Common Zone  to  KM.171 Paraná Guazú
Depending on ship draught there are two alternatives passages, namely:

  • by Emilio Mitre channel: recommended ship draught 10,36 meters FW
  • by Martín García channel: recommended ship draught 9,75 meters FW

River depth is influenced by Hydroelectric Power Plants at several dams located at the upper Parana river section (Brazil/Argentina)