The request for a pilot must be made 48 hours in advance through Paramaribo
NNE of the sea buoy
The river mouth I fronted by shallow flats. The entrance to the river has a depth of 1.9m at LWS on the bar, which Is liable to change.
(5 deg. 57’N-56deg.59’W)
At the mouth of Nickerie river ,110 miles W of Suriname river
1015 dry season
1005 rainy season near HW
1000 near LW
Tides and Currents
Spring rise 28 dm. Neaps rise 20 dm.
Pilot age is compulsory and is not available on a 24 hour basis, as it will depend on the tides in Harbor.
Pilot can be obtained through MAS at Paramaribo, which is to be notified 48 hours before ETA.
Address / Telephone of pilot station:
Maritime Authority Suriname
Cornelis Jongbawstraat No.2
Tel No: 597/474575
Fax No: 597/472845
VHF Channel 12 en 16.
Pilot will board the vessel at sea buoy.
The pilot station distance is about 2.6 miles (4.8km)
Nautical Charts and Depth charts
Charts: NL 2228
Depth Charts: 2007