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Chiaiolella- Procida Island - 40'44', 73N, 14'00,44E.
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Description: The tourist port of Marina Chiaiolella is protected by two wharfs, to the East, and West.. The Western and Northern shores of the Port are quaysides.

The Coast of Procida.: Just about in the centre of the Ischian canal are the 'formiche di Vivara', marked by harbour lanterns (2366) and a sea light marker (Cardinale W). The depth here is a minimum 4 metres. The Canal of Procida is bounded to the North by Cape Miseno (with the town of Baccoli) the coast here is shallow and sandy, as are the lake and port of Miseno.

At the south of the island, where the water is shallow, there are some canal banks created. From the centre, towards the <North, there are various shoals and reefs, the most central being 'Secca del Torrione'( Torrione shoal), which is marked by a seamarker beacon 'Cardinal South' (2354).

Other Shoals are to be found south of Torrione shoal (under which one must pass to find a good depth). The first one you encounter is the 'Marsiglia Shoal', with a depth of 6m.
To the north of the canal, there are many electrical wires on the seabed and it is prohibited to anchor, fish or moor here.
The island of Vivara, a protected park area, is covered with lush vegetation; on the summit there is a tower. From Procida, access is by foot, but crossing is prohibited due to the presence of a spit which holds up a water pipe.
In the bay which is formed by the 2 islands, there is good shelter.

Number of boat moorings: 230-250 (privately managed).
Maximum length: 40 metres.
Access time: Continuous
To access: Keep to the middle lane, and not less than 20 m from the red sea light.
Tidal navigation lights: 2365 (E1615)-green fixed navigation light, 2 VERT, 4M, at the beginning of the Eastern Wharf; 2365.2 (E1615.2)-red fixed navigation light, 2 VERT, 4M, at the beginning of the Western Wharf (safe distance 20m).
Seabed; sand and algae.
Depth of water: 1-5 metres.
Radio: VHF Channel 16-11 (from 0700-19.00)
IT IS PROHIBITED TO MANOEUVRE IN THE PORT USING SAILS ONLY, ALL SUCH MANOEUVRES MUST BE DONE USING THE MOTOR.

Winds: Scirocco, mezzogiorno, libeccio.
Prevailing wind: West.
Prevailing Wind: West.
Sheltered by: Mistral, North wind, North East wind, East wind.
Safest closest anchor points: Seno Carbognano, Rada Ciraccio.

Services within the Port.

Refuelling point; Water; electricity; sanitation; Sail and motor repairs; Electrical repairs; Wooden, steel and fiberglass repairs,; 40 ton crane; towing facility; covered hanger for storing; 24 hour security; mooring facilities; diving assistance; small boats for hire; shops for sailing equipment; as well as tabbachi's, food stores, newsagents, restaurants, hotels, and bars.

500 mt the island of Vivaro..and 200 mts the largest beach of Procida, with many facilities.

Useful Number

Pronto Soccorso:

081.896.90.58

Eliambulanza:

081.25.33.33

Soccorso in mare:

081.553.60.17

Carabinieri:

081.896.71.60

Guardia di Finanza:

081.896.76.21

Capitaneria di Porto:

081.896.73.81

Lega Navale:

081.810.14.75

Taxi:

081.896.87.85

Ufficio Postale:

081.896.70.01

Farmacia 1:

081.896.88.83

Farmacia 2:

081.896.79.80

Farmacia 3:

081.896.70.42

Ufficio Turistico:

081.810.19.68

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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