Pozzallo

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Pozzallo
Port of Entry
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Pozzalo harbour (Porto Piccolo)

The harbour of Pozzallo lies on the south coast of Sicily, eighteen miles west of Porto Palo at the SE tip of the island. An outer harbour caters primarily for commercial vessels and its quays are too high for all but very large yachts. More suitable berths are to be found in the Porto Piccolo just north of the commercial harbour, where there are 150 berths for vessels up to 25 metres. The entrance here is, however, prone to silting and it is wise to check the current depths before attempting to enter.

Charts

British Admiralty
2123 - Capo Granitola to Capo Passero
Italian
917 - Da Capo Rassello ad Augusta e Isole Maltesi

Weather

The prevailing wind on the south coast of Sicily during the summer is a SW sea breeze, which rarely gets up much above force 4-5. Most of the harbours along the south coast are liable to swell in strong southerly winds which are, however, rare outside the winter months.

Sources for weather forecasts: • There is a continuous (computerized voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation. • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16. • Navtex weather forecasts are broadcast from stations at Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily).

Passages

See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.

Islands

None.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

Entry to Porto Piccolo is from the NE. The narrow entrance lies at the northern end of the east breakwater of the commercial harbour. Stay to the port side of the entrance, where the deeper water is to be found. Depths in the entrance are 1.5 - 2.5 metres and in the harbour 2.5 - 3.5 metres.

Entrance

Pozzallo is a port of entry for Italy. For details see Entrance: Italy.

Note: Private yachts are discouraged for using Pozzallo as a port of entry.

Berthing

Porto Commerciale

Porto Commerciale/wiki/Pozzallo#Porto_Commerciale
Harbour icon Porto Commerciale [[Pozzallo#Porto Commerciale|Porto Commerciale]] (Commerial Harbour) 36°42.700'N, 014°49.913'E
Port of Entry

Private yachts are discouraged for using Porto Commerciale as a port of entry.

Informationsinfo@blusicilia.it; Tel: +39 (93) 295 3327; VHF channel 16

Porto Piccolo

Porto Piccolo/wiki/Pozzallo#Porto_Piccolo
Harbour icon Porto Piccolo [[Pozzallo#Porto Piccolo|Porto Piccolo]] (Porto Servizio) 36°43.106'N, 014°49.958'E

Berths along the quays are reserved for fishing vessels. Yachts berth wherever there is space on one of the three long pontoons, which are managed by Nautica Serra and the Lega Navale. Laid moorings at all berths.

Informationsinfo@blusicilia.it; Tel: +39 (93) 295 3327; VHF channel 16

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

In settled weather, anchor off the beach NE of Porto Piccolo. Good holding in sand.

Amenities

Facilities
Water Water on the pontoons in Porto Piccolo
Electricity N/A (Not Available).
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the Porto Piccolo
Supplies
Fuel A fuel station in the Porto Commerciale
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs Slipway and travel lift (250T). Basic engine and electrical repairs can be undertaken. Wood and GRP repairs. Divers
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town

Provisioning

Provisions in the town.

Eating out

Numerous trattorias and bars in the town.

Transportation

  • High-speed catamaran service to Valletta.

Tourism

Two good Blue Flag beaches near the town. The 15th century Cabrera Tower on the waterfront is a national monument and features on the town coat of arms.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

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Date of member's last visit to Pozzallo and this page's details validated:

  • Information compiled from web research and accounts by yachtsmen (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 17:09, 27 October 2010 (UTC)


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