Port of Comodoro Rivadavia | Chubut

Also covering Caleta Córdova, and Caleta Olivia Caleta Paula.

The Port of Comodoro Rivadavia is used by fishing vessels and general cargo.
Most maritime movements are related to the export of crude oil, or coastal transport to local distilleries.

"Patagonian Marine Terminals” (Termap) is located 20 km from the city, in the Gulf of San Jorge. Its buoys are located in Caleta Olivia and Caleta Córdova.

Location of buoys

Caleta Córdova, Province of Chubut

Position; 45th, 46 '23.5 "Lat S, 67th, 19', 24.9" W. Long

Caleta Olivia, Santa Cruz Province

Position; 46th, 25 ', 31.6' S Lat, 67th, 28 ', 42.1 "W. Long

Details: The buoys are SPM type (single point mooring), it is a strong steel cylinder attached to the seabed, through six lines of strings, called CALM mooring legs in chains.

The platform is mounted to the hull on bearings, allowing rotation following the movements of the ship, and exposed to wind, sea currents and waves.
The buoy is connected to the terminal with an underwater pipeline through which oil is pumped into the vessel.

Diameter hose connection: 16 ".

Design conditions of the transfer system:

The design conditions for crude oil loading terminal for each buoys are:
MHI & Modified SOFEC IMODCO Buoys Buoy 1049
Design Conditions for Transfer system:

I) MAOP. Maximum allowable pressure: 
MHI & SOFEC Boyas (Caleta Córdova - Caleta Olivia)
MAOP =15, 8 kg/cm2 / (225 psi)
MAOP =15, 8 kg/cm2 / (225 psi)
Modified IMODCO 1049 Buoy 
MAOP =16, 8 kg/cm2 / (240 psi)
MAOP =16, 8 kg/cm2 / (240 psi)

II) MAFR: Maximum 
MHI & SOFEC Buoys (Caleta Córdova / Caleta Olivia) 

Loading approved rates:
MAFR =6.000 m3/hr
MAFR =6.000 m3/hr
Modified IMODCO 1049 Buoy 
MAFR =3.000 m3/hr
MAFR =4.100 m3/hr
T: Crude Oil Temperature in the Terminal: Caleta Córdova / Caleta Olivia, T =35°C


  • Maximum permitted tonnage of vessels is 160,000 MT Dwt
  • The depth available in the area of the terminal is approximately 120 feet. Under no circumstances the vessel may exceed a depth of 53 feet (18 meters).
  • The Argentine Coast Guard Regulation (O.M.13/97 – Article 4) establishes that the approach to the zone, when the tanker should sail between the line of 20 miles and the isobaths of grounding and the coast, will be realized by a defeat that involves the minor time of transit in the same one. For Safety reasons the Terminal recommends the Tankers not to overpass the 22,5 meters isobaths.
  • Because of environmental issues, operational discharge of ballast and contaminated liquids in the terminal are not allowed by Termap SA.
  • Throw ballast at sea. Vessels must comply with MARPOL.