Pohnpei Port Authority

Seaport Division

The Seaport Division’s objectives are to plan, manage, improve and maintain seaport facilities and premises to meet the needs and requirements of shipping companies, commercial vessels, fishing vessels and other types of marine transportation. The Division is responsible for monitoring compliance by port users of the seaport rules and regulations.

Seaport Division Activities

  • Revived the Aids to Navigation Inspector’s position to take charge of the maintenance and repair of the Aids to Navigation and reef markers.
  • Continued the periodic maintenance of all navaids in the Sokehs Channel.
  • Installation of Aids to Navigation (AtoN) structures #11, 15, and 17. Replacement of the day markers for the back and front leading markers.
  • Purchased and installation of a yellow buoy at the anchorage area and marking of all coral heads within the anchorage area.
  • Repair and maintenance of reef markers around Pohnpei and installation of reef markers and navaids light outer islands.
  • Participated in the formulation of the FSM Maritime Security Committee, which initiated and implemented the Seaport Security Program in all of the FSM states.
  • Patrolling out to the anchorage area to check possible littering from the vessels.
  • Crowd controlling during operations of Caroline Voyager, Micronesian Navigator, and Lady Minto to ensure safety of all passengers/port users and ensure security requirements are being followed.
  • Manned all three gates (PPA main gate, FSCO gate & CFC gate) to the Seaport restricted areas.
  • Amend of Seaport Rules and Regulations pertaining to seaport tariff.
  • Provide pilot transportation to and from vessels, vessels clearing during arrival, issuance of departure clearance prior to departure of each vessel, and provide line handling services and line boat services when required.
  • Daily inspection of vehicles and personnel at the International port access gate, following procedures laid out in the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) as required by the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS Code).