Visiting Yachts

Kavieng in New Ireland Province is a sleepy little town with a 9-hole golf course, a small number of restaurants and bar facilities, banks, a post office, general stores. It has a large, beautiful harbour and is a popular destination for diving, surfing and sports fishing enthusiasts as well as cruising yachts. Along the edge of the harbour is Nusa Parade, a gently curving road, shaded by huge trees, which passes many points of historical interest, the main market, the port, fisheries and the hospital.

Port Information

Name of the Port
Contact Details
PNG Ports Corporation Limited
P.O BOX 127
New Ireland Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 984 2245
Facsimile:+675 984 2408

Business Manager: Saulo Aua
Mobile/Cell: (675) 7191 0223

02° 35.1’S
150° 47.7’E
Chart number
AUS 667
Time zone
GMT +10 (all year round)
Radio Communication
Call “Kavieng Port Control” on VHF16/12
Public Holidays
Jan 1 (Boxing Day); April Easter Good Friday & Easter Monday; Jul 23 (Rememberance Day); Sep 16 (Independence Day); Dec 25 (Xmas Day)

Port Facility


94 metres (max. allowable LOA is 160 metres)
12 metres
Deck Height
2.7 metres
Water Depth
10 metres even
Max Allowable Draft
7 metres
Depth at Nago Island Approach
20 metres

Not compulsory. Pilot is available at 48 hours notice from Rabaul.Boarding Station
Lat: 02° 37.42, Long: 150° 44.68 E, Edmago Island (East End) 353° (T) x 0.47M

Tug, Towage, Barges and Mooring Gangs
Privately owned and operated under license issued by the PNG Ports Corporation Limited. Arrangements can be made with Private Operators through the respective shipping agents.

Fuel: Diesel available by road tanker and by pipe line at Berth 1. Suppliers: Puma Energy and Islands Petroleum.
Water: Available in limited quantities provided prior application is made to the Business Manager.

Port of entry
Business Hours
0800 to 1700 hours weekdays only, can be open after-hours on request
Power Supply
The port has 24-hour mains power, and a 35KVA generator as back-up.
Security & ISPS
The port is an ISPS-regulated facility with strict controls, and security is provided 24 hours/day.

Submarine electricity cable running in a straight line from Siwusat Point at latitude 02° 35.585’S, longitude 150° 46.460’E to Nago Island at latitude 02° 36.220’S, longitude 150° 46.274’E, thus anchoring is restricted.


Name of airport
Kavieng Airport – AYKV

Elevation above sea level
13 Ft
Runway length
1782 metres
Runway width
30 metres
Runway 12
Runway 30

Navigational Aids

Agent Details:

Lissenung Diving Limited
Contact Details
P.O BOX 580
New Ireland Province
Papua New Guinea

Telephone:+675 7234 5834  or  +675 7234 5839

Contact person: Angelique or Dietmar Amon
Mobile/Cell: (675) 7044 1714 or 7234 5397

* Customs, Immigration & Quarantine arrangements
* Garbage removal
* Assisting with provisions
* Land tour arrangements (village visits, singsings etc.)
* SCUBA diving
* Tour guiding service
US$ 75.00/hour

* Please note that this is just our agency fee. Additional fees for quarantine, customs, garbage removal etc. are not included in this and will be charged at cost.

Medical Emergenies

Medical evacuations are available throughout PNG via Medicair, a subsidiary of Tropic Air. Medicair operates a CJ3 jet and three Kingair B200 aircrafts, which are based in Port Moresby. Both types of aircrafts are equipped with Spectrum life support systems, and an aero-medical flight is  medically crewed by EMS Assist ( ). The decision at the time of the request as per the medical crew requirements would be determined by the Doctor on duty.  The price may vary a small amount, depending on the medical crew requirements (i.e. the need for one or two doctors as opposed to one paramedic changes the price).

Medicair can generally launch within an hour, depending on aircraft availability. They operate during daylight hours only.
Flights can be conducted into Port Moresby, or Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane for aero-medical repatriation if required. They work closely with many of the insurance companies, and are the preferred medivac operator in PNG for DAN (Divers Alert Network).

Other information

Foreign vessels entering Papua New Guinea waters should provide at least 48 hours notice and should clear through recognised international port. They are required to clearly display the International Pratique Q-flag (yellow). Entry and departure cards must be completed for all passengers.

If the vessel is intending to travel to ports in PNG other than those as certified international ports Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Officers may be required to travel aboard the vessel with Agent. Individual application must be made at least 7 days prior to arrival for exemption.

Motor yachts and sailing boats stopping at intermediate islands and ports must obtain clearance from Agent and some restrictions could apply.


Severe penalties may be imposed if you breach those laws by illegally importing:

  • drugs
  • animal or plant material
  • firearms, weapons, or ammunition
  • some food items
  • some medicinal products