Fuik Bay

Fuik Bay is a private bay owned by the Mining Company. The piers as well as the facilities are properties of this company. Fuik Bay is near the Sta. Barbara Beach Resort and the Spanish Water, where yachting and aquatic sports are very popular. This bay is mainly used as a loading terminal by the Mining Company of Curaçao for shipment of phosphate rock.

Port Description
• Location: Fuik Bay is located on the South coast of Curaçao, 11 km SE of Willemstad.
• General overview: Fuik Bay is mainly used as a loading terminal by the Mining Company of Curaçao for shipment of phosphate rock. The mining company privately owns the piers.
• Max size: Max draft 7.3m; LOA 109.7m.
• Anchorage: There is an anchorage area to the W side of the bay in depths up to 15m.
• Berths: There are two berths at Fuik Bay, the Phosphate Wharf and ‘Zandsteiger’. At the Phosphate Wharf, phosphate rock shipment take place using a conveyer and loading tower with a 8.53m fixed arm (loading rate 150 tph). At ‘Zandsteiger’, a 25.6m berth is used for explosives and general cargo. Depth alongside is 6.7m.
• Cargo Facilities: At ‘Zandsteiger’ general cargo is handled.
• Storage Facilities: No transit sheds are available.
• Barges: Available from Willemstad.
• Bunker Facilities: There is equipment to supply fuel from Curoil. Fresh water: is also available through water trucks.
• Ballast/slop reception: Available in Port of Willemstad.