Sailing conditions

Sailing conditions

The Port of Kolding can be visited 24 hours a day - see description of lighthouse below
The entrance to the harbour is via Kolding Fjord - from Drejens Odde a 3 km long trench with a bottom width of 30 m and a depth of 7 m leads to Kolding Harbour.

The biggest ships

The largest ships that can enter the port are 190 m long and 22 m wide at a draught of 6.8 m, and 190 m long and 27.4 m wide at a draught of 6.2 m.

The location of the Port of Kolding is 55⁰29,5'N 9⁰29,5'E.

For max depth, see above map.

Fire:

The Kolding Back- and Frontbeacon leads held above (267°) through the W-ward part of the trench. The lighthouses show red, solid light and are lit all day.

Back light: grey lattice mast located approximately 250 metres north of Inderhavn.

Front light: grey lattice mast located approximately 514 metres from the rear light.

Please note that the lighthouse line cannot be used on the section north of Løger Odde.

Kolding Harbour's lighthouse is located at the outer end of the pier on the N-side of the Yderhavn and shows a green flashing light. It is a galvanised, cylindrical tube with a reflective green crossbar.

The second lighthouse is located at the outer end of the pier on the S-side of the Yderhavn and shows red flashing. It is a galvanized cylindrical tube with a reflective red crossbar.

See plan.

Anchorage is at the entrance to Kolding Fjord at Skærbæk clear of leading lights and cables. Anchoring is prohibited in the fairway.

Water level:

There is no noticeable tidal difference, the difference between mean high tide and mean low tide is 0.2 metres. E-directional winds can produce up to 1.5 metres of high tide and W-directional winds down to 1.5 metres of low tide.

Find more information on The Danish Sea Lot

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