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It is a breach of the Harbour Regulations to discharge garbage into Harbour waters. All garbage must be placed in vermin proof receptacles until disposed in the designated dumping area. All vessels must comply with Annex V of the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships (MARPOL73/78) Vessels must notify the Harbour Master of their intention to dispose garbage.  


It is an offence to discharge or allow escape willfully, or accidentally, any oil, oily mixture, oily/dirty ballast or contaminated bilge water or noxious sewage from any vessel within Mombasa Port limits.

Replenishment of bunkers, whether from sea or shore, will be permitted only on special application monitored by the port's pollution control personnel and shall be carried out in day light hours only. Inter - tank transfers of oil or ballast water, de-ballasting or discharge over board of wash water etc. should not be carried out without permission of Port Control. Emission of dense smoke is prohibited from vessels within Port limits. It is an offence to throw or dump galley refuse, garbage, rubbish and hold sweepings etc. into the water or on the berths. Offending vessel is liable to large fines. No chipping or painting to be carried out alongside berth.

KPA is a member of OSMAG (Oil Spill Mutual Aid Group) to monitor, control and combat any oil spill within the harbour. The group has modern equipment the bulk of which is in the Port, capable of controlling Tier I level spillage. 


Fresh water is available at Berths No.1 to No.3 on shore hydrants. Average rate is 20 tons per hour. Fresh water is also available at anchorage by fresh water barge (max. 300 tons per trip and harbour tug El­Lamy (max 150 tons per trip). 


Ship chandling services at the Port of Mombasa are offered by private companies. Interested vessels can access the services through their respective ships agents.


Bunkering services are available at the Port of Mombasa.  This service is offered by private oil marketing companies either at the Shimanzi Oil Terminal or by barge.

Mombasa has the biggest ship repair facilities in East and Central Africa after Durban in South Africa. The services are offered by private companies which include Southern Engineering Company (SECO) and African Marine & General Engineering Company (AMGECO).

Interested vessels can access the services through their respective ships agents.