Muara Port Berthing Application


Control Center is responsible for the efficient operations and control of vessel traffic entering and departing the Muara Port. Our services include berth planning, vessel scheduling, mooring/unmooring and fresh water supply.

Control Center provides a continuous traffic organization service to monitor the movement of participating vessels within the Muara Port, to facilitate the safe and efficient berthing of ships and infrastructure of the port.

The traffic organization service is based on closed-circuit television and VHF radio. All information sources and communications are recorded.

Control Center maintains a continuous listening watch on channels 16 (Distress, Safety and Calling) and 08 ,11 and 12 (primary port operations working channel) - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

All vessels required to report to Muara Harbour (MPABD) shall always maintain a listening watch on channels 16.

Additionally, all other vessels operating within the port limits shall maintain a listening watch on channel 16 whilst underway or at anchor.

Ship scheduling services are conducted by the Berth Planner.

Notification of Arrival (NOA) for berthing application should be lodged no later than 24 hours prior to the required service time, and between the hours of 0800 (8:00 AM) and 1700 (5:00 PM) Monday to Friday, whilst Saturday and Sunday from 0800 (8:00 AM) and 1200 (12:00 PM).

Up to date shipping movement information can be found at:

Contact Berth Planner
(8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Friday)
(8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday and Sunday)
Phone: +673 277 0239 / +673 277 0238


Pilotage and tug services are under the jurisdiction of the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam. Application should be made at least 24 hours in advance through Agents. Pilot boarding ground is Lat: 5 04' 15" N Long: 115 06' E.

Ships requiring pilotage service should call “Muara Harbour” on VHF Channel 16. Pilotage compulsory for all vessels of LOA 46m or more and available throughout 24 hours. Vessel should anchor in vicinity of Beacon No. 1 when waiting Pilot.  


Towage service by Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam, based at Muara Conventional Terminal, the fleet of tugs is available throughout 24 hours.

Normally one tug is used to assist vessels in berthing/unberthing. However if vessel requires two tugs, then at least 24 hours’ notice must be given to the MPABD to ensure availability