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Oil Terminals

Larnaka
The pilot service of Larnaka port apart from its services to the port and the oil terminals at Larnaka roadstead, serves also the oil terminal at Dhekelia and Vassilikos.

Dhekelia
Installations at Dhekelia oil terminal are used for the unloading of fuel from the oil-tankers for the needs of the Power Station. Mooring is effected on buoys and the unloading through submarine pipelines.

Vassilikos
The oil terminal at Vassilikos is used for the unloading of fuel for the needs of the Power Station there. Mooring is by means of SBM-(Single Buoy Mooring) and the unloading is carried out again through submarine pipelines.

Lighthouses

The Authority, according to the Law is also the Lighthouse Authority of Cyprus responsible for providing assistance to International navigation and the 8 Lighthouses of the country belonging to it.

Situated in the South-eastern corner of the Mediterranean, Cyprus is the crossroads of three continents of an advantageously strategic position and it is for that reason that since even prehistoric times had been a point of reference for seafarers and one of the most ancient nautical centers. This position offers many advantages to Cyprus but it also creates for it responsibilities regarding safe navigation in its territorial waters.

The Lighthouses existing today in Cyprus date back to the last quarter of the 19th century. They were built during the British rule of Cyprus and for their construction materials from Cyprus have been used. The first Lighthouse to be constructed by the British was at Paphos in1888 near the port and the Castle. After that, the Lighthouse of Cape Greco in the region of Ayia Napa village, the Kiti Lighthouse in the area of Larnaka, the one at Akrotiri peninsula of Lemesos district, the one at Cape Gata, the one at Kerynia, the one at Karpasi peninsula on a small rocky island (at Cleides) near the monastery of Apostolos Andreas and finally the one at Kormakiti. The last three are situated in the occupied part of Cyprus. As regards material of construction, the chronologically last to be constructed, the ninth in the Akamas peninsula Lighthouse finished in 1989 constitutes an exception. It comprises an iron structure of 211m in height which commands the area and is the tallest Lighthouse in Cyprus.

During the 1980 decade the Authority had taken steps for the modernisation and extension of navigational aids provided by the country. Until 1982 all lighthouses in Cyprus were provided with conventional type mechanisms and were operating using imported acetylene. In addition, their light range did not exceed 7 nautical miles and their intensity was limited to 1000 candelas.

Today, all lighthouses which operate in the free part of Cyprus constitute examples of modern photovoltaic systems. Apart from the fact that they operate using solar energy which is free and plentiful in our country, their light range reaches 17 nautical miles and their intensity is 30.000 candelas.

With their automation there is no longer a need for a lighthouse guard who was available on a 24 hour basis irrespective of weather conditions, living isolated at the Lighthouse premises being obliged to maintain the light of the Lighthouse so that seafarers could find their way...

Built in the traditional manner, the Cypriot Lighthouses supplement the picturesqueness of the landscape and with their imposing buildings, attract many visitors during the year but mainly during the tourist period.

The Authority since its establishment is a member of the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities. (I.A.L.A.)