Location

Location


POHANG

LOCATION

The Port of Pohang is located on the east coast of the Korean Peninsula in the southwestern part of the Sea of Japan at 36°01'N 129°25E (Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3).

Pohang stands at the entrance of a shallow river at the west end of Yongil Man. Pohang Hang, which includes the entire southwest part of Yongil Man, consists of an important fishing harbor (Pohangguhang Port) at the old mouth of Hyseonsan Gang lying within the breakwaters of the river, and the deep-water facilities of Pohang Steel Company (POSCO) about 2 nmi southeast. U.S. Navy ships normally tie up at the POSCO facilities which are referred to as Pohang New Harbor or Pohangshinhang Port (Figure 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6).

The harbor facilities are constantly being expanded and land reclamation is still in progress. As shown in Figure 7, the Shinhangman development area is located north of both the Pohangguhang Port (Songdo Pier, Yeogaek Pier, Dongbin Pier) and Pohangshinhang Port. The newest port, referred to as Yeongilmanshing Port, is planned to open in 2011.

Current weather conditions can be found at the following sites:

 http://www.weatherforyou.com/cgi-bin/hw3/hw3.cgi?nc=config%2Cforecast%2Cpands%2Ccountry%2Cdaysonly%2Cmaxdays&forecast;=zandh&pands;=Pohang&submit;=Go

 http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/47138

 http://www.weather-forecast.com/locations/Pohang/forecasts/latest

The Korea Meteorological Administration provides current weather, the weather forecast, and typhoon information on its web site in English and can be found at  http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/index.jsp

Source: http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/port_studies/thh-nc/korea/pohang/text/location.htm