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Old 21-08-2009, 22:18   #1
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Darwin - Fuel Availability

Anyone know if it is possible to purchase diesel in Darwin area without going through the lock and into Cullen Marina? Possible to clear out without going into marina?

Really don't want to pay $425 to go through the lock and then pay marina slip when all we want is to buy diesel and clear out of Australia en route to Bali.


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Old 22-08-2009, 00:00   #2
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well its been awhile since i have been there but there is a pontoon outside the lock which a few yrs back, when i was there last you could get fuel if you call vhf 68 the lockmaster or vhf 11 which is cullen bay marina they can let you know

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Old 22-08-2009, 03:34   #3
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Beneteau 500 is correct, the fuel jetty outside of Cullen Bay is still in operation and the easiest option.
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Yeah. We fueled at Cullen Bay 1 month and 4 days ago and its outside the lock. Ring on VHF #12 for a reservation.

If you are clearing out go to the Customs Building and get a fuel duty waiver. It brings the deisel price down from $1.30 to 80 cents. Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 23-08-2009, 14:23   #5
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The fuel dock is outside, you can use it anytime, tide permitting. Contact them on the VHF to avoid taking up space for boats entering/leaving the locks.

Fuel cheaper if you have your clearance from customs (available in town).

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