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Old 13-03-2010, 06:05   #1
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I am seeking information regarding the marina that is being advertised as operational in Miri. Has anyone been there? Any information available as to suitability to keep the boat there and/or live aboard for a while? Services, fuel, maintenance? Navigational hazards? Any info would be welcome.

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Old 13-03-2010, 16:29   #2
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You will find some info at Noonsite (Noonsite: Miri). We planned to stop there, but people we met in Santubong talked us out of it. Apparently a lot of construction is going on there, not a very pleasant place to stay, fuel available, but vaguely I remember something about there not being very nice facilities or something... This was last year, June. Might have changed since.
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Old 13-03-2010, 17:26   #3
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Hi All

I am seeking information regarding the marina that is being advertised as operational in Miri. Has anyone been there? Any information available as to suitability to keep the boat there and/or live aboard for a while? Services, fuel, maintenance? Navigational hazards? Any info would be welcome.

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Miri is operational ! here are a couple of pictures from some 3 years.
Nice and clean.
Warning : do NOT open MIRI MARINA. COM -- Trojan !!
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Miri Marina Coordinates

Here are Miri Marina Entrance from the South -- Coordinates from Google Earth :-
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Old 14-03-2010, 06:45   #5
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Thanks Klubko, Laidback. If I go there I will post some more. Anyone sailing this part of the world these days?
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Old 14-03-2010, 21:32   #6
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We have been to Miri twice with our 48' Diesel Duck, Dora Mac. The most recent was from Sept. 11, 09 to Oct. 14, 09. There is water and electricity on the dock but no other services close by. You have to walk about a quarter mile (if you know the shortcut) to the marina office. There is a guard at the marina to give you directions and another guard at the entrance which is protected with a cross gate.
The local coastguard use this marina as there base and they seem to be onhand 24/7.
We rode our bicycles the two miles or so into town regularly for lunch or provisioning. Good fresh fish market and across the street a very good vegetable market. There were good supplies of fishing boat type hardware. One sailboat that had been hit by a barge had it's stainless steel railings replaced around the bowsprit.
Overall I would recommend Miri Marina for a quiet stop or a secure place to leave the boat for travels. It is very well protected from swells by a seawall big enough to have a restaurant and seahorse lighthouse at the end of it. It is a little tricky getting into the first time. Go directly toward the beach keeping the seahorse on your left and as soon as you're clear, turn left 90 degrees into the channel behind the seahorse.
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Hi Capt Morgan, I am presently in Miri marina and can assure you it is very secure and an excellent marina. However there are very few facilities. IE only two toilets and two showers, no marina buildings yet but the marina construction is excellent and well protected from the seas with an easy entrance of 3.2m on a 1.8m tide. Good power supply (240v) and good water supply. Rates are RM 1 per ft per day with a 25% discount for over 3 months stay. The local town has most things with good supermarkets etc. There is no fuel at the marina but small quantities are available in Jerry containers via local transport. Overall a good stop and a good place to leave your boat if travelling. Tours can be arranged to local places of interest and cost of living is cheap. More and more boats are now visiting Borneo with lots of interesting river towns and anchorages however only 2 marinas at Miri and Kota Kinabalu which is a 5 star country club with all facilities. Locals are very friendly and helpfull. This is my third stop over at Miri and will be here for a few months.
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