LOCATION

Located in the Pacific Ocean, half way between Hawaii and New Zealand with the geographic coordinates of 14° 16° S, 170° 42° W. We are five hours flying time from Honolulu, Hawaii and 35 minutes by air from Apia, Samoa.

BANKS

American Samoa has two major banks on island, the Bank of Hawaii and the ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank.

CURRENCY

The United States Dollar is the currency of American Samoa. Major foreign currencies can be exchanged at the local banks.

COMMERCIAL HOURS

Government offices and retail stores are open Monday to Friday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM. Stores open Saturdays from 8:00AM to 2:00PM and the majority if retailers are all closed on Sundays.

POWER

110 volts using American power points.

SEASONS

American Samoa has a tropical climate all year round with two distinct seasons, the wet and dry season. The wet season is usually between December and March and the dry season from April through to September with the average daily temperature around 82° -83° Fahrenheit all year round.

TIME ZONE

America Samoa time is 11 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-11).

LANGUAGE

Samoan and English are spoken by over 95 percent of the population with English being the main business language.

COMMUNICATIONS

The country dialing code to call American Samoa is (+1 684). To make an overseas call from American Samoa dial (1), area code, then the phone number if calling the US and (011), area code and the phone number if calling any other country. The American Samoa Telecommunications Authority and BlueSky Communications sell overseas calling cards offering cheap international calling rates.

 

Telephone:                                             +1-684-633-4251 or +1-684-633-2101 or +1-684-633-4449

Radio:                                                   Yes

Air:                                                        Yes

Telegraph:                                              Yes

Radio Tel:                                              Yes

MORE INFORMATION

Latitude:                                               -14º -15' -59' S

Longitude:                                            -170º -40' -59' W

Port Type:                                             Seaport

Port Size:                                              Medium

Max Draft:                                            11 m

First Port of Entry:                                 Yes

ETA Message Required:                        Yes

USA Representative:                             Yes

Medical Facilities:                                  Yes

Harbor Size:                                          Small

Shelter:                                                 Good

Maximum Vessel Size:                           Over 500 feet in length

Harbor Type:                                         Coastal Natural

Turning Area:                                         Yes

Good Holding Ground:                            Yes

ENTRANCE RESTRICTIONS

Tide:                                                     No

Overhead Limit:                                     No

Swell:                                                   Yes

WATER DEPTH

Channel:                                                76 feet - OVER 23.2m – OVER

Cargo Pier:                                            32 - 35 feet 10.6 meters

Mean Tide:                                            3 feet

Anchorage:                                            36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

Oil Terminal:                                          36 - 40 feet 11 - 12.2 meters

PILOTAGE

Compulsory:                                          No

Available:                                              Yes 

Advisable:                                             Yes

Local Assist:                                         Yes

TUGS

Assist:                                                  Yes

SUPPLIES

Provisions:                                            Yes

Fuel Oil:                                                Yes

Water:                                                   Yes

Diesel Oil:                                             Yes

REPAIRS & OTHER SERVICES

Ship Repairs:                                        Limited

Marine Railroad Size:                             Small

Garbage Disposal:                                 N/A

Dirty Ballast:                                         Yes