Comandante Luis Piedra Buena Pier

The Comandante Luis Piedra Buena Pier consists of an access viaduct that serves as a link between solid ground and the operational sectors, currently used for sports fishing with rods and as a pedestrian tourist walkway in the city.

The operational sites consist of three sectors (Sites C, D, and E), further divided into north and south sides according to the pier’s orientation. In total, these sites have a total docking frontage of 699 meters.

Data / Site
Site A Site B Site C (North) Site C (South) Site D (North) Site D (South) Site E (North)
Site E (South)
Dock Length (mts) 125 221 100 100 50 30 209,75 209,75
Width (mts) 7 8 15 15 7 28 28
Distance between mooring dolphins

Access viaducts:

Links between solid ground and operational sectors.

Currently used for sports fishing with rods and as a pedestrian tourist walkway in the city.

130 130 318 318
Design Vessel
Length (mts)
60 60 90 90 317 317
Surface (mts) 1500 1500 490 5852 5852
Depth (in feet) 6.5’/16,4′ 6.5’/16,4′ 16.4’/23′ 16.4’/23′ 32,8’/62,3′ 32,8’/62,3′
Energy type 380/220 V 380/220 V 380/220 V 380/220 V 380/220 V
Number of power outlets 2 2 2 2 4 4
Water outlets 2 2 2 2 5 5

In-House Services


  • Drinking Water Provision
  • Power Supply
  • Generator
  • Lighting
  • Internal Transportation Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Firefighting System

Third-Party Services

  • Fuel Supply
  • Provisions Supply
  • Shipyard Workshops
  • Salvage and Diving
  • Pilotage and Boats for Maneuvering Support
  • Shipping Agencies
  • Liquid and Solid Waste Pickup
  • Fire Prevention for Ships and Facilities
  • Customs Clearance
  • Mooring Services
  • Passenger Transport
  • Fire Prevention

Drinking Water Provision:

The pier has a distribution network for ships supplying, capable of delivering approximately 40 m3/h per outlet using a pressurized pump. The main pipeline is 4″ reinforced plastic, with steel galvanized pipes of 3″ branching to various intakes, connected with 2.5″ bronze fittings. There’s also a 450 m3 capacity reserve tank located at the pier’s entrance.

Water is supplied by the city’s Public Services Cooperative (SERVICOOP).

Energy Supply:

Every site have outlets for 380/220 V electrical power.


For emergencies, the port administration has a Diesel generator (380 V/220 V, 50 Hz) with automatic operation, providing 90 Kva of power.



The Comandante Luis Piedra Buena Pier has LED lamps on the entire southern side through 25 columns of 8 m height, spaced approximately every 30 m.

Cruise ship docking area has four 25-meter towers with high-power LED reflectors.

The sports boat area has two lighting towers with high-power LED equipment.

Each fixture has photocells for automatic activation.

Internal Transportation Service:

On cruise ship arrival days, the pier offers free transportation service from the pier to its entrance for passengers and crew.

Emergency Medical Services:

Upon each cruise arrival, the site has an ambulance equipped for emergencies, manned by a driver and a paramedic.

Protected area service is provided during the stay, allowing ambulance service for primary care within 5 minutes in case of any eventuality.

Firefighting System:

The pier has a seawater-based firefighting system, propelled by a submersible electric pump (FLYGHT type) generating approximately 6 Kg/cm2 working pressure and an approximate flow rate of 90 m3/hour.

The system covers from the cruise ship docking area to the sports boat area with 2.5″ outlets. There are six outlets on the north docking site and six on the south side. Two are located in the area designated for the Argentine Navy, and two on each side in the sports boat area.