VTS Services

1. General information
2. The Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage areas
3. Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of the Taganrog and Azov VTS
4. Statistics
5. Contacts

     1. General information 

     The FSUE "Rosmorport" Azov Basin Branch renders navigation services with the use of the Vessel Traffic System of the seaports of Taganrog and Azov (further referred to as the Taganrog and Azov VTS) to vessels calling at the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS meets all the contemporary requirements and functions with the aim to increase the navigation safety level, the efficiency of navigation and protection of life at sea, protection of marine environment and coastline in the water areas of the Azov and Taganrog seaports and their approaches. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS is used for: 
     - transmission of navigation, current and other information to vessels; 
     - arrangement of vessel traffic according to daily navigational schedules approved by the captains of the seaports of Azov and Taganrog; 
     - navigation assistance for vessels moving through the Taganrog approaching and Azovo-Donskoy sea canals, and at any part of the VTS coverage area by request of the vessel captain or by decision of the VTS operator. 
     - radiolocator supervision of vessels traffic and their position at anchorages. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS comprises: 
     - Taganrog and Azov VTS center located in the seaport of Taganrog;
     - automatic radio technical post No. 1 (ARTP-1) in the seaport of Taganrog; 
     - automatic radio technical post No. 2 (ARTP-2) on the territory of the GMDSS receiving radio center MR A2 in the village of Beglitskaya Kosa. 
     - automatic radio technical post No. 3 (ARTP-3) in Pvalo-Ochakovo farm;
     - automatic radio technical post No. 4 (ARTP-4) located at Lotspost (7th km of Azov-Don Sea Canal). 
     As a result of the inspection of the Taganrog and Azov VTS by the Federal Service on Supervision of Transport, the Azov Basin Branch received a certificate dated 22.02.2013 № VTS-3/1-2720-2013 on the compliance of the Taganrog and Azov VTS to the technical and operational requirements № MF-02-22/848-70 and IMO Resolution А.857(20) for a first-category VTS. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS functions round the clock. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS personnel consists of 25 professionally trained operators certified in accordance with the IALA Recommendations V-103.

     2. The Taganrog and Azov seaports VTS coverage areas 

     The Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area includes the Taganrog Bay water area limited by a coastline and located to the east from the 038°14´0 Е meridian up to its intersection with the 46°53´2 N parallel and further along this parallel up to the Sazal'nikskaya sandspit. The eastern border of the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area goes through the 039°13´0 Е meridian. 
     The Taganrog and Azov VTS covers: 
     - the Taganrog seaport water area within the borders set by the Government of Russia Regulation dated 19.01.2010 № 33-р, including the Taganrog Approaching Channel (further referred to as TAC) and the anchoring areas № 460, № 459, № 463; 
     - a part of the Azov seaport water area within the borders set by the Government of Russia Regulation dated 30.12.2009 № 2122-р, including the Azovo-Donskoy Sea Canal (further referred to as ADSC) from its receiving buoy up to the eastern border of the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area and the anchoring areas № 461, № 464; 
     - recommended way № 31 stretching from the western border of the Taganrog and Azov coverage areas (landmark – Peschanyy buoy) up to the TAC and ADSC receiving buoys, and being the common approaching way to the Azov and Taganrog seaports. 
Taganrog and Azov Port VTS Scheme
     A stable UHF communication with vessels and radar assistance is provided within the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage areas. The working area of the automatic identificator system (AIS) coastal stations completely covers the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area.

     3. Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of the VTS of Taganrog and Azov seaports

     The Azov Basin Branch renders navigation services with the use of the Taganorg and Azov VTS in accordance with the requirements of the IMO Resolution А.857(20), Common rules of navigation and mooring of vessels in the seaports of the Russian Federation and their approaches approved by the Ministry of Transport order dated 20.08.2009 No. 140, Compulsory Regulations in Taganrog Seaport, approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 13.12.2012 No. 429, and  Compulsory Regulations in Taganrog Seaportapproved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 13.12.2012 No. 430.
     All ships and vessels equipped with the marine mobile service radio communication devices and located within the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area, regardless of their departmental participation and proprietory form, must follow the navigation rules in the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area. 

     Vessel traffic within the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area, including priorities setting for vessel traffic in the coverage area and schedule of their enter and exit from the Taganrog and Azov VTS  coverage area is performed according to the authorization-based procedure. 
     Entering of vessels to the coverage area and start of navigation within the Taganrog and Azov coverage area (anchoring, de-anchoring, entering of a vessel to Taganrog Approach Canal (TAC) or Azovo-Donskoy Sea Canal (ADSC)) is performed by vessels only after receipt of authorization from a Taganrog and Azov VTS operator.
     Vessels proceeding to the Taganrog Bay from the Azov Sea eastward, when approaching the distance of 2 nautical miles from the 038 ° 14,00 'E meridian, prior to entering the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area, are obliged to establish radio communication with the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS and receive confirmation of recognition. Information on entering the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area is transferred when vessel crosses the 038 ° 14,00 'E meridian. 
     Vessels heading towards the Taganrog Bay from the Don river must establish a radio connection with the Taganrog and Azov VTS before entering its coverage area and receive a confirmation of identification. Authorization to enter the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area is requested after the vessel passed the "0" km limit of the Don river. The reporting line on entering the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area is the 39°13.0' Е meridian.
     In the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area, on approaches to the seaport of Taganrog, vessels follow the recommended route No. 31, keeping to the right.

     Compulsory pilotage of vessels of the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS is carried out when vessels proceeding along the Taganrog approach channel (TAC) – from buoy No. 2 with coordinates 47°03,40' N 038°52,70' E till entrance gate of the seaport of Taganrog, as well as when proceeding along the Azov-Don Sea Canal (ADSC) – from buoy No. 1 with coordinates 47°02,60' N 038°55,15' E till the 038 ° 14,00 'E meridian.


     Transmission of navigation, current and other information to vessels is performed by the Taganrog and Azov VTS Center circulatory, or by vessel request.
     Navigation assistance is provided to vessels by request or by decision of the Taganrog and Azov VTS. During navigation assistance the Taganrog and Azov VTS provides target autotracking mean-square error of no more than:
       • 0,34º for bearing;
       • 12.3 m for distance;
       • 1.31° for course;
       • 0,56 knots for speed.
     Procedure and method of navigation assistance, including interval of messages is discussed with the vessel. Start and finish of navigation assistance must be approved by both parties. During navigation assistance the vessel must confirm receipt of information and recommendations from the Taganrog and Azov VTS Center and report its current actions to the Taganrog and Azov VTS Center. 

 

Taganrog and Azov Port VTS Control Centre Telecommunication equipment of Taganrog and Azov Port VTS ARTP-2 at Beglitskaya Kosa


     The common means of interaction between the Taganrog and Azov VTS center and vessels served by this VTS is radio and telephone connection in the VHF range of mobile marine service. 
     Vessels authorized to move within the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage areas must establish connection with the Taganrog and Azov VTS Center at channel 74 (call sign "Taganrog-Traffic-Control").

     Radio watch must be constantly kept. Vessels exiting the seaports of Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage area must request permission to end radio watch on the established VHF working channel. Upon receipt of such permission, the vessel can end radio watch on the working channel of the VTS.
     All vessels in the seaport of Taganrog water area must keep constant radio watch on VHF 16 and 74 communication channels, and on the seaport of Azov water area on channel VHF 16 communication channel, in the VTS coverage area on additional VHF 74 communication channel.

     Navigational assistance in the seaport of Taganrog water area is carried on channel 68, and in the seaport of Azov – on channel 12 VHF.

     Using VHF channel for communication between coast correspondents is not allowed.


     VHF channels of radio communication and radio telephone call signs of subscribers used for provision of navigation safety in the Taganrog and zov VTS coverage area

Name of service

UHF calling channel

UHF working channel

Call sign

Telephone number

Taganrog and Azov VTS of the FSUE “Rosmorport”
Azov Basin Branch

 74
(156.725 MHz)
 16
(156.800 MHz)

 74
(156.725 MHz)

68
(156.425 MHz)
12
(156.600 MHz)

 Taganrog – Traffic– Control

 +7 (8634) 31-75-43
+7 (8634) 31-73-49 (fax)

The seaport of Taganrog State Port Control Inspection of the seaport of Taganrog Captain Service of the Taganrog Branch of FSI “Azov Sea Seaports Administration”

 16
(156.800 MHz)

 69
(156.475 MHz)

 Taganrog – Radio-5

 +7 (8634) 31-76-33
+7 (8634) 31-76-59 (fax)

Vessel Traffic Planning Service of the seaport of Taganrog of the Taganrog Branch of FSI “Azov Sea Seaports 

 16
(156.800 MHz)

 11
(156.550 MHz)

 Taganrog - Dispatcher

+7 (8634) 31-75-39

Vessel Traffic Control Department of the Taganrog Captain Service of the Taganrog Branch of FSI “Azov Sea Seaports Administration”  16
(156.800 MHz)
71
(156.575 MHz)
Azov Traffic - Control +7 (86342) 421-28
Vessel Traffic Planning Service of the of the Taganrog Captain Service of the Taganrog Branch of FSI “Azov Sea Seaports Administration”  16
(156.800 MHz)
 9
(156.450 MHz)
Azov Port-Control +7 (86342) 421-28

     Radio communication between the Taganrog and Azov VTS operators and vessels must be performed in accordance with the Rules on Radio Communication of Mobile Marine Service, and the format of messages should, if possible, comply with IMO Resolution А.851(20) "General Principles of Ship Reporting and Ship Reporting Requirements". Communication with foreign vessel crews is performed in English in terms of "IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases". 

     Navigation dues area charged for navigation services with the use of Taganrog and Azov VTS rendered by the Azov Basin Branch to vessels making port calls to the seaports of Azov and Taganrog, and also passing through their water areas by transit. Information on navigation dues rates and the charging procedure is available in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azov Basin Branch”.

     4. Statistics 

     Number of vessels in the Taganrog and Azov VTS coverage areas making port calls to the seaports of Taganrog and Azov and passing through their water areas by transit.
 

Year

Total number of vessels in the VTS coverage area

Including vessels making port calls to the Taganrog seaport

Including vessels making port calls to the Azov seaport

Including vessels making port calls to the Rostov-on-Don seaport

2007

11,736

1,056

2,387

8,293

2008

9,613

791

2,250

6,572

2009

11,679

827

2,535

8,317

2010

13,327

737

2,518

10,072

2011

14,999

875

3,889

10,235

2012

15,012

894

4,379

9,739

2013

15,975

743

2,741

12 ,91

2014 16,096 733 2,698 12,665
2015 15,464 761 2,298 12,405
2016 15,275 607 3,729 10,939


     5. Contacts

     For additional infomation on the terms and conditions of the navigation services with the use of the Taganrog and Azov VTS provided by the FSUE "Rosmorport" Azov Basin Branch, please contact: 
     +7 (8634) 31-75-43 (round-the-clock), 
     or send a request by fax: +7 (8634) 31-73-49, or e-mail: operatorvts@abf.rosmorport.ru

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