Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Sochi VTS successfully passed the extraordinary inspection

After the implementation of technical re-equipment measures, which included the AIS base stations and VHF radio stations replacement, the information processing, display and registration system transferring to domestic software, the Sochi VTS passed an extraordinary inspection by Rosmorrechflot.

Following the results of inspection, FSUE “Rosmorport” issued the new Certificate of conformity dated 12.20.2023 No. VTS-2/1-3315-2023 on Sochi VTS compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation order dated 23.07.2015 No. 226 for vessel traffic control systems, submitted to the first category of VTS.

Since 2006, the Sochi VTS successfully underwent inspections of the coastal facility six times, and on the results of the inspections the enterprise had received the relevant certificates of conformity of the existing requirements imposed upon the operation of the VTS equipment and personnel.

The Sochi VTS includes the VTS center (the seaport of Sochi), VTS site 1 (inner breakwater of the seaport of Sochi), VTS site 2 (cargo region on river Mzymta), VTS site 3 (berth No. 2 of large cruise ships of the seaport of Sochi).

With the use of the Sochi VTS the following activities are carried out by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch:
- vessels detection on approaches to the area of operation of the Sochi VTS, establishing communication with them, obtaining data about the vessel;
- transmission of navigation, operational and other information to vessels at the initiative of the operators of the Sochi VTS or at the request of the vessel;
- assistance in navigation;
- organization and regulation of vessel traffic;
- vessel traffic control.

Every year, more than 200,000 vessels are under control in the Sochi VTS area.

For more information on the conditions and procedure for the providing navigation services by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch using the Sochi VTS can be found in “VTS Services of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.