VTS Services

1. General Information
2. VTS Coverage Areas
    - VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage area
    - RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area
    - VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage area
3. VTS services terms and conditions
    - Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of VTS of the port of Novorossiysk
    - Terms and conditions of navigation services in the RVTS of the Kerch Strait
    - Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of VTS of the port of Tuapse
4. Statistics
5. Contact Information


     1. General Information

 

     FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch provides the vessels calling at the seaports of Gelendzhik (only on the approaches to the seaport), Kavkaz, Novorossiysk, Taman, Temryuk and Tuapse, or transiting through the waters of the seaports, as well as the vessels crossing the Kerch Strait, with navigation services  with the use of:
     - Vessel traffic management system in the seaport of Novorossiysk (hereinafter – VTS port of  Novorossiysk);
     - Regional vessel traffic management system of the Kerch Strait (hereinafter –Kerch Strait RVTS), formed on the basis of information integration and coordinate vessel traffic management system of the seaport of Kavkaz (hereinafter - port of Kavkaz VTS), vessel traffic management systems of the seaport of Temryuk (hereinafter - port of Temryuk VTS) and the vessel traffic management systems in the seaport of Taman (hereinafter – port of Taman VTS);

     - Vessel traffic management system of the seaport of Tuapse (hereinafter - port of Tuapse VTS).


     VTS of the sea port of Novorossiysk includes: VTS Centre, three remotely controlled radio technical posts (RTP) (at Penay Cape, Doob Cape and Doob mountain slope) and one serviced subcentre in Youzhnaya Ozereevka. 
     VTS of the sea port of Kavkaz includes: VTS Centre, automatic RTPs (ARTPs) (Tuzla, Lada-Gelendzhik-Trans ans Akhilleon) and Fontalovskaya radio relay port. VTS of the sea port of Temryuk includes: VTS Centre, Temryuk and Mayak Temryukskiy ARTPs. 

     VTS of the deaport of Taman includes: RTP “Taman” and RTP “Zelensky”.

     VTS of the seaport of Temryuk includes: VTS Centre of the seaport of Temryuk, ARTP Temryuk, Lighthouse Temryuksky.
     VTS of the sea port of Tuapse: VTS Centre and remotely controlled ARTP at Pauk mountain.

 


     All the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch VTS are created in order to raise the navigation safety and efficiency level, life protection in the sea, protection of the marine and coastal environment, coastal structures protection. 
     The the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch VTS are used for: 
     - detection of vessels at sea port approaches, establishing communication, obtaining data; 
     - transmission of navigation, current and other information to vessels; 
     - navigation assistance; 
     - arrangement of vessel traffic according to daily navigational schedules approved by the captains of the sea ports of Novorossiysk, Kavkaz, Temryuk and Turapse; 
     - radiolocator supervision of vessels traffic and their position at anchorages. 

     Federal Service on Transport Supervision and Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport examined the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch VTS and issued following certificates according to the Requirements № МФ-02-22/848-70 and IMO А.857(20) Resolution
     - VTS certificate of the seaport of Novorossiysk, high-grade category No. VTS-3/1-2605-2012 dated 02.04.2012
     - Regional VTS certificate of the Kerch Strait, high-grade category No. VTS-3/1-2661-2012 dated 22.09.2012
     - VTS certificate of the seaport of Kavkaz, high-grade category No. VTS-3/1-2659-2012 dated 22.09.2012

     - VTS certificate of the seaport of Taman, first category No. VTS-3/1-2658-2012 dated 22.09.2012;
     - VTS certificate of the seaport of Temruk, first category No. VTS-3/1-2660-2012 dated 22.09.2012
     - VTS certificate of the seaport of Tuapse, first category No. VTS-3/1-2599-2012 dated 20.02.2012

     Vessel Traffic Systems operated by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch work around the clock. The operating structure of the VTS branch consists of  61 people. All VTS operators of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch have been trained and certified in accordance with the recommendations of IALA V-103.

     2. VTS Coverage Areas

     VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage area

 

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Novorossiysk, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation order No. 223 dated 08.12.2014, the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk boundaries of the coverage include the water surface area bounded by the coastline and straight lines subsequently connecting the points with coordinates:
          44°32’16,2”N 38°04’36,0”E; 
          44°30’27,0”N 38°01’55,0”E; 
          44°36’42,0”N 37°34’00,0”E; 
          44°40’34,0”N 37°34’00,0”E.


     In the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage area actions are carried out to detect and guarantee sustainable support of vessels with an effective reflective surface of 20 sqm and more, and also to provide reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control. The working area of ​​coast stations of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) completely covers the area of ​​the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk.

     RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area

 

     VTS of the Kerch Strait coverage is formed of coverage areas of VTS of port of Kavkaz, VTS of port of Taman and VTS of port of Temryuk.

     A) VTS of the port of Kavkaz coverage area:

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kavkaz, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order No. 190 dated 5.29.2013, VTS of the port of Kavkaz  boundaries of the coverage bounded by the coastline and straight lines connecting in order the points with coordinates:

     № 3 45°29,50'N  037°04,10'Е;

     № 4 45°34,20'N  036°52,20'Е;

     № 5 45°27,42'N  036°41,73'Е;

     № 6 45°21,00'N  036°40,01'Е;

     № 7 45°18,00'N  036°29,01'Е;

     № 8 45°15,04'N  036°28,20'Е;

     № 9 45°13,60'N  036°28,50'Е;

     № 10 45°12,20'N  036°27,70'Е;

     № 11 45°09,20'N  036°28,00'Е;

     № 12 45°05,50'N  036°33,55'Е;

     № 12а 45°05,50'N  036°35,57'Е;

     № 17а 45°07,90'N  036°40,30'Е.

 

     In VTS of the port of Kavkaz coverage area, guaranteed detection and sustained support of vessels with an effective reflective surface of 100 sq.m. and more are effected, and also reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The working area of AIS shore stations completely covers the zone of VTS of the port of Kavkaz.

 

     B) VTS of the port of Taman coverage area:

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation order No. 16 dated 22.01.2014, the VTS of port of Taman boundaries of the coverage correspond to the borders of seaport, approved by Russian Government order No. 1837-p dated 08.12.2008.
     In VTS of port of Taman coverage area, guaranteed detection and sustained support of vessels with an effective reflective surface of 100 sq.m. and more, are effected and also reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The working area of AIS shore stations completely covers the zone of VTS of the port of Taman.

 

     C) VTS of the port of Temryuk coverage area:

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Temryuk, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation order No. 218 dated 24.06.2013, the VTS of port of Temryuk boundaries of the coverage bounded by the coastline and straight lines connecting in order the points with coordinates:

     № 1 45°21,13'N  037°23,40'Е;

     № 2 45°27,12'N  037°23,40'Е;

     № 3 45°29,30'N  037°04,06'Е;

     № 4 45°23,18'N  037°00,00'Е.

     In the VTS of port of Temryuk coverage area, guaranteed detection and sustained support of vessels with an effective reflective surface of 100 sq.m. and more, are effected and also reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The working area of AIS shore stations completely covers the zone of the VTS of the port of Temryuk .


     VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage area

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Tuapse, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation order No. 197 dated 6.07.2012, the VTS of port of Tuapse boundaries of the coverage is limited to the north-east coastline, and on the seaward side of the line connecting the points with the following coordinates:

     1. 44°10'33"N; 38°56'23"E 
     2. 44°06'41"N; 38°51'09"E 
     3. 43°58'20"N; 39°03'02"E 
     4. 44°02'14"N; 39°08'20"E 

     In the VTS of port of Tuapse coverage  area, guaranteed detection and sustained support vessel with an effective reflective surface of 70 sq.m. and more, are effected and also reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The working area of AIS shore stations completely covers the zone of the port of Tuapse VTS.


     3. VTS services terms and conditions

     Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of VTS of the port of Novorossiysk

     Navigation services with the use of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk are provided by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch in accordance with the requirements of IMO resolution A. 857(20), Common rules of navigation and mooring of vessels in the seaports of the Russian Federation and on the approaches to them approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia No. 140 dated 20.08.2009, Оператор СУДС порта Новороссийск Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Novorossiysk  approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia No. 223 dated 12.08.2014, and the orders of the captain of the Novorossiysk seaport in respect of the operational functions of the VTS of the Novorossiysk seaport, vessels calling at the seaport of Novorossiysk and being on the approaches to the seaport of Gelendzhik, as well as transiting the waters of the Novorossiysk seaport.
   The movement of ships in the waters of the seaport of Novorossiysk and carrying out operations in anchoring and unmooring is adjusted in accordance with the daily schedule of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk. Before the movement, the vessel must request permission of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk for the beginning of the movement. The VTS of the port of Novorossiysk informs the captain of the seaport of Novorossiysk on passing a permission to start movement to the vessel.

     Before entering the port of Novorossiysk VTS area and starting movement each vessel (each ship) should establish radio contact the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk operator and transmit the following information about the vessel:

     - the number given to a vessel by the International Maritime Organization;

     - the name and the type of a vessel;

     - the number of a vessel given by the Mobile Maritime Service;

     - nationality of a vessel (the flag of a vessel);

     - the port of arrival;

     - the maximum existing draft of a vessel;

     - the type and the quantity of cargoes, the existence of dangerous cargo and the class of hazard;

     - the number of crews and passengers aboard a vessel;

     - the existence of malfunctions of marine facilities and other restrictions affecting navigation safety

and get permission to start movement.

 

     In addition, in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Novorossiysk while entering into the seaport of Novorossiysk and leaving the seaport and when a vessel moves in the seaport water area a vessel's captain informs VTS of the port of Novorossiysk about the following:
     -Оператор СУДС порта Новороссийск crossing the seaport lines;

     - arriving aboard a vessel and leaving a vessel by a pilot;

     - sea buoys passage with the latitude of 44 degrees 39.8 minutes North and the longitude of 037 degrees 50.55 minutes East;

     - passing the ends of the Western and Eastern piers;

     - coming up on the beam of the Sheskharis oil harbor (for vessels with the support movement dynamic principle).

     When main engines, steering gear or pilotage facilities affecting navigation safety fail and when communication with the port of Novorossiysk VTS is lost a vessel's captain immediately informs the port of Novorossiysk VTS by any accessible communication means.

 

     The movement of vessels is controlled by VTS of the port of Novorossiysk by giving recommendations to vessels regarding:

     - movement sequence and the time of beginning movement;

     - the route, the interval and the speed of movement;

     - the procedure of standing down channel and crossing it, in particular on the Eastern channel of the Novorossiisk seaport where one-way channel has been established. The direction has been determined by VTS irrespective navigation intensity in the seaport water area;

     - a ban on further movement;

     - anchor grounds and shelters;

     - actions to prevent direct danger.

 

     When weighing or unberthing, a vessel asks the seaport of Novorossiysk VTS for movement permission 15 minutes before starting the movement. If the movement has not started within specified time permission will be re-requested.

     Vessel pilotage is directly performed by the port of Novorossiysk VTS operators in respect of vessels:

     - entering into the seaport of Novorossiysk from the seaport of Novorossiysk VTS area line to the direct line connecting Cape Love and the marine line on the end of Terminal No 1 of the Sheskharis oil harbor;

     - leaving the seaport of Novorossiysk from the direct line connecting Cape Love and  the marine line on the end of Terminal No 1 of the Sheskharis oil harbor to the port of Novorossiysk VTS area lines.

     Vessels with the support movement dynamic principle coordinate the opportunity for sailing and sailing route in the non-displacement state with the VTS when approaching the VTS area and after unberthing.

 

     Aid to marine navigation (navigation support) is rendered to a vessel at the request of a vessel or by decision of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk. When providing support for marine navigation VTS of the port of Novorossiysk automatic target following errors make up:

     - target direction: + 0.3 degrees;

     - target parameter: by course + 2 degrees, by speed + 0.5 knots,

     - target direction: by angle 0.4 degrees, by distance 10 meters.

Оператор СУДС порта Новороссийск     In the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage area AIS transmits information on differential corrections of GLONASS/GPS monitoring and correcting stations.

     The procedure and method for providing support to marine navigation, including the communications interval, are coordinated with the vessel. The beginning and the end of support to marine navigation should be approved by both parties. When support for marine navigation is being provided a vessel has to confirm the receipt of information and recommendations from VTS of the port of Novorossiysk and inform VTS of the port of Novorossiysk about the actions being taken. 

     In VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage the call and talks with vessels are held by using VHF radio communication (the call “NEW TRAFFIC CONTROL”) on:

VHF Channels 9, 11, 16 and 68 with the “New-Traffic-Control” call.

     Vessels moored in the seaport of Novorossiysk should maintain permanent radio watch on VHF Channel 9 and Channel 16, and vessels at the berths of the seaport should maintain permanent radio watch on VHF Channel 9.

 

     Information of the communication channels of very high frequency used in the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk coverage area

 

Communicant

Communication channels of very high frequency

Call sign

VTS of the port of Novorossiysk of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch

9, 16

Novo-Traffic-Control

68 (for pilotage)

11 (for working with small, sport, sailing and pleasure vessels)

Port State Control in the seaport FGBI “AMP Black Sea”

9, 16

Novorossiysk-5

Port State Control in the oil harbour of Sheskharis FGBI “AMP Black Sea”

9, 16, 96

Novorossiysk-11

Port State Control in the Marine Terminal CPC-R FGBI “AMP Black Sea”

9, 14, 16, 25, 69

Novorossiysk-51

Port State Control of vessels fishing fleet FGBI “AMP of the Black Sea”

16, 36

Gavan

 

     Conduction of radio communications not related to safety of navigation and management of vessels movement on the above-mentioned channels is prohibited.
     The telephone numbers as well as information of additional means of communication for the transmission of information on territories and waters of the seaport of Novorossiysk are announced by the captain of the seaport of Novorossiysk.
     For voice radio contact with the crew of a foreign vessel English language is used with IMO standard phrases for communication at sea. Maintaining of radio communications is allowed in Russian, subject to receiving of voice confirmation in English from the captain of the vessel, with a record of such evidence in the database of the documentation system of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk.

 

     Radio communication between the Novorossiysk sea port 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".  For radio communications with the crews of foreign vessels, English language is used in terms of IMO's Standard Marine Communication Phrases.

 

     Maintaining of radio communications in Russian is allowed, subject to receiving of voice confirmation in English from the captain of the vessel, with a record of such evidence in the database of the documentation system of the VTS of the port of Novorossiysk.

 

     Navigation dues area charged for navigation services with the use of Novorossiysk sea port VTS rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorskiy Basin Branch to vessels making port calls to the sea port of Novorossiysk. Information on navigation dues rates and the charging procedure is available in the section "Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorskiy Basin Branch".

 

     Terms and conditions of navigation services in the RVTS of the Kerch Strait

 

     The navigation services using RVTS of the Kerch Strait are provided by the Taman Directorate of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch in accordance with the requirements of:

     - IMO Resolution A.857 (20);
     - General rules of navigation and anchorage in the seaports of the Russian Federation and on the approaches to them, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia Order No. 140 of 20.08.2009;
     - Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kavkaz, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia Order No. 190 of 5.29.2013;
     - Compulsory Regulations in the sea port of Taman, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia Order No. 16 of 01.22.2014;
     - Compulsory Regulations in the sea port of Temryuk, approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia Order No. 218 of 24.06.2013;
     - Operational orders captains seaports of Kavkaz, Taman and Temryuk in part of the operational functions of VTS of the port of Kavkaz, VTS of the port Taman and VTS of the port of Temryuk,

     to vessels calling at the seaports of Kavkaz, Taman and Temryuk, as well as in transit through the waters of the relevant seaports.

 

     Vessel traffic in the RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area, including coverage areas of the VTS of the port of Kavkaz, VTS of the port of Taman and VTS of the port of Temryuk, is regulated in accordance with the schedule of movement and placement of the corresponding VTS. Prior to the movement vessel must request permission RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator on the beginning of the movement. Information on transfer of permission to start the movement to the vessel is reported by RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator to the captain of the corresponding seaport.

     Each vessel (ship) before entering or beginning movement in the RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area should establish radio communication with the RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator and report following data on the vessel:
Операторы РСУДС Керченского пролива     - number assigned by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to vessel;

     - type, name of the vessel; 

     - vessel number assigned by the maritime mobile service;

     - country of the ship's flag;      

     - port of destination; 

     - maximum draft of vessel; 

     - type and amount of cargo, presence of hazardous cargo and class of hazard; 

     - number of crew members and passengers; 

     - presence of technical faults and other limitations which influence navigation safety,

     and receive permission to begin movement.

 

     For vessels calling at the seaport of Kavkaz, communication with VTS of the port of  Kavkaz is established when passing beam line of the buoy Varzovsky by following the north and when passing beam line Cape Takil on proceeding from the south. Additionally, in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kavkaz, the vessels shall transfer mandatory reports to VTS of the port of Kavkaz during the passage of the following regulated waypoints:

     - line connecting Cape Hroni, the northern edge of the anchorage N 453,454 and Cape Akhilleon;

     - beam line of the seaport of Kavkaz;

     - in one marine mile from the pair of buoys No. 19 , 20;

     - line connecting Cape Takil, points with coordinates 45°05,50'N 036°33,50'E, 45°05,50'N 036°35,50'E, and Cape Panagia ;

     - beam line of buoy South axis (45 ° 09,18'N 036 ° 28,07'E);

     - first pair of fairway buoy No. 50 of the Kerch Strait.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman, vessels calling at the seaport of Taman establish communications with VTS of the port of Taman 30 minutes before entering the VTS of the port of Taman coverage area.

 

     Regulation of the vessel traffic in RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area is carried out through passing to the vessels recommendations for:

     - sequence and time of the beginning of movement;

     - route, interval and speed;

     - order of passing ships fairways and intersections;

     - ban on the further movement;

     - location of anchorage or shelter;

     - actions to prevent immediate danger.

     In particular, in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kavkaz, when the vessel is mooring, VTS of the port Kavkaz informs the vessel about the direction of and distance to the anchorage, giving advice on the driving mode and the moment of dropping of the anchor.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the sea port of Taman, when receiving a request from the VTS of the port of Taman for the purpose of identification, the vessel reports its location relative to Cape Zhelezny Rog or performs an identification maneuver. Vessels also report information on embarkation / disembarkation of the pilot on/from board, as well as on exiting to the cross-sections of the approach channel to the berths of the seaport of Taman, to the VTS of the port of Taman.

 

     Permission for movement in RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area (anchoring, lifting anchor, approach and mooring, unmooring and moving away from it, shifting) is requested by the vessel from RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator 15 minutes before the beginning of the movement. If the movement has not begun at the specified time, the permit is requested again.

 

     Navigational, operational and other information is transferred to vessels by RVTS of the Kerch Strait at the request of the vessel or on the initiative of RVTS of the Kerch Strait in cases of changes, whether planned or existing, in navigational conditions, and other factors that affect or can affect the safety of navigation in the area covered by the RVTS of the Kerch Strait. Sending sensitive information may be preceded by a general announcement.


Операторы РСУДС Керченского пролива     Assistance in navigation (navigation assistance) is rendered to a vessel at the request of the vessel or by the decision of the operator of the RVTS of the Kerch Strait mainly in complex meteorological conditions, in case of failure or absence of onboard instruments to ensure safe movement of the ship in the navigation environment. In assisting in navigation RVTS of the Kerch Strait, radar targets autofollow is provided with deviation of no more than:

     - determining the direction of the target: ± 0,3º;

     - determining the parameters of objectives: at the rate: ± 2º, speed: ± 0.5 unit;

     - determine the direction of the target: the angle of 0,4º, over a distance of 10 m.

     In RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage transmission of information on the differential correction of control and correction stations of global navigation satellite systems GLONASS / GPS is provided with the use of AIS.
     Procedure and method of provision of assistance in navigation, including messaging interval, is coordinated with the ship. Beginning and end of provision of navigational aid must be confirmed by both parties. The ship is required to acknowledge receipt of RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator information and advice and report on actions taken.
    

     Vessels proceeding to the seaports of Kavkaz, Taman and Temryuk are obliged to establish radio communication with RVTS of the Kerch Strait before entering the RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area:

     for the seaport of Kavkaz (VTS of the port of Kavkaz)

     - on 10 VHF communication channel when passing beam line of the buoy Varzovsky by following the north and when passing beam line Cape Takil on proceeding from the south.

     for the seaport of Taman (VTS of the port of Taman)

     - 30 minutes before entering RVTS of the Kerch Strait on 11 or 69 VHF communication channel .

     for the seaport of Temryuk (VTS of the port of Temryuk)

     - on 69 VHF channel .

 

     Vessels remaining in RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage area shall keep constant radio watch on:

     for seaport of Kavkaz (VTS of the port of Kavkaz)

     - on 16 VHF channel, call sign “Kavkaz – Traffic” when passing of the Kerch Strait of Taman navigable path in RVTS of the Kerch Strait coverage the vessels carry radio watch on the 10, 14 VHF channels.

     for the seaport of Taman (VTS of the port of Taman)

     - on 16 and 11 VHF communication channels, call sign “Taman-Traffic”.

     for seaport of Temryuk (VTS of the port of Temryuk)

     - on 69 VHF channel, call sign “Temryuk-Traffic”.

 

Information of the communication channels of very high frequency used in the VTS of the Kerch Strait

 

Communicant

Communication channels of very high frequency

Call sign

 Calling channel

Working
channel

Redundant channel

RVTS of the Kerch Strait Center of the VTS of the port Kavkaz of the Taman Directorate of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch

16, 10

10

12

Kavkaz-Traffic

VTS of the port Taman of the Taman Directorate of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch

16

11

69

Taman-Traffic

VTS of the port Temryuk of the Taman Directorate of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch

16

69

 

Temryuk-Traffic

Inspection of Port State Control in the seaport of Kavkaz FGBI “AMP of the Azov Sea”

16, 10

71

12

Kavkaz-Radio - 5

Inspection of Port State Control in the seaport of Taman FGBI “AMP of the Azov Sea”

16

11

69

Taman-Port-Control

Inspection of Port State Control in the seaport of Temryuk FGBI “AMP of rhe Azov Sea”

16

11

 

Temryuk-Radio-5

 

     Communication not related to the activities of RVTS of the Kerch Strait is prohibited on the above-mentioned channels.

     Use of VHF channels for communication between coastal correspondents is not allowed.

     Information on the additional means of communication for the transmission of information, including phone numbers at seaports of the Kavkaz, Taman and Temryuk, is announced by captains of relevant seaports.

     Communication between the RVTS of the Kerch Strait operator and the vessels should be carried out in accordance with the “Rules of the radio communication of the maritime mobile service and the maritime mobile satellite service of the Russian Federation”, the message format should conform to IMO Resolution A.851 (20) “General Principles for Vessel Reporting Systems and standards for shipborne reports”. For voice radio contact with the crew of a foreign vessel English language is used with IMO standard phrases for communication at sea. Maintaining radio communications in Russian is allowed subject to receiving of voice confirmation in English from the captain of the vessel, with a record of such evidence in the database system of the documentation data RVTS of the Kerch Strait.

 

     Navigation charges are levied for the provision of services of the Taman Directorate of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch navigation with the use of RVTS of the Kerch Strait to vessels calling at the seaports Kavkaz, Taman and Temryuk, transiting through the waters of the seaports and/or through the Kerch Strait. Information on the rates of navigation fees and the procedure for their collection can be found ins the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.

 

     Terms and conditions of navigation services with the use of VTS of the port of Tuapse

 

     The navigation services with the use of VTS of the port of Tuapse are provided by Tuapse Department of the Azovo-Chernomorsly Basin Branch to vessels calling at the seaport of Tuapse, as well as transiting through its waters, in accordance with the requirements of Compulsory regulations in the sea port of Tuapse approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Order No. 197 of 06.07. 2012, as well as the orders of the captain of the seaport of Tuapse in respect of the operational functions of the VTS of the port of Tuapse.

 

     In the seaport of Tuapse permissive order of traffic and mooring of vessels is established in accordance with the schedule of arrangement and movement of ships in the seaport, which is daily approved by the captain of the seaport of Tuapse on the basis of information about the arrival of the ship transmitted by the captain of the seaport of Tuapse to the address on the Internet: www.portcall.marinet.ru, and is located at the following address on the Internet: www.tuapseport.ru.

     Vessel traffic in the seaport of Tuapse and operations on the formulation of ships anchoring and lifting their anchor are regulated by the VTS of the port of Tuapse in accordance with the schedule of arrangement and movement of ships in the maritime port.

     One hour before entering the VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage area, vessel heading to the Tuapse seaport must establish radio communication with the VTS of the port of Tuapse on VHF channel 10 (call sign “Tuapse-Traffic-Control”), and provide the following information about the vessel:

     - number assigned by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to the vessel;

     - type, name of the vessel; 

     - vessel number assigned by the maritime mobile service;

     - country of the ship's flag;      

     - port of destination; 

     - maximum draft of vessel; 

     - type and amount of cargo, presence of hazardous cargo and class of hazard; 

     - number of crew members and passengers; 

     - presence of technical faults and other limitations which influence navigation safety,

     and receive permission to begin movement.

 

     Regulation of vessel traffic in VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage is carried out by passing the vessels recommendations for:

     - sequence and the start of the movement;

     - route, interval and speed;

     - ban on the further movement;

     - anchorage or shelter;

     - actions to prevent immediate danger.

 

     Navigation, immediate and other information is transmitted by VTS of the port of Tuapse operators to vessels in accordance with the declared schedule, vessel request, order of the Tuapse Seaport captain or VTS of the port of Tuapse operator initiative when changes in navigation circumstances or other factors that influence or can influence navigation safety in VTS of the port of Tuapse area take place or are expected to take place. Critical information can be transmitted by common announcement. Hydro meteorological information is transmitted to the vessel captains that are currently in the Tuapse Seaport by VTS of the port of Tuapse every day at 09.00AM and 03.00PM by Moscow time through 10 VHF channel in Russian and English.

     The help in navigation is rendered by VTS of the port of Tuapse in case of vessel request or VTS of the port of Tuapse operator decision mainly due to severe hydro meteorological conditions, breakdown or lack of devices onboard vessels providing safe navigation in such navigation circumstances.

 

     When navigation help is rendered in the VTS of the port of Tuapse area a radar target autotracking is provided with an accuracy of up to:

     - aiming: on-course: ±1,51º, speed: ±0,24 kt; 

     -  aim direction-finding: by angle 0,57º, by distance: 13 m.

     Coast AIS equipment being a part of VTS of the port of Tuapse transmits the information about differential corrections of the Tuapse Control-Correcting Station of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems GLONASS/GPS.

 

     VTS of the port of Tuapse operator approves the order and method of rendering navigation help including message transmitting interval with a vessel captain. The beginning and finishing of the navigation help should be approved by both sides. A vessel is obliged to confirm a receipt of information and recommendations from VTS of the port of Tuapse operator and report about undertaken actions.


     Connection with VTS of the port of Tuapse is established in the Tuapse Seaport through 10 VHF channel (call signal “Tuapse-Traffic-Control”) or by telephone.  

 

     Information about VHF channels used in the Tuapse Seaport

 

Subscriber

High frequency channels

Call signal

Working channel

Alternate channel

Vessel Traffic Management Service

10

67

Tuapse-Traffic-Control

Tuapse Seaport State Control

9

-

Tuapse-Port-Control

 

     Vessels that are in the VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage area are to have constant radio watch on the 10 VHF channel.

     Radio communications not related to navigation safety are not acceptable on the VHF channels in the Tuapse Seaport. 

     Information about additional means of communication for the transmission of information including telephone numbers is declared by the Tuapse Seaport Captain.

 

     Communication between the VTS of the port of Tuapse operator and the vessels should be carried out in accordance with the “Rules of the radio communication of the maritime mobile service and the maritime mobile satellite service of the Russian Federation”, the message format should conform to IMO Resolution A.851 (20) “General Principles for Vessel Reporting Systems and standards for shipborne reports”. For voice radio contact with the crew of a foreign vessel English language is used with IMO standard phrases for communication at sea.

 

     Navigation charges are levied for the provision of services of the Tuapse Directorate of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch navigation with the use of VTS of the port of Tuapse to vessels calling at the seaport of Tuapse, transiting through the waters of the seaport. Information on the rates of navigation fees and the procedure for their collection can be found ins the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.


     4. Statistics

     VTS of the port of Novorossiysk

 

Year

Total number of vessels in the VTS coverage area

Including vessels making port calls to the sea port of Novorossiysk

Including vessels making port calls to the sea port of Gelendzhik

Including vessels passing through the VTS coverage area

2007

43,528

42,666

862

-

2008

43,734

42,989

745

-

2009

37,754

37,200

554

-

2010

41,854

41,029

825

-

2011

43,757

43,105

652

-

2012 42,380 41,785 595 178
2013 45,666 45,086 331 249
2014 50,222 49,237 734 251
2015 44,056 44,623 821 361
2016 41,382 44,134 405 316

 

   RVTS of the Kerch Strait

 

Year

Total number of vessels in the VTS coverage area

Including vessels making port calls to the sea port of Kavkaz

Including vessels making port calls to the sea port of Temryuk

Including vessels making port calls at the seaport of Taman (from 01.10.2012)

Including vessels passing through the Kerch Strait

2007

25,137

8,787

1,724

-

6,447

2008

28,430

6,789

2,202

-

6,967

2009

32,153

6,677

1,906

-

10,142

2010

35,524

8,348

1,902

-

15,229

2011

43,487

12,262

1,965

-

11,838

2012 44,292 12,107 3,539 203 10,978
2013 59,536 47,198 7,517 4,821 11,353
2014 86,957 74,272 8,540 4,145 10,952
2015 100,524 87,064 8,884 4,576 9,969
2016 136,391 86,873 3,577 3,218 11,523

 

     VTS of the port of Tuapse

 

Year

Total number of vessels in the VTS coverage area

Including vessels making port calls to the sea port of Tuapse

Including vessels passing through the VTS of the port of Tuapse coverage area

2009

11,260

975

532

2010

14,130

1,341

729

2011

15,100

1,340

677

2012 17,001 1,463 487
2013 17,003 1,336 504
2014 15,318 1,276 420
2015 16,165 1,312 410
2016 14,983 1,282 498

 

     5. Contact Information

     For additional infomation on the terms and conditions of the navigation services with the use of the VTS services provided by the FSUE "Rosmorport" Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch, please contact:

Sea port of Novorossiysk VTS 
     by phone: 
          +7 (8617) 67-64-25 (round-the-clock) – senior operator on duty, 
          +7 (8617) 67-44-27 (round-the-clock) - operator on duty,
          +7 (8617) 60-28-47 (round-the-clock) – operator on duty, 
          +7 (8617) 67-64-22 – sea port of Novorossiysk VTS head (Mon-Fri, 10:00-17:00),
          +7 (8617) 65-16-57 (round-the-clock);
     by fax: +7 (8617) 67-44-27;
     by e-mail: vts1@rmpnovo.ru

Kerch Strait RVTS 
     by phone: 
          +7 (86148) 581-13 (round-the-clock) – Kerch Strait RVTS Centre;
     by fax: +7 (86148) 447-83;
     by e-mail: Office@tmn.rosmorport.ru

Sea port of Tuapse VTS
     by phone: 
          +7 (86167) 766-68 (round-the-clock) — operator on duty,
          +7 (86167) 766-70 (Mon-Fri, 10:00-17:00) — sea port of Tuapse VTS head;
     by fax: +7 (86167) 766-61;
     by e-mail: vtsmanager@tuapsermp.ru

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