Towage Services

1. General Information
2. Procedure for provision of towing services
     - Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog
     - Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaport of Eysk
     - Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk
     - Procedure of rendering refloating services
     - Procedure for provision of sea towing services for vessels and other watercraft
3. Statistics
4. Contacts

     1. General Information

    The FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch renders:

     - towing services related to the provision of towing during mooring operations, shifting or other types of vessels movement in the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Eysk, Kavkaz, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog and Temryuk;

     - in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk, services for towing, escorting, tilting, hauling a vessel along the berth, towing support for vessels in ice conditions, including refloating vessels in ice conditions, ice breaking, release from ice captivity, escort of vessels in ice conditions on the approaches and directly in the water areas of the above-mentioned seaports;

     - refloating of vessels moved beyond the navigation pass or beyond the upper edge of canals in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog waters and approaches to them;

     - services on sea towage of vessels or other watercraft in the Sea of Azov and Azovo-Donskoy Sea Canal, without limitations and in the Black Sea in coastal navigation.

     In periods of winter navigation in the seaports of Azov, Eysk, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog towing is carried out with the involvement of the icebreakers of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate.

     Towing fleet of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch comprises 19 vessels with power from 220 to 4,815 kW, which are distributed among seaports as follows:

 

Seaport of Azov

Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Georgy Sedov Tugboat, supply vessel 3,900 Year-round sailing in freezing non-Arctic seas. In summer and autumn navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 1.3 m thick. In winter and spring navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 0.8 m thick
Muromets Tugboat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Azov seaport

 

Seaport of Eysk

Name of vessel

 Designation

 Power (kW)

 Area of operation

Kapitan Krutov

 Icebreaker

 4,650

Azov Sea - without limitations;

Black Sea - 20 nautical miles from the coast

Тekhflotez

 Tugboat

 1,176

Azov Sea - without limitations;
 Black Sea - 20-mile coastal area

Kolguev

 Tugboat

 884

Blask Sea and Azov Sea - port waters for an open roadstead with a distance of no more than 30 nautical miles from the place of refuge

Reidovy-43

 Tugboat

 220

Azov Sea - 20-mile coastal area (March to November);

 Black Sea - 5-mile coastal area (March to November)

 

Seaport of Kavkaz

Name of vessel

 Designation

 Power (kW)

 Area of operation

Dokovets Tugboat
662 Seaport water area
Bulbash Tugboat
882 Seaport water area
Admiral Lazarev Tugboat
2,028 Seaport water area

 

Seaport of Rostov-on-Don

Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Dobrynya Tugboat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Kapitan Kravtsov Tow-tug 280 Seaport water area
Fanagoriya Icebreaking tug, rescue pushboat 544 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Muromets
Tugboat
442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Georgy Sedov Tugboat, supply vessel 3,900 Year-round sailing in freezing non-Arctic seas. In summer and autumn navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 1.3 m thick. In winter and spring navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 0.8 m thick
 

Seaport of Taganrog

Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Dobrynya Tugboat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganorg seaport
Kapitan Chudinov Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Kapitan Moshkin Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Kapitan Demidov Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Muromets Tugboat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganrog seaport
Fanagoriya Icebreaking tug, rescue pushboat 544 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganrog seaport
Georgy Sedov Tugboat, supply vessel 3,900 Year-round sailing in freezing non-Arctic seas. In summer and autumn navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 1.3 m thick. In winter and spring navigation period in the Arctic, sailing in thin one-year ice up to 0.8 m thick

 

Seaport of Temryuk

Name of vessel

 Designation

 Power (kW)

 Area of operation

Admiral Serebryakov

Tugboat

2,028

Seaport water area

Portovik Tugboat 220 Seaport water area
Protey Tugboat
854 Seaport water area
Khokhol Tugboat
1,180 Seaport water area

 


     2. Procedure for provision of towing services 

 

     Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog 


     Towage services connected with operations on towing or other maneuvering a vessel within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog is conducted by the the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate in accordance with:

     a) Compulsory Regulations on the seaport of Azov approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 13 December 2012 No. 430;
     b) Compulsory Regulations on the seaport of Rostov-on-Don approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 4 March 2013 No. 62;
     c) Compulsory Regulations on the seaport of Taganrog approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 13 December 2012 No. 429,
     that establish the rules of towage services provision, restrictions on towage as well as information on a minimum amount and capacity of tugs for towage operations:
     - in the Seaport of Azov;
     - in the Seaport of Rostov-on-Don;
     - in the Seaport of Taganrog.

     Towage services, provided by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate, connected with operations on towing or other maneuvering a vessel within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog, is conducted in accordance with standard form contract on mantaining navigation and stay of vessels in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog and on approaches to them (further referred to as the Contract). The terms of the contract and the procedure for its conclusion are specified in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.

     Towage operation connected to mooring, remooring, de-mooring or other shifting of vessels within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, or Taganrog is conducted:
     in the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don
     on basis of a written application which should be filed to dispatcher's office of the Azov Directorate of the Branch by fax:  +7 (863) 287-00-13, or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru
     in the seaport of Taganrog
     on basis of a written application which should be filed to dispatcher's office of the Azov Directorate by fax: 
     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00 Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: taganrog-disp@azv.rosmorport.ru;
     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00 Moscow time), or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru,

     not later than 24 hours before the start of works. If the requested services are technically possible, the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate tow boat(s) are presented at the time and place specified in the application on towage to perform towage operations. After the end of towage captains of the vessels sign an acceptance certificate. The client is issued an invoice, on the basis of the acceptance certificate, which should be paid by him within 30 calendar days after the date of issue.

 

     Information on tariffs for services on towage of vessels, rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.

 

     Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaport of Eysk

 

     Towing services related to the implementation of mooring operations or other types of vessels relocation in the seaport of Eysk water area are carried out by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate in accordance with the requirements of Compulsory regulations in the seaport of Eysk, approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia No. 324 dated 21.08.2012, which establishes the rules for towing of vessels, limitations in towing, as well as information about the minimum number and power of tugboats for mooring operations in the seaport of Eysk.

     Provision by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate of towing services related to the implementation of mooring operations or other types of vessels relocation in the seaport of Eysk water area is performed in accordance with the terms of standard contract for the provision of port auxiliary service fleet (hereinafter - the port auxiliary service fleet Contract).

     For conclusion of the port auxiliary service fleet Contract a customer sends an application by fax of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate: +7 (86132) 264-06, or a scan by e-mil: rosmorport@esk.rosmorport.ru. The application will be considered within seven days from the date of its receipt by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate and in availability of all required documents and in the absence of technical restrictions on possibility of provision of the requested services, the compiled original port auxiliary service fleet Contract is sent to the customer for signing. The signed by the customer port auxiliary service fleet Contract must be returned to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate at the address: Rabochaya st., 192a, Eysk, Krasnodar Territory, Russia, 353680.

     For additional reference information and consultations on the terms and procedure of the port auxiliary service fleet Contract conclusion, please, contact Legal Department of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate by phone: +7 (86132) 264-06 (Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 18:00 Moscow time, lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00).

     Provision of tugboats of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate is performed under a written application of the customer. The application shall be submitted not later than a day before the planned operation by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate fax:

     +7 (86132) 214-88 (round-the-clock) - Dispatching Office of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate;

     +7 (86132) 266-10 - Secretary of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate (from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00, Moscow time, lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00)

     or by email: rosmorport@esk.rosmorport.ru

     In the absence of technical restrictions on possibility of provision of the declared services, tugboats of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate are delivered to the place specified in the application, and at the specified time for performing the required operations. Upon completion of the operations, the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate tugboat master fills in an order, which is signed by the tugboat master and representative of the vessel, and is certified by the vessel seal. On the basis of the signed towing receipt, a bill or invoice is sent to the customer, which must be paid in accordance with the terms of the port auxiliary service fleet Contract.

 

     Information on tariffs of towing services rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate on tugboat provision during mooring operations, as well as other types of vessels relocation in the seaport of Eysk can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Brach”.

 

     Procedure of rendering towage servicesin the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk

 

     Towing services related to the implementation of mooring operations or other types of vessels movement in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk water areas are carried out by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate in accordance with:
     - the requirements of Compulsory regulations in the seaport of Kavkaz, approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia No. 110 dated 23.03.2018;
     - the requirements of Compulsory regulations in the seaport of Temryuk, approved by order of Ministry of Transport of Russia No. 218 dated 24.06.2013,
     which establish the rules for towing of vessels, limitations in towing, as well as information about the minimum number and power of tugboats for mooring operations:
     - in the seaport of Kavkaz;
     - in the seaport of Temryuk.

     Provision by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate of towing services related to the implementation of mooring operations or other types of vessels relocation in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk water areas is performed in accordance with the terms of contract for the provision of port auxiliary service fleet (hereinafter - the Contract).

     For conclusion of the Contract a customer shall send an application by fax of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate: +7 (86148) 518-86, or a scan by e-mail: office@tmn.rosmorport.ru. The application will be considered within one day and in availability of all required documents and in the absence of technical restrictions on possibility of provision of the requested services, the compiled port auxiliary service fleet Contract is sent to the customer for signing. The Contract signed by the customer must be returned to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate at the address:  Gertsena St., 46, Temryuk, Krasnodar Territory, Russia, 353500.

     For additional reference information and consultations on terms and procedure of Contract conclusion, please, contact Legal Department of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate by phone: +7 (86148) 605-05 (calls are answered Monday to Friday from 08:45 to 18:00, Moscow time, lunch break from 13:00 to 14:00).

     Procedure for provision by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate of towing services in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk is provided by the port auxiliary service fleet Contract terms.

     The procedure of rendering towing services by the Taman Directorate in the seaport of Temryuk is stipulated in the clauses of the Contract.     

     Provision of tugboats of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate is performed under a written application of ship owner/marine agent. In case of using a berth in the seaports of Kavkaz or Temryuk for the provision of towing services, the customer should submit a copy of the permission for providing the requested services, obtained from the owner (operator) of the berth, at the first request of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch. The application shall be submitted not later than 4 hours before the planned operation to corresponding Dispatching Office by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate:
     in the seaport of Kavkaz
     by fax: +7 (86148) 607-70, or a scan by email DispKavkaz@tmn.rosmorport.ru (dispatch center of the seaport of Kavkaz);
     in the seaport of Temryuk
     by fax: +7 (86148) 586-03, or a scan by email DispTemryuk@tmn.rosmorport.ru (dispatch center of the seaport of Temryuk).

     The application will be considered and, in the absence of technical restrictions on possibility of provision of the requested services, tugboat(s) of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate is delivered to the specified in the application place and at the specified time to the vessel board for performing the towing operations.

     If towage services are provided to the vessel for the first time in the current calendar year, the customer, within 12 hours after the provision of towage services to the vessel, should submit a copy of the International Tonnage Certificate, certified by the signature of the captain and the seal of the serviced vessel, to the control service of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate by fax: +7 (86148) 605-80, or a scan by email:

     in the seaport of Kavkaz

     DispKavkaz@tmn.posmorport.ru (dispatch center of the seaport of Kavkaz);

     in the seaport of Temryuk

     DispTemryuk@tmn.rosmorport.ru (dispatch center of the seaport of Kavkaz).

     Upon completion of the towing, an order is filled in and signed by vessels’ captains. On the basis of the signed order, a bill or invoice is sent to the customer, which must be paid in accordance with the terms of the Contract.     

 

     Information on tariffs of towing services rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate on tugboat provision during mooring operations, shifting, as well as other types of vessels movement in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Brach”.


     Procedure of rendering refloating services

 

     Towage services of vessels refloating are rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate in accordance with the provisions of standard form contract on mantaining navigation and stay of vessels in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog and on approaches to them (further referred to as the Contract). The terms of the contract and the procedure for its conclusion are specified in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azov Basin Branch”.

     Towage services for refloating are carried out by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate on the basis of the customer provided:

     in the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don

     - a written application for a tugboat to the Dispatcher office of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate by fax: +7 (8632) 287-00-13, or a scan by email: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru;

     in the seaport of Taganrog

     - a written application for a tugboat to the Dispatcher office of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate by fax:

      +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: taganrog-disp@azv.rosmorport.ru;

     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru.

     In the absence of technical restrictions on the possibility of providing the requested services, tugboat(s) of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate will be delivered at the place specified in the application to perform the operation on refloating of vessel. Upon completion of works on refloating, an acceptance certificate is compiled, which is signed by the masters of vessels. On the basis of the acceptance certificate of service the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate issues an invoice to the customer, which must be paid within 30 calendar days after the date of issue.

 

     Information on tariffs for the rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate towage services for vessels refloating can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch”.

 

     Procedure for provision of sea towing services for vessels and other watercraft

 

     The Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Brach renders services for provision of sea towing services for vessels and other watercraft in the Azov Sea without limitations, in the Black Sea in accordance with terms of the Sea Towing Contract.

     For conclusion of Sea Towing Contract, a customer sends a written application:

     for sea towing near the seaports of Azov, Eysk, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog and Azovo-Donskoy Sea Canal

     - to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate by fax: +7 (863) 287-00-08, or email: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru

     for sea towing in the Kerch Strait and the Azov and Black Sea coast areas

     - to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate by fax: +7 (86148) 605-80, or email: office@tmn.rosmorport.ru

     for sea towing of vessel near the seaports of Gelendzhik, Novorossiysk, and Black Sea coast

     - to the Dispatching Office of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch by fax: +7 (8617) 67-64-47, or a scan by email: mail@nvr.rosmorport.ru

     The application will be considered within a week in availability of all required documents for Contract conclusion and in the absence of technical restrictions on possibility of provision of the requested services, the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch compiles two copies of Sea Towing Contract, which are sent to the customer for signing by mail or courier. The signed by the customer Sea Towing Contract must be submitted to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch at the address: Sovetov st., 19, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar Territory, Russia, 353900, or to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Azov Directorate at: 2nd Volodarskogo Str., 76/23А, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Region, Russia, 344116 or to the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Taman Directorate at: Gertsena st., 46, Temryuk, Krasnodar Territory, Russia, 353500.

     The sea towing services of vessels or other watercraft are rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch in accordance with the concluded Sea Towing Contract.

 

     Information on tariffs of sea towing services rendered by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch for vessels or other watercraft can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Brach”.

 

     3. Statistics

 

      Information on the number of towing operations performed by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Brach in the seaports of Azov, Eysk, Kavkaz, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog and Temryuk.

 

Year

Seaport of Azov

Seaport of Eysk

Seaport of Kavkaz

Seaport of Rostov-on-Don

Seaport of Taganrog

Seaport of Temryuk

2009-2019 ⇲

2009

2,979

2,599

169

3,051

2010

2

2,675

3,205

2,439

154

3,276

2011

9

1,792

2,803

3,634

146

3,290

2012

335

3,009

9,962

3,641

147

1,626

2013

59

3,189

10,095

1,965

489

1,681

2014

566

4,927

11,819

1,881

693

1,821

2015

38

4,773

8,218

1,354

1,226

1,991

2016

25

4,424 373

1,060

1,013

248
2017

46

4,602 653

821

1,485 190
2018

1

4,492 40

695

1,182

532
2019

3,616

598

1,109

2,374
2020

1

3,352 51

630

1,356

2,044
2021

3,015 402

402

1,183

4,146
2022

2

3,168 645 342

580

2,025
 

 

     Information on the number of vessels refloated by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog.

     

Year Number of vessels
2015 9
2016 23
2017 10
2018 19
2019 2
2020 8
2021 2
2022 1


Information on the number of operations on sea towing of vessels.

 Year

 Sea towing

2009-2019

 2009

3

 2010

4

 2011

9

2012

2013

31

2014

18

2015

35

2016 14
2017 7
2018 10
2019 46
2020 4
2021
2022 1
 
     4. Contacts

     Additional reference information on procedure for provision of towing services by the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch can be obtained:

 

     In the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don

     by phone: 

     +7 (863) 287-00-08 (round-the-clock) – Dispatching Office,  

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (863) 287-00-13 or email: dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru.

 

     In the seaport of Eysk

     by phones: 

     +7 (86132) 214-88 (round-the-clock) – Dispatching Office of the Azov Directorate; 

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (86132) 264-06 or email: rosmorport@esk.rosmorport.ru.  

 

     in the seaports of Kavkaz and Temryuk

     by phones: 

     +7 (86148) 607-70 (round-the-clock) – Dispatching Office of Taman Directorate; 

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (86148) 518-86, or email: office@tmn.rosmorport.ru.  

 

     in the seaport of Taganrog

     by phone of the dispatcher's office of the seaport of Taganrog:

     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     +7 (863) 287-00-08 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time),

     or send a request by fax:

     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time),

     or send a request by e-mail:

     taganrog-disp@azv.rosmorport.ru (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     dispetcher@azv.rosmorport.ru (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time).