VTS Services

     1. General information 
     2. The Aniva Bay VTS coverage 
     3. The Aniva Bay VTS services terms and conditions 
     4. Statistics 
     5. Contacts 

     1. General information 

     The FSUE “Rosmorport” Sakhalin branch renders navigational services using Aniva Bay Vessel Traffic Service (Aniva Bay VTS) to vessels calling at seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye or passing through the seaports water area en route. 
     The Aniva Bay VTS meets all current requirements and serves to increase the navigation safety level, shipping efficiency, safety life at sea, marine environment protection, and seacoast safeguard within its coverage area. 
     The Aniva Bay VTS includes:
        • Aniva Bay VTS Center;
        • Korsakovsky automated radio post (ARP) on the Tomari-Aniva cape in the Korsakovsky lighthouse area;
        • Portovy automated radio post; 
        • Korsakov TV automated radio post.         

     The Sakhalin branch, using Aniva Bay VTS, implements: 
       - transmission of information necessary for vessel captain to make a decision; 
       - navigation arrangement, including planning, setting the navigation conditions, navigation regulation; 
       - navigation assistance; 
       - control over the navigation and vessel location in anchoring areas and on remote berths. 

     The Sakhalin branch has acquired the Rosmorrechflot Certificate dated 15.07.2013 No. VTS-3/1-2778-2013 on the VTS compliance with the IMO А.857(20) Resolution requirements and the operation requirements No. MF-02-22/848-70 to the high-grade category port VTS. 

     In accordance with Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Regulations on VTS dated 01.08.2002, the Aniva Bay VTS functions round-o-clock. 
     The Aniva Bay VTS operator personnel consist of 10 professionals working on a round-o-clock duty. They have passed trainings on acting VTS in the seaports of Nakhodka and Vladivostok and are certificated in accordance to the IALA V-103 Recommendations and the IMO А.857(20) Resolution requirements. 

     2. Aniva Bay VTS coverage area 

     In accordance with the compulsory regulations in the seaport of Korsakov, approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Order No. 189 28.05.2013, and Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Prigorodnoye, approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Order No. 212 dated 12.08.2011, the VTS of Aniva Bay area is the waters of the northern Gulf Aniva, limited by coastline and straight lines connecting the points with the following coordinates:
       46º37,5´N 142º26,0´E 
       46º25,0´N 142º30,0´E 
       46º25,0´N 143º04,0´E 
       46º35,7´N 143º04,0´E 

     Within the Aniva Bay VTS coverage an assured detection and stable tracking for vessels with reflecting surface of 20 sq. m are provided, alongside with secure VHF radio connection and a radiolocating control. The VTS area is fully covered by the Automatic Identification System area. 

     3. The Aniva Bay VTS services terms and conditions 

     The Aniva Bay VTS navigation services are provided by the Sakhalin branch in accordance with General rules on navigation and anchoring in the seaports of the Russian Federation and on the approaches approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated 20.08.2009 № 140; Compulsory Regulations in Seport of Prigorodnoye, approved by the Ministry of Transport of Russia Order dated 12.08.2011 No. 212; Compulsory Regulations in Seport of Korsakov, approved by the Ministry of Transport of Russia Order dated 28.05.2013 No. 189, orders of the seaport of Korsakov of FSI "Administration of Seaport of Sakhalin" captain in respect of the operational functions of the Aniva Bay VTS. 

      In the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area an authorization-based procedure of vessel traffic is established, in accordance with daily schedules of placement and movement of vessels in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye. Planning of daily schedules of placement and movement of vessels in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye approved by the captains of the relevant seaports, is carried out in the order prescribed in the Compulsory Regulations in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye.  
     
      Vessels bound for seaports of Korsakov or Prigorodnoye, for two miles before crossing the goal line of the Aniva Bay VTS are to contact by radiotelephone the Aniva Bay VTS and convey information about the vessel:
   - number assigned to the vessel by the International Maritime Organization;
   - name and type of the vessel;
   - number of the vessel assigned by the maritime mobile service;
   - nationality (flag) of the vessel;
   - port of destination;
   - the maximum operating draft of the ship;
   - the type and quantity of cargo, hazardous cargo, and hazard class;
   - the number of crew members and passengers on board;
   - the fact of malfunction of marine hardware and other constraints affecting the safety of navigation;
   - other information on request of the Aniva Bay VTS operator
and get permission to start the movement.

     The fact of crossing the line and the time zone of the Aniva Bay VTS captain of the vessel must report to the Aniva Bay VTS.

 

     Transfer to the vessels of navigation, operational and other information is proceed by the Aniva Bay VTS on request of the vessel or on the initiative of the Aniva Bay VTS in cases when there are or there are planned changes to the navigation conditions, other factors affecting or likely to affect the safety of navigation in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area. Transfer of critical information may be preceded by a general announcement.
     Traffic organization is carried out by VTS of Aniva Bay by sending ships recommendations for:
     - sequence and the start of the movement;
     - route, interval and velocity;
     - the order of passing fairways and intersections by vessels;
     - a ban on the further movement;
     - anchorage or shelter;
     - actions to prevent immediate danger.
     Assistance in navigation of vessel (navigation assistance) is provided at the request of the vessel or by the decision of the VTS operator Aniva Bay mostly in complex meteorological conditions, in case of failure or absence of onboard instruments to ensure safe movement of the ship in the navigational environment.

     Navigational assistance (navigation aid) is provided to all vessels with dangerous cargo, to other vessels - on request of the vessel or by the Aniva Bay VTS decision. In rendering navigational assistance Aniva Bay VTS provides radio autotracking of targets with an error of no more than:
       • 0.5 degrees by bearing,
       • 25 meters by distance,
       • 1.3 degrees by course,
       • 0.13 knots by speed.

     Terms and conditions of the navigation assistance, including messaging interval, should be agreed with the vessel. The start and the finishing of the assistance should be verified by both sides. The vessel is obliged to acknowledge the acquisition of information and recommendations from the Aniva Bay VTS operator and to report about measures being taken.


     Vessels in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area must keep the constant radio-watch on a calling channel 16 VHF, working channel 74 VHF and 67 reserve channel VHF, call sign "Aniva-traffic".

     Information about the UHF communication channels used in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area

Subscriber UHF communication channels Call sign
calling channel working channel
Aniva Bay VTS of the FSUE "Rosmorport" Sakhalin Branch 16 74 (67 reserve) Aniva-traffic
Port state control inspection FGBI “AMP of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka” (Seaport of Korsakov) 16 13 Radio-3
Port state control inspection FGBI “AMP of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka” (Seaport of Prigorodnoye) 16 13 (69 reserve) Prigorodnoye-radio-3

     Radio communications not related to the safety of navigation and the regulation of traffic, as well as for communication between coast correspondents on the above mentioned channels are prohibited.     

     The VHF communication between the Aniva Bay VTS and vessels must be implemented in accordance with the “Rules of Radio Communication of the Marine Mobile Service”, messaging in the VTS area as far as possible should correspond with the IMO Resolution A.851(20) “General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and Ship Reporting Requirements”. For the voice communication with a foreign vessel crew “IMO Standard Marine Communication Phrases” in English is used. Communication in Russian is allowed in case of voice confirmation from captain and the confirmation record in the Aniva Bay VTS registration system database. 

     The Sakhalin branch charges navigation dues for navigation services provided using the Aniva Bay VTS in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye. The information about navigation dues and their collection can be found in subsection “The Sakhalin branch Harbor Dues and Tariffs”. 

     4. Statistics 

     Information on the number of vessels in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area 
 
Year Total amount of
vessels
in the Aniva Bay
VTS coverage area
Including vessels
that
entered/left
the seaport of
Korsakov
Including vessels that
passed via the
seaport of
Korsakov water
area en route
Including vessels
that
entered/left
the seaport of
Prigorodnoye
Including vessels
that
passed via the
seaport of
Prigorodnoye water
area en route
2010 14,600 540
2011 18,653 644
2012 19,490 748
2013 17,754 670
2014 16,391 3,876 541
2015 16,854 4,216 530
2016 16,976 3,381 541

2017

18 240

3 352

542


     5. Contacts 

     For any additional reference information about the Aniva Bay VTS services provided by the Sakhalin branch please, contact: 
       - telephone: 
         +7 (42435) 444-40 (24h) — senior operator on duty; 
         +7 (914) 742-75-07 (24h) — operator on duty; 

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (42435) 444-40 or by e-mail: vts_sakh@skl.rosmorport.ru


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