1. General information
2. The Aniva Bay VTS coverage
3. The Aniva Bay VTS services terms and conditions
1. General information
The FSUE “Rosmorport” Sakhalin branch renders navigational services using Aniva Bay Vessel Traffic Service (Aniva Bay VTS) to vessels (except for small boats, pleasure boats and sports sailing ships) calling at seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye or passing through the seaports water area en route.
Small boats, pleasure boats and sports sailing ships, located in the coverage area of Aniva Bay VTS, can be provided with assistance in navigation only, upon their request and within technical limits of the VTS equipment.
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.
Using Aniva Bay VTS, the following is implemented:
- detection of vessels on the approaches to the Aniva Bay VTS coverage areas, establishing communication with them, obtaining data about the vessel;
- transmission of navigational, operational and other information to vessels at the initiative of Aniva Bay VTS operators or at the request of a vessel;
- navigation assistance;
- navigation arrangement and regulation of vessel traffic;
- control over the navigation.
Upon the survey conducted in accordance with the Regulations on Approval of Types of Equipment and Survey of Facilities and Centers, approved by Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 10.02.2010 No. 32, the Sakhalin branch has acquired the Rosmorrechflot Certificate dated 04.07.2018 No. VTS-3/1-3089-2018 on the Aniva Bay VTS compliance with the requirements for VTS radar systems, actual for VTS of the first category, approved by Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 23.07.2015 No. 226.
The Aniva Bay VTS functions round-o-clock.
The Aniva Bay VTS operator personnel consist of 10 professionals who have passed trainings and are certificated in accordance with the IALA V-103 Recommendations.
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 dated 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:
Within the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area an assured detection and stable tracking for vessels with reflecting surface of 70 sq. m and more are provided, alongside with secure VHF radio connection and a radiolocating control. The Automatic Identification System coast stations working area completely covers the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area.
3. The Aniva Bay VTS services terms and conditions
The Aniva Bay VTS navigation services are provided by the Sakhalin branch to vessels (except for small boats, pleasure boats and sports sailing ships) in accordance with IMO А.1158(32) Resolution requirements; 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 Order dated 12.11.2021 № 395; Compulsory Regulations in the Seaport of Prigorodnoye, approved by the Ministry of Transport of Russia Order dated 12.08.2011 No. 212; Compulsory Regulations in the Seaport of Korsakov, approved by the Ministry of Transport of Russia Order dated 28.05.2013 No. 189, orders of the captain of the seaport of Korsakov of FSBI “The Administration of Maritime ports of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka” in respect of the operational functions of the Aniva Bay VTS.
For small boats, pleasure boats and sports sailing ships, Aniva Bay VTS provides assistance in navigation upon their request within its technical limits.
All ships and vessels equipped with radio communication means of the Mobile Marine Service irrespective of their departmental subordination and the forms of ownership in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area should abide by the rules for the navigation of vessels in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area.
In the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area an authorization-based procedure of vessel traffic is established. Vessels can enter or leave the coverage area, approach the pilot's reception point or start moving in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area only after obtaining the permission of the Aniva Bay VTS operator.
15 minutes before entering the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area, captains of vessels proceeding to the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye should establish radio communication with Aniva Bay VTS on 74 VHF channel (call sign “Aniva-Traffic”), receive identification confirmation and transmit the following information:
- the name and the type of a vessel;
- country of the ship's flag;
- port of destination;
- maximum draft and air draught of the vessel;
- type and amount of cargo, information on hazard cagro;
- information on technical faults and other limitations which influence navigation safety,
and receive permission to enter/leave the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area.
Aniva Bay VTS is entitled to ask a vessel for additional data and information in accordance with the General Rules for Vessel Navigation and Mooring in Russia’s Seaports and on the Approaches Toward Them.
When an identified vessel enters the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area, Aniva Bay VTS indicates to it the recommended route, the procedure for passing fairways and their crossings, anchorage, informs the vessel about the place where the pilot is accepted in the seaport of Korsakov and in the seaport of Prigorodnoye, and about the situation on the route, and transmits other information.
A vessel located in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area, should inform the Arkhangelsk VTS about the detection of marine environment pollution, inconsistencies in the operation or location of aids to navigation, facilities or phenomena that pose a danger or impede navigation.
After receiving information from the vessel that the mooring has started, Aniva Bay VTS stops monitoring the vessel’s traffic.
Transmission of navigational, current and other information to vessels is carried out by Aniva Bay VTS under request of the vessel or by order of the captain of the corresponding seaport in cases, when there are or are planned some changes in navigational situation, upon receipt of a storm warning, which can influence the navigation safety in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area.
Aniva Bay VTS provides assistance in navigation at the request of the vessel or by decision of Aniva Bay VTS in difficult hydrometeorological conditions in case of absence or failure of technical means on board to ensure the safe movement of the vessel. When assisting in navigation, Aniva Bay VTS regularly transmits to the vessel information:
• about the position of the vessel against the navigation landmark, fairway and waypoints;
• about navigational dangers near the vessel and on its route;
• about the position and movement of other vessels, as well as recommendations for the further movement of the vessel.
While rendering navigational assistance Aniva Bay VTS provides radio autotracking of targets with an error of no more than:
- 25 meters by distance;
- 0.57 degrees by bearing;
- 1.3 degrees by course;
- 0.13 knots by speed.
The procedure for providing assistance in navigation, including the interval for transmitting information, is agreed between Aniva Bay VTS and the vessel using communication means. The vessel is notified by Aniva Bay VTS of the start and end of assistance in navigation, confirms the receipt of information and recommendations from Aniva Bay VTS, and informs Aniva Bay VTS of the actions taken.
It is up to the captain of the vessel to choose the way to control the vessel while following the recommendations and instructions of Aniva Bay VTS. If it is impossible to comply with the Aniva Bay VTS instructions, the captain of the vessel passes this information to the Aniva Bay VTS operator using communication means and informs him of his further actions and intentions.
The vessel traffic in the coverage area of Aniva Bay VTS is organized considering the specifics of the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye on the basis of the daily schedule for the placement and movement of vessels in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye and includes:
- issuing permits for the movement of vessels and the placement of vessels in the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area;
- planning vessel traffic;
- using mandatory vessel reports on the beginning, end of movement and passage of regulated waypoints;
- using routes and priority directions for vessel traffic;
- using one-way vessel traffic along the fairways;
- establishing vessel speed and traffic intervals.
Daily schedules for the movement and placement of vessels in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye are approved by captains of the seaports based on information on vessel’s call at the corresponding seaport and are published in Internet: for the seaport of Korsakov - http://ампскк.рф/filialy/korsakovskiy-filial.php, for the seaport of Prigorodnoye – http://ампскк.рф/filialy/filial-v-morskom-portu-prigorodnoe.php
Vessel traffic is regulated by Aniva Bay VTS by issuing binding instructions to vessels regarding:
- sequence and time of the beginning of movement;
- route, interval and speed;
- the procedure for the passage of fairways and their crossings by vessels;
- ban on further movement;
- location of anchorages and shelters.
A vessel that has anchored, started or completed mooring to a berth in the seaports of Korsakov and Prigorodnoye, started moving after unmooring or leaving the berth, should inform Aniva Bay VTS about it.
Permission to move when unmooring or leaving the berth should be requested by the vessel from Aniva Bay VTS no less than 5 minutes before the start of movement.
The permission is canceled and should be requested again if the vessel does not start the permitted actions within 10 minutes from the moment of communication with the Aniva Bay VTS operator.
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 reserve channel 67 VHF, call sign "Aniva-traffic".
A vessel leaving the Aniva Bay VTS coverage area should inform Aniva Bay VTS of this and request permission to end the radio watch on working channel 74 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 FSBI “AMP of Sakhalin, Kurils and Kamchatka” (Seaport of Korsakov)||16||13||Radio-3|
|Port state control inspection FSBI “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”.
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For any additional reference information about the Aniva Bay VTS services provided by the Sakhalin branch please, contact:
+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: firstname.lastname@example.org