Pilotage Services

     1. General provisions

     2. Data on pilotage services areas

     3. Information about the area where the North-Western Basin Branch performs deviation works

     4. The pilotage services terms and conditions

     5. The additional pilotage services terms and conditions (deviation compensation)

     6. Statistic information

     7. Contact information


     1. General provisions

     FSUE “Rosmorport” renders pilotage services to all types of vessels calling at the seaports of Big Port of Saint-Petersburg, Vyborg, Vysotsk, Kaliningrad (excluding Pionersky terminal), Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg and Ust-Luga and also transiting through the Saimaa Canal. In the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, the North-Western Basin Branch Pilotage Service also provides services for compensation of magnetic deviation. The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch consists of 187 pilots, including pilots of the 1st category – 114 employees, pilots of the 2nd category – 73 employees.

     All the North-Western Basin Branch pilots, including pilots/compass adjusters, are highly qualified specialists certified in accordance with the requirements of Statute on Maritime Pilots of the Russian Federation, approved by order No. 112 dated July 22, 2008 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, have an extensive practical experience and are able to perform pilotage operations of any complexity in different weather conditions on vessels of different types without limitations in size and draft.

     Theoretical and simulator training during advanced training of maritime pilots of the North-Western Basin Branch is conducted in Russian educational institutions of professional education, in particular, in FSBEI HPE “Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping”, in non-State educational institution of supplementary professional education “MARSTAR” (Saint Petersburg), State Autonomous Educational Institution of Secondary Professional Education St. Petersburg Marine Technical College (Saint Petersburg).

     Pilots the North-Western Basin Branch are provided with necessary means of communication, navigation equipment, required documentation, work clothes and individual rescue facilities for provision of quality pilotage services and additional pilotage services of compensating magnetic deviation. The Branch also owns specialized marine vessels and other vehicles for timely delivery of pilots to vessels.

 

     2. Data on pilotage services areas

 

     The seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg

 

    In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg, approved by order No. 311 dated December 12, 2011 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, pilotage services are provided in the seaport both on mandatory and optional basis.

Схема района обязательной лоцманской проводки в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург
Схема района необязательной лоцманской проводки в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург


      The area of mandatory pilotage assistance to vessels includes water area of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg, approved by order No. 1223-r dated August 20, 2009 (as amended and augmented) to the east of the meridian on 29 ° 26'00”E.
     The area of optional pilotage assistance to vessels includes water area of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg to the west of the meridian of 29 ° 26'00”E.


     For payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, the intraport and outerport pilotage services areas have the following boundaries:

     - pilotage services in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg rendered at pilotage dues rates for intraport pilotage are provided in the inner water area of the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, which includes a section of Saint Petersburg Sea Channel from the Golden Gate to the Neva Gate with adjacent harbors and raids, as well as the estuary section of the Bolshaya Neva River, from the bottom edge of the Blagoveshchensky Bridge to the straight line connecting the front range marker of Bely island with the eastern entrance cape of the Galernaya harbor (lat.= 59 ° 55`43`` and long. = 030 ° 13`46``), and the water area of the Malaya Neva River, from Tuchkov bridge to the meridian of the western extremity of Petrovsky Island;

Схема района внутрипортовой лоцманской проводки в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург Схема района внепортовой лоцманской проводки в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург

     - pilotage services in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg rendered at pilotage dues rates for outerport pilotage are provided in the outer water area of the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, which includes a section of the Bolshoy Korabelny Fairway (fairway No. 1) from St. Petersburg entrance buoy No.1 with the coordinates lat.= 60 ° 01`35``N and long.= 029 ° 26`00``E to the lighted mid-channel buoy of the Kronshtadsky Korabelny Fairway with coordinates lat. = 60 ° 01`30``N long. = 029 ° 29 `50``E, Kronstadt Ship Channel (fairway No. 2), passing through “C-1” navigation facility of the Kronstadt protective structure complex, Bolshoy and Maly Kronstadtsky raids to buoys No. 23 and 24 with coordinates lat. = 59 ° 57`44` `N long.= 029 ° 47`52``E, Saint Petersburg Sea Channel to the Golden Gate with coordinates lat. = 59 ° 53`15``N long.= 030 ° 10`14``E.

     The mileage of outerport pilotage for vessels proceeding to / from:

     - berths of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg (except for berths located in Lomonosov and Litke Base harbors) or transiting through the seaport to the inland waterways is 24.5 nautical miles;

     - berths in the Lomonosov harbor of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is 13.5 nautical miles;

     - berths in the harbor “Litke Base” of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is 12.8 nautical miles. Embarkation / disembarkation of pilot for carrying out pilotage on a vessel proceeding to / from the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is performed to the west of the entrance lighted mid-channel buoy No.1 at the point with coordinates lat.= 60 ° 01'46'' N and long.= 029 ° 25'38'' E, while disembarkation/ embarkation is performed on raids and anchorages, seaport berths.

 

     Embarkation/ disembarkation of a pilot for carrying out pilotage on a vessel transiting through inland waterways in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is performed on the Lesnoy Mol roadstead at coordinates: lat. = 59 ° 53'19 “N long.= 030° 12'20"E, and disembarkation/ embarkation of a pilot on a vessel transiting through the seaport water area in Korabelny Channel is performed on the beam line of berths No. 1-7 of the seaport at coordinates lat. = 59 ° 54'56» N long. = 030° 14'56 “E.

     Embarkation/ disembarkation of pilot on a vessel transiting through the seaport along Malaya Neva is carried out to the west of the Tuchkov bridge at the point with coordinates: lat.= 59 ° 57'00 “N long.= 030 ° 17'04» E. During winter navigation from the beginning of ice formation and before the end of the ice flow on Neva river, pilotage of vessels in the Big Port Saint Petersburg in the area of compulsory pilotage is carried out with icebreaker assistance. Based on the actual ice conditions in the seaport water area and technical characteristics of the vessels, pilotage can be carried out without icebreaker assistance using recommendations of the VTS of Big Port Saint Petersburg.

 

     The seaport of Vyborg

 

      In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg, approved by order No. 432 dated December 13, 2012 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, in the water area of the seaport of Vyborg, within the boundaries established by decree No. 1723-R of the Government of Russia dated November 14, 2009, pilotage of vessels is performed on mandatory basis.
Схема района обязательной лоцманской проводки в морском порту Выборг
      The area of compulsory pilotage of the seaport of Vyborg is adjacent to the area of compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Vysotsk.

 

Схема района внутрипортовой лоцманской проводки в морском порту Выборг
Схема района внепортовой лоцманской проводки в морском порту Выборг
   For payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Vyborg, the intraport and outerport pilotage services areas, approved by the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg, have the following boundaries:
      - pilotage services in the seaport of Vyborg, rendered at intraport pilotage dues rates, are provided in the navigation area from the line connecting buoys ShN 924 with coordinates: lat. = 60°42’24”N long. =028°43’70”E and ShN 925 with coordinates: lat.=60°42’24”N long.=028°43’61”E in the Vyborg Sea Channel, till the berths of the seaport of Vyborg

     - pilotage services in the seaport of Vyborg, rendered at outerport pilotage dues rates, are provided in the area, limited with Pilot buoy with coordinates: latitude = 60°34,5 ́N longitude=028°24,5 ́E till the line connecting buoys ShN 924 with coordinates: lat. = 60°42’24”N long.=028°43’70”E and ShN 925 with coordinates: lat.=60°42’24”N long.=028°43’61”E in the Vyborg Sea Channel. The length of the intraport pilotage is 14 nm.

     Embarkation and disembarkation of the North-Western Basin Branch pilots is performed:

     - when vessel is proceeding to the seaport of Vyborg from the south - at the Pilot lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat. = 60 ° 34.08 N long. = 028 ° 23.87 E;

     - when vessel is proceeding from the seaport of Vyborg to the South - at Pilot lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat. = 60°34.20 ́N long. = 028°23,60 ́Е;

     - when vessel is proceeding to the seaport of Vyborg from the Saimaa canal and from the seaport to the Saimaa Canal - at the Brusnichnoe gateway berth;

     - at berths and anchorages of the seaport of Vyborg.

     In adverse weather conditions that impede embarking and disembarking pilots in this point, their embarkation and disembarkation can be carried out to the east of Vikhrevoy island. During winter navigation pilotage services are carried out with icebreaker assistance.

 

     The Seaport of Vysotsk

 

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vysotsk, approved by order No. 161 dated May 5, 2015 of the Ministry of Transport, pilotage services are compulsory in the following areas of the seaport of Vysotsk:

     a) area No. 1 - water area of the seaport of Vysotsk within borders approved by decree No. 897 dated 31.12.2004 (as amended and supplemented) of the Russian Federation Government, to the east of meridian 028°24,45'E (meridian of Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy);

     b) area No. 2 - approaches to the remote sea terminal on Putevoy Cape in the Klyuchevskaya Bay, limited with the line connecting in series points with coordinates:

1.

lat.=60°34,62' N  long.=028°28,63' E

2.

lat.=60°32,26' N  long.=028°32,79' E

3.

lat.=60°30,23' N  long.=028°33,17' E

4.

lat.=60°29,64' N  long.=028°33,9' E

5.

lat.=60°28,15' N  long.=028°38' E

6.

lat.=60°26,6' N    long.=028°40,71' E

7.

lat.=60°26,57' N  long.=028°41,74' E

8.

lat.=60°27,1' N    long.=028°42,28' E

9.

lat.=60°27,48' N  long.=028°41,96' E

10.

lat.=60°28,12' N  long.=028°42,08' E

11.

lat.=60°29,17' N  long.=028°41,54' E

12.

lat.=60°30,33' N  long.=028°38,63' E

13.

lat.=60°31,33' N  long.=028°36,86' E

14.

lat.=60°32,38' N  long.=028°37,06' E

15. 

lat.=60°32,61' N  long.=028°37,81' E

16.

lat.=60°32,56' N  long.=028°37,76' E

17.

lat.=60°32,39' N  long.=028°37,25' E

18.

lat.=60°31,33' N  long.=028°36,97' E

19.

lat.=60°30,55' N  long.=028°38,45' E

20.

lat.=60°29,27' N  long.=028°41,55' E

21.

lat.=60°28,22' N  long.=028°42,14' E

22.

lat.=60°27,48' N  long.=028°42,08' E

23.

lat.=60°27,09' N  long.=028°42,45' E

24.

lat.=60°26,5' N    long.=028°41,83' E

25.

lat.=60°26,53' N  long.=028°40,38' E

26.

lat.=60°28,1' N    long.=028°37,8' E

27.

lat.=60°29,58' N  long.=028°33,8' E

28.

lat.=60°30,23' N  long.=028°33,07' E

29.

lat.=60°32,23' N  long.=028°32,75' E

30. 

lat.=60°34,58' N  long.=028°28,58' E

 

     The area of compulsory pilotage of the seaport of Vysotsk is adjacent to the area of compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Vyborg. Pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the seaport or transiting through its water area is carried out without pilot’s replacement at the border of the seaport of Vysotsk, adjacent to the border of the seaport of Vyborg.

     The area of optional pilotage includes water area of the seaport Vysotsk to the west of the meridian of 028°24.45' Е (meridian of Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy).

    

      For payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Vysotsk, the intraport and outerport pilotage services areas have the following borders:

        - pilotage services in the seaport of Vyborg, rendered at intraport pilotage dues rates, are provided:

           a) for vessels proceeding to the seaport of Vysotsk to the coal terminal, - in the navigation area from the Vysotsk entrance gates till the seaport of Vysotsk berths;

           b) for vessels proceeding to the remote sea terminal of the Putevoy Cape,in the navigation area from the line connecting points with coordinates: lat.=60°32 ́35 ́ ́N and long.=28°37 ́52 ́ ́Е, and lat.=60°32 ́37 ́ ́ N long.=28°37 ́50 ́ ́Е to the remote berths of the sea terminal.

        - pilotage services in the seaport of Vysotsk, rendered at outerport pilotage dues rates, are provided within the areas:

           a) from Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy with coordinates: lat.=60°34,5 ́N long.=028°24,5 ́E to the Vysotsk entrance gate, proceeding to the coal terminal. The length of the outerport pilotage is 7 nm.

           b) from Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy with coordinates: lat.=60°34,5 ́N long.=028°24,5 ́Е to the line connecting points with coordinates: lat.=60°32 ́35 ́ ́ N and long.=28°37 ́52 ́ ́Е, and lat.=60°32 ́37 ́ ́N and long.=28°37 ́50 ́ ́Е, for vessels proceeding to the remote sea terminal on Putevoy cape. The length of the outerport pilotage is 23 nm.

 

      Embarkation/ disembarkation of pilots on a vessel when navigating in the area of compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Vysotsk is performed:

        - when vessel is proceeding to the seaport of Vysotsk from the South - at Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat.= 60°34,08´ N long.= 028°23.87´ Е;

        - when vessel is proceeding from the seaport of Vysotsk to the South - at Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat. = 60°34.2 ́N long. = 028°23.6 ́Е;

        - when vessel is proceeding to the seaport of Vysotsk from the Saimaa Canal and from the seaport of Vysotsk to the Saimaa Canal - at the Brusnichnoe gateway berth;

        - at berths and anchorages of the seaport of Vysotsk.

Embarkation/ disembarkation of pilots on a vessel when navigating in the area of optional pilotage in the seaport of Vysotsk is performed:

        - when vessel is proceeding to the seaport of Vysotsk from the South - in the corresponding traffic lane of the traffic separation system on the approaches to Vyborg Bay at Halli lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat.=60°24' N, long.=028°04.9´ Е;

        - when vessel is proceeding from the seaport of Vysotsk to the South - in the corresponding traffic lane of the traffic separation system on the approaches to Vyborg Bay at Halli lighted mid-channel buoy at coordinates: lat.=60°24.3' N, long.=028°04.1’ Е;

        - at berths and anchorages of the seaport of Vysotsk.

      Pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the seaport of Vysotsk or transiting through its water area is carried out without pilot’s replacement at the border of the seaport of Vysotsk, adjacent to the border of the seaport of Vyborg.

 

      During winter navigation pilotage services in the seaport of Vysotsk are carried out with icebreaker assistance.

 

      The Saimaa canal

 

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg, approved by order No. 432 dated December 13, 2012 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, the area of compulsory pilotage of the seaport of Vyborg is adjacent to the area of compulsory pilotage of the seaport of Vysotsk. Pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the seaport of Vyborg or transiting through its water area is carried out without pilot’s replacement at the border of the seaport, adjacent to the border of the seaport of Vysotsk.

 

      For the purposes of payment of pilotage dues for vessels transiting to/from the Saimaa canal, area of pilotage services, rendered at intraport pilotage dues rates for the Saimaa Canal, is located between Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy with coordinates: lat.= 60°34.08'N long.= 028°23.87'E and Brusnichnoe gateway.

     The length of pilotage is 21 nm. Embarkation/disembarkation of pilots to vessel transiting through the seaports of Vyborg and Vysotsk water areas toward the Saimaa canal is performed at Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy with coordinates: lat. = 60 ° 34.5' N long.= 28 ° 24.5'E, and disembarkation/embarkation is performed on Brusnichnoe gateway berths.

     During winter navigation pilotage services are carried out with icebreaker assistance.

 

      The seaport of Kaliningrad

 

      In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kaliningrad, approved by order No. 335 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated November 5, 2013, two areas of compulsory pilotage have been established in the seaport of Kaliningrad.

      a) area of compulsory pilotage No. 1 is a part of the seaport water areas to the east from the straight line connecting the points with coordinates:

           № 1 lat.=54°39,00' N  long.=019°52,35' Е;
           № 2 lat.=54°38,80' N  long.=019°52,10' Е.

     b) area of compulsory pilotage No. 2 is the seaport water area and the water area bounded by straight lines connecting in sequence the points with coordinates:

           № 1 lat.=54°59,03' N  long.=020°12,68' Е;
           № 2 lat.=54°59,03' N  long.=020°12,80' Е;
           № 3 lat.=54°57,67' N  long.=020°13,34' Е;
           № 4 lat.=54°57,52' N  long.=020°12,99' Е;
           № 5 lat.=54°57,64' N  long.=020°12,09' Е;
           № 6 lat.=54°57,68' N  long.=020°13,29' Е.

 

     For the purposes of payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Kaliningrad, intraport and outerport pilotage areas have the following boundaries:

        - pilotage in the seaport of Kaliningrad, carried out at the rates of pilotage dues for intraport pilotage are carried out within the boundaries of the “Kaliningrad”, “Svetly”, “Baltiysk” and “Pionersky” cargo areas. Description of the boundaries of the cargo area and the sea terminal is attached

        - pilotage in the seaport of Kaliningrad, carried out at the rates of pilotage dues for outerport pilotage is performed within the boundaries of the Kaliningrad Sea Channel along its whole length, starting from point of 1.5 miles from the entrance breakwaters of the Kaliningrad Sea Channel with coordinates lat.= 54 ° 39.7`N long.= 019°49.9`E to picket No. 402 with coordinates lat.= 54°42.15’N long.= 020°29.2’E of the Kaliningrad cargo area.

 

     The length of the outerport plotage for vessels proceeding from the sea from:

          A) point of 1.5 miles from the entrance breakwaters of Kaliningrad Sea Channel with coordinates lat.= 54 ° 39.7`N long.= 019 ° 49.9`E is:

               - till the military berths in Baltiysk – 3.1 nm;

               - till berths No. 81-84 (picket No. 10) – 3.7 nm;

               - till Vostochny floating pier (picket No. 10) – 5.0 nm;

               - till the raid berth of the 40th picket (picket No. 40) – 5.2 nm;

               - till the Baltic fish cannery piers and berths No. 1-8 of the interfarms production base in Svetly (picket No. 148) – 11.0 nm;

               - till berth “Balt-Nafta” CJSC and SDPP-2 (picket No. 157) – 11.3 nm;

               - till berths No. 1-7 of shipyard in the city of Svetly (picket No. 172) – 12.2 nm;

               - till berths No. 1-6 of “Morneftegaz Lukoil-KMN” CJSC (picket No. 203) – 14,0 nm;

               - till berths No. 1-9 of “Sodruzhestvo Soya” CJSC (picket No. 215) – 14.8 nm;

               - till berths of the collective farm “Za Rodinu” (picket No. 243) – 16.1 nm;

               - berth No. 3 of oil depot (picket No. 351) – 22 nm;

               - till the berths of “Tsepruss” JSC and “Yantar” Shipyard (picket № 363) – 22.5 nm;

               - till the floating docks of shipyard “Pregol” (picket No. 370) – 23.0 nm;

               - to berths No. 25-31 of the Lesnaya harbor (picket No. 374) – 23.2 nm;

               - till berths No. 8-14, No. 17-24 of the Industrial harbor (picket No. 378) – 23.4 nm;

               - to berths No. 1-2, RO-RO and the technical maintenance base (picket No. 384) – 23.7 nm;

               - till berths No. 1-7 of Volnaya harbor (picket No. 391) – 24.1 nm;

               - to berths No. 15-16, “Kompleksnoe obsluzhivanie transportnogo flota” LLC (picket No. 395) – 24.3 nautical miles;

               - till the berths of companies Novobalt and Soyuz TTM (picket No. 398) – 24.5 nm;

               - till the berths of companies “Tralflot” and “Rybflot–FOR” (picket No. 400) – 24.6 nautical miles;

          B) buoys No. 11 and No. 12 (picket No. 103) located in the open part of the channel with the coordinates: lat.=54º38.40'N long.=20º03.25'E, to the Volnaya harbor (picket No. 393) – 15.5 nautical miles.

 

     Embarkation/ disembarkation of pilots on vessel proceeding to/from the seaport of Kaliningrad is performed:

     a) on the approach to compulsory pilotage area No. 1 at the point with coordinates: lat.=54°39.7' N long.=019°50.0' E;

     b) in the area of buoys No. 11 and No. 12 (picket No. 103) located in the open part of the channel with the coordinates: lat.=54º38.40'N long.=20º03.25'E;

     c) on the approach to compulsory pilotage area No. 2 at the point with coordinates: lat.=54°59.1'N long.=020°13.1'E with disembarkation/embarkation performed on berths or terminals of the cargo areas of the seaport of Kaliningrad.

 

     The seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg

 

  In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg approved by order No. 380 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated October 19, 2012, the area of compulsory pilotage includes the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg water area, within the boundaries established by decree No. 856-r of the Government of Russia dated June 29, 2007, and is adjacent to the area of compulsory pilotage of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg.

                                                      

     For payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg, the intraport and outerport pilotage areas have the following boundaries:

    - pilotage services rendered at the outerport pilotage dues rates are provided within the borders of the seaport of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg water area;

    - pilotage services provided at the rates of pilotage dues for outerport pilotage are rendered within the area from Saint Petersburg entrance lighted mid-channel buoy No. 1 with coordinates: lat. = 60 ° 01'36 “E long.= 029 ° 26'00» E, till lighted buoy “Central mid-channel” of the Kronstadt Ship Fairway with coordinates: lat.= 60 ° 01'30 “N long.= 029 ° 29'50” E, then at fairway No. 2 from lighted buoy “Central mid-channel” of the Kronstadt Ship Fairway till buoys No. 23 and No. 24 of the Saint Petersburg sea channel with coordinates: lat.= 59 ° 57'44”N long.= 029 ° 47'52”E, then from buoys No. 23 and 24 on the Saint Petersburg sea channel to the turnoff to Petrovsky channel at buoys No. 33 and 34 with coordinates: lat.= 59 ° 55'24”N long.= 029 ° 58'37”E, then on Petrovsky channel to the turnoff to the Approach channel at buoys No.3 and 4 with the coordinates: lat.= 59 ° 57'04 “N long.= 030 ° 09'26” E, then on the Approach channel to buoys No.5 and 6 with the coordinates: lat.= 59°56’58”N long.= 030°10’34”E. The length of the outerport pilotage is 24.6 nm.

    Embarkation/disembarkation of pilot on/from vessel, proceeding to/ from the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg is performed to the west from Saint Petersburg lighted mid-channel buoy No. 1 at the point with coordinates: lat.=60°01,77`N long.=029°25,63`E, and disembarkation/embarkation of pilots for pilotage related to vessel shifting and mooring operations in the seaport of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg is performed on berths of the seaport.

 

     The seaport of Ust-Luga

 

     In accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Ust-Luga, approved by order No. 6 dated January 15, 2013 of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation (hereinafter - the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Ust-Luga), in the seaport of Ust-Luga pilotage is carried out:

     - in area No.1, which includes the water area boundaries of Ust-Luga seaport approved by decree No. 698-r dated May 20, 2009 of the Russian Federation Government;

     - in area No. 2, bounded by straight lines connecting in sequence the points with:

        N 1 lat.=59°56,44' N  long.=028°33,93' E;
        N 2 lat.=59°56,20' N  long.=028°35,46'  E;
        N 3 lat.=59°50,46' N  long.=028°26,90'  E;
        N 4 lat.=59°50,50' N  long.=028°26,81'  E;
        N 5 lat.=59°48,20' N  long.=028°25,90'  E;
        N 6 lat.=59°48,19' N  long.=028°25,36'  E;
        N 7 lat.=59°47,10' N  long.=028°24,25'  E;
        N 8 lat.=59°51,00' N  long.=028°25,80'  E;
        N 9 lat.=59°51,03' N  long.=028°25,75'  E,

     is compulsory.

 

      For payment of pilotage dues in the seaport of Ust-Luga the intraport and outerport pilotage areas have the following boundaries:

     - pilotage services in the seaport of Ust-Luga, rendered at intraport pilotage dues rates, are provided within the boundaries of the seaport of Ust-Luga water area, established by decree of the Russian Government No. 698-r dated May 20, 2009 (as amended and augmented);

     - pilotage services in the seaport Ust-Luga, rendered at outerport pilotage dues rates, are provided:

     a) from the pilot embarkation point in the area of lighted mid-channel buoy No. 1 “Kolganpya” with coordinates: lat.=59°56.38’N long.=028°34.72’E till the boundaries of the seaport of Ust-Luga water area, established by decree No. 698-r dated May 20, 2009 of the Russian Government (as amended and augmented).The length of the pilotage outside the limits of is 9.6 nautical miles;

     b) from the pilot embarkation point with coordinates: lat.=59°42'53''N and long.=028°17'48'''E, on the recommended route No. 22 to the borders of the water area of the seaport of Ust-Luga, approved by the decree of the Government of Russia dated May 20, 2009 No. 698-r (as amended and augmented). The length of the pilotage outside the limits is 0.44 nm.

 

     Embarkation and disembarkation of the pilot or pilots to and from the port ship in the seaport of Ust-Luga:

     - with the vessel heading to/from seaport by Luga fairway No. 19 is performed at the luminous mid-channel buoy No. 1 “Kolganpya” with the coordinates: lat.=59°56.38' N and long.=028°34.72' E;

     - with the vessel heading to/from this port from the recommended route No. 22 is performed at the site with the coordinates: lat.=59°42.53' N and long.=028°Of 17.48' E;

     - when docked in the seaport – at the berths or moorings.

 

     3. Information about the area where the North-Western Basin Branch performs deviation works

 

     The deviation range where the pilots/compass adjusters of the North-Western Basin Branch eliminate magnetic deviation by using true directions of coastal landmarks for vessels staying at the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is located near the lighthouse Krasnaya Gorka (Red Hill) in an area limited by coordinates:

    1) lat.=60°01`02”N  long.=029°24`05”E;

    2) lat.=60°01`02”N  long.=029°28`15”E;
    3) lat.=59°59`43”N  long.=029°24`05”E;
    4) lat.=59°59`43”N  long.=029°28’15”E.

     Deviation reduction is carried out with the use of two true directions, formed by Krasnaya Gorka light house with two coastal range marks: deviational “Zapadny” - direction 32.2°-212.2° and deviational “Vostochny” - direction 40°-220°. Deviation works are carried out in appropriate visibility sufficient for direction finding of range lights of the compass deviation landfill. Boarding/embarkation of pilot-compass adjuster for performance of deviation works is carried out on berth in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg or in the area of entrance buoy No.1 at: latitude=0°01`46”N longitude=029°25`38”E.

 

     4. The pilotage services terms and conditions
 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg
 
     Pilotage service of vessels in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is carried out by the North-Western Basin Branch around the clock in accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg based on the daily schedule of vessel traffic from 15:00 to 15:00 every day, which is approved by the captain of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg and is published on the Internet at: http://www.pasp.ru/pdf-archive?type_id=1.
Лоцман в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург     Pilotage in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg in the area of compulsory pilotage is mandatory for all Russian and foreign vessels. 
     Vessels exempt from compulsory pilotage in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg:
       -  vessels with main engine capacity of less than 55 kW;

       - sport and recreational craft;

       - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

       - vessels with gross tonnage less than 500 tons with draft of no more than 4 meters.
      In the area of optional pilotage, pilotage for vessels with gross tonnage of more than 6 000 tons in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg is compulsory. In other cases, pilotage in the area of optional pilotage is carried out by the North-Western Basin Branch on a contractual basis.
     Applications for inclusion in the vessel traffic daily schedule, as well as information about the arrival of vessels in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg and the need for pilotage in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg are filed in the information system of port state control, the module “Registration of port calls and departure of vessels in the Russian Federation seaports”, which can be accessed at the following address: www.portcall.marinet.ru. Лоцманский катер в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург     

     In accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg information about the need for pilotage is confirmed by the vessel 4 hours prior to the intended departure time from the berth, re-mooring or exit from seaport, leaving the area of anchorage through the VHF radio to the central post of State Port Control inspection FSI “Administration of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg” – channel 9, call sign “Peterburg Radio -5”.
     For vessels arriving in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg, it is recommended to contact the pilot station through the VHF radio on channel number 9 (call sign - “Peterburg lotsman” or “Petersburg pilot”) to clarify the time of approaching the entrance buoy, the vessel's draft, obtaining information on a watercraft from which the pilot will be received, and other information for preparation for the pilot boarding 2 hours prior to approaching the Saint Petersburg entrance lighted mid-channel buoy No.1 (a meeting place for the pilot) with coordinates: lat.= 60 ° 01`35``N, long.= 029 ° 26`00``E.
     The pilot of  the North-Western Basin Branch arriving on board for pilotage in the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg shows his pilotage certificate confirming the right of the pilot for pilotage of the vessel and a pilotage receipt, in which the fact of vessel pilotage and possible comments to his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the captain of the ship serve as the basis for calculating the pilotage fees.
 
     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch is not responsible for possible delays and demurrage of the vessel in cases where:
Высадка лоцмана в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch is not responsible for possible delays and demurrage of the vessel in cases where:

     - pilotage is impossible due to the restrictions on weather conditions, namely:

         a) when visibility is less than 2 miles;

         b) when wind speed exceeds 22 m/sec;

         c) when the speed of side wind 10 m/s for cargo vessels in ballast with a length of over 150 meters;

         d) when the speed of the crosswind is 12 m/sec or more for passenger vessels with a length of 260 meters to 300 meters;

         e) when the speed of the crosswind is 10m/sec or more for passenger vessels with a length over 300 meters;

         f) when wind speed exceeds 15 m/sec when shifting a RO-RO vessel in ballast, container ships and self-propelled floating cranes;

        g) when the wind speed is over 10 m/sec when towing a RO-RO vessel in ballast, container ships and self-propelled floating cranes from Lesnoy Mall raid to the Neva gate;

        h) when the wind speed is over 7 m/sec for vessels with a length of 185 meters at the entrance to the Barochny basin

     - the embarkation/disembarkation of the pilot on the vessel/from the vessel for implementation/upon the completion of pilotage is impossible due to stormy weather – sea swells higher than 4 points on the scale/height of swell exceeding 2 meters;

     - draft of the vessel proceeding to/from the seaport Big Port Saint-Petersburg is more than 11 meters;

     - pilotage is impossible due to difficult ice conditions;

     - the vessel came to the pilot embarkation point with a delay of more than 2 hours from the established pilotage start time;

     - pilotage by leading method, in the opinion of the master and pilot of the North-Western Basin Branch is impossible;

     - the unavailability of the berth to receive the vessel, and also due to the late arrival of tugs or mooring staff for the provision of appropriate services to the vessel;

     - IMO equipment of the place of reception (delivery) of the pilot (mismatch of the facilities for transition from the vessel delivering the pilot, conducted on the ship and vice versa) is missing or does not meet the requirements of labor protection.

 
Прием лоцмана в морском порту Большой порт Санкт-Петербург     The previously filed application for pilotage or pilotage service may be cancelled by the marine agent/ship owner by applying to the inspection of state port control of FSI “MPA Big Port Saint Petersburg” by phones: +7 (812) 326-08-58, +7 (812) 251-96-05 or +7 (921) 348-93-55, with confirmation by fax: +7 (812) 326-08-57, +7 (812) 326-08-59 or +7 (812) 327-41-95, or e-mail: info@pasp.ru or info@mail.pasp.ru:

     - for vessels at berth, on the roads and anchorages of the “Internal Waters» of the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg – no less than 1 hour before the scheduled start of a pilot operation;

     - for vessels at berth in harbors “Lomonosov” and “Litke Base”, not less than 2 hours before the scheduled start of a pilot operation;

     - for vessels staying at the anchorages 4 and 4A of Big Port Saint Petersburg - no less than 3 hours before the scheduled start of a pilot operation.

     For delay of pilotage, its refusal or cancellation after the deadline, the vessel owner/marine agent shall reimburse all the expenses of the North-Western Basin Branch associated with a vain call and delivery of the pilot to the vessel.
 
      In case of delay of the implementation of a pilot operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, pilot may be withdrawn from the vessel with the signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call, and the application may be canceled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the North-Western Basin Branch may remain on board of the vessel, but under condition of the subsequent payment of every additional hour of stay on the ship.
 

     For pilotage services provided by the North-Western Basin Branch pilotage dues are charged in the Big Port Saint Petersburg. Information on the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure can be found in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

     In order to stimulate cooperation and promotion of marine agents interacting with the North-Western Basin Branch in the provision of pilotage services in the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, the enterprise has developed a Bonus Program of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch for provision of pilotage services. Information about the Bonus Program and the participation procedure is given in section “Bonus Programs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

 
      The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport of Vyborg
 
     Pilotage services for vessels in the seaport of Vyborg are provided by the North-Western Basin Branch Vyborg-Vysotsk Department round the clock in accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg based on the daily vessel movement schedule approved by the captain of the seaport of Vysotsk and published on http://83.68.37.218/Plan/SgdsDayList?harb=VYB

     Pilotage services of the vessels in the seaport of Vyborg in the area of mandatory pilotage services are compulsory for all Russian and foreign vessels.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg the following vessels are exempt from mandatory pilotage services:
        - small vessels;

        - sports sailing ships;

        - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

        - ships engaged in servicing and supply of vessel in waters of the seaport and on approaches to it and infrastructure facilities of the seaport with a gross tonnage less than 100 with a draft less than 4 meters.
     Applications for inclusion in the daily vessel movement schedule, as well as the information on the vessel calling at the seaport Vyborg and pilotage necessity are filed in the information system of port state control, module “Registration of port calls and departure of vessels in the Russian Federation seaports” accessed at: www.portcall.marinet.ru and confirmed two hours prior to the approach to the pilots embarkation and disembarkation point.
 
     Vessels receive a pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch in accordance with the written applications of vessel owners/marine agents submitted to the pilote service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch Pilotage service by fax: +7 (81378) 334-49, or by email: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru , for pilotage of vessels, no later than 2 hours prior to the pilot operation.
     Vessel owners/marine agents may clarify the time and place of pilot embarkation by calling to the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 380-71-49 (around the clock).
     The previously submitted application for pilotage shall be cancelled or operation postponed to later date in case of vessel being not ready for departure no later than 1 hour prior to the scheduled pilotage operation. Application to cancel or postpone a pilotage operation shall be sent to the dispatching office of pilotage services of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7(81378) 334-49, or in a scanned form by e-mail: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru
 
     Arriving on board the vessel, the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch presents the captain a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for pilotage of this vessel and a pilot’s bill, in which the fact of the escort of the vessel by the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department and possible comments on his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the master of vessel serve as the basis for calculating the fees for pilotage.
 
     Pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the seaport of Vyborg or transiting through its water area is carried out without pilot’s replacement at the border of the seaport adjacent to the border of the seaport of Vysotsk.
 
     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch Vyborg-Vysotsk Department is not responsible for possible delays in cases the master of the vessel, vessel owner/marine agent has not complied with the requirement to provide the necessary information about the vessel's approach, or if the traffic is cancelled because of the meteorological conditions.
     The master of the ship, who had called for the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysosk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch and, after his arrival, refused his services, must fill in and sign the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot was called.
     In case of delay of the implementation of a pilot operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, pilot may be withdrawn from the vessel with the signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call, and the application may be canceled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department may remain on board of the vessel, but under condition of the further payment of every additional hour of stay on the ship.
 
     For pilotage services provided by the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch pilotage dues are charged in the seaport of Vyborg. Information about the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure is given in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”
 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport of Vysotsk
 
     Pilotage services for vessels in the seaport of Vysotsk are provided by the North-Western Basin Branch Vyborg-Vysotsk Department round the clock in accordance with the requirements of Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vysotsk, approved by order No.161 of the Ministry of Transport dated May 5, 2015, based on the daily vessel movement schedule approved by the captain of the seaport of Vysotsk and published on http://83.68.37.218/HarborVys/VysotskMainIndex?harb=VYS

     Pilotage in the seaport of Vysotsk is compulsory for all Russian and foreign vessels.

     In the optional pilotage area in the seaport of Vysotsk pilotage is compulsory for oil tankers of 165 meters long and longer.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vysotsk the following vessels are exempt from compulsory pilotage:

        - small vessels;

        - sports sailing ships;

        - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

        - vessels implementing servicing and supply of vessels located in the seaport water area and on approaches to it, infrastructure facilities of the seaport with a gross tonnage of less than 500.

 

     Applications for inclusion in the daily vessel movement schedule, as well as the information on the vessel calling at the seaport Vysotsk and pilotage necessity are filed in the information system of port state control, accessed at: www.portcall.marinet.ru and confirmed four hours prior to the estimated time of departure from the berth, re-mooring or leaving the seaport of Vysotsk on 10 (working) or 12 (backup) VHF communication channels (call sign - “Vyborg-Lotsman”).

 
     Vessels receive a pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch in accordance with the written applications of vessel owners/marine agents submitted to the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7 (81378) 334-49,or by email: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru , for pilotage of vessels:
        - arriving in the seaport of Vysotsk from the sea – simultaneously with information about vessel approach to the Pilot buoy, and for tankers – to  the Halley buoy;

        - departing from the seaport of Vysotsk or intending to change anchorage place – 2 hours prior to the start of pilotage with clarification not later than 2 hours prior to the start of pilotage.

     Vessel owners/marine agents may clarify the time and place of pilot boarding by calling the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 380-71-49 (around the clock).
     The previously submitted applications for a pilotage service shall be cancelled or operation postponed to later date in case of vessel not being ready for departure no later than 1 hour prior to the scheduled pilotage operation. Application to cancel or postpone a pilotage operation shall be sent to the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7(81378) 334-49, or in a scanned form by e-mail: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru
 
     Pilot arriving on board the vessel of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch presents the captain a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for pilotage of this vessel and presents a pilot’s bill, in which the fact of the escort of the vessel by the pilot of Vyborg-Vysotsk Department and possible comments to his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of controllability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the master of vessel serve as the basis for calculating the fees for pilotage.
 
     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch Vyborg-Vysotsk Department is not responsible for possible delays in cases the master of the vessel, vessel owner/marine agent has not complied with the requirement to provide the necessary information about the vessel's approach, or if the traffic is cancelled because of meteorological conditions.

     The master of the ship, who had called for the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysosk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch and, after his arrival, refused his services, must fill in and sign the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot was called.

     In case of delay in the execution of a pilot operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, pilot may be withdrawn from the vessel with the signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call, and the application may be canceled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the branch may remain on board the vessel, but under condition of the subsequent payment of every additional hour of stay on the vessel.
 
      For the pilotage services provided by the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch pilotage dues are charged in the seaport of Vysotsk. Information on the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure are given in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”
 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions for vessels proceeding to/from the Saimaa canal
 
     Pilotage services for vessels proceeding to/from the Saimaa canal are provided by the Vyborg-Vysorsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch round the clock in accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg, approved by order No. 432 of the Ministry of Transport dated December 13, 2012.

     Pilotage of the vessels, transiting to/from the Saimaa canal through the waters of the seaports of Vyborg and Vysotsk, is mandatory for Russian and foreign vessels and it is performed without pilot's replacement on the adjacent boundaries of the seaports of Vyborg and Vysotsk.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Vyborg the following vessels proceeding to/from the Saimaa canal are exempt from compulsory pilotage:

        - small vessels;

        - sports sailing ships;

        - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

        - ships engaged in servicing and supply of vessel in waters of the seaport and on approaches to it and infrastructure facilities of the seaport with a gross tonnage less than 100 with a draught less than 4 meters.

     Vessels receive a pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch in accordance with the written applications of vessel owners/marine agents submitted to the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7 (81378) 334-49,or by email: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru , for pilotage of vessels:

        - proceeding from the sea to the Lotsmansky lighted mid-channel buoy towards Brusnichnoe Gateway, no later than 2 hours prior to the start of the pilotage;

        - heading for Brusnichnoe gateway towards Lotsmansky mid-channel buoy to sea, no later than 2 hours prior to the pilotage.

 
     Vessel owners/marine agents may clarify the time and place of pilot embarkation by calling to the controller's office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 380-71-49 (around the clock).

     To cancel previously submitted applications for a pilotage service or postpone its performance to another time in the event of the vessel not being ready for departure must be conducted in a similar manner no later than 4 hours before the scheduled start time of pilotage. Application to cancel or postpone a pilotage operation shall be sent to the pilotage service control office of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7(81378) 334-49, or in a scanned form by e-mail: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru

 
     Arriving on board the vessel to carry out pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the Saimaa canal, the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch presents the captain a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for pilotage of the vessel and presents a pilot’s bill, where the fact of the escort of the vessel by the pilot of Vyborg-Vysotsk Department and possible comments to his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the captain of the ship serve as the basis for calculating the pilotage fees.
 
     Pilotage service of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch is not responsible for any possible delay of vessel in cases, where the vessel master, vessel owner/marine agent has not met the requirements on provision of necessary information about vessel approach or if traffic is prohibited due to meteorological conditions.

     The master of the ship, who had called for the pilot of the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch and, after his arrival, refused his services, must fillin and sign the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot was called.

     In case of delay of the implementation of a pilot operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, pilot may be withdrawn from the vessel with the signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call, and the application may be canceled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the branch may stay on board of the vessel, but under condition of the further payment of every additional hour of stay on the vessel.

 
     Pilotage dues are charged for pilotage services provided by the Vyborg-Vysotsk Department of the North-Western Basin Branch for vessels proceeding to/ from the Saimaa canal. Information about the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure is given in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”
 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport of Kaliningrad
 
     Pilotage services for vessels in the seaport of Kaliningrad (excluding Pionersky sea terminal) are provided by the North-Western Basin Branch round the clock in accordance with the requirements of Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kaliningrad, approved by order No. 335 of the Ministry of Transport dated November 5, 2014, based on the daily vessel movement schedule approved by the captain of the seaport of Kaliningrad and published on www.mapkld.ru
Высадка лоцмана в морском порту Калининград     

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Kaliningrad the following vessels are exempt from compulsory pilotage:

        - vessels less than 35 meters long;

        - port service vessels, dredging vessels, vessels used for coastal navigation;

        - bunker barges with gross tonnage of less than 600 – around the clock;

        - bunker barges with gross tonnage of more than 600 – within cargo areas during daytime.

     Pilotage service rendered by the Kaliningrad Department of the North-Wester Basin Branch to the vessels exempt from compulsory pilotage, as well as pilotage service for vessels outside the areas of compulsory pilotage is provided on a general basis in accordance with the duly submitted applications in order of priority.
 
Прием лоцмана в морском порту Калининград     Applications for pilotage services are submitted by vessel owner/marine agents to the Pilotage service of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch Kaliningrad Department by fax: +7 (4012) 36-21-45, or in a scanned form by email: SudsKaliningrad@kld.rosmorport.ru for vessel pilotage:

        - proceeding to the seaport of Kaliningrad, no later than 24 hours prior to vessel approach to the pilot embarkation point with clarification 4 hours prior to the scheduled start of pilotage;

        - proceeding from the seaport of Kaliningrad or changing the anchoring place, no later than 4 hours prior to the expected vessel departure time.

     To specify the time and place of embarkation/disembarkation of pilot on/from the vessel, the vessel owner/marine agent can a call duty pilot of the Kaliningrad Department of the North-West Basin Branch around the clock by phone: +7 (4012) 36-21-45 or through 67 VHF channel (call sign “Kaliningrad-11”).

     To cancel previously submitted applications for a pilotage service or postpone its performance to another time in the event of the vessel not being ready for departure must be conducted in a similar manner no later than 4 hours before the scheduled start time of pilotage.

 
    Arriving on board the vessel, the pilot of the Kaliningrad Department of the North-Western Basin Branch shall present a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for the pilotage of the vessel and a pilot’s bill where the fact of the escort of the vessel by the pilot and possible comments to his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the captain of the ship serve as the basis for calculating the fees for pilotage.
 
Лоцманский катер в морском порту Калининград     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch Kaliningrad Department is not responsible for possible delays and demurrage of the vessel in cases where:

        - application for pilotage service was filed with the violation of deadlines set for application submission;

        - delivering a pilot to the vessel is impossible due to adverse hydro-meteorological conditions, and pilotage by leading method, in the opinion of the pilot and the master of the vessel, in these conditions is impossible.

 

     In case of delay in the execution of a pilotage operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, the pilot of the North-Western Basin Branch may be recalled from the vessel with the master of the ship signing the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot had been called.

     The master of the vessel who had called for the pilot and after his arrival on board of the vessel refused his services must fill in and sign the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot was called.

 

     For the pilotage services provided by the Kaliningrad Department of the North-Western Basin Branch in the seaport of Kaliningrad, pilotage due is payable. Information about the rates of pilotage dues and the procedure for their collection is given in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
 
     Pilotage services for vessels in the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg of the North-Western Basin Branch are provided round the clock in accordance with the requirements of Compulsory Regulations in the seaport Passenger Port Saint Petersburg based on the daily vessel movement schedule starting at 4 pm local time and posted on the Internet at: http://www.pasp.ru/pdf-archive?type_id=1
     Pilotage in the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg is mandatory for all Russian and foreign vessels.

In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg the following vessels are exempt from compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg:

        - small vessels;

        - sports sailing ships;

        - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

        - ships engaged in servicing and supply of vessel in waters of the seaport Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg and on approaches to it and infrastructure facilities of the seaport.               

 
     Applications to be included in the daily vessel movement schedule, as well as the information on the vessel entering the seaport Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg and the pilotage necessity in the seaport Passenger port of Saint-Petersburg are filed in the information system of port state control, in the module “Registration of the calls and departures of ships in seaports of the Russian Federation», accessed at: www.portcall.marinet.ru.  The captain of the seaport Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg confirms or annuls the applications filed on the above website.
 
     Information about the need for pilotage of the vessel is transferred by the vessel and confirmed four hours prior to the estimated time of approaching the St. Petersburg entrance lighted mid-channel buoy No. 1 when entering the seaport, the departing from a berth, mooring or leaving the Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg.

 

     The vessel arriving to the Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg is recommended 2 hours prior to approaching the St. Petersburg entrance lighted mid-channel buoy No. 1 to contact the pilot station through channel 9 of VHF (call sign “Peterburg lotsman” or “Peterburg pilot”) to clarify the time of the approach, draft of the vessel, information from what watercraft the pilot will be received, as well as information to prepare for the reception of the pilot by the vessel.

 

     Arriving on board the vessel to conduct pilotage services in the Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg, the pilot of the North-Western Basin Branch arriving on board the vessel shall present a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for the pilotage of the vessel and a pilot’s bill where the fact of the vessel escort by the pilot and possible comments to his work are recorded. The master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the master of vessel serve as the basis for calculating the pilotage fees.

     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch is not responsible for possible delays and demurrage of the vessel in cases where the pilotage is not feasible.:

        1) because of the weather conditions restrictions, namely:

            - when visibility is less than 2 miles;

            - when wind speed exceeds 22 m/sec;

            - when the speed of crosswind is 10 m/sec for cargo vessels in ballast with a length of over 150 meters;

            - when the speed of the crosswind is 12 m/sec or more for passenger vessels with a length of 260 meters to 300 meters and the speed of crosswind is 10 m/sec or more for passenger vessels with a length over 300 meters;

            - the embarkation/disembarkation of the pilot on the ship/from the ship for execution/completion of pilotage are impossible due to stormy weather – sea swells higher than 4 points on the scale/height of swell exceeding 2 meters;

        2) due to:

            - the unavailability of the berth to receive the vessel, and also due to the late arrival of tugs or mooring workers for providing relevant services to the vessel;

            - IMO equipment of the place of reception (delivery) of the pilot (mismatch of the facilities for transition from the vessel delivering the pilot, conducted on the ship and vice versa) missing or not meeting the requirements of labor protection.

 
     The previously filed application for pilotage or pilotage service may be cancelled by the sea agent/ship owner by applying to the inspection of state port control of FSI “MPA Big Port Saint-Petersburg” by phone: +7 (812) 326-08-58 or +7 (921) 348-93-55, with confirmation by fax: +7 (812) 326-08-57 or +7 (812) 326-08-59 or +7 (812) 327-41-95, or by email: info@pasp.ru or info@mail.pasp.ru no less than 4 hours before the scheduled start of a pilot operation. For refusing a pilot operation or its cancellation later than the determined time period, the vessel owner/marine agent shall reimburse all the expenses to the North-Western Basin Branch associated with the call and delivery of the pilot on board the vessel.

     The master of the ship, who had called for the pilot and, after his arrival on board of the vessel, refused his services, must fill in and sign the pilot's bill for the recovery of 50% of the pilotage due for the expected pilotage of the vessel or the operation for which the pilot was called.

     In case of delay in the execution of a pilot operation for more than 1 hour through the fault of the vessel, the pilot of the North-Western Basin Branch may be withdrawn from the vessel with the signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call, and the application may be canceled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the branch may remain on board the vessel, but under condition of the further payment of every additional hour of stay on the ship.

 

     For pilotage services provided by the North-Western Basin Branch pilotage dues are charged in the Passenger Port Saint Petersburg. Information about the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure is given in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

 
     The pilotage services terms and conditions in the seaport of Ust-Luga
 
     Pilotage services for vessels are provided by the Ust-Luga Deparment of the North-Western Basin Branch round the clock in accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Ust-Luga, approved by order No.6 of the Ministry of Transport dated January 15, 2013, based on applications completed by the vessel owners/marine agents in their order of priority.
 
     In the area of compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Ust-Luga pilotage service of Russian and foreign vessels is mandatory in accordance with the requirements of the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Ust-Luga.

     In accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Ust-Luga the following vessels are exempt from compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Ust-Luga:

        - small vessels;

        - sports sailing ships equipped with mechanical engine;

        - vessels engaged in coastal fishing;

        - ships engaged in servicing and supply of vessels located exclusively in waters of the seaport and on approaches to it and infrastructure facilities of the seaport with a gross tonnage of 50 and less.

 
     Pilotage services for vessels exempt from compulsory pilotage and pilotage services for vessels outside the area of compulsory pilotage services in the seaport of Ust-Luga, are performed by Ust-Luga Department of the North-West Basin Branch in the same manner as prescribed for compulsory pilotage service.
 
     Applications for pilotage services are submitted by the vessel owner/marine agent to the pilotage service of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7 (81375) 910-47, or in a scanned form by e-mail: pilot@ulg.rosmorport.ru for pilotage of vessel:

        - proceeding to the seaport of Ust-Luga – 24 hours prior, with clarification 6 and 2 hours before the time of approach to the pilot embarkation point;

        - proceeding to anchorages No. 10 and No. 10A of the seaport of Ust-Luga 6 hours prior, with clarification 2 hours before the time of approach to the pilot embarkation point;

        - departing from the seaport of Ust-Luga or re-anchoring within the seaport – with the confirmation and clarification at least 3 hours prior to the pilotage operation.

     To specify the time and place of the embarkation/disembarkation of the pilot on/from vessel, the vessel owner/marine agent can call the duty dispatcher of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-West Basin Branch around the clock by phone: +7 (921) 947-12-82 or +7 (81375) 910-47 and through 17 VHF channel (call sign “Ust-Luga-Radio-10”), and also the pilotage service of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by phone: +7 (921) 939-13-68 and through 16 VHF channel when (call sign “Ust-Luga-Lotsman”).
     The previously filed application for pilotage shall be cancelled or operation postponed to a later date in the event of the vessel not being ready to sail no less than 1.5 hours before the scheduled start of a pilot operation. Any request to cancel or postpone a pilot operation shall be sent to the pilotage control service of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch by fax: +7(81375) 910-47, or in a scanned form at e-mail: pilot@ulg.rosmorport.ru
 
     Arriving on board the vessel, pilot of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch shows the captain a pilot certificate confirming the right of the pilot for pilotage of a vessel of this tonnage and in this navigation area and presents a pilot’s bill, where the fact of pilotage of vessel and possible comments of the master concerning his work must be recorded.T he master of the vessel gives the pilot card of the vessel (according to the form established by IMO) with accurate data about the vessel, information about the features of its directional maneurability and the condition of the vessel to the pilot of the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch. Pilotage receipts completed and signed by the vessel master serve as the basis for calculating the pilotage fees.
 
     In case of delay of the implementation of pilotage operation for a period of more than 1 hour through vessel's fault the pilot can be recalled from the vessel with signing of the pilot’s bill for the vain call and the application being cancelled. Upon request of the vessel master, the pilot of the branch may stay on board of the vessel, but under condition of the further payment for every additional hour of stay on the vessel.
 
     The pilotage service of the North-Western Basin Branch Ust-Luga Department is not responsible for possible delays and demurrage of the vessel in cases where:

        - application for pilotage services was filed after the filing deadline or the vessel came to the pilot embarkation point with a more than two hours delay to the stated time;

        - delivery of pilot is impossible because of adverse meteorological conditions, and pilotage by leading method, according to the ship's master and pilot, in these conditions is impossible.

 
     For pilotage services in the seaport of Ust-Luga provided by the Ust-Luga Department of the North-Western Basin Branch pilotage dues are charged. Information on the pilotage dues rates and their collection procedure are given in the section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

     In order to stimulate cooperation and promote marine agents interaction with the North-Western Basin Branch in the provision of pilotage services in the seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg, the enterprise has developed a Bonus Program of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch in provision of pilotage services. More detailed terms of the Bonus program and procedure of participation can be found in section “Bonus Program of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

 

     5. The additional pilotage services terms and conditions (deviation compensation)
 
     Services for deviation compensation are rendered by the North-Western Basin Branch to interested vessel owners in accordance with the contract for performance of works to compensate for magnetic deviation (hereinafter - the Contract).

     To conclude the Contract, the customer sends a deviation Contract application by fax to the North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 327-40-23 or at the e-mail address: mail@spb.rosmorport.ru  The application shall be considered within 10 days and in the absence of technical restrictions on the possibility of performing the works, after the customer submits all documents required for the Contract, the North-Western Basin Branch shall send two copies of the executed Contract to the customer for signing. A signed copy of the Contract must be returned by the customer to the North-Western Basin Branch at the address: Gapsalskaya st., 8, Saint Petersburg, 198035.

 

     In accordance with the concluded Contract, a customer sends a deviation works application by fax of the North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 324-21-91 or +7 (812) 327-41-54, or in a scanned form by e-mail: DispetcherSPb@spb.rosmorport.ru with obligatory confirmation of the request by phone: +7 (812) 380-70-33, no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled deviation works and in cases of early unscheduled departure of the vessel from the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg or when the vessel transition time from the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg to another seaport is less than 48 hours, application can be filed no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled deviation works.

     The received application shall be considered by the North-Western Basin Branch within 24 hours and in the absence of technical restrictions in possibility of performing the ordered works, a confirmation on the possibility of performance of the ordered works by the North-Western Basin Branch shall be sent to the customer by fax or email. If the ordered works are impossible to perform, a motivated refusal shall be sent to the customer by fax or email indicating reasons of impossibility to perform the works.

     Upon arriving on board the vessel, the pilot/compass adjuster of the North-Western Basin Branch brings to the vessel master a “Basic Compass Adjuster Certificate of Competency”, affirming the right of the pilot to perform deviation works. After finishing deviation works, pilot/compass adjuster gives the vessel master a table of residual deviation and draws up a deviation works completion certificate. Based on the deviation works completion certificate, customer receives an invoice to be paid within 5 working days from the invoice receipt date.
 

     In exceptional cases, deviation works are performed by the North-Western Basin Branch without a contract based on the customer's application, submitted to the North-Western Basin Branch by fax : +7 (812) 324-21-91 or +7 (812) 327-41-54, or in a scanned form by e-mail: DispetcherSPb@spb.rosmorport.ru with obligatory confirmation of the request by phone: +7 (812) 380-70-33, no later than 48 hours prior to the scheduled deviation works and in cases of early unscheduled departure of the vessel from the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg or when the vessel transition time from the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg to another seaport is less than 48 hours, application can be filed no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled deviation works.

     The received the application shall be considered by the North-Western Basin Branch within 24 hours and in the absence of technical restrictions in possibility of performing the ordered works, a confirmation on the possibility of performing the ordered works by the North-Western Basin Branch shall be sent to the customer by fax or email. If the ordered works are impossible to perform, a motivated refusal shall be sent to the customer by fax or email indicating reasons of impossibility to perform the works.

     Upon arriving on board the vessel, the pilot/compass adjuster of the North-Western Basin Branch brings to the master of the vessel a “Basic Compass Adjuster Certificate of Competency”, affirming the right of the pilot to perform deviation works. After finishing deviation works, pilot/compass adjuster gives the vessel master a table of residual deviation and draws up a deviation works completion certificate. Based on the deviation works completion certificate, customer receives an invoice to be paid within 5 working days from the invoice receipt date.

 

     Information of the North-Western Basin Branch services on deviation compensation in the seaport Big Port Saint Petersburg can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch.”

 

     6. Statistic information

     Information on pilotage assistance to vessels proceeding to the seaports of the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland, and also toward Saimaa canal performed by the North-Western Basin Branch pilots.

 

     The seaport of Big Port Saint Petersburg
 

Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2005 1 642 2 463 23 599 578 175
2006 1 538 2 307 22 126 542 087
2007 1 406 2 109 18 499 453 226
2008 1 360 2 040 16 602 406 749
2009 1 760 2 376 14 923 365 613
2010 2 430 3 280 11 102 266448
2011 2 636 3 560 11 648 279 552
2012 2 392 3 230 7 891 189 384
2013 9 601 12 961 6 118 149 890
2014 14 995 20 243 6 104 149 548
2015 8 911 12 030 4 984 122 108
 
     The seaport of Vyborg

 
Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2007 1 220 1 250 1 195 17 900
2008 1 140 1 170 1 125 16 800
2009 990 1 020 954 14 300
2010 1 310 1 342 1 338 20 042
2011 1 181 1 210 1 206 18 064
2012 1 306 1 045 1 230 17 220
2013 1 459 1 488 1 203 18 045
2014 1 286 1 312 1 160 17 400
2015 1 050 1 071 927 12 978
 
     The seaport of Vysotsk

 
Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2007 760 730 726 5 080
2008 650 620 624 4 370
2009 990 960 979 6 850
2010 2 131 2 046 2 036 14 246
2011 554 532 529 3 701
2012 693 416 691 8 732
2013 529 508 520 3 640
2014 684 657 676 4 732
2015 663 636 588 4 116
 
     The Saimaa canal
 
      
Years Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2007 1 910 38 000
2008 2 020 40 000
2009 915 20 000
2010 1 474 32 428
2011 1 455 32 010
2012 1 522 31 962
2013 1 611 33 831
2014 1 420 29 820
2015 1 127 23 667
 
     The seaport of Kaliningrad
 
Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2005 1 364 454 7 351 114 220
2006 1 527 509 7 434 115 227
2007 1 510 503 6 933 107 461
2008 1 355 451 6 820 125 843
2009 1 059 353 5 637 93 929
2010 913 304 6 810 103 625
2011 1 338 446 7 408 109 145
2012 956 318 7 527 116 685
2013 1 807 5 421 6 159 92 362
2014 997 2 991 6 446 96 690
2015 816 2 448 5 257 78 885
 
     The seaport of Passenger Port Saint Petersburg
 
Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2008 6 144
2009 264 6 336
2010 440 10 560
2011 502 12 048
2012 822 19 728
2013 997 16 528
2014 464 11 136

2015

13

18

427

10 248


     The seaport of Ust-Luga
 
Years Inner pilotage Outer pilotage
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
Number of 
operations
Total distance,
sea miles
2007 1 329 1 993 1 110 12 432
2008 1 089 1 633 1 024 11 469
2009 4 771 7 156 3 811 42 683
2010 2 391 3 586 1 714 19 197
2011 1 833 2 749 2 277 25 502
2012 1 251 1 876 3 124 34 988
2013 1 352 2 030 4 318 48 362
2014 1 094 1 641 4 155 45 536
2015 993 1 490 3 846 43 075

 

     7. Contact information

 

     Additional information on procedure of rendering pilotage services by the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch in the seaports of the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland and for vessels proceeding to/ from the Saimaa channel can be obtained:

 

     in the seaports Big Port Saint Petersburg and Passenger Port Saint Petersburg

     by phone:

     Pilotage service:

     +7 (812) 714-95-95 (around the clock) pilotage service dispatcher-coordinator;

     +7 (921) 905-78-08 (around the clock) pilotage service dispatcher-coordinator;

     +7 (812) 380-70-67 (Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00 MSK, lunch break from 12-30 to 13-00) – pilot service;

     on VHF 67 channel (call sign – “Radio 21") (round the clock);

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (812) 324-57-37, or by email: N.Boykova@spb.rosmorport.ru

 

     in the seaports of Vyborg and Vysotsk, including on issues concerning pilotage of vessels proceeding to/from the Saimaa canal:

     by phone:

     +7 (812) 380-71-49 (around the clock) – pilotage service control office ;

     +7 (81378) 324-81, extension 226 – Deputy Head of the Pilotage Service (from Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.00 Moscow time, lunch break from 12:30 to 13:00) or by sending a request by fax: +7 (812) 380-71-49, or e-mail: pilot@vbg.rosmorport.ru

 

     in the seaport of Kaliningrad:

     by phone:

     +7 (4012) 36-21-45 (around the clock);

     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (4012) 36-21-45, or by email: SudsKaliningrad@kld.rosmorport.ru

 

     in the seaport of Ust-Luga:

     by phone:

     +7 (812) 449-25-98 (around the clock);

     +7 (921) 947-12-82 (Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 17.30 Moscow time, lunch break from 12.30 to 13.00),or by directing a request by fax: +7 (81375) 910-47, or by email: pilot@ulg.rosmorport.ru

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