Pilot Training Services

1. General Provisions

2. Procedure for provision of services on pilots probation

3. Statistics

4. Contact Information

 

 

     1. General Provisions

 

     The FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch provides services to pilot organizations interested in probation of sea pilots as an alternate of vessel traffic management system operator in the coverage area of which there is a corresponding area of pilotage and probation of river pilots within the shortened program.

     Probation of sea pilots as alternate of VTS operator is carried out by the North-Western Basin Branch under the requirements of Regulation on Sea Pilots of the Russian Federation, approved by Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia dated 22.07.2008 № 112 “On approval of the sea pilots of the Russian Federation” and GOST R 51874-2002 in accordance with the aprobation program developed by pilot organization and agreed with the North-Western Basin Branch, and approved by the captain of the corresponding sea port.

     Pilots probation is carried out on the equipment and under control of operators of the existing regional center of vessel traffic management in the seaport of Big Port Saint-Petersburg, as well as vessel traffic management centers in the seaports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga. The operating lineup of the VTS centers involved in the process of pilots probation is highly trained and certified in accordance with the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities Recommendations V-103/1 and the requirements of the IMO Resolution A.857 (20).

 

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     2. Procedure for provision of services on pilots probation

 

     North-Western Basin Branch provides services to pilot organizations interested in probation of sea pilots in accordance with the terms of the concluded standard Agreement for services provision on a cost-recovery basis (hereinafter-the Agreement), as well as the probation program previously developed by the pilot organization agreed with the regional vessel traffic management service of the North-Western Basin Branch and approved by the captain of the corresponding sea port. The probation program is an application to the Agreement.

     To agree upon pilots program, pilot organization shall send the project of the developed program of pilots probation by fax: +7 (812) 450-67-07 or by e-mail: rsuds@rosmorport.spb.ru to the regional vessel traffic management service of the North-Western Basin Branch. The presented project of pilots probation program will be considered within three working days and in the absence of comments, project of pilots probation shall be agreed (endorsed) by the head of regional VTS of North-Western Basin Branch. If there are any comments, the project of pilots probation program together with the written comments shall be returned to the customer.

     If there is an agreed and approved by the captain of the corresponding seaport pilots probation program, a customer sends a written request for conclusion of the Agreement by fax to North-Western Basin Branch: +7 (812) 327-40-23, or a scan by e-mail: mail@spb.rosmorport.ru. The request will be considered within five working days and after submission by the customer of all the necessary documents for the conclusion of the Agreement, two copies of the formal Agreement will be sent to customer for signing. The Agreement signed by the customer must be returned to the North-Western Basin Branch by mail or courier to: 198035, Russia, Saint-Petersburg, Gapsalskaya St., h.8.

     For more information on the procedure of conclusion of the Agreement please contact: +7 (812) 450-66-11 (from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00).

     In accordance with the terms of the concluded Agreement for submitting for pilots probation, the customer shall provide a request for pilots probation  previously agreed with the head of the regional  vessel traffic management service of the North-Western Basin Branch  with the terms of the Agreement by phone: +7 (812) 450-66-11 (on weekdays from Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:00 Moscow time, a lunch break from 12:00 to 12:30) of by fax to North-Western Basin Branch:  +7 (812) 327-40-23, or in scanned form by e-mail: mail@spb.rosmorport.ru. The request shall be considered within three days and in the absence of technical constraints on the ability to provide the claimed services, confirmation of possibility of pilots probation shall be sent to the customer in accordance with the specified in the request for pilots probation phone, fax or e-mail.

 

     Information about the cost of services of the North-Western Basin Branch on probation of sea and river pilots as an alternate of VTS operator, see on “Port charges and tariffs of the North-Western Basin Branch” section.


    3. Statistics

 

Information on the number of sea and river pilots of pilot organizations of the Russian Federation which have completed the probation as an alternate of VTS operator in the North-Western Basin Branch.
 

Year Sea pilots River pilots
2011 53
2012 36 9
2013 18 6
2014 8 5
2015 5 6
2016 42 22
2017 34

 

     4. Contact Information

 

     For more information about provision of services on probation of sea and river pilots as an alternate of VTS operator in the North-Western Basin Branch of the FSUE “Rosmorport” please contact (from Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00): +7 (812) 450-66-11,

     or send a request by fax: +7 (812) 450-67-07 or by e-mail: rsuds@rosmorport.spb.ru


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