2. VTS coverage areas
VTS services terms and conditions
- Vanino seaport VTS services terms and conditions
- De-Kastri seaport VTS services terms and conditions
1. General information
The FSUE “Rosmorport” Vanino Branch provides navigation services to vessels entering into the ports of Vanino and De-Kastri and passing through their water areas in transit. The branch provides navigation services by using:
a) the Vessel Traffic Management System in the Vanino seaport (the Vanino port VTS);
b) the Vessel Traffic Management System in the De-Kastri seaport (the De-Kastri VTS).
The Vanino port VTS includes:
– the Vanino port VTS Center;
– the Vanino port VTS Center Automated Wireless Observer Unit;
– Severny Cape Automated Wireless Observer Unit;
– Muchukei-Dua Cape Automated Wireless Observer Unit;
– Kekurnaya Sopka Automated Wireless Observer Unit.
The De-Kastri VTS includes:
– the De-Kastri VTS Center;
– Davydov Cape Automated Wireless Observer Unit on which the AIS base station and A1 GMDSS two-way radio have been installed.
All VTS of the Vanino Branch have been created to promote navigation safety, the effectiveness of navigation, life protection at sea, the protection of the marine environment and the coast protection pursuant to the requirements of international documents, namely the SOLAS-74 Convention and IMO Resolution A.857(20) within the state navigation safety program.
Comprehensive navigational services with the use of VTS of the Vanino Branch are rendered to vessels making calls at the seaports of Vanino and De Kastri. The services include:
- providing navigational, operative and other information to vessels;
- providing aid to marine navigation;
- organizing movement of vessels,
- regulating movement of vessels;
- radar control over the movement of vessels and their positioning at anchoring stations.
Based on the results of the Vanino port VTS survey performed by Rosmorrechflot, Vanino Branch received Certificates on the conformity of the Vanino Branch's VTS to the requirements of the Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia No 226 of July 23, 2015 and IMO Resolution A.857(20):
- No VTS-3/1-2857-2014 of November 24, 2014 stating the conformity of Vanino Port VTS with requirements to a first-category VTS;
The Vanino Branch VTS functions 24 hours a day.
The Vanino port VTS operators include 22 people. All of them have undergone training at Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy Maritime State University in Vladivostok and they are qualified in compliance with the IALA V-103 recommendations.
2. VTS coverage areas
The Vanino seaport VTS area includes the Vanino Bay and the Tatar Strait area on the approaches towards the Vanino seaport restricted by the coastal line and:
- from the North by 49º09,00´ N parallel (Toki Cape);
- from the East by 140º 30,00´Е meridian;
- from the South by 48º 58,10´N parallel (Krasny Partizan Cape),
except for Sovetskaya Gavan bay.
Guaranteed service and steady escort of vessels with the effective echoing area of 70 square meters and more are made in the Vanino seaport VTS area. Reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The working area of the AIS base station set on Kekurnaya Sopka fully covers the VTS area of the Vanino seaport and the city of Sovetskaya Gavan and has stable signal reception and transmission at the distance of 45 nautical miles.
The description of the De-Kastri port VTS area will be determined after the survey of its conformity with the performance specifications approved by Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia No 226 of July 23, 2015 and IMO Resolution A.857(20).
Navigation services with the use of the Vanino port VTS area are provided by the Vanino Branch in accordance with the requirements of Resolution IMO А857(20), the General Rules for the Navigation and Mooring of Vessels in the Seaports of the Russian Federation and on the approaches toward them that have been approved by Order No 140 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on August 20, 2009 and the Compulsory Regulations in the Vanino Seaport that have been approved by Order 431 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on December 13, 2012.
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 Vanino seaport VTS area should abide by the rules for the navigation of vessels in the Vanino port VTS area.
When entering the Vanino port VTS area the vessel conveys the following information to the Vanino port VTS operator:
– the number given to a vessel by the International Maritime Organization;
– the name and the type of a vessel;
– the number of a vessel given by the Mobile Maritime Service;
– nationality of a vessel (the flag of a vessel);
– the port of arrival;
– the maximum existing draft of a vessel;
– the type and the quantity of cargoes, the existence of dangerous cargo and the class of hazard;
– the number of crews and passengers aboard a vessel;
– the existence of malfunctions of marine facilities and other restrictions affecting navigation safety;
– other information at the request of the Vanino port VTS operator.
Navigation, immediate and other information is transferred to the Vanino port VTS at the request of a vessel or by order of a captain of the Vanino seaport when the navigation situation changes upon storm warning that can affect navigation safety in the Vanino port VTS area. The transmission of hydro meteorological and navigation information to vessels staying in the Vanino port VTS area is made by the Vanino port VTS on VHF Working Channel 14.
Aid to marine navigation (navigation support) is rendered to a vessel at the request of a vessel or by the Vanino port VTS operator's decision primarily in the difficult hydro meteorological conditions due to the incapacitation or the absence of navigational devices aboard a vessel that ensure navigation safety in this navigational situation. When providing aid to marine navigation to VTMS of the seaport of Vanino automatic target tracking errors are the following:
• distance – 18 m;
• bearing - 0,4º;
• velocity – 0,8 knots;
• course - 1,5º.
The procedure and method for providing support to marine navigation, including the communications interval, are coordinated with a vessel. The beginning and the end of support to marine navigation should be approved by both parties. By providing support for marine navigation a vessel has to confirm information and recommendations from the Vanino port VTS and inform the Vanino port VTS about the actions being taken.
Vessels movement in the Vanino port VTS area is operated in accordance with the vessel placement and movement schedule in the seaport by the Vanino port VTS operator on VHF Channel 14 by designating vessels:
– movement sequence and the time of beginning movement;
– the route, the interval and the speed of movement;
– the procedure of standing down channel and crossing it;
– a ban on further movement;
– anchor grounds and shelters;
– actions to prevent direct danger.
Radiotelephone contacts over the range of VHF of the Mobile Maritime Service is the major means of interaction between the Vanino port VTS and vessels in the Vanino seaport.
Vanino VTS maintains permanent radio watch on VHF Channels 14 and 16. VHF Channel 14 is the working channel of the Vanino port VTS. VHF Channels 11, 20 and 68 are reserve channels. “Vanino-Trafik” is the call of the Vanino port VTS.
Vessels staying in the Vanino port VTS area should maintain permanent radio watch on VHF Channels 14 and 16.
Information on the radioconnection channels in the coverage area the radiowatch should be implemented on
Very high frequency radio channels
Vanino Port VTS of the
14, 11, 20, 68
+7 (42137) 762-21
Port State Control Inspection
Federal State Budgetary Institution “Sea of Okhotsk and Tatar Strait Marine Port Authority” Branch in the Vanino seaport
+7 (42137) 767-83
Radio talks, which are unrelated to ensuring navigation safety are forbidden on VHF Channels 13, 14, 71 and 73.
Critical information is transmitted on VHF Channel 16 by a duty inspector of Port State Control of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Sea of Okhotsk and Tatar Strait Marine Port Authority”.
Radio talks between a VTS operator of the seaport of Vanino and vessels should be held pursuant to the Radio Regulations of the Marine Mobile Service and the Marine Mobile Satellite Service of the Russian Federation. The format of messages should correspond to IMO Resolution A.851(20) “General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and Ship Reporting Requirements”. The English language in terms of Standard Marine Communication Phrases is used to hold radio talks with crew members of foreign vessels.
Navigation dues (VTS) are levied for navigation services rendered by the Vanino Branch with the use of VTS of the Vanino Branch from vessels making calls at the seaport of Vanino and vessels transiting through its water area. Information on the rates of navigation dues (VTS) and the procedure for levying them can be found in the section “The Vanino Branch Harbor Dues and Tariffs”.
Navigation services by using the port De-Kastri VTS are not rendered until its conformity with performance specifications approved by Order of the Ministry of Transport of Russia No 226 of July 23, 2015 and IMO Resolution A.857(20) is certified.
Information on the number of vessels in the VTS area
in the VTS area
that passed through
of Vanino en route
|2007||5 270||5 270||—|
|2008||5 072||5 072||—|
|2009||4 540||4 540||—|
|2010||4 552||4 552||—|
|2013||3 489||3 489||—|
|2014||3 486||3 486||—|
|2015||3 778||3 778||—|
|2016||3 978||3 978||—|
Any additional reference information about the Vanino VTS services provided by the Vanino Branch can be received by telephone (around-the-clock):
+7 (42137) 766-90 (extension 2-34);
+7 (42137) 774-90 (extension 2-34);
+7 (42137) 762-21,
or by sending a request by fax: +7 (42137) 766-90 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org