2. The Vanino VTS coverage
3. 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 port 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 port VTS includes:
– the De-Kastri port VTS Center;
– Davydov Cape Automated Wireless Observer Unit on which the AIS base station and A1 GMDSS two-way radio have been installed.
Based on the results of the Vanino port VTS survey performed by Rosmorrechflot, Vanino Branch received Certificate No VTS-3/1-2857-2014 dated November 24, 2014. This is the Certificate of Vanino Port VTS Conformity with Performance Specifications No MF-02-22/848-70 and IMO Resolution A.857(20) applicable to Port VTS of the 1st Category.
Due to the fact that the earlier built De-Kastri port VTS was put in service in 2014 its survey of the 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) under Rosmorrechflot's resolution is scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year 2016. Prior to the survey the De-Kastri port VTS functions in mode of reliability field testing.
The Vanino Branch VTS functions 24 hours a day.
The Vanino port VTS operators include 22 people. All of them have undergone training at S.O. Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping Training Center in St. Petersburg and they are qualified in compliance with the LALA V-103 recommendations.
2. The Vanino VTS coverage
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 58,00´N parallel (Krasny Partizan Cape).
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.
De-Kastri seaport VTS area
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).
The Vanino VTS services terms and conditions
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. By providing support for piloting vessels the Vanino port VTS maintains accuracy by defining navigation parameters of the target:
• distance – 20 m;
• bearing - 0,1º;
• velocity – 0,8 knots;
• course - 0,5º.
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”.
The Vanino port VTS and vessels maintain contact in compliance with the Radio Rules of the Russian Mobile Maritime Service and the Mobile Satellite Maritime Service that have been approved by Order No 137 issued by the Russian Transport Ministry on November 04, 2000. The English language is used to maintain radio contacts with vessels by using “IMO Standard Phrases for Maritime Radio Communication” that have been approved by Resolution A.918(22). Communication from vessels of the Vanino port VTS and the format of messages should possibly correspond to Resolution IMO A.851(20) “General Principles of Ship Reporting System and Requirements to Ship Messages”.
(VTS) navigation charges are collected from vessels for services rendered with the use of the Vanino seaport VTS. Information on navigation charges tariffs (VTS) and the procedure for collecting are available in the Section, “Vanino Branch Port Dues and Tariffs”.
Procedures for Providing Navigation Services with Use of De-Kastri Port VTS Area
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||—|
For any additional reference information about the Vanino VTS services provided by the Vanino Branch please, contact:
- telephone (working days 8:00 -17:15 GMT+11):
+7 (42137) 766-90;
+7 (42137) 774-90;
+7 (42137) 762-21,
- fax: +7 (42137) 766-90;
- e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org