VTS Services

1. General information
2. RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo coverage area
3. RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo services terms and conditions

4. Statistics
5. Contacts
 

     1. General information

    The FSUE "Rosmorport" Vladivostok branch renders navigation services with a use of the Regional Vessels Traffic Service in the Peter the Great Gulf (The Regional VTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo) to the vessels calling at the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Zarubino, Nakhodka and Posyet or transiting through them.

    The Regional VTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo complies to the modern requirements and functions in order to increase the sea navigation safety and security levels, boost navigation efficiency, contribute to life safety at sea, including the water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Zarubino, Nakhodka and Posyet and on the approaches to them.
     The Regional VTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo is used for:
     • navigation and anchor vessels control;
     • transmission of navigational, meteorological, current and other information;
     • navigation arrangement;
     • navigation assistance.

    RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo is formed on the basis of information integration and coordinated activities of VTS Vladivostok  (centered on the Cape Nazimova) and VTS Nakhodka (with the center at Cape Kamensky), supplemented by automated radar posts and equipment, providing control of the situation and cooperation with vessels in the Posiet Gulf and open part of the Peter the Great Gulf, and operates around the clock.

    The structure of the Peter the Great Gulf of VTS includes:

    - Vessel traffic management systems Vladivostok (hereinafter - Vladivostok VTS);

    - Vessel traffic management systems Nakhodka (hereinafter - VTS Nakhodka).

     In turn, VTS Vladivostok and VTS Nakhodka include the following components of the system:

    VTS Vladivostok

    - VTS center, located on the Cape Nazimova;

    - automated radar post “Elena”;

    - automated radar post “Zolotoi Rog”;

    - automated radar post “Bryusa”;

    - automated radar post “Tumannaya”;

    - automated radar post “Zarubino”;

    - automated radar post “Posiet”;

    - automated radar post “Goldobin”.

    VTS Nakhodka

    - VTS center located on a promontory Kamensky;

    - automated radar post, located at Cape Astafieva;

    - automated radar post TV tower Nakhodka;

    - automated radar post, located at Cape Povorotny;

    - automated radar post, located at Cape Sysoev;

    - automated radar post, located at Cape Krylov.

     In accordance with the results of the inspection RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo Commission Rosmorrechflot Far Eastern Basin Branch received:

     - Certification No. VTS-3 / 1-2706-2013 dated 24.01.2013 on compliance of the VTS of the Gulf Perta Velikogo with technical and operational requirements of the No. MF-02-22 / 848-70 and IMO Resolution A.857 (20), the highest requirements for VTS categories;

     - Certification No. VTS-3 / 1-2704-2013 dated 24.01.2013 on compliance of the Vladivostok VTS technical and operational requirements No. MF-02-22 / 848-70 and IMO Resolution A.857 (20), imposed on the highest category of the VTS;

     - Certification No. VTS-3 / 1-2705-2013 dated 24.01.2013 on compliance VTS Nakhodka technical and operational requirements number No. MF-02-22 / 848-70 and IMO Resolution A.857 (20), imposed on the highest category of the VTS.

 

     RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo operates around the clock.

     The operating structure of RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo consists of 45 operators who have been trained and certified in accordance with the Recommendations IALA V-103.

 


     2. RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo coverage areas

     The Peter the Great Gulf Regional VTS coverage area includes the inland sea waters of the Peter the Great Gulf and adjoining territorial sea of the Russian Federation limited by the 133°43,0’E meridian at its eastern side. 
     The Peter the Great Gulf Regional VTS coverage area is divided into 6 sections. The sections №1A and № 1В include the open area of the Peter the Great Gulf and the adjoining territorial sea of the Russian Federation. Section № 2 includes the Nahodka Gulf and is limited at its southern side by the line connecting the Povorotny cape and the Likhachev cape. Section № 3 includes the Vladivostok seaport water area and its approaches. Section № 4 includes the Slavyansky gulf and the southern part of the Amursky gulf. Section № 5 includes the water areas of the Posyet and Zarubino seaports, and the Posyet gulf.

     Vladivostok VTS area extends to Sector No 1A, Sector No 3, Sector No 4 and Sector No 5. In Sector No 1A Vladivostok VTS works as coastal VTS by ensuring information interaction with vessels and control over the navigation situation. In Sector No 3, Sector No 4 and Sector No 5 Vladivostok VTS works as port VTS by additionally organizing the movement of vessels and rendering assistance to pilotage.

     Nakhodka VTS area extends to Sector No 1B and Sector No 2. In Sector No 1B Nakhodka VTS works as coastal VTS by ensuring information support for vessels. In Sector No 2 Nakhodka VTS works as port VTS by additionally controlling, organizing and regulating the movement of vessels and rendering assistance to pilotage.

 

 

    Guaranteed service and steady escort of vessels with the effective echoing area of 300 square meters and more are made in RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo area. Reliable VHF radio communication with vessels and radar control is provided. The Automated Identification system operation area of coastal stations fully covers RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo area.

     3. The VTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo services terms and conditions 

     Navigation services by using the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo are provided in accordance with the requirements of:

     – the General Rules for the Navigation and Mooring of Vessels in the Seaports of the Russian Federation and on the Approaches Toward Them approved by Order No 140 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on August 20, 2009;

     – the Compulsory Regulations in the Vladivostok Seaport approved by Order No 229 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on June 02, 2013;

     – the Compulsory Regulations in the Vostochny Seaport approved by Order No 10 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on January 01, 2011;

     – the Compulsory Regulations in the Zarubino Seaport approved by Order No 122 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on April 15, 2013;

     – the Compulsory Regulations in the Nakhodka Seaport approved by Order No 169 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on June 23, 2011;

     – the Compulsory Regulations in the Posyet Seaport approved by Order No 379 issued by the Ministry of Transport of Russian Federation on October 19, 2012;

     – resolutions adopted by captains of corresponding seaports in the part related to the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogooperating functions.


     All ships and vessels staying in the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogoarea and equipped with radio communication of the Mobile Maritime Service irrespective their departmental subordination and the forms of ownership must comply with the rules for the navigation of vessels in the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo area.
 
     When entering into the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo area the vessel conveys the following information to the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo 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 RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo operator.

 

     In particular, in accordance with the Compulsory Regulations in the Vostochny Seaport on the approaches toward the Nakhodka Gulf in Sector No 1B that is not restricted by the limit of the territorial area in the south, by the circle of latitude 132 degrees 28.00 minutes East in the west, by the circle of latitude 133 degrees 43 minutes East vessels maintain contacts with the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogoon VHF Channel 9. Vessels moving to the Nakhodka Gulf maintain contacts with Nakhodka VTS on VHF 13 by crossing the line of Likhachev Cape and Povorotny Cape. Consequently, vessels, which leave the Nakhodka Gulf and cross the line of Likhachev Cape and Povorotny Cape, obtain Nakhodka VTS permission to cease radio contact on the channel.

 

     Navigation, immediate and other information is transferred to the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo at the request of a vessel or by order of a captain of a respective seaport when the navigation situation changes upon storm warning that can affect navigation safety in the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo area. In particular, the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo forecasts the daily weather conditions every day at 2:30 p.m. local time, as well as on the request of a vessel.


     The movement of vessels is controlled by the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogoin Sector No 2, Sector No 3, Sector No 4 and Sector No 5 of the area. The movement is controlled by giving recommendations to vessels regarding:

     – 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;

     – the movement of vessels in the water areas of the seaports of Vladivostok (with the exception of Bolshoy Kamen Bay), Zarubino and Posyet and operations for anchoring and unanchoring vessels are controlled by Vladivostok VTS in accordance with the vessel placement and movement schedule approved by captains of the seaports of Vladivostok, Zarubino and Posyet.

 

     The movement of vessels in the waters areas of the seaports of Vostochny (with the exception of the water area of Vtoroye Lake) and Nakhodka (with the exception of Nakhodka Bay, Novitsky Bay, Andreev Bay, Gaydamak Bay, Yuzhno-Morskoy Bay, Nazimov Bay, Podyapolsky Bay, Pyat Okhotnikov Bay (Five Hunters Bay), Preobrazheniye Bay, Moryak-Rybolov Bay and near the Oprichninka River Mouth) and operations for anchoring and unanchoring vessels are controoled by Nakhodka VTS in accordance with the vessel placement and movement schedule approved by captains of the seaports of Vostochny and Nakhodka. Before starting the movement in the water areas of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Zarubino, Nakhodka and Posyet Seaports a vessel must ask Vladivostok VTS or Nakhodka VTS for permission.

     Besides, the Compulsory Regulationsin the Vostochny and Nakhodka Seaports determine the specifics of traffic control in the respective seaports. In particular, in accordance with the Compulsory Regulationsin the Vostochny and Nakhodka Seaports tankers moving to a crude oil loading terminal in Kozmin Bay get Nakhodka VTS permission to enter into the Nakhodka Bay. If there are no free berthing facilities or vessel anchorage in the seaport tankers have to wait for Nakhodka VTS permission to enter into the Kozmin Bay.

 

     Aid to marine navigation (navigation support) is rendered to a vessel at the request of a vessel or by the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo 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 marine navigation of the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogoautomatic target following errors make up:
     • ± 0.6 degrees by bearing,
     • 30 meters by distance,

     •  ± 2 degrees by course,

     •  ±  1.2 knots by speed.

 

     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 RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogoand inform the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo about the actions being taken. 

 

     VHF radio contacts of the Mobile Maritime Service is the major means to maintain interaction between the Peter the Great RVTS and vessels in its area.

     Contact with the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogois is maintained:

 

     in the Vladivostok seaport

     on VHF Working Channel 67 with the “Vladivostok-Trafik” call in the water area of Vladivostok Seaport. Vessels moving or riding at the anchor in the water area of Vladivostok Port maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channel 67.

 

     in the Vostochny seaport

     a) on VHF Channel 9 for vessels on the approaches toward the Nakhodka Gulf in Sector No 1B;

     b) on VHF Channel 13 for vessels following to the Nakhodka Gulf by crossing the line of Likhachev Cape – Povorotny Cape;

     c) on VHF Channel 16 and 13 with the “Nakhodka-Trafik” call in the water area of Vostochny Seaport (with the exception of the water area of Vtoroye Lake).

     Vessels riding at the anchor in the water area of Vostochny Seaport maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channels 14 and 16. Vessels staying in Wrangel Bay and near the berth of Vostochny Seaport without telephone communication maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channel 14 of the seaport. Vessels staying at the berth of Vostochny Seaport in Kozmin Bay maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channels 14 and 29.

 

     in the Vostochny seaport

     on VHF Channels 16 and 17 with the “Vladivostok-Trafik” call in the water area of Zarubino Seaport. Vessels in a sea-way should maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channels 16 and 17. Vessels at the anchor and at the berth of Zarubino Seaport should maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channels 11 and 16. A tanker at a vessel broadside and a vessel maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channel 11.

 

     in the Nakhodka seaport

     a) on VHF Channel 9 for vessels on the approaches toward the Nakhodka Gulf in Sector No 1B;

     b) on VHF Channel 13 for vessels following to the Nakhodka Gulf by crossing the line of Likhachev Cape – Povorotny Cape;

     c) on VHF Channel 16 and 13 with the “Nakhodka-Trafik” call in the water area of Vostochny Seaport (with the exception of the water area of Nakhodka Bay, Novitsky Bay, Andreev Bay, Gaydamak Bay, Yuzhno-Morskoy Bay, Nazimov Bay, Podyapolsky Bay, Pyat Okhotnikov Bay (Five Hunters Bay), Preobrazheniye Bay, Moryak-Rybolov Bay and at the Oprichninka River Mouth).

     Vessels riding at the anchor in the water area of Nakhodka Seaport must maintain permanent radio contact on VHF Channels 13.

 

     in the Posyet seaport

     on VHF Channels 71 with the “Vladivostok-Trafik” call in the water area of the seaport. Vessels moving or riding at the anchor in the water area of Posyet Seaport maintain permanent contact on VHR Channels 16 and 71. Vessels near the berth in the water area of the seaport in the Posyet Gulf without telephone communication maintain permanent radio contact on VHR Channel 12. Vessels staying at the berth in the water area of Posyet Seaport in Slavyanka Bay and Naezdnik Bay maintain permanent radio contact on VHR Channel 30.

 

VHF Channels Radio Communication and Subscribers Radiotelephone Calls to Ensure Navigation Safety in RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo Area

 

Subscriber  Very high frequency radio channels Call
Call (duty) Working call

Vladivostok Seaport VTS

Far Eastern Basin Branch

FSUE “Rosmorport”
16,67 67, 29 Vladivostok-Trafik

Vostochny Seaport VTS

Far Eastern Basin Branch

FSUE “Rosmorport”
16 13 Nakhodka-Trafik

Zarubino Seaport VTS

Far Eastern Basin Branch

FSUE “Rosmorport”
16,71 67, 71 Vladivostok-Trafik

Nakhodka Seaport VTS

Far Eastern Basin Branch

FSUE “Rosmorport”
16 13,9 Nakhodka-Trafik

Posyet Seaport VTS

Far Eastern Basin Branch

FSUE “Rosmorport”
16 71 Vladivostok-Trafik

Port State Control Inspection in Vladivostok Seaport

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
12 12,67 Vladivostok-Port Control

State Port Control in Vostochny Seaport

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
14 14 Vostochny-5

Port Control in Vostochny Seaport Kozmin Bay

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
14,29 14,29

Kozmina-AMP Vostochny

Port State Control Inspection in Zarubino Seaport

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
16 11 Troitsa-33

Nakhodka Seaport Captain

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
69 69 Nakhodka-5

Port State Control Seaport Inspection in Water Area of Posyet Seaport in Posyet Gulf

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
16 12 Posyet-Port Control

Port State Control Seaport Inspection in Water Area of Posyet Seaport in Slavyanka Bay

Federal State Budgetary Institution “Primorsky Territory and Eastern Arctic Marine Port Authority”
16 30 Slavyanka-Port Control

 

     Conduction of radio communication in the seaport, not related to the safety precautions of navigation on the specified VHF communication channels, as well as the use of VHF channels for communication between coast correspondents are not allowed.

     Communication between the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo and the vessels is arranged in accordance with the Rules of the radio communication of maritime mobile service and the maritime mobile satellite service of the Russian Federation, approved by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Order No. 137 dated 04.11.2000. Radio communications with vessels under a foreign flag are conducted in English with the use of "IMO Standard phrases for marine radio", approved by Resolution A.918 (22). Sending messages from vessels in the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo and the message format should, whenever possible, meet the IMO Resolution A.851 (20) “General Principles for Vessel Reporting Systems and Vessel Reporting Requirements”.

 

     Navigation (VTS) dues are charged for navigation services rendered by the Far-Eastern Basin Branch with the use of the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo to vessels entering the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Zarubino, Nakhodka and Posyet. Detailed information on navigation (VTS) due rates and the charging procedure can be found in the section "Harbour Dues and Tariffs of Far-Eastern Basin Branch".

 

     4. Statistics

 

     The number of vessels that were in the RVTS of the Peter the Great Gulf coverage area, carried entrance/exit in/from the seaports of Vladivostok, Vostochny, Zarubino, Nakhodka and Posiet or transiting through the RVTS of the Peter the Great Gulf coverage area:

 

Year

Number of vessels

Number of vessels situated in the RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo coverage area

Including vessels that entered/exited

the seaport of

Vladivostok

Including vessels that entered/exited

the seaport of

Vostochny

Including vessels that entered/exited

the seaport of

Zarubino

Including vessels that entered/exited

the seaport of

Nakhodka

Including vessels that entered/exited

the seaport of

Posyet

Including vessels transiting through

RVTS of the Gulf Petra Velikogo coverage area

2012

45 268

7 328

2 613

1 213

3 739

1 266

29 109

2013

49 620

7 264

3 857

1 154

5 177

1 473

30 731

2014

56 004

7 837

3 794

1 280

6 286

1 213

35 594

2015 51 451 6 247 4 081 1 184 5 394 1 178 33 367
2016 45 315 6 037 3 716 817 4 264 535 29 946

2017

48 575

6 605

3 649

976

4 617

535

32 228


     5. Contacts

 

     Additional information on the order of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Far Eastern Basin Branch navigation services with the use of RVTS of the Peter the Great Gulf, can be obtained round the clock:
     in the seaports of Vladivostok, Zarubino, Posyet
     by phone:
     +7 (423) 249-84-00,
     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (423) 249-84-33, or by e-mail: vts.vldv@dvf.rosmorport.ru.


     in the seaports of Vostochny, Nahodka
     by phone:
     +7 (4236) 61-60-05,
     or by sending a request by fax: +7 (4236) 61-60-05 or by e-mail: vts.nhdk@dvf.rosmorport.ru.

 


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