Pilotage Services

     Pilotage services of FSUE "Rosmorport" are one of its major statutory activities. The services are provided by the following branches:
     Anadyr Branch (seaports of Anadyr, Egvekinot, Pevek and Provideniya); 
     Arkhangelsk Branch (seaports of Arkhangelsk, Naryan-Mar, Onega and Sabetta); 
     Astrakhan Branch (seaports of Astrakhan and Olya); 
     Azov Basin Branch (seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog);
     Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch (seaports of Anapa, Eysk, Gelendzhik, Kavkaz, Novorossiysk, Taman, Temryuk, and Tuapse);

     Crimean Basin Branch (seaport of Evpatoriya, Feodosiya, Kerch and Yalta);
     Far-Eastern Basin Branch (seaports of Nakhodka, Posyet, Vladivostok, Vostochny and Zarubino);   
     Magadan Branch (seaport of Magadan); 
     Murmansk Branch (seaports of Murmansk, Kandalaksha and Vitino); 
     Petropavlovsk Branch (seaport of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky); 
     North-Western Basin Branch (seaports of Big Port of Saint-Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Vyborg and Vysotsk); 
     Sakhalin Branch (seaports of Kholmsk, Korsakov, Nevelsk and Shakhtersk); 
     Sevastopol Branch (seaport of Sevastopol);
     Sochi Branch (seaport of Sochi); 
     Vanino Branch (seaports of De-Kastri, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Okhotsk, Sovyetskaya Gavan and Vanino).

     Pilotage activity of FSUE "Rosmorport" was initiated in March of 2004, when pilotage services became available in seaports of Astrakhan, Olya and Murmansk. 
     While the enterprise was developing its branch network during 2004 – 2005 it established 19 pilotage divisions providing pilotage services in 38 Russian seaports. 
     Nowdays FSUE "Rosmorport" provides pilotage services in 54 seaports of Russia. The staff of the branches pilotage divisions numbers 650 people. 

     Quality of pilotage services provided by FSUE "Rosmorport" meets all international and national standards. All pilots have gone through training required by Merchant Shipping Code of the Russian Federation, Statute on sea pilots of the Russian Federation approved by the order of Mintrans No. 112 dated 22.07.2008 and by IMO Resolution 960(23) dated 05.12.2003. That was pilots of FSUE "Rosmorport", who safely piloted vessels, which carried cargo for Olympic facilities construction, and cruise liners, which hosted guests and the staff of the Games, while preparation of the Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi.     
     FSUE "Rosmorport" constantly provides pilots with training and professional development in such leading marine institutions of Russia as Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (St. Petersburg), Admiral Ushakov Maritime State Academy (Novorossiysk), Admiral Nevelskiy Maritime State University (Vladivostok), Private Autonomous Nonprofit Educational Organization "PRISCO Training Center" (Nakhodka). To train pilots working with large-capacity tankers, the enterprise uses innovative methods, for instance, simulator session in the city of Ilawa, Republic of Poland. 
     The enterprise invests greatly in its own pilot training base, as well. Its branches have purchased and actively implement "Delta-Farvater" software to train pilots and examine their knowledge. In 2010 the enterprise installed navigation simulator in Ust-Luga seaport, equipped with hardware and software suite for mathematic simulation of shipping, which helps to prepare pilots to navigate large-capacity tankers in different conditions. 
     Aiming at pilotage services material and technical base upgrade, FSUE "Rosmorport" provides branches pilotage divisions with modern vessels and vehicles, transmission facilities, electronic mapping systems, and, of course, life-saving appliances and working clothes. 

     Pilotage operations, provided by the FSUE "Rosmorport" 

Year Number of pilotage operations
2008 93,4
2009 96, 8
2010 99
2011 102, 8
2012 98, 5
2013 109,7
2014 122,8

     Detailed information on terms and conditions of pilotage services provision in the relevant Russian seaports and in seacoast regions can be found in the sections of our website describing services of the FSUE "Rosmorport" branches.