Boundaries of Inner Waterways of the Russian Federation Near White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal and White Sea Canal Changed
19.06.2014By Government of Russia Regulation dated 09.06.2014 No. 1006-r the list of inland waterways of the Russian Federation was amended as the boundaries of the inland waterways near the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal and the White Sea Canal were changed.
In particular, the parts of the water area of the White Sea Canal from the lower approach sluice No. 19 (1335.4 km) up to buoys No. 1 and No. 2 along the White Sea fairway measuring 7 kilometres were excluded from the list of inland waterways. That decision was made in order to bring the boundaries of the inland waterways of the Russian Federation into compliance with the Government of Russia regulation on inclusion of those water area into the boundaries of Belomorsk marine terminal in Onega Seaport, which had been issued before.
Adoption of Regulation No. 1006-r allowed to harmonize the inland waterways boundaries and the boundaries of Onega Seaport.
Following inclusion of the territory and the water area of Belomorsk marine terminal into the boundaries of Onega Seaport the Arkhangelsk branch has formed a detached subdivision to operate within the terminal, which will perform pilotages of river-marine vessels going from the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal to the seaports of Arkhangelsk, Varandey, Kandalaksha, Naryan-Mar and the Solovki terminal of Onega Seaport, starting from sluice No. 19 of the canal, which is an inland waterway boundary, and going up to axial buoy “Belomorsky No. 1” and backwards. Besides, the Arkhangelsk Branch is going to install new floating aids to navigation in the water area of the marine terminal, as the summer navigation has opened at the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal and the condition of the equipment installed earlier is unsatisfactory. Those steps will allow to increase navigation safety in the water area of Belomorsk sea terminal.