Compulsory Regulations in the Seaport of Arkhangelsk Amended
By order No. 212 of the Ministry of Transport of Russia dated July 7, 2015, the Compulsory regulations in the seaport of Arkhangelsk, approved by order No. 183 of Ministry of Transport of Russia dated July 9, 2014, have been amended.
In particular, adjustments are related to the fact that the boundaries of the seaport of Arkhangelsk, in accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 68-r dated January 22, 2015 have included a remote part of the water area, located near Alexandra Land Island of the Franz-Joseph Archipelago in the Severnaya Bay of the Dezhnev Gulf. Within the boundaries of this water area of the Arkhangelsk seaport, in accordance with the new edition of the Compulsory regulations, a free pilotage area has been established, as well as the coordinates of the anchorages, intended for mooring of cruise vessels with the length up to 91 meters and draft up to 4.2 metres.
It should be noted that in early August 2015 the Arkhangelsk Branch performed hydrographic works around Alexandra Land Island of the Franz-Joseph Archipelago in the Severnaya Bay of the Dezhnev Gulf. These works were carried out by the Arkhangelsk Branch in order to ensure safe navigation of transport and cruise passenger vessels heading to this water area of the Arkhangelsk seaport. The results of the hydrographic works performed by specialists of the Arkhangelsk Branch, will be used for the adjustment of nautical charts for this sea area.Adjustment of mandatory regulations in the seaport of Arkhangelsk is also related to the rules of navigation at the port waters and in the Arkhangelsk seaport VTS coverage area. So, the new edition of the document establishes the boundaries of the compulsory pilotage area using the recommendations of the VTS of the seaport of Arkhangelsk in order to improve measures for safety of navigation in the relevant area of the seaport, due to the increase in the number of heavy vessels with critical draft and tankers with hazardous cargo calling at the seaport.