Towage Services

1. General information
2. Procedures of rendering towage services

3. Statistics
4. Contacts

 

 

     1. General information


     The FSUE "Rosmorport" Azov Basin Branch renders the following services:
     - towing during mooring, de-mooring, shifting and other moving of vessels within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog; 

     - refloating of vessels moved beyond the navigation pass or beyond the upper edge of canals in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog waters and approaches to them; 
     - sea towage of vessels and other floating facilities in the Azov Sea, and the Azovo-Donskoy Sea Canal.

     The Azov Basin Branch towing fleet consists of 9 vessels of different special purposes with power from 280 kW till 4,815 kW
     During winter navigation towing in the corresponding seaports is provided by the Azov Basin Branch icebreakers.
     The icebreakers of the Branch are located in the following seaports:

 

Azov seaport

 
Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Kapitan Kharchikov Diesel-electric ship, icebreaking tug 1,660 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Azov seaport
Muromets Tug boat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Azov seaport
Kapitan Metsayk Diesel-electrical icebreaker
4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov (no restrictions) and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
 

Rostov-on-Don seaport

 
Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Dobrynya Tug boat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Kapitan Kravtsov Tow-tug 280 Seaport water area
Fanagoriya Icebreaking tug, rescue pushboat 544 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Muromets
Tug boat
442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Rostov-on-Don seaport
Kapitan Metsayk Diesel-electrical icebreaker
4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov (no restrictions) and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
 

Taganrog seaport

 
Vessel name Function Power, kW Possible area of use
Dobrynya Tug boat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganorg seaport
Kapitan Chudinov Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Kapitan Moshkin Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Kapitan Demidov Diesel-electrical icebreaker 4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2
Muromets Tug boat 442 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganrog seaport
Fanagoriya Icebreaking tug, rescue pushboat 544 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganrog seaport
Kapitan Kharchikov
Diesel-electric ship, icebreaking tug
1,660 Inner water ways ranked "0" with the right to enter Taganrog Bay up to the seaport of Taganrog, waters of Taganrog seaport
Kapitan Metsayk Diesel-electrical icebreaker
4,815 Inland waterways ranked M-SP with the right to enter the Azov (no restrictions) and the Black Seas, navigation areas А1, А2

 

     2. Procedures of rendering towage services

 

     Procedure of rendering towage services in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog 


     Towage services connected with operations on towing or other maneuvering a vessel within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog is conducted by the the Azov Basin Branch in accordance with:
     a) Compulsory Regulations on the sea port of Azov approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 13 December 2012 No. 430;
     b) Compulsory Regulations on the sea port of Rostov-on-Don approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 4 March 2013 No. 62;
     c) Compulsory Regulations on the sea port of Taganrog approved by Ministry of Transport of Russia order dated 13 December 2012 No. 429,
     that establish the rules of towage services provision, restrictions on towage as well as information on a minimum amount and capacity of tugs for towage operations:
     - in Azov Seaport;
     - in Rostov-on-Don Seaport;
     - in Taganrog Seaport. 

     Towage services connected with operations on towing or other maneuvering a vessel within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog, is conducted in accordance with standard form contract on mantaining navigation and stay of vessels in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog (further referred to as the Contract). The Contract is standard form and does not require signing by the parties. 
 


     Towage operation connected to mooring, remooring, de-mooring or other shifting of vessels within the water areas of the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, or Taganrog is conducted on basis of a written application in the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don and an application on towage in the seaport of Taganrog:
     - in the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don the application should be filed to the Azov Basin Branch dispatcher's office by fax:  +7 (863) 287-00-13, or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@abf-rmp.ru
     - in the seaport of Taganrog the application should be filed to the Azov Basin Branch Taganrog Department dispatcher's office by fax: 

     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: taganrog-disp@abf.rosmorport.ru;

     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time), or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru,
not later than 24 hours before the start of works. If the requested services are technically possible, the Azov Basin Branch tow boat(s) are presented at the time and place specified in the application on towage to perform towage operations. After the end of towage captains of the vessels sign an acceptance certificate. The client is issued an invoice, on the basis of the acceptance certificate, which should be paid by him within 30 calender days after the date of issue.

 

Information on tariffs for services on towage of vessels, rendered by the Azov Basin Branch  in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azov Basin Branch”.

 

     Procedure of rendering refloating services

 

     Towage services of vessels refloating are rendered by the Azov Basin Branch in accordance with the provisions of standard form contract on mantaining navigation and stay of vessels in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog (further referred to as the Contract). The Contract is standard form and does not require signing by the parties.

     Additional reference information on the terms of the Contract can be obtained by phone: +7 (863) 287-00-19 Monday to Friday from 8:30 to 17:00, Moscow time, lunch break from 12:30 to 13:00.

     In accordance with the provisions of the concluded Contract for vessel refloating, the customer sends:

     in the seaports of Azov and Rostov-on-Don

     - a written application for a tugboat to the Dispatcher office of the Azov Basin Branch by fax: +7 (8632) 287-00-13, or a scan by email: dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru;

     in the seaport of Taganrog

     - a written application for a tugboat to the Dispatcher office of the Azov Basin Branch Taganrog Department by fax:

      +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: taganrog-disp@abf.rosmorport.ru;

     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time) or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru.

     In the absence of technical restrictions on the possibility of providing the requested services, tugboat(s) of the Azov Basin Branch will be delivered at the place specified in the application to perform the operation on refloating of vessel. Upon completion of works on refloating, an acceptance certificate of service is compiled, which is signed by the masters of vessels. On the basis of the acceptance certificate of service the Azov Basin Branch issues an invoice to the customer, which must be paid within 30 calendar days after the date of issue.

 

     Information on tariffs for the rendered by the Azov Basin Branch towage services for vessels refloating can be found in section “Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azov Basin Branch”.

 

     Procedure of rendering sea towage services


     Services on sea towage are rendered by the Azov Basin Branch in accordance with the terms and conditions of a contract on sea towage (further referred to as Contract on sea towage). 
     To conclude a contract on sea towage a client shall send an application on the contract on sea towage (further referred to as Contract application) to the Azov Basin Branch by fax: +7 (863) 287-00-08 or scanned by e-mail: dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru The application shall be reviewed within one working day and if it is technically possible to provide the requested services and all necessary documents for making a contract on sea towage were submitted, the client is sent two copies of a white contract on sea towage for signing. The signed contract on sea towage shall be returned to the Azov Basin Branch at: 2-ya Volodarskogo St. 76/23 А, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Region, Russia.
     Services on sea towage for vessels and other floating facilities are provided by the Azov Basin Branch according to the terms and conditions of a contract on sea towage.

     Information on tariffs for services on towage services in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog and sea towage of vessels or other floating facilities provided by the Azov Basin Branch is available in the section "Harbor Dues and Tariffs of the Azov Basin Branch".

 

     3. Statistics


     Information on the towage operations performed by the Azov Basin branch in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog, and also sea towages.

Year Towage operations
Sea towages
Azov seaport Rostov-on-Don seaport Taganrog seaport
2009 169
2010 2 2,439 154
2011 9 3,634 146 6
2012 335 3,641 147
2013 59 1,965 489 31
2014 566 1,881 693 18
2015 38 1,354 1,226 28
2016 25 1,060 1,013
2017 46 821 1,485 5
2018 1 695 1,182 5
2019 598 1,109

 

     Information on the number of vessels refloated by the Azov Basin branch in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog.

 

Year

Number of refloated vessels

2015

9

2016 23
2017 10
2018 19
2019 2

 

     4. Contacts


     For additional information on the terms and conditions of towage services, vessels refloating and sea towages provided by the Azov Basin Branch in the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, and Taganrog, please contact: 
     Seaports of Azov, and Rostov-on-Don 
     by phone:
     +7 (863) 287-00-08 (round-the-clock) - dispatcher's office,
     or send a request by fax: +7 (863) 287-00-13, or e-mail: dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru 

     Taganrog seaport
     by phone of the dispatcher's office of the Taganrog Department of the Azov Basin Branch:
     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     +7 (863) 287-00-08 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time),

     or send a request by fax:

     +7 (8634) 31-76-10 (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     +7 (863) 287-00-13 (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time),

     or send a request by e-mail:

     taganrog-disp@abf.rosmorport.ru (from 07:00 till 19:00, Moscow time);

     dispetcher@abf.rosmorport.ru (from 19:00 till 07:00, Moscow time).