Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Start of Provision of VTS Services in Tuapse Seaport

By the end of May 2006 according to decree of the Federal Tariff Service of Russia (FTS) dated 23.05.2006 No. 107-t/2, navigation dues rates for navigation services for vessels calling at the seaport of Tuapse, rendered by the enterprise with the use of the previously constructed and put regular operation VTS of the seaport of Tuapse, were established for FSUE “Rosmorport” and entered into force from 1 June 2006. Tuapse seaport VTS was constructed to enhance the navigation safety level and efficiency of navigation in the seaport of Tuapse water area and approaches to the port, sea life protection, protection of the sea environment and the coastline from pollution, protection of coastal facilities within its range. In February, 2006 according to the issued certificate dd 20.02.2006 No. 3/1-1967-2006 Tuapse seaport VTS was assigned to the first category by the Ministry of Transport of Russia.   

Today about 17 thousand vessels navigate in the VTS of the seaport of Tuapse coverage area annually and operator staff consists of 11 persons.

On June 1, 2016 in honor of the anniversary, a ceremonial meeting was held in the conference hall of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Tuapse Department, which was attended by employees of the branch, as well as specially invited Captain of the seaport of Tuapse Sergey Proskurin.   

Deputy Director of Branch for Navigation Safety Igor Khocholava congratulated operator staff and technicians of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch Tuapse Department, and also thanked the seaport of Tuapse VTS duty shift operators individually for high professionalism and many years of conscientious work aimed at ensuring the safety of navigation of vessels, and presented with commemorative medals, certificates of honor and certificates of acknowledgement from the management of the branch.