Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch News

Sochi Sea Area A1 GMDSS Coast Station successfully undergoes recertification

According to the results of the inspection by Rosmorrechflot, FSUE “Rosmorport” has obtained the certificate No. GMDSS-3/1-3176-2020 of March 12, 2020 on compliance of the Sochi sea area A1 GMDSS coast station to the IMO Resolution A.801(19) and to the requirements established by the order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation No. 226 of July 23, 2015.

The coast station was put into operation in 1999 and was taken over by FSUE “Rosmorport” in 2004.

In 2013, the coast station was modernized, its configuration, software and hardware being changed and modern equipment being installed.

From 1999 to the present day, the coast station has successfully undergone 5 occasional inspections. As a result, the enterprise has obtained the certificates confirming the station's compliance to the current requirements for the operation of such facilities.

The Sochi sea area A1 GMDSS coast station consists of a communications control center, located in the historical building of the sea terminal in the seaport of Sochi, and a base radio station on the top of the mountain Bolshoi Akhun at about 660 m above sea level.

The coast station's operating range is 67 nautical miles.

With the help of the coast station, the following actions are carried out in its coverage area:

- continuous radio watch and radio exchange with vessels in the VHF range of the maritime mobile service and in radiotelephonic mode;

- operational communication between vessels and the Novorossiysk marine rescue and coordination center of the FSBI “Black Sea MPA” for organizing of search and rescue operations;

- automated performing of distress, urgency and security call procedures using digital selective call technology with vessels in the Black Sea.