Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman amended
By the order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated 21.04.2023 No. 146, amendments were made to the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman, entering into force on September 1, 2023.
The adjustments are related to the clarification of the general provisions of the compulsory regulations and the description of the seaport of Taman. In particular, the document has been supplemented with information on approaches to the seaport, and information on anchorages and places of raid transshipment areas from vessel to vessel, anchorage areas for detained or arrested vessels, information on fairways and navigation equipment in the seaport of Taman has been clarified.
Amendments to the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman concern the description of the boundaries of the VTS coverage area in the seaport and the rules of navigation of vessels in its coverage area. In particular, the boundaries of the VTS coverage area in the seaport of Taman have been aligned with the description of the boundaries of the unified coverage area of the Kerch Strait VTS, which provides services in the corresponding seaports, including the seaport of Taman.
Also, in the Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Taman, the boundaries of the obligatory pilotage area have changed due to the commissioning of the reconstructed marine terminal for transshipment of bulk cargo in the seaport of Taman.
At the end of 2022, the Taman Department of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch performed 204 pilotage operations in the area of obligatory pilotage in the seaport of Taman, ensuring the vessels calls of 102 vessels en route to the berths of marine terminal No. 3.
Following the expansion of port facilities and terms of vessels service in the seaport of Taman, information on the technical capabilities of the seaport in terms of receiving vessels has been adjusted, information on the minimum number and capacity of tugs for mooring operations, hydrometeorological restrictions for moorage has been clarified. According to the amendments, the seaport of Taman can from now on receive vessels up to 300 m long and up to 54 m wide inclusive.
The Taman Department of the Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch provides the following services in the seaport of Taman:
- navigation services with the use of the Kerch Strait VTS;
- pilotage services;
- geodesic and hydrographic services;
- dredging services.