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New Compulsory Regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Seaport Approved

By Mintrans of Russia Order dated 19.01.2015 No. 4 Compulsory Regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport were established.
New compulsory regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport establish:
- rules regulating entry, and departure of vessels from the seaport including the rules for navigation, moorage;
- rules for environmental safety assurance, quarantine observance in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport;
- rules of special means of communication usage on the territory of the seaport and in its waters.
The compulsory regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport also include information about:
- approaches to the seaport;
- the territory of obligatory pilotage in the seaport;
- minimum quantity and power of tow boats needed for vessels mooring in the seaport;
- coordinates of anchorages in the seaport;
- technical facilities of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport in a part of vessels acceptance;
- navigational and hydrometeorological information transfer to masters of vessels staying in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky seaport, and information transfer in case of a threat of unwarranted interruption in the seaport,
and other information regulated by normative legal acts of the Russian Federation in the field of merchant shipping.
In comparison with the previous compulsory regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy sea trade port approved by FSE AMP Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy dated 25.09.2006, the new document version is totally revised and adjusted to the standard requirements for the structure and content of the seaports compulsory regulations approved by Mintrans of Russia.

In particular, the parameters of vessels, which can enter Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy seaport, have been changed from 200 to 400 metres in length, from 25 to 58 metres in width and from 9 to 13 metres in draught.
Besides, in comparison with the previous edition of the document, mooring of vessels to oil berths is prohibited if the wind speed is more than 10 metres per second, and mooring operations in general are prohibited if the wind speed is more than 12.5 metres per second, except for the cases, when there is a threat to life or health of people or damage to property on the vessel or the berth, where it is moored, or if mooring at berth or anchorage is not safe.

The Mintrans of Russia order approving the Compulsory Regulations in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Seaport will come into force on 23 February 2015.