Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Nevelsk amended
The Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation dated 05.06.2023 No. 201 approved Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Nevelsk in the new edition, which will enter into force on March 1, 2024.
Compare to the previous compulsory regulations approved in 2014, the new document, in particular, made amendments on pilotage in the seaport.
Port fleet vessels were excluded from the list of vessels exempted from compulsory pilotage in the seaport of Nevelsk.
At the same time, the boundaries of the area of compulsory pilotage in the Severo-Kurilsk section of the seaport of Nevelsk water area were clarified. This is due to the change of the boundaries of the water area of this section, made by Order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 02.09.2023 No. 2371-r.
In the seaport of Nevelsk, FSUE “Rosmorport” Sakhalin Branch provides pilotage services in the areas of compulsory pilotage in the Nevelsk and Severo-Kurilsk sections. By the end of 2023, the pilots of the Sakhalin Branch performed almost 4.8 thousand pilotage operations and provided almost 2.4 thousand vessels which made calls at the seaport of Nevelsk.
The new compulsory regulations clarify the description of the VTS area and the rules of navigation in this area. Due to the lack of equipment and technical means of VTS in the seaport of Nevelsk, a navigation control and navigation management zone operates within the water area of the seaport of Nevelsk. Vessel traffic in this zone is regulated by the Vessel Traffic Control and Management Service. Communication with vessels is carried out on VHF channels.
The document also specifies the rules for the entry of vessels into the seaport and the exit of vessels from the seaport of Nevelsk, including measures to ensure the safety of navigation for entry into the seaport, and exit from it. The list of officials of the seaport captain's service who issue permits for vessels to sail in various parts of the Nevelsk seaport waters is detailed.
In addition, the time for approving the daily schedule of vessels in the seaport has been changed. In accordance with the amendments made, the approval of the daily schedule is set for 9:00 a.m. Sakhalin time.
The new Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Nevelsk specify vessel traffic requirements at different sections of the Nevelsk seaport water area and to the procedures of mooring operations. In particular, information on the minimum number and capacity of tugboats for safe mooring operations in the seaport of Nevelsk has been adjusted, as well as the number of cases of compulsory towing support during mooring operations has been reduced.
Additionally, information on the technical characteristics of berths and piers intended for vessel maintenance has been clarified, which is related to previously completed work on major repairs and reconstruction of relevant port infrastructure facilities.
Due to the increase in the volume of handling of various cargoes in the seaport of Nevelsk, the list of classes of dangerous cargoes that can be processed in the seaport has been expanded in the section “Information on the processing of dangerous cargoes” of the document. In particular, now the seaport of Nevelsk can handle cargoes of all hazard classes, except for the 7th class. Information on dangerous goods should be sent to the Captain of the seaport of Nevelsk.
In order to bring the structure of compulsory regulations in seaports in compliance with the requirements of federal legislation in the field of operation of seaports in Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Nevelsk has created a new section “Information on the organization of vessel navigation in the ice in the seaport and its approaches”. It establishes requirements for the introduction of restrictions on the ice navigation regime in the seaport of Nevelsk, the procedure for notifying shipowners of the restrictions imposed, as well as on the actions of boatmasters and shipowners in the conditions of restrictions on the ice navigation regime.New Compulsory Regulations in the seaport of Nevelsk will be in effect until March 1, 2030.