IZMAIL: 45 20' N 028 51' E
LOCATION: The sea and river port of Izmail is situated on the left bank
of the Kiliiskoe Ghirlo (Kilia mouth) of the Danube River, between the 85th
and 94th km.
Navigation is year-round. Icing on occasional hard winters is managed
through assistance of ice-breaker-type vessels.
When proceeding to the port of Izmail, Master shall, well in advance, but
at latest 24 hours prior to arrival at the port, advise Port Controller and ship’s
Agency the time of arrival, description and quantity of cargo brought in,
location and weights of heavy lifts, if any, number of passengers, ship’s draft
and length, as well as declare services required of the port. 4 hours prior to
arrival at the port, Master shall advise more precise time of arrival.
CHARTS: BA Chart No. 2232.
MAX. SIZE: Depth 7.0 m.
RESTRICTIONS: Draft and length of vessels entering the port of Izmail
should be the same as for vessels navigating through the Sulina Channel
(7.0 m.) or Prorva Canal (3.0 – 3.5 m.). There are no restrictions for day or
night entry to the port.
All navigation within the port area is controlled. Zone of regulation begins
at the 78th km. up to the 100th km.
Masters of the vessels entering the port area should make contact with
the Vessels’ Traffic Management Service and inform them of the name of
the vessel, draft and place of destination. The Vessels’ Movement Control
Post will advise the place to anchor. Entry into the port area, shifting and
any other movement of the vessel can be arranged with permission of the
Vessels’ Movement Control Post only. No passing allowed within the port
Permissible speed of movement should not exceed 8 km./hr. while
navigating upstream and 12 km./hr. while navigating downstream.
Bridges: No bridges within the port area.
PILOTAGE: All foreign flag vessels coming to or leaving the port of Izmail
are allowed to navigate by the Kilia mouth with the port of Izmail Pilot on
board only. Masters of the vessels proceeding by the Sulina Channel from
seaward shall order Pilots 24 hours in advance and confirm the order 4 hours
prior to approaching the Chatal of Izmail, to the Harbour Master’s office via
Vessels proceeding by the Prorva Canal from seaward should advise Agent
about the time of approaching the Reception Buoy 24 hours prior to arrival.
Pilot shall board/disembark vessels at the Reception Buoy of the Prorva
Channel (Lat. 45 30' 07" N, Long. 29 46' 04" E) and the Izmail Chatal
(116th km. of Kilia mouth of the Danube River).
ANCHORAGES: Port’s roads with depths of 10 – 30 m. are situated in
the area of the 78th – 96th km. on the left bank of the Kilia mouth. Bottom is
Vessels can obtain anchorage in the roads between 95.7 – 96.2 km. 50 m.
from the left bank area for port examination of sea and river vessels,
91.2 – 91.9 km. 100 m. from the left bank area for foreign river barges,
86.7 – 87.7 km. 100 m. from the left bank area for sea vessels,
80.0 – 86.7 km. (anchorage areas 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14) for barges and
lechters, 79.5 – 80.0 km. 50 m. from the left bank area for quarantine vessels,
78.5 – 79.0 km. 50 m. from the left bank area for transit vessels,
78.0 – 78.5 km. 50 m. from the left bank area for tankers, 79.0 – 79.5 km. 50 m.
from the left bank anchorage prohibited for all vessels.
PRATIQUE: International code quarantine signals are to be shown on
arrival and free pratique is given by the quarantine doctor who will board the
vessel to examine Master’s Health Declaration.
VHF: Radio communication can be established through the Port Radio
Station ‘‘Izmail Radio’’, some data of which is given below:
Safety Channel – Channel 16.
Despatcher of the Port – Channel 13, call sign ‘‘Izmail Radio-4’’.
Despatcher of the JV ‘‘UDP’’ –Channel 72, call sign ‘‘Izmail Radio-3’’.
Vessels Movement Control Post –Channels 14, call sign ‘‘Radio-17’’.
Pilot Service – Channel 14, call sign ‘‘Radio-11’’.
Inspection of the Port Control –Channel 9, call sign ‘‘Izmail Radio-2’’.
Central Port Radio Station –Channels 16 and 72, call sign ‘‘Radio-1’’.
Agent for foreign sea and river vessels – Channels 16 and 69, call sign
See guidelines for compiling and submitting information (page x) 2915
Steamship Agent AO ‘‘Udasko’’ ‘‘Transflot’’ – Channel 13, call sign
Agent for sea vessels – Channels 16 and 22, call sign ‘‘Izmail Rosmarine’’.
While navigating between 78th and 100th km. of the Kilia mouth, all vessels
are to keep watch on Channel 16.
VTS/RADAR: There is no port radar service.
TUGS: Tugs shall be ordered by the Master as directed by the Pilot.
According to local Regulations for Safety, berthing and unberthing at the
berths of the backwater 90 km., sea-going vessels up to 100 m. in length are
to use one tug, and two tugs when the vessel’s length is more than 100 m.
BERTHS: There are 23 berths with total length 8,294 ft. and depth
4.0 – 7.0 m. There are 10 warehouses with a total area of 6 acres. Open
storage areas consist of approximately 45 acres. 15.8 acres dedicated to bulk
handling, 11.2 acres dedicated to container handling and 18.0 acres
dedicated to general cargo handling.
The grain elevator is the property of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
OTHER FACILITIES: There are specialised berths for handling ISO
containers. There are no berths for handling liquid chemicals or LPG carriers.
There is a ‘‘Vigan’’ pneumatic unloader which speeds the handling of grain,
and a new scheme for lifting railcars with grain cargoes.
TANKER FACILITIES: No tanker berths available.
CRANES: On the quays there are portal cranes of 5 – 40 tons capacity.
There are also floating cranes of 16 tons capacity and other cargo handling
equipment and machinery. Mobile cranes of up to 25 tons capacity available.
STEVEDORES: The port works round-the-clock, including holidays. Usual
ETA advice required.
Hatches: According to the customs of the port opening and closing of
hatches is usually by ship’s crew but it can also be done by stevedores if
requested by Master in advance.
MEDICAL: No advance notice except in case of serious illness. Hospital
and dental facilities are available.
FRESH WATER: Fresh water can be supplied from the quays or delivered
FUEL: Bunkers available. Prior notice to ship’s Agent required.
REPAIRS: Hull and machine repairs can be effected.
POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Police, Tel: 90316. Ambulance,
Tel: 90600. Fire, Tel: 90524.
SECURITY/GANGWAY: Gangway watchmen compulsory, carried out
by ship’s crew. Ship’s gangway used.
TIME: GMT plus 2 hours. GMT plus 3 hours in summer.
HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day (1 January); 7 January; International
Women’s Day (8 March); Easter; Days of International Workers’ Solidarity
(1 and 2 May); World War II Victory Day (9 May); 2 June (Trinity); 24 August
(Independence Day); 7 – 8 November (the anniversary of the Great October
Socialist Revolution); Christmas Day.
WEATHER/TIDES: Tidal Range: Changes of water level in the river
are due to effects of the wind and seasonal increase and decrease of the
amount of water brought down from the shore. In winter; rise of water level
is due to the ice piling up. Max. range of the water level is about 3.0 – 4.0 m.
Max. rise of water level is in April, May and June, usually caused by easterly
winds. The least water level is observed in August, September and October,
due to westerly winds.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Domestic airport. Odessa International Airport,
CUSTOMS: No restrictions on crew consumption of tobacco and alcohol
on board. It is prohibited to take these items ashore.
SHORE LEAVE: Allowed up to midnight.
REPATRIATION: Can be arranged.
IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Required for crew members going ashore.
AUTHORITY: Izmail Merchant Sea Port, 7 Portovaya Street,
68600 Izmail, Odessa Region, Ukraine. Tel: +380 (4841) 25601.
FAX: +380 (4841) 25469. Telex: 232286 PORT UX. Cables: Morport Izmail.
Contact: Valentin Kotelniy, Director General
Crewing Agent: Euro Star Ltd, 17 Spartakovsky lane, Kherson, Ukraine.
Tel: +380 (552) 42-21-31 Mob: +380 (50)879-39-86
Web: www.eurostarltd.net Email: email@example.com