ODESSA: 46 32' N 030 54' E
OVERVIEW: The port is open for navigation all the year round, but with
ice-breaker assistance in severe winters about 30 days of the year.
LOCATION: On the NW coast of the Black Sea in the SW part of Odessa
CHARTS: BA Charts No. 2205, 2212 and 2232.
PORT LIMITS: The Odessa port waters are bound in the south by
Lat. 46 25' 00" N, from the shoreline as far as its intersection with
Long. 30 54' 00" E; in the east by Long. 30 54' 00" E; in the north by
Lat. 46 32' 00" N, to its intersection with the shoreline and on the west by
the shoreline itself.
2 Arms and Ammunitions Lists
1 Ballast Water Reporting Form
2 Bonded Stores Lists
4 Cargo Declarations
2 Crew Effects Declarations
10 Crew Lists
Continuous Synopsis Report (page 1)
6 General Declarations
1 Maritime Declaration of Health
2 Narcotics Lists
2 Nil Lists
4 Provisions Lists
1 Psychotropic Medicine Lists
2 Ship’s Money Declarations
2 Stores Lists
2 Shore Passes for each crew member
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1 Arms and Ammunitions Lists
2 Bonded Stores Lists
Calculation of Stability with Static Diagram
3 Cargo Declarations
1 Crew Effects Declaration
4 Crew Lists
2 General Declarations
1 Narcotics List
2 Nil Lists
2 Provision Lists
1 Psychotropic Medicine List
1 Ship’s Money Declarations
2 Stores Lists.
Document of Compliance
Equipment Certificate plus Form E
Load Line Certificate
Safety Management Certificate
Sewage Treatment Plant Information
Also see ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2006.
ISPS COMPLIANCE: Port is compliant.
MAX. SIZE: LOA 240 m., beam 40.0 m., draft 11.5 m.
Tankers: LOA 250 m., draft 12.5 m.
DENSITY: 1008 – 1012.
RESTRICTIONS: Vessels enter only with Pilot and should have lights
according to Pilot’s instructions. Vessels berthed depending on kind of cargo
on board or loading.
Vessels can enter and leave the port throughout 24 hours.
The speed of a vessel shall not exceed 4 knots when passing through the
channel and/or in the port water areas marked by navigational marks.
Large vessels laden with ballast water only, are allowed to moor to berth
if winds do not exceed Force 6. A vessel of smaller size may be turned
broadside on to a loaded vessel of a larger size, but not vice versa.
Entry prohibited to all ports of Odessa Region for all vessels not complying
with MARPOL 73/78 and tankers, gas carriers, chemical product carriers over
15 years old.
Also see ‘‘Regulations’’.
PILOTAGE: Compulsory for all port movements. Arranged through Agent,
but vessel to give 12 days, 96 hours, 24 hours and 6 hours notice through
Odessa Radio. Pilot boat identified by international pilot flag H. Vessel
requiring Pilot shows international flag G. Request for Pilot, whether shifting
or for departure, should be made by the Master through the Agent at least
4 hours prior to requirement.
Pilot arrives on and is returned to shore by pilot launch 1.7 n.m. ESE of
the Vorontsovsky Lighthouse (Lat. 46 29' 00" N, Long. 30 48' 00" E).
The Master is responsible for the safety of the pilot launch and the Pilot
during boarding and disembarkation from the vessel.
Pilot shall be informed by the Master of the vessel’s draft, LOA, breadth
and other particulars required.
Specialised vessels (LASH vessels, barge carriers, container ships, Ro-Ro
vessels and the like) shall be piloted through port waters only by a Pilot
authorised by the local Port Pilotage Service. The Pilot may board in advance
in the swinging area in the port of Ilichevsk (Lat. 46 10.2' N,
Long. 30 56.2' E).
Masters of vessels proceeding from the port of Odessa to Kherson shall
make request for a Pilot through the Agent from the Maritime Pilot Service
based in Ilichevsk. Vessels approaching the zone from seawards must
communicate with Yuzhny Port Control on VHF Channel 11.
ANCHORAGES: Two anchorages are available at the Odessa
Roadstead; Anchorages No. 354 and 355.
Anchorage No. 354 is for large-tonnage vessels as well as tankers or
others carrying dangerous cargoes.
Anchorage No. 355 is used by vessels clearing in or out of port and by
those that are to take on water, supplies or fuel or are to undergo minor
The boundaries of these anchorages are duly charted.
Vessels shall proceed to, and anchor at, Anchorage No. 354 without
assistance. Upon anchoring, the vessel shall communicate to the Traffic
Control Station her bearings and distance from the Vorontsovsky Lighthouse.
In case of unforeseen circumstances which may endanger navigation
(sudden deterioration of visibility, failure of the main engine or steering gear,
non-readiness of berth to receive vessel, etc.), vessels entering or leaving
port shall, if possible, anchor at points 8 or 12 of Anchorage No. 355.
Anchoring in the Oil Harbour Channel, in the prescribed routes and harbour
approaches as well as in the harbour gateway should be avoided.
PRATIQUE: Free pratique given on berthing or at the anchorage. In case
of suspected disease Master must inform Agent prior to arrival. Free pratique
cannot be granted automatically.
PRE-ARRIVAL INFORMATION: ISPS: The following information is
required before arrival:
a) International Ship Security Certificate (number, Authority/place/date
of issue, validity)
b) synopsis number
c) number of Security Officer Certificate
d) present ship’s security level
e) last 10 ports of call and ship’s security level at ports
f) any additional or specific protective measures at last 10 ports of call
g) confirmation that appropriate security actions were executed during
both ship-to-ship and ship-to-port activities at last 10 ports of call.
Also see ‘‘Regulations’’ and ‘‘Ship Officer’s Report’’ dated August 2006.
VHF: Port Control listens on Channel 16 and works on
Channel 14 throughout 24 hours.
VHF Channels Time of
Call Sign Working Calling Work
Odessa Pilot 14 14, 16 H24
Tugs/Pilot (tug name) 6 6 H24
Odessa-Inflot-16 (Inflot Shipping Agency)
71 16 0800 – 2000
VHF Channels Time of
Call Sign Working Calling Work
Odessa Port Control 14, 31 16 H24
(Vessels’ movement control post) 67, 14 67, 14 H24
Odessa Radio-2 (Port Management) 22 22
* CPR–Central Port Radio Station.
Traffic and storm signals are given by Odessa Port Control on
Channels 14 and 16.
Traffic in the harbour is controlled by the Traffic Control Station, call sign
‘‘Odessa Port Control’’, round the clock. Tel: +380 (482) 729 3730.
Odessa Port Control’s signal mast is situated on the roof of a building at
Berth No. 1.
All vessels proceeding to the port of Odessa shall establish communication
on Channel 14 with the Odessa Port Control 20 minutes prior to entering
control zone (8 miles from Vorontsovsky Lighthouse), when entering port
waters and after berthing or anchoring.
Vessel shall give the following particulars to the Pilot-Operator on duty:
a) ship’s name, owner, length, breadth, draft
b) name of local Agent
c) last port of call and purpose of calling at the port of Odessa
d) specialised vessels (LASH vessels, barge carriers, Ro-Ro and such
like) and others concerned, also indicate the number of propellers,
their pitch (variable or constant), engine power, availability of thruster
and its power.
Thereafter, the ship will proceed according to the instructions of Odessa
Prior to moving any ship within the Traffic Control Zone, the Master shall
request permission from the duty Pilot-Operator of Odessa Port Control on
Channel 14, or by telephone (Tel: +380 (482) 729 3730) or by visual
Such permission is valid only for 30 minutes after which it is automatically
A special watch should be posted on all vessels and other craft navigating
within Traffic Control Zone to listen in on Channel 14 until they are berthed
or anchored. Ships underway may change channel only on instructions from
Odessa Port Control or the Pilot Service.
All vessels sailing in port waters shall have their VHF stations in good order
and shall keep them operative on one of the channels used for communication
in the port.
Vessels in port waters, at berth or anchorage, are strictly prohibited to use
Channels 16, 8, 9, 14, 31, 33, 67, 70 and 74 for private communication.
Failure to comply with this regulation will be regarded as a violation of
safety rules prescribed for sailing in the Odessa port waters and all violators
will be punished accordingly.
Also see ‘‘Regulations’’.
VTS/RADAR: See ‘‘Regulations’’.
TUGS: Compulsory for vessels of LOA over 100 m. A ship’s tug
requirements are made known, subsequent to the Pilot’s approval, to the
Traffic Manager on VHF Channel 14, call sign ‘‘Odessa Port Control’’, at least
2 hours prior to the ship’s approaching the port gateway.
BERTHS: 38 berths available with depths alongside from 8.0 – 11.5 m.
BULK FACILITIES: Grain: Total storage 340,000 tons.
CONTAINER FACILITIES: Operators: HPC Ukraina.
Tel/Fax: +38 (48) 729 4550, 729 4384, 729 4993.
Port Mechanised Complex (PMC).
Berth Length Depth Remarks
No. (m.) (m.)
2 310 12.3 2x30.5 tonne, 1x35/40 ton, 1x40/50 ton
3 230 11.8 2x45 ton gantry cranes
4 270 11.5 1x34 ton gantry crane
Equipment includes 3 mobile cranes (1x40 tons, 2x64 tons, all Liebherr),
13 reachstackers (2x18 tons, 3x41 tons, 7x42 tons, 1x45 tons),
4 transtainers (2x30.5 tons, 2x34 tons), 17 tractors, 17 trailers, handling
equipment 1.5 – 25 tons, 180 reefer points, total area 145,000 sq.m. handling
Rail sidings totalling 750 m.
PASSENGER FACILITIES: Operator: Port Authority. Tel: +38 (48)
Facilities: Modern terminal with seven berths, handling cruise ships up to
LOA 272 m., draft 11.5 m. International airport 18 km., railway station 4 km.
The security subdivision of Odessa Port and special police department
keep guests and visitors protected 24 hours a day. 5-star Odessa-Kimpinski
hotel located at terminal.
TANKER FACILITIES: Operators: Synthes Oil. Tel: +38 (482)
348573, 345840. Fax: +38 (482) 345847.
Olipex Coupe Int’l Ltd. Tel: +38 (48) 729 4141. Fax: +38 (48) 729 4136.
Facilities: Oil harbour has 6 berths, total length 1,000 m., depth 12.50 m.,
handling vessels LOA 250 m., draft 12.50 m. (subject to Port Authority
agreement), located in the northern part of the port.
Vessel’s capacity up to 100,000 tons.
Berth LOA Depth
No. (m.) (m.)
1 240 12.0
2 250 12.5
3 – 4 120 10.0
5 240 11.0
Various grades of oil total storage 539,000 cu.m. Products and chemicals
total storage 122,000 cu.m.
Loading Rates: Berths No. 1 and 5: Fuel oil 2,000 tonnes/hr., gas oil
500 tonnes/hr., crude oil handling rate 1,800 tonnes/hr.
Vegetable Oil: Vegetable oil, palm oil and different kinds of animal fats total
storage 23,000 cu.m.
Transshipment Complex: Operator: Odessa Port Transshipment
Complex (OPTC). Tel: +380 (482) 377 182, 378568. Fax: +380 (482)
377133. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Facilities: Quay depth 7.8 m., handling vessels LOA 170 m., has 7 tanks of
which 4 are each 6,000 cu.m. Loading rate 320 cu.m./hr.
LPG/LNG FACILITIES: Operator: Synthes Oil. Tel: +38 (482) 348573,
345840. Fax: +38 (482) 345847.
Facilities: Berth No. 4 handles gas carriers. Cargoes propane and butane
with total storage 6,000 cu.m.
Also see ‘‘Tanker Facilities’’.
Operating Company Location Crane SWL (tons)
Metalsukraine Port Mobile 36
Devalanovskaya Portal 3x10/20
Berth 7 Portal 3x10/20
Berth 7 Portal 5/6
Berth 7 Portal 3x16/32/40
Berth 7 Portal 2x16/20/32
Berth 8 Portal 10/20
Berth 8 Portal 3x16/20/32
Novolog Port Mobile 2x36
Aziatskaya Portal 10
Berth 8 Portal 2x16/20/32
Berth 10 Portal 10
Berth 10 Portal 2x10/20
Berth 10 Portal 10
Berth 11 Portal 5/6
Berth 12 Portal 2x16/20/32
Berth 13 Portal 2x10
Berth 13 Portal 3x16/20/32
Berth 13 Portal 16/32/40
Novotech-Terminal Berth 22 Portal 3x5/6
Berth 22 Portal 2x10
Berth 26 Portal 10/20
Berth 26 Portal 6x16/20/32
Port Mobile 2x36
Brooklin-Kiev Berth 29 np Portal 10
Berths 32 – 33 Portal 3x16/20/32
Berths 32 – 33 Portal 2x16
Berth 29 Portal 2x16/32/40
Port Caterpillar 2x16
Port Mobile 2x36
Port Mobile 25
Port Mobile hydraulic
UNSC Berth 14 Portal 3x5/6
Berth 14 Portal 2x10
Berth 14 Portal 10/20
Olimpex Coupe Int’l Berth 3 Portal 2x32/40
Berth 4 Portal 3x16/20/40
Berth 4 Portal 5/6
Port Mobile hydraulic
Port Mobile hydraulic
Port Mobile hydraulic
Port Berth 23 Portal 5/6
Berth 23 Portal 2x10
POK-11 Berth 4-z Portal 10
Port Mobile 2x36
Also see ‘‘Container Facilities’’.
STEVEDORES: Operators: Metalsukraine Corp Ltd. Tel: +38 (48)
729 4092, 729 3162. Fax: +38 (48) 729 4043.
Email: email@example.com Web: www.met-ukr.odessa.ua
Novolog JV. Tel: +38 (48) 729 4511, 729 3389, (482) 347526.
Fax: +38 (482) 347527. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novotech-Terminal Ltd. Tel: +38 (48) 729 3707, 729 3450. Fax: +38 (48)
729 3401. Email: email@example.com
Brooklin-Kiev Ltd. Tel: +38 (48) 729 3848. Fax: +38 (48) 729 3001.
Ukrainian National Stevedore Company. Tel: +38 (8048) 729 3421,
729 3318, (80482) 496026. Fax: +38 (8048) 729 4536, 729 3318.
Olipex Coupe Int’l Ltd. Tel: +38 (48) 729 4141. Fax: +38 (48) 729 4136.
Petrex. Tel: +38 (482) 344203, 377800. Fax: +38 (482) 344607.
Telex: (680) 732153 PETRX UX. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Odessa Port Cargo Transshipment Complex. Tel: +38 (482) 377182,
378568, 378644. Fax: +38 (482) 377133. Email: email@example.com
Opening/Closing Hatches: Opening and closing of mechanised hatches
is always done by the ship’s crew. Opening of hatches on arrival and closing
of non-mechanical hatches after loading of cargo has been completed is
done by ship’s crew.
Opening and closing of non-mechanised hatches in the course of loading
or unloading is done by port workers.
Cargo Gear: All cargo gear must have certificates for maximum weight
BALLAST: For ships proceeding to Odessa port upon entering black sea
have to change their segregated ballast loaded in other world ocean regions
with proper entries in the vessel’s log book.
It is prohibited to pump out ballast water within Ukrainian territorial water
(12 n.m.) without special permission of State Inspection for Environmental
Protection given after taking samples and analysis of ballast.
If results of analysis of ballast water show excess of iron or oil products
or suspended matters in ballast water, pumping out of ballast alongside the
berth is prohibited. Vessels must stop cargo operation and proceed out of
12 n.m. zone and pump out ballast. Cost of tugs, pilotage and delay on
For pumping out ballast inside of 12 n.m. zone or near the berth without
permission will result in the Master receiving a fine.
Under the provision of MARPOL 73/78 convention and national legislation
of Ukraine it is strictly prohibited to discharge from ship; oily waters, oil
residues, sewage, garbage. To prevent accidental discharges during stay at
Odessa port, all vessel’s devices for discharge of polluting substances must
be closed and sealed by Harbour Master inspector on arrival.
Ballast water and sewage system valves will be sealed by Ecological
Inspector until results of analyses obtained.
While vessel is within territorial waters of Ukraine it is strictly prohibited
to remove or damages seals, open sealed ship’s devices, use any system
with sealed devices to discharge polluting substances.
Violation of administration requirements will incur liability according to
current legislation of Ukraine.
All vessels calling at Ukrainian ports are to be equipped with closed
POLLUTION: See ‘‘Regulations’’.
WASTE DISPOSAL: Collection service is available, drums and skips
are provided alongside. Food waste and garbage should be pre-bagged, bags
of up to 100 kg. or containers of 0.75 cu.m. are available, and are provided
SLOPS DISPOSAL: Waste oil collection service is available, provided
by barges and shore tanks, located in oil harbour. Tel: +380 (48) 729 4544,
729 3348. A ballast water treatment station receives 42,000 cu.m. daily.
MEDICAL: Notice for medical attendance required. Notice should be given
to Agent. Hospital facilities available in case of emergency.
FRESH WATER: Supplied ex-shore or ex-water barge. Minimumquantity
ex-barge 15 tons.
FUEL: Supplied by barge, and to be ordered 72 hours before arrival.
SERVICES: Tank cleaning equipment available.
DRY DOCK: Odessa Shipyard Ukraine.Max. length 215 m., beam 35.0 m.
REPAIRS: All types of deck and engine repairs can be carried out. Repair
berth length 1,740 m., depth 7.1 m. 11x10 – 30 tonne gantry cranes.
POLICE/AMBULANCE/FIRE: Emergency: Police (Militia)
Tel: 02 (town), Tel: 902 (port). Ambulance Tel: 03 (town), Tel: 903 (port). Fire
Tel: 01 (town), Tel: 901 (port).
EMERGENCY RESPONSE CENTRE: See ‘‘Regulations’’.
SECURITY/GANGWAY: Vessels’ Masters should arrange for
watch-keeping on board vessel or use port watchmen.
Also see ‘‘Regulations’’.
REGULATIONS: The following is extracted from Obligatory Regulations
for Odessa Sea Port which came into force on 1 July 2003. More detailed
information on the subject is available upon request from Port Authorities
directly or via your Agent:
1.6. Odessa Port waters are enclosed:
from south by Lat. 46 25’ N, from shore line to Long. 30 54’ E
from east by Long. 30 54’ E until Lat. 46 32’ N
from north by Lat. 46 32’ N until the shore line
from west by shore line and berths.
Port waters consist of the Inner Port waters (further on in the text port
waters) and outer roads with Anchorages No. 354 and 355.
Pilotage from pilot boarding ground from Vorontsov Lighthouse bearing
090(T) and distance 2 n.m., is the Outer Roads Pilotage. Pilotage through
the Inner Port waters is Port Pilotage. Anchorage No. 355 is used upon Pilot
Operator VTC permit for subsidiary operations, inward/outward clearance,
bunkering, replenishment, repairs, etc. Anchorage No. 354 is for large
vessels, tankers and dangerous cargo carriers. Their respective boundaries
are shown on the navigational charts.
1.7. The Inner Port waters are enclosed by Karantin Breakwater, Raid
Breakwater, the line connecting Vorontsov Lighthouse and green light upon
east end of Stary (Old) Breakwater, Old Breakwater, the line connecting red
light on the west end of the Old Breakwater and the light on the SE end of
Zavodskoy Breakwater, Zovodskoy Breakwater, the line connecting north end
of Zavodskoy Breakwater and south end of the T-pier in the Oil Harbour.
1.10. Draft 11.5 m. is the announced one in the port. A safe passage draft
in the port is calculated considering depths 3.0 m. from berth’s boundaries
and allowing 0.3 m. under-keel clearance. Tide variations are not taken into
Safe passage drafts to the berths is announced by Port Control and is
available to seafarers and all concerned.
In each particular case depending on the intended cargo operations
(loading or discharging), Pilot and State Port Control Inspector consider the
possibility of berthing with regard to the safe passage depth and actual state
of a tide.
1.12. Vessels Traffic Control Service is operational (VTC) in Odessa Port,
monitoring radar control over safe navigation of all vessels in the area
covered. VTC services are chargeable.
2.1.1., 2.2.1. The Port is operational throughout 24 hours.
2.2.2. Ship’s readiness for leaving is checked by Port Audit Team, normally
3 – 4 days prior to sailing, upon agreement with Master. Reports A and B are
prepared according to the Black Sea Memorandum.
2.2.4. Any delay in ship’s departure of more than 30 minutes against the
respective notice may result in the appointed Pilot and tugs being withdrawn.
In such a case they should be requested again. Both and subsequent calls
will be charged to the vessel’s account as per the Rules.
2.2.5. For a repaired and dry docked vessel, permission to sail from the
shipyard is obtained 6 hours after leaving the dock.
2.2.6. No one vessel is allowed to leave the port without first passing the
Port Control clearing out procedure.
2.2.7. Clearance to depart is provided by the local ship’s Agent. Upon
Master’s request the Port Clearance may be obtained from the Port Control
Inspector who boards the vessel.
2.2.11. Masters of vessels that have arrived in the port for loading or partial
discharging of grain or bulk cargoes, prior to commencing cargo operations,
should submit to Port Control a copy of the cargo plan for the loading or
partial discharging operation, which ought to correspond to one of those
proposed for grain or bulk loading in the ship’s Stability Information Package.
Last is to be signed and sealed by representative of respective Classification
When the Stability Information for grain and bulk loading is absent or not
verified by any Classification Society, the departure can be permitted upon
preparing and sealing (approving) the cargo plan by the Ukrainian Register
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Ship’s departure whether to sea or outer roads is authorised only upon
Port Control auditing her actual load being agreed with submitted cargo plan.
2.2.12. Prior to departure, the vessel’s Master should submit the ship’s
stability calculation and initial stability diagram, indicating corrected and
maximum allowable GM, to Port Control.
2.2.13. The Master should, via the Agent, notify Port Control on the
readiness to depart the port no less than 2 hours prior to going through
Immigration and Customs formalities.
2.2.14. Port Control inward and outward clearing services as well as audits
are conducted according to International Conventions and are chargeable.
2.3.3. Pilotage is compulsory in Odessa Port. Ships entering, departing
and/or shifting inside the port may be carried out throughout 24 hours and
only with a Pilot on board.
2.3.4. Ship’s Master should request Pilot and tugs upon completion Port
Control clearance outwards for leaving the port or for shifting or warping
45 minutes prior to vessel being ready via the Port Manager by calling
Odessa-Radio-2 on VHF Channel 22 or Tel: +380 (482) 12030, 252933,
729 4495. 30 minutes prior to commencing any movement, the Master should
confirm his readiness for sailing, shifting or warping via Pilot Operator VTC
by calling Odessa Port Control on VHF Channel 14 or Tel: +380 (482) 13730.
2.3.4. There is pilot boarding ground for inbound vessels in position
2.0 n.m. x 090(T) from Vorontsov Lighthouse. In adverse weather
conditions, the Pilot embarkation/disembarkation position may be altered by
agreement between ship’s Master and Pilot Operator VTC. In storm and ice
conditions, the Pilot may embark and disembark using port tugs at the ship
2.3.6. Harbour Master may grant Pilot Exemption to ships’ Masters visiting
Odessa Port on a regular basis. However, such an exemption does not relieve
a ship of a pilotage fee.
2.3.8. On Pilot Operator VTC’s order, the above ships’ Masters shall take
a Pilot if the situation in the port’s waters has changed.
2.3.9. Port Pilot is relieved by a Shipyard Pilot and vice versa near to Berths
No. 24 and 30 when proceeding to the shipyard.
2.3.10. The pilot and tugs fees for shifting vessels with main engine or
steering or anchor gear out of order will incur a surcharge of 50%.
2.3.11. Prior to entering or leaving the port, the Master must make sure
there are no stowaways on board his vessel and inform Immigration
authorities accordingly. Immigration authorities have a right to search the
vessel when they consider it necessary.
3.1.3. Vessels inbound for Berths No. 1 – 31 (inclusive) should keep their
anchors in the hawse pipes, but being ready for letting go in an emergency.
3.1.4. All vessels underway shall keep their derricks, booms, cranes,
gangways, lifeboats, etc., except pilot ladders, and shall not be rigged over
the ship’s side until anchoring or berthing has been completed and over the
off berth side when in berthed alongside.
3.1.5. Vessels with explosive and inflammable cargoes on board should
anchor in Anchorage No. 354 until relative information from Port authorities
and the Fire Department have been received. In the port’s waters, such
vessels should display International Code of Signals flag B in a prominent
place during daylight and an all-round red light visible no less than 3 n.m. at
night. When approaching such vessels all navigators should be most
3.1.7. In port waters sound and light signals other than those prescribed
by International Collision Regulations, General Rules for Ukrainian Ports and
present rules are prohibited.
3.1.10. Vessels engaged in complicated and dangerous heavy lifting
operations in berths or in outer roads should display International Code of
Signals flags RY during daylight and two all-round lights, red above green,
at night. Ships passing by should proceed at a minimal speed.
3.1.11. In the case of losing or detecting an anchor in port waters or other
item dangerous for navigation, vessel’s Master should inform the Harbour
3.1.12. Sounding is prohibited in the port.
3.1.14. The port is open for ships with a draft up to 12.0 m., LOA up to
240 m. and beam up to 40.0 m. Inbound ships in ballast should have an
amount of ballast sufficient for a safe navigation according to their Stability
3.1.15. Ships with a draft of 11.0 m. or more in the port waters are
considered ships constrained by their draft and shall carry lights and shapes
as per International Collision Regulations Rule 28.
3.1.16. Ship’s speed shall not exceed 4.0 knots in port waters and Oil
Harbour channels and 10 knots in the approaches. In any case,main engines
should be kept ready for manoeuvring at all times.
3.1.20. In addition to 1.12., Vessel Traffic Control covers the area bounded
by a line bearing 161(T), drawn from the VTC building in position
Lat. 45 29’ 05’’ N, Long. 30 45’ 06’’ E to the circle line having radius 8.0 n.m.
drawn from the same point counter-clockwise up to Long. 30 55’ 00’’ E.
3.1.21. Depending not on the state of visibility, VTC performs its services
in the above zone. Pilot operator prepares a statement of the relative charges.
All ships navigating in the zone should follow the instructions given by
3.1.22. Radar surveillance within the VTC zone in any condition of visibility
is compulsory for: passenger ships, ferries, gas tankers, chemical carriers,
oil tankers, lighter carriers, container carriers, Ro-Ro and other special
vessels of LOA more than 200 m. and all vessels entering and leaving
Anchorage No. 355.
Note: Radar surveillance is an active kind of assistance.
3.1.23. All ships shall keep a continuous watch on VHF Channel 14 when
mooring, unmooring and sailing within the VTC zone.
3.2.5. – 3.2.7. All operations within the VTC zone, entering and navigating
zone, dropping and heaving anchor, berthing and unberthing, shifting, etc.,
shall be performed only upon permission being granted by VTC, which is
valid for 30 minutes. When a vessel has failed to start the permitted operation
in 30 minutes, the permission becomes invalid and should be applied for
again. Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in 100%
increase in VTC charges.
3.2.9. All ships shall repeat back VTC requests. In case of impossibility to
comply with the request, they should inform on the reason and any further
3.2.10. At first VHF contact, the vessel’s Master shall inform the VTC on
vessel’s name, ETA at the VTC zone or intended unberthing time,
manoeuvring speed, flag, owners name, destination, NRT and GRT, kind
and quantity of cargo, LOA and beam as well as other information upon VTC
request. Master is accountable for the validity of the above information.
3.2.12. VTC gives a vessel a course to be followed, position for anchoring
and other necessary information including warnings and restrictions.
3.2.14. In addition to 3.1.22., radar surveillance is available upon Master’s
request and is compulsory when a visibility is less than 3.0 n.m. or when the
Pilotage Operator VTC requests so in a demanding situation.
3.2.15. The possibility to enter or leave the port in restricted visibility under
radar surveillance is determined by mutual consent of the vessel’s Master,
Pilot and Pilot Operator VTC. A final decision on whether radar surveillance
is necessary, shall be made by the Master and port’s Pilot upon their
assessment of the actual visibility.
3.2.17. Only vessels with operational main engine, steering gear, anchoring
equipment, radar, VHF, gyro autopilot and sound signal gear are accepted
for radar surveillance.
During radar surveillance, the vessel’s Master should be ready to take
whatever action necessary to safeguard his ship in the case of unexpected
failure of port radar or VHF communication between his vessel and VTC as
well as any of the above named appliances. That should be reported to VTC
immediately by any means available.
3.2.18. Vessel’s Master remains responsible for the command and safety
of his vessel when navigating under radar surveillance.
3.5.1. Masters of gas tankers shall inform the Harbour Master of their ETA
Odessa Port 72 hours in advance of their ETA and 24 hours prior to entering
the Traffic Separation Scheme.
3.5.2. Master of gas tanker in his first information bulletin shall notify the
Harbour Master on sound technical state of the vessel with any failure being
3.5.3. To clear a gas tanker out, the Port Control Inspector shall check
along with the main documents, all crew members’ certificates on safe
operating of a gas carrier.
3.5.6. Gas tankers are prohibited to sail in port waters and approaches
when visibility is less than 2 n.m.
3.5.7. In the approaches to the port, gas tankers have priority against other
vessels. Outbound gas carriers have priority against inbound ones.
3.5.9. Pilotage of gas carriers is only allowed during daytime (except gas
carriers in ballast and of less than 10,000 d.w. tonnes and those loaded of
less than 5,000 d.w. tonnes with wind less than Force 6 (Force 5 in ballast
condition). Using of tugs for mooring operations is compulsory.
3.5.11. A gas tanker in the berth is prohibited from keeping mooring lines
on active self-tensioning winches.
3.5.12. Gas cargo operations should start only upon completion of the
auditing of the vessel and completion of the special checklist.
3.5.13. During the vessel’s stay in the berth, two emergency wires fore and
aft should be rigged and kept lowered over the vessel’s sea side 2.0 – 3.0 m.
above the water.
3.5.14. Cargo operations are prohibited when a vessel moves alongside of
or away from the berth more than 2 m.
3.5.16. During the vessel’s stay in Berth No. 4, one stand-by tug of no less
than 882 kW capacity is kept in the vicinity, ready to assist in an emergency.
The service is chargeable.
3.5.17. A certificated Radio Officer should be on board continuously for all
the period of the vessel’s stay in the berth.
3.5.18. Any repairs affecting the operational capability of the main engine,
steering or anchor gear shall only be carried out upon the Port Traffic
Manager’s and Fire Department’s consent. Gas tankers should carry out such
work in the outer roads provided an emergency tugboat is requested to stand
by alongside the vessel and to keep watch on VHF Channel 16.
3.5.21. The vessel’s owner is responsible for any casualty that has occurred
due to the failure of vessel’s cargo gear during cargo operations.
4.1.1. When towing in port waters, vessels of more than 500 g.r.t., the
Master of the vessel being towed is in charge of the operation.
4.1.2. When a vessel being towed is less than 500 g.r.t., the Master of the
towing vessel is in charge if other conditions have not been agreed upon.
4.1.3. All ships of LOA 50.0 – 100.0 m. without a bow thrusters shall use
one tug during mooring operations. Ships of LOA more than 100 m. shall
use two tugs. Depending on the weather, additional tugs are requested by
Master upon agreement with Pilot.
4.1.6. The vessel’s Master is responsible for the safety of a vessel moored
alongside his vessel.
4.1.7. Tug shall commence and finish their assistance to inward and
outbound vessels, 12 cables eastward Vorontsov Lighthouse.
4.1.8. Vessels’ Masters should request tugs via their ship’s Agent not less
than 2 hours prior to their vessel being ready to sail or to shift. The vessel’s
Master shall call for tugs via the Port Traffic Manager 45 minutes prior to
approaching the port gate or being ready to sail or shift.
4.1.10. A vessel of LOA more than 150 m. having non-operational main
engine or steering gear when being towed in port waters shall in addition
exhibit to lights and shape prescribed in the International Collision
Regulations Rule 24E lights and shapes according to Rule 27B.
4.2.9. Vessels not having ice class are prohibited to navigate in ice
conditions. In exceptional cases, ship owners may allow a vessel without ice
class to enter port waters in ice conditions, provided the Harbour Master does
permit so and ice-breaker assistance is at hand. The ship owner is the only
person responsible for possible damages to the vessel.
4.2.10. Ice-breaker assistance for an entry shall be requested 48 hours in
advance and confirmed 24 hours, 12 hours and 4 hours prior to entering the
VTC zone or ice boundary. The same for departure with assistance applied
for 24 hours in advance.
4.2.12. When any documents allowing ice navigation are absent on board,
the vessel may be assisted in the venture upon the vessel Master’s written
request and the consent to bear all charges related with possible damages
caused by an ice.
5.1.2. During the stay in port, all openings for discharging a steam or a
water in the ship side should be screened.
5.1.4. Vessels are prohibited to undertake any work over the ship’s off berth
side when moored in Berths No. 3, 11, 25, 32 and 33 so as to avoid casualty.
5.1.6. In a case of violation of Port Rules by or a misbehaviour of a crew
member, the latter may be fined and his right to shore leave revoked by the
5.2.2. Anchorage No. 354 should only be used under VTC supervision.
Closest distance between ships at all times shall be kept to 5 cables. Right
after anchoring, a vessel shall report to VTC her true bearing and distance
from Vorontsov Lighthouse.
5.2.3. Anchoring for cargo and other operations in the outer roads shall only
be permitted by VTC.
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5.2.4. Anchoring in the outer roads is chargeable.
5.3.20. When mooring at oil berths, low freeboard tankers with IMO
Class 3 cargo on board shall let go the starboard anchor to avoid the vessel
contacting the quay underneath the platform level. The anchor may only be
heaved up on the ship coming up to the berth’s upper level.
5.3.22. All claims on damages to the vessel sustained in the course of
mooring or cargo operations shall be submitted by the vessel’s Master to the
Port authorities not less than 8 hours after the incident or, if a vessel is to
sail earlier, prior to departure. Otherwise neither claims nor any responsibility
5.3.23. All repairs to radars using high voltage without a Port Control permit
5.3.24. A berthed vessel with her fore and/or aft end(s) protruding beyond
the quay’s limits shall be well moored. During cargo operations such a vessel
shall exhibit International Code of Signals flags RY during the day time and
red all round light at night. Besides, notwithstanding the purpose of berthing,
such a vessel should exhibit red light lowered down from fore and/or aft
end(s) to indicate her extremities.
5.3.25. Large vessels upon Master and Harbour Master’s consent are
moored at Berths No. 32 and 33 with stern extension of 30.0 m. and more
depending on a ship’s LOA. When both berths are occupied with such ships
their Masters should pass a minimum of two breast lines each from one stern
When the wind draws the stern of such a ship away from the berth, the
Master may require from the Port authorities a tug to assist the vessel due
to the ship’s safety. Port Traffic Manager should send a tug on such a request,
or by his own judgment, to provide safety assistance. Upon the tug skipper’s
request, the Master should pass a good ship’s line to the tug.
5.3.27. Owners of passenger vessels are fully responsible for the safe
embarkation and disembarkation of their passengers.
5.3.32. Every vessel upon completion of cargo or other intended operations,
at first request of the Port Manager, should leave the port at her owners’
expense. In the case of non-compliance with this article, the ship is shifted
off by port means, vessel’s owners bearing all damages and compensations.
5.6.2. All ships arriving at Odessa Port should prove their conformity with
requirements of Ukrainian legislation on ecological matters and
MARPOL 73/78. Ships not conforming with the above requirements shall be
refused entry in to the port.
5.6.3. All ships in the port and outer roads are prohibited to discharge into
the sea any bulk or liquid cargoes, refuse, garbage, snow, water with
concentrated contaminants above maximum allowable quantities (except
cooling waters), chemicals, all washing waters, non filtered sewage (removal
of) including those filtered by ship’s appliances not corresponding to
MARPOL 73/78 and without due certificate; to pollute air by expelling
contaminants above allowable amounts, including through ship’s incinerators;
to contaminate berths; to clean underwater hull; to do chipping, painting and
washing without taking measures preventing sea pollution and without Port
Control and Ecological Control permission; to use chemicals making oil sink
or dissolve in to the port’s clean waters.
You are permitted to discharge overboard the sewage passed through
MARPOL 73/78 corresponding appliances certified by a Classification
Society as well as from ships not fitted with sewage filters and collectors
which are manned by no more than 10 crew members.
The final decision on conformity of discharged waters to the appropriate
standards is to be made by State Inspection for Black Sea Ecology. You may
use in the case of an oil spill for emergency action, only chemicals accepted
for use in Ukraine.
The necessity for and possibility of such an action should be confirmed by
Port Ecological Department in each particular case.
To prevent pollution to the port’s waters, the vessel’s Master shall:
prior to entering Ukrainian territorial waters change over to isolated
ballast water taken elsewhere in the Black Sea entering the fact into
ship’s log book
prior to entering the territorial waters, close all valves for discharging
contaminants or contaminated waters
pump isolated ballast out only through pumps and pipelines designed
for the purpose, the commencement of pumping (when in the berth)
being made under the inspection of a Port Control representative
collect garbage, contaminants and contaminated waters in special
containers on board
deliver to shore collectors all ship’s waste
prior to every operation with crude oil, oil products, contaminated
waters, etc., tightly close all deck-scuppers, put spill-collectors (drip
trays) under hose connections and tank vents, to collect any polluted
water on deck in a slop tank or like
record in the ship’s and special log books, as prescribed by
MARPOL 73/78, all operations with crude oil, oil products, slops,
contaminated waters, garbage, etc.
immediately inform the Port authorities on any pollution or possibility
of such by the most effective means: VHF Channel 14, Tel: +380 (482)
729 4495 or 252933, errand, indicating exact position, nature, size
take action to minimise discharging and eliminate the consequences
produce certificates on pollution prevention when requested by the
use shore electric source when in berth, bearing all costs, ship’s
generator(s) and boiler(s) being off. Relevant request should be made
to the Electric Department by Tel: +380 (482) 13691. When it is
impossible to cut ship’s generator and boiler off and to use shore
electricity, the vessel’s Master shall pay a fee for discharging
pollutants from these appliances during the vessels stay in Port.
To prevent any pollution from ships all relative discharging valves should
be sealed. The sealing should be made by the person appointed by the
vessel’s Master according to the Flag State or Owners’ Regulations, with
respective entry being made into the vessel’s official log book. Inspection of
ships for verification of seals or for (chargeable) sealing shall be made only
by persons appointed by the Harbour Master. However, the sealing does not
relieve the vessel’s Master or crew from their responsibility against sea
5.6.11. Vessel’s waste shall be stored in whole plastic bags and then
transferred into shore receptacles.
5.6.12. Ship owners violating these rules in ecological matters shall make
good all expenses sustained by the port to remove contamination, including
employment of whatever necessary equipment, water craft and personnel.
6.1. When navigating within the VTC zone, all ships must have an
operational VHF station which should be kept on Channel 14, the port’s main
communication channel. In the case of absence or breakdown of the VHF,
communication shall be maintained on 2182 kHz via Port Radio Centre called
6.2. This is the list of Odessa Port VHF radio stations:
Station Call Calling Working Spare
Vessel Traffic Control Odessa-Port-Control 16 14 67
Pilot boats Pilot boat 14 14
Port Control Centre Odessa-Radio-5 9 9
Port tugs, Pilots Tug’s name 6 6 8, 9
Port Management Odessa-Radio-2 22 22
6.3. All vessels within VTC zone (in anchorages, underway, in berths) are
prohibited to use VHF Channels 6, 8, 9, 14, 16, 31, 33, 67, 70 and 74 for
private communications. Violating this rule is considered as a serious wrong
doing against the safety of navigation. Violators are to bear penalties and
7.2.1. Fishing is prohibited in the port.
7.3.1. Masters should immediately report to the Pilotage Operator VTC
regarding any floating objects dangerous to navigation detected in port waters
and VTC zone.
7.3.2. In the case of damaging any navigation mark, the vessel’s Master
should inform VTC immediately.
8.1.2. All crew members and passengers within port limits are to carry their
IDs and/or landing cards (shore passes) and produce them upon Port Guards
or Immigration Official’s request.
8.1.3. Vessels’ Masters should arrange for watch keeping on board their
ship, or use Port Watchmen service, to provide safety and control over
visitors. In case of ship’s watch keeping is found not to be efficient, the
vessel’s Master upon Immigration officer’s request shall apply for a Port
Watchman bearing all respective charges. Immigration officials are to control
ship’s security watch in the port. Watchmen are applied for via the Agent.
Tel: +380 (482) 13493, 13151, 13402.
8.1.4. Ship owner is responsible for the safety of their ship and cargo.
8.1.6. Passenger vessels moored at the passenger terminal and using
terminal bridges are prohibited to lower their gangways down on the berths
without a Port Guard Department permit.
8.1.7. When using terminal bridges along with ship’s gangways, the vessel’s
Master is responsible for people and goods while using the ship’s gangway.
8.2.4. All foreigners shall pass through the port gate indicated by
Immigration officials when given permission.
8.3.1. Port Telephone Directory. Tel: +380 (48)
Port Manager 729 2030
Oil Harbour Manager 729 3839
Passenger Terminal Manager 729 4717
Sea Pollution Fighting Squad 729 4677
Harbour Master 729 2095, 729 3661,226325
Vessel Traffic Control 729 3730
Pilot Service Manager 729 2057
Pilots 729 4570
Port Control Centre 729 4422, 729 2066
Port Control for Passenger Terminal 729 2084
Port Control for Oil Harbour 729 2096
Port Control for the Berth No. 1 729 2219
Medical Emergency Squad 729 4845, 729 3179
Fire Department 729 3232, 729 3935
Fire Squad 729 3354
Information Service 729 3411
8.3.2. The following are prohibited within the port limits:
any photo or video shoots without Port Head and Immigration
firing any arms
opening any fire hatches and hydrants
selling, carry around and use whatever of alcoholic beverages
damaging trees and plants.
9.2.3. During cargo operations with flammable and explosive materials, the
firefighting squad on board or fire launch watch should be present. Vessel’s
Master shall apply for such a squad or launch and pay the respective fees.
Otherwise those cargo operations are forbidden.
9.2.7. All ships in the Oil Harbour are prohibited to carry out whatever
overboard work (repairs being included) not relevant to cargo operations.
9.2.8. Tankers berthed in the Oil Harbour are prohibited to undertake repairs
on their main engines, anchors and steering gear, which may cause them
to become non operational. In exceptional cases, upon Fire Department and
Harbour Master’s permission, vessels are allowed to carry out repairs on
main engine, steering and anchor gear, provided a minimum of two tugs with
towing wires fast are kept alongside during the repairs. Tugs costs are for
the ship owner’s account and the responsibility for such an undertaking is
left to the vessel’s Master (owners).
9.2.10. When an oil or gas tanker carries out operations with Class 3 IMO
grade cargo in the Oil Harbour, fire launch/tug should keep watch close by,
costs are for the ship owner’s account.
9.2.11. During operations with flammable, explosive, chemical and
fumigated cargoes in any emergency doctor-toxicologist as well as Medical
Emergency Squad should be called by telephone (Tel: +380 (482) 14845,
9.2.11. Fire preventive services are available in the port upon written
9.2.14. All expenses sustained by the port in firefighting on board ships
whether in berths or port waters are to be for the ship owner’s account.
9.2.15. Welding and other fire work as well as bunkering at berths normally
are forbidden. In exceptional cases this work/operation may be allowed up
on obtaining a written permit from the Harbour Master and Head of the Fire
Department, provided due firefighting assistance is rendered and paid for.
9.2.18. In the port’s territory, any fire and smoking other than in the designed
places are forbidden.
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9.2.19. Any LPG cargo operation in Oil Harbour is only allowed upon signing
the statement of ship’s readiness by a representative of the Fire Department.
10.2.1. All ships in the berths are prohibited to turn their propellers. As
exception, to work propellers is allowed to motor vessels at lowest RPMs
prior to departure and steamers to warm up engines prior to departure (prior
to main engines start work), upon Harbour Master’s permit, provided lowest
RPMs are kept and the distance between propeller(s) and the berth is not
less than 10.0 m.
10.2.2. All damages to port structures caused by vessels shall be repaired
at their owner’s expense (provided the guilt is documented).
10.3.2. Only the Harbour Master may authorise diving work in the port.
11.1. Masters of all vessels coming from foreign ports shall report to the
Sanitary and Quarantine Department via their ship’s Agent on
sanitary-epidemiological conditions as well as regarding all infected and
fevered persons, if any, on board. When the vessel’s Master informs that
conditions on board are not safe, or there are sick persons among crew
members or passengers, the vessel shall anchor as per VTC instructions
awaiting further orders. Pilot shall not disembark until Quarantine Department
11.2. Sanitary and Quarantine department has a right to request from the
ship’s surgeon or Master a written statement that on board the ship from the
moment of sailing from a previous infected port, there definitely were not any
cases of plague, cholera, yellow fever, typhus and smallpox or such diseases
during the period prescribed by the rules.
11.3. Sanitary inspection of arrived and departing vessels is made
throughout 24 hours. When a vessel with fumigated cargo on board arrives,
the sanitary team together with a doctor-toxicologist carries out the inspection
11.4. Gas deratisation is made upon Sanitary and Quarantine Department’s
prescription. The respective request shall be submitted by the vessel’sMaster
to Port Disinfection Service.
11.5. Vessels’ Masters conducting degassing should provide/display their
ship’s safety and other appropriate signals during the operation.
11.6. Masters of ships arriving with food and poisonous cargoes on board
should inform the Port Sanitary Epidemiological Service accordingly for
respective sanitary measures to be taken.
TIME: GMT plus 2 hours. GMT plus 3 hour in summer (last Sunday in March
to last Sunday in September).
HOLIDAYS: Work can be arranged on below mentioned holidays:
1 January; 7 January; 8 March; 1 and 2 May; 9 May; 24 August; 7 October;
7 and 8 November.
NOTICES: Received 1996.
To be delivered by Agent to Master of each vessel calling at the port.
of Legislation of Ukraine on protection of the surroundings and responsibility
for its violation.
The Masters of vessels staying in the inner sea and territorial waters of
Ukraine (in future text called aquatorium) are notified of the principal
requirements of the Legislation of Ukraine on protection of the surroundings
and responsibility for its violation.
(1) By the Legislation of Ukraine it is prohibited to discharge overboard
substances harmful to people’s health or to life resources of the sea in
1.1 Oil, oil products, oil remainders as well as mixtures containing same in
any concentration, including purified in ship’s apparatus
1.2 Chemical raw materials and products of chemical production after
cleaning and washing decks, cargo holds and tanks.
1.3 Non-purified sewage disposal from toilets, ship’s hospitals (sick bays),
compartments where live animals are maintained. When purifying such
sewage in order to discharge it overboard, it is necessary to obtain a
special permission from Sanitary (Quarantine) authorities and the
discharge to be executed under their control only. Vessel must be
equipped with treatment plant (comminater), sewage water tanks and
1.4 Any other sewage, if it changes the nature of the sea water, its colour,
smell (odour), transparency or if the discharge results in forming visible
1.5 Rubbish and food wastage (garbage).
(2) The removal from the vessels of all kinds of stored harmful substances
is provided by the port.
(3) It is prohibited to let out smoke which pollutes atmosphere.
(4) To prevent possible pollution of the port’s aquatorium it is required.
4.1 All valves and other appliances and equipment through which there
may be accidental or premeditated discharge overboard of any kind of
the enumerated harmful substances, to be closed and sealed.
Preventative labels to be placed in appropriate places.
4.2 During any operations with fuel, oil products, oil polluted waters and
other harmful substances, the scuppers on deck to be hermetically
sealed. Under the places of pipe connections, tanks, air pipes the oil
boxes to be placed, providing data (dependable) control of these
operations in order to avoid pollution of the aquatorium. Ships
performing these operations must use (compulsory) the protecting shore
booms with payment as per tariffs.
4.3 Pumping out of clean segregated ballast waters to be effected only with
a special permission of the Sanitary authorities.
4.4 Ship’s works (chipping, painting of the hull, washing of decks, holds
and other parts of the vessel) as well as repair works to be carried out
under compulsory observance of measures excluding pollution of the
4.5 Ships proceeding to Odessa port upon entering Black Sea are to change
their segregated ballast taken in other world ocean regions for the Black
Sea water ballast with proper entries in the ship’s log book.
(5) It is prohibited to use for cleaning the port’s aquatorium by preparations
which produce sinking of oil to the bottom or are dissolving the oil in
(6) If for some reason or other a discharge of harmful substances overboard
took place, it is necessary to advise the Harbour Master immediately
(by radio, telephone, messenger). It is also required to advise about all
pollution of the aquatorium observed from the vessel indicating the exact
location, character, dimensions, direction of movement.
(7) It is necessary to register immediately all operations with oil, oil products,
oil remainders, water containing oil and other harmful substances, as
well as actions preventing pollution mentioned in Items 4 and 6 of the
present Notification in the corresponding ship’s documents (oil record
book, ship’s log book).
(8) Ship’s documentation, concerning the protection of the surrounding (oil
record book, book for registration of operations with sewage waters and
rubbish, certificates of ship’s water protecting equipment, etc.) to be
ready for immediate presentation to the Port authorities upon their
request at any time.
(9) Owners, Masters of the vessels and other persons guilty in violation of
the Legislation of Ukraine on protection of surroundings shall bear
criminal, administrative and property responsibility.
Signed: Harbour Master.
WEATHER/TIDES: No tides.
Ice: Ice first begins to form in the second half of December and finally
disappears in February. After ice has formed it is often broken up by strong
winds and stormy weather. In mild winters ice has not been observed in the
Range of water level caused by winds depends on force and periods they
blow, and may reach 0.6 – 1.0 m.
Atmospheric pressure has also a direct influence on the water level
(‘‘Seish’’ effect), but is weaker than effects of the wind. The ‘‘Seish’’ may last
from a few minutes up to several days causing change of water level up to
DELAYS: Vessels berth in turn.
CONSULS: Tel: +380 (482)
Bulgarian Consulate Tel: 666092
Greek Consulate Tel: 210570
Romanian Consulate Tel: 266298
Turkish Consulate Tel: 300964.
TELEPHONES: Telephones may be installed on board.
NEAREST AIRPORT: Odessa International Airport, 16 km.
CUSTOMS: Tobacco. No limits on board vessel, but when going ashore
not more than one or two packs. Wine and/or spirits not to be taken ashore.
SHORE LEAVE: Crew members allowed to stay ashore until midnight.
Master without limitation.
REPATRIATION: Can be arranged, Seaman’s Book required.
IDENTIFICATION CARDS: Seaman’s Books.
SEAMAN’S CLUBS: The Mission to Seafarers, 2 Lanzheronovskaya
Street, Odessa. Tel: 380 (48) 729 3810. Fax: +380 (48) 777 1781.
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 1300 – 2000. Saturdays: 0900 – 1800.
SHIP OFFICER’S REPORT: August 2006
Documents Required on Departure:
1 Bilge/Sewage Water Disp. Receipt
1 Crew List
1 Copy of Medical Certificate (for Ukrainian crew)
1 Garbage Disp. Receipt
1 Vaccination List (for Ukrainian crew).
Harbour Master Inspector:
1 Cargo Plan
1 Crew List
1 Port State Control Inspection Report (copy)
1 Stability Calculation
1 Stability Calculation (for next port)
5 Crew Lists
2 Crew Effects Declarations (for Ukrainian crew)
Crew Medicines List
2 Crew Money Lists (for Ukrainian crew)
2 Medicines Lists
2 Narcotics Lists
2 Nil Lists
1 Registry Certificate (copy)
2 Ship’s Bonded Stores Lists
2 Ship’s Cash Lists
2 Ship’s Chemical Lists
2 Ship’s Provisions Lists
2 Ship’s Pyrotechnics Lists
2 Ship’s Stores Lists.
Original Documents to be Carried on Board:
Cargo Securing Manual
Fire Control Plan/Booklet
Fire Safety Operational Booklet
Garbage Management Plan
Garbage Record Book
Oil Record Book
Stability Booklet (intact).
Three different authorities examined Sewage Certificate; Sanitarian (on
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arrival and day before departure), Environmental (on arrival) and Harbour
Master (two days before departure).
Customs conducted cabin search and examined Money Declaration.
Visitors: The following may visit the vessel during vessel’s stay:
Authority To Purpose Remarks
Sanitarian: Master, Cook,
guards, fresh and
sewage water sampling.
Two visits by
record book, ballast,
ship’s log book, oil
record book, fresh and
sewage water sampling.
Security Officer: Master, SSO Checking of ISPS
certificate and security
Checking of all ship’s
and crew certificates,
and sealed overboard
Two visits by
Master Checking of all ship’s
and crew certificates,
INF Inspector: Master Checking payment of
salary, discussion of
salary with crew.
supervision, tally control,
Chandlers: Master, Cook Provisions. As per
Technician: Master, Chief
Repair work, technical
Pre-Arrival: Telex message sent by Eurochem Shipping (Odessa) Ltd,
dated 13 July 2006.
Dear Master, please take note of the following regulations and revert with
the below pre-arrival information/questionnaire:
a) Master’s full name
b) estimated drafts on arrival fore/aft
c) date of last Port State Control inspection
d) quantity of ballast on board
e) quantity of cargo on board
f) number of crew by nationalities
g) Master’s (ship’s) mobile phone number
Please advise if unsealing survey will be required.
Please revert with the following information:
a) name and rank of security officer on board
b) ship’s Crew List
c) security level set on board of the vessel
d) last ten port of call (arrival, departure, security level during port stay)
e) visitors list (relatives, repairmen, etc)
Please prepare the following documents for clearance:
2 Bonded Stores Lists
9 Cargo Plans
3 Crew Effects Declarations
9 Crew Lists (with seaman’s book numbers)
1 Maritime Declaration of Health
3 Money Lists (should include crew and vessel’s cash, signatures of all
3 Narcotics Lists
5 Negative Lists
5 Port of Call Lists (last three months)
5 Provisions Lists
3 Ship’s Medicines (ref item 3 below)
4 Stores Lists
1 Vaccination List.
All A/M papers should be with original signatures and vessel’s stamp. Full
copy of the following certificates:
1 Document of Compliance
3 International Tonnage Certificates
1 Load Line Certificate
1 Safety Equipment Certificate (plus Form E)
1 Safety Management Certificate
1 Security Plan cover page
2 Ship’s Registry Certificates
1 Ship’s Security Certificate
1 Ship’s Synopsis Record.
Sewage/Grey Water System: Vessel should be fitted with closed type
sewage system i.e. vessel should have either a holding tank with facility to
pump out sewage water to port barge, or certified sewage treatment plant
supplied with valid annual examination/survey report.
Grey waters from showers, laundry, galley, etc. should be collected to
holding tank. Discharging of grey water overboard is strictly forbidden and
may cause high fines.
Ballast: After passing Bosphorus, ballast must be exchanged according to
IMO Resolution A. 868(20) and to be from Black Sea only.
All outboard valves to be closed as soon as vessel entered 12 miles zones,
appropriate remark should be made in the Log Book.
Anti Drugs Customs Unit: Please note vessels occasionally checked by
Customs Anti Drug Unit.
a) declaration of drugs’ names
b) by quantity (number of tablets/ampoules).
Since Masters are not always able to distinguish narcotics containing
medicines from other medicines, we suggest all medicine to be declared in
Medicine and Narcotics List and lock same in safe before berthing.
Attentions should be paid also to drugs in isolation ward or other cabin
intended for medical treatment, drugs/medicine earlier given out by Master
should be checked by a ship’s responsible officer. Drugs in crew’s personal
possession must be declared in Crew Effects Declaration along with other
Ship’s Stores Declaration: Please note according to Customs rules, all
ship’s technical stores should be declared very thoroughly including all kinds
of chemicals such as paints, thinners, lubricants in drums, etc. All
pyrotechnics should be included in Stores Declaration including expired
pieces. All pornographic products should be closed and sealed during stay
in Odessa Port.
Crew Effects: One carton of cigarettes and one litre of spirits allowed per
person. All the rest should be stored/declared in Bonded Stores which will
be sealed while vessel is in port.
Bow Thruster: If your vessel is equipped with bow/stern thrusters, which
is being used while mooring/unmooring, please check same information is
included in the Pilot’s Bill. In this case 25% rebate for towage can be obtained.
Please confirm receipt of above.
AUTHORITY: Odessa Sea Commercial Port, 1 Tamozhennaya Square,
Odessa 65026, Ukraine. Tel: +380 (48) 729 3500. FAX: +380 (48)
729 3627. Telex: 232586 TANKR. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.port.odessa.ua Contact: AY Yegorov, General Manager.
Captain AP Kharitoshin, Harbour Master.
AGENT: Odessa Inflot Agency, 1 Tamozhennaya Square, Odessa 65026,
Ukraine. Tel: +380 (482) 217250, 294903, 246063.
Mobile: +380 50 390 7827. Fax: +380 (482) 221264. Telex: 232124,
732161 INF UX. Email: email@example.com