Due to appearance of ice on the approach channel in the seaport of Kherson, an ice campaign is being declared from 00:00 on January 27, 2018. The corresponding order issued by the Harbour Master will ensure the safety of navigation.
At the present time, on the Kherson Sea canal, there is an accumulation of ice up to 5 cm thick by 10 points cohesion, which descends along the Southern Bug River. The port service ships are fully ready for work in the conditions of the ice campaign.
Since the beginning of winter, the ice campaign has been announced for the first time, the other ports operate in the regular mode.
Source - UKRAINIAN SEA...
According to the operational information of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center in February 2018 in the area of the Sea of Azov, the following weather conditions will be observed:
February 1-10. The wind is west and north-west, on some days east, 3-8 mps. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
February 11-20. The wind is southeast, 3-8 mps. Sometimes precipitation. In some days, fog. Air temperature from -2°C to +3°C.
February 21-28. Wind of the western quarter, 5-10 mps. Sometimes precipitation. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
Taking into account the forecast, it is possible to assume with certainty that in the predominance of the...
The Government has supported the Ministry of Infrastructure's proposal to reduce the rates of port dues: tonnage, canal, sanitary, anchorage, berth and administrative by 20% starting from January 1, 2018.
The relevant Government Order was agreed upon during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which took place on January 11, 2018.
Due to the significant shallowing of the approaching canal of Mariupol and Azovstal ports for safe pilotage via canal and to prevent the landing of vessels on the ground at mentioned canals, until completion of the canal dredging the port of Mariupol, Harbour Master set the maximum draft since 07.11.2017 00:00 LT :
at the canal of Mariupol port - 7,50 м,
at the canal of Azovstal port - 2,80 м.
Due to improved ice conditions in the Azov sea, Mariupol port area and approaching canal, Berdyansk port area and due to significant air temperature increasing as per meteo forecast, from 00:00 LT 28.02.2017 ice campaign at Mariupol and Berdyansk ports is officially cancelled.
On 01.02.2016 the Kerch canal and Azov sea are free of ice,
Mariupol port approaching canal is free of ice, partly covered by easy passable broken ice,
passing via Azov sea and approaching canal without ice-breaker's and tugs assistance,
Mariupol port basin is covered of easy broken ice.
Present temperature is +3 C, wind N 1 mps.
As per weather forecast for the next few days temperature may vary from -2 C to +6 C with slight raining.
Ice campaign is not declared in Mariupol port.
From 00:00 lt 05.01.2016 Ice Campaign has been announced at Nikolaev port.
All vessels must advise the following information for Harbor Master:
year of building
main engine power (hp)
qnty and material of propellers
technical condition of the vessel and radio-navigation equipment
Also vessels on departure must have bunkering and stores for minimum 10 days, otherwise port authorities will not release the vessel.
Vessels without ice class must present the Classification Society certificate or permission for one-time navigation in icy sea with ice-breaker...