Bulgaria Port Of Constantza

Port limits:
As the commercial limits, the port of Constantza is confined by the North and South breakwaters. Traffic Separation Zone (TSS):
The traffic separation scheme for arriving into and departing from the port is as follows:  1. The separation zone has the following limits:
44°04.75'N 028°43.77'E
44°04.44'N 028°43.22'E
43°59.40'N 028°48.60'E
43°59.70'N 028°49.17'E 2. The entrance channel into the port has the general direction NW, True course is 322°
44°00.19'N 028°50.04'E
44°05.24'N 028°44.65'E. 3. The departure channel from the port has the general direction SE, True course is 142°
44°03.96'N 028°42.35'E
43°58.90'N 028°47.74'E.The observance of 1972 COLREG is compulsory. The length of the navigational channel is 6.4 Nm, depth is 21 m. The breadth of the navigational channel is 0.8 Nm.
The width of the separation zone is 0.5 Nm. Pilotage: Compulsory for all vessels, except navy vessels, vessels used in public service, vessel for maintenance or for the control and surveillance of navigation, intervention vessels, training, hospital and pleasure vessels. Pilotage is compulsory for berthing, unberthing, shifting and is available 24 hours / day.
The vessel's Master has to contact Constantza VTS / VHF Ch 67 at the entrance into the jurisdiction zone (12 Nm radius from position: 44°10.20'N 028°39.60'E).
Pilot can be contacted in VHF Ch 14. The language used  is English. The compulsory zone for embarking/disembarking of pilot is: 
In fair weather (the wind force up to 4): within the circle with a radius of 0.5 Nm from position: 44°05.06'N 028°43.06'E.
In bad weather (over force 4) near the position 44°06.24'N 028°42.30'E. Density : 1014
Weather: Prevailing winds: beginning with October and all winter, there are strong northerly winds (up to 9 to 10 Beaufort).
In the summer time, variable winds, sometimes rainfalls. Maritime signalling sistem:
The Romanian maritime ports are provided with a modern maritime signalling system: light buoys and radar reflectors. Navigation reference points:      Location                                                        Characteristics                       Range(nm)                               Structure/Height (m)                                                                                                                           Constantza Main Light
44°09'.5N
028°37'.9E                                                           FI (2) W 29                                   8s24                       White pyramidal concrete tower with blue cupola 
(58)Light NE Breakwater
44°08'6N
028°40'5E                                                                FI W 4                                        5s10                                      Grey granite tower (18)
Charts: BA 2284. Admiralty Pilot NP19 The traffic plans: 
The master of the vessel is obliged to be in permanent contact with Constantza VTS (VHF Ch 67), starting from the vessel's entrance into the jurisdiction zone,
at anchor also. Entering/leaving in/from the port and also the manoeuvres inside the anchorage zone will be made with the approval of the Constantza VTS only . Radar: 
Radar surveillance is permanently performed by Constantza VTS on 12 Nm radius area.  Restrictions: 
Entrance to the port during night-time is forbidden for tankers with a draft over 11 m.
Tug assistance is compulsory for any vessel over 1,000 NRT.  Search and rescue (SAR): 
In the Romanian ports zone on the Black Sea the SAR operations are provided by ARSVOM (Romanian Association for the rescue
of human life at sea - Constantza), with two tugs: ''Hercules'' (6.600 hp) and ''Viteazul'' (2.400 hp), and also, 11 SAR launches.  Contact details:
AGENTIA ROMANA DE SALVARE A VIETII OMENESTI PE MARE CONSTANTA
Tel:+40.241.672728, +40.341.488226, +40.341.488227
Fax:+40.241.616111
Mail: arsvom@intersat-telecom.ro  Anchorage:

The roadstead of Constantza is limited by the following co-ordinates:(A) 44°10.50'N 028°44.00'E
(B) 44°10.50'N 028°49.50'E
(C) 44°06.50'N 028°49.50'E
(D) 44°06.50'N 028°44.00'E. The meridians of 028°46.7'E and 028°48.2'E divide the anchorage into 3 zones, numbered from West to East:

Zone 1: Anchorage for vessels up to 40,000 GRT (except tankers)
Zone 2: Anchorage for vessels over 40,000 GRT (except tankers)
Zone 3: Anchorage for tankers, LPG carriers and vessels carying dangerous cargoes The roadstead allows safe anchorage, with depths of 25-30m for 40 to 50 large ships, with the possibility to make a full swing in case of change of wind or current direction. In bad weather, small vessels may enter the port waters with the approval of the Constantza VTS only. Tide: Tidal variations are insignificant. In case of strong and persistent winds, high tide may be 0.5 m above the reference. The drifts direction is form North to South at a speed of more or less 1 knot.
General information for all vessels:

  1. ETA / ETD;
  2. Vessel's name / former names/ call sign / flag;
  3. IMO number / MMSI number;
  4. Type of vessel / year of built;
  5. GRT, NRT, DWT, LOA, breadth;
  6. Maximum draft, arrival draft, intended departure draft;
  7. Owner's / Operator's / Charterer's name and address;
  8. Agent's name and address;
  9. Master's full name;
  10. Number of crew (including master) / number of passengers;
  11. Purpose of call;
  12. Last port of call / next port of destination;
  13. Cargo on board, cargo to be discharged / loaded, quantities / hatch distribution. (if dangerous cargo, UN number / class in accordance with IMDG or IBC, BCH, IGC, INF Code must be specified);
  14. Quantity of ballast to be discharged and provenance;
  15. Capacity of sludge / bilge tanks, Quantity of sludge / bilge;
  16. Ship's statutory certificates expired on arrival;
  17. Validity of ISM certificates (DOC, SMC);
  18. Date and place of last PSC report;
  19. Any deficiency of hull machinery or equipment wich may affect safe manoeuvrability of the vessel, affect the safety of the other vessels, constitute an hazard to the marine environment, to person or property;


Suplementary information for tankers only

  1. Wheter gas free or in an inert condition;
  2. Validity of Civil liability Certificate (for tankers of more than 2,000 dwt.);
  3. Quantity of segregated / clean / dirty ballast on board;
  4. Quantity of ballast to be delivered ashore;
  5. Capacity / quantity of slop tansks;
  6. COW time, if to be performe


Required documents 

On vessel's arrival/departure, the port authorities require the following IMO standard FAL documents:

  • 5 (copies) General Declaration,
  • 5 (copies) Cargo Declaration
  • 3 (copies) Ship's Stores List
  • 2 (copies) Crew Effects Declaration
  • 5 (copies) Crew List
  • 5 (copies) Passenger List
  • 2 (copies) Cargo Plan
  • 5 (copies) Maritime Declaration of Health
  • 1 (copy) Derat Certificate, Derat Exemption Certificate
  • 2 (copies) Phytosanitary Declaration
  • 2 (copies) Sanitary-Veterinary Declaration ( in case of vessel carry perishable and agricultural cargo, live animals etc.)

The FAL documents will be dated and signed by Master, authorized Agent or Officer. In addition to the above, the following documents have to be available on board:

    1. For all ships:
      • Certificate of Registry
      • International Tonnage Certificate
      • International Load Line Certificate
      • International Load Line Exemption Certificate
      • Stability Information for Passenger Ships and Cargo Ships
      • Minimum Safe Manning Certificate
      • Certificate for Masters, Officers and Ratings
      • International Oil Pollution Prevention Certificate:
        • Record of Construction and Equipment for Ships other than Tankers
        • Record of Construction and Equipment for Oil Tankers
      • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan
      • Document of Compliance (copy)
      • Safety Management Certificate
    1. In addition to the requirements in the section 1, the passenger ships must have on board:
      • Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
      • Record of Equipment for the Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
      • Exemption Certificate
      • Special Trade Passenger Ship Safety Certificate
      • Special Trade Passenger Ship Space Certificate
    1. In addtition to the certificates mentioned in the section 1, the cargo ships must have on board:
      • Cargo Ship Safety Construction Certificate
      • Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate
        • Record of Equipment for the Cargo Ship Safety Equipment Certificate
      • Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate
        • Record of Equipment for the Cargo Ship Safety Radio Certificate
      • Exemption Certificate
      • Document of Compliance with the Special Requirements for Ships Carrying Dangerous Goods
      • Dangerous Goods Manifest or Stowage Plan
      • Document of Authorization to Load Grain
      • Certificate of Insurance or Other Financial Security in Respect of Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage

 

    1. In addition to the requirements mentioned in sections 1 and 3, all ships carrying noxious liquid substances mus have on board:
      • International Pollution Prevention Certificate for the Carriage of Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk (NLS Certificate)
      • Cargo Record Book
    2. In addition to the requirements mentioned in the sections 1 and 3 all tankers for chemical products carriage must have on board:
      • Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (or International Certificate of Fitness for Carriage)
      • Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in Bulk(or International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk)
    1. In addition to the requirements mentioned in the sections 1 and 3, all the tankers for liquefied gases carriage must have on board:
      • Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in Bulk (or International Certificate of Fitness for the Carriage of Liquefied Gases in Bulk)
    1. In addition to requirements mentioned in the sections 1 and 3, all the high speed craft must have on board:
    • High Speed Craft Safety Certificate
    • Permit to Operate High Speed Craft


Other Certificates
  Special Vessels

  • Special Purpose Ship Safety Certificate
  • Additional Certificate for Offshore Supply Vessels Carrying Limited Quantities of NLS in Bulk

Diving Systems

  • Diving System Safety Certificate

Dinamically Supported Craft

  • Dinamically Supported Craft Permit to Operate

Mobile Offshore Drilling Units

  • Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Safety Certificate

Noise Survey

  • Noise Survey Report

Note: All the certificates required on board must be original. Working Hours

  • Monday - Friday: 1st shift - 07.00-19.00, the 2nd one 19.00-07.00.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays : It is possible to work on these days and the ship's operation tariffs are negotiable. However the working schedule, the shifts, over-time and rest-time can be different, depending on the port operator, and suggestion is made to contact the local sources for any programming activities.

Public Holidays

  • 1st and 2nd January
  • Easter holidays (two days)
  • 1st of May
  • St. Mary Day (15th of August)
  • National Day (1st of December)
  • Christmas holidays (25th and 26th of December)
  • Saturday and Sunday

 

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