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Novorossiysk Port Most Important Rules

For your guidance we are offering the extracts from the Novorossiysk Port Regulations and Customs, which we assume are most important.

 

    Bora and Southerly winds

    Vessel's Liability

    Stowing, Fastening and Separation of Goods

    Cargo Loss, Shortage of or Damage to Cargo in the Port]

 

 

Bora and Seiche with Southerly Wind

  • Shipmasters should take due notice of the idiosyncrasies of weather and sea conditions in the port of Novorossiysk: strong north-eastern wind Ė Bora Ė and seiche with southerly wind.   

  • when receiving storm forecast vessels alongside berths Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 shall send ashore additional mooring lines or sufficient strength to prevent broking loose. Vessels alongside berths Nos. 5, 6, 10, 11, 18 shall in addition secure anchor chain over bollard. Vessels alongside berth No. 39, Ro-Ros alongside berth No. 14 and berths Nos. 3,4 of Geoport shall immediately leave for the roadstead;

  • vessels alongside berths Nos. 4, 9, 14, 17, berths Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 of Stroykomplekt, berths Nos. 3, 4 of Geoport when receiving warning of southerly gales shall immediately leave berth for the roadstead.  

  • When in receipt of a gale warning Port Control Officer will immediately warn all vessels lying alongside on VHF Channel 9, moreover, through ship agent he will notify in writing the vessels alongside cross berths Nos. 4, 9, 14, 17, berths Nos. 1, 6 of the oil Harbour, berths Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 of Stroykomplekt, berths Nos. 3, 4 of Geoport.

  • Vessels are prohibited to berth at Nos. 4,9,14,17 berths with southerly wind exceeding 14 m/s or when weather forecast is unfavourable.

  • Any cargo handling is prohibited with wind speed exceeding 15 m/s.

  • Special requirements to making fast in Sheskharis Oil Harbour.

Extreme sea and weather factors imposing restrictions on vesselsí approach to berths are shown in the table: 

Sea and weather factors

Berth number

 

1

2

3

5

6

7

Southerly wind; m/s

9

17

17

9

9

14

Sea from the South; height in metres

1.3

2.0

2.0

1.3

1.3

1.3

Northerly wind; m/s

14

17

17

17

14

17

Sea from the North, height in metres

1.3

-

-

-

1.3

1.3

 

 

Vesselís Liability  

  • Vessel is to deliver or take delivery of goods day and night, Sundays and holidays included, to give free use of steam, power, light, compressed air, winches, cranes and other tackle necessary for loading or discharging of the goods.

  • Before commencement of cargo work vessel is to inform the enterprise of any particulars of vesselís construction, which may affect cargo work. 

  • Goods to be delivered/taken delivery of alongside by enterpriseís and vesselís tallymen, each party to draw up appropriate Tally Sheet, each unit and the total quantity of loaded/discharged goods per shift to be jointly signed by tallymen. Any corrections in Tally Sheets may be introduced and signed but jointly by vesselís and enterpriseís tallymen. Tally Sheets with any corrections superimposed and not mutually agreed upon, to be invalid.  

If a vessel fails to provide her own tallymen enterpriseís tally to be binding, Shipmaster whether or not informed of the quantity of goods loaded or discharged, is to sign shipping documents drawn up as per enterpriseís tally without remarks. Vessel to deliver goods consignment by consignment. Vessel to bear any additional expenses incurred when discharging mixed consignments. 

  • Vessel to close and open hatches if work suspended, on account of adverse weather, too. Should enterpriseís cranes be used to this effect, expenses payable by vessel.

  • Idle time of labour incurred through the fault of vesselís (tackle inoperable, steam or power unavailable, cargo work suspended or effected at a reduced rate due to mixed consignments or at vesselís administrationís request or through the fault of same) to be payable by the vessel at the corresponding current rates of the enterprise to date and excluded from laytime.

  • Shifting berths for the first time, if effected for purposes of cargo work and servicing, to be always for vesselís account. Any successive shifting berths to be for the account of the party requesting same.

Shipmaster to be advised of the intended berthing or shifting berth: if vessel is to berth or shift during working hours Ė not later than 2 hours before the specified time, if from 17.00 hours of the current day to 08.00 hours of the next day Ė before 15.00 hours of the current day.

  • Vessel is to leave berth if required to. A seaworthy vessel failing to fulfill this requirement to be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the parties concerned.  

  • While working cargo a vessel is prohibited to carry out any repairs or chipping or painting on weather decks and overboard.

 

Stowing, fastening and separation of goods  

  • Goods to be stowed aboard as per cargo plan approved by Shipmaster and agreed upon by the enterprise and owner of the goodís agent. A copy of cargo plan shall be submitted to Port Authority. 

If a vessel intends to load heavy or bulk units over 5 tons or 8 metres, respectively, or other goods requiring special fastening, vesselís administration is to submit, besides cargo plan, a location and fastening plan for the aforementioned units specifying safe loads on cargo decks and guy rings to be used.

Vesselís administration to be responsible for distribution, stowing, trimming, fastening, separation and security of goods in the cargo compartments of the vessel. Vesselís administration to be entitled to suspend loading/discharging until any violation have been made good.

 

  • Owner of the vessel to be responsible for proper separation of consignment and material used therefore.  

Owner of the vessel to bear all expenses resulting from incorrect loading.

 

Any deck cargo to be shipped subject to cargo ownerís consent in writing.

 

Uprights for deck cargo to be erected and deck cargo fastened by and for account of the vessel, the work being effected by vesselís crew or by enterprise at Shipmasterís request, the responsibility to lie with the vessel.  

 

  • Separation and fastening/unfastening of goods aboard to be referred for vesselís account. Charterer or cargo owner to provide at their expense separation materials and fastening. Turnbuckles, clam/s, wire and other special means to secure goods to be provided by vessel.  

  • Any additional expenses pertaining to discharging goods from lockers, deep-tanks and alike compartments unfit for normal work of people and operation of machinery, to discharging substandard or defectively packed goods, to be referred for cargo ownersí account.

 

Liability for loss or shortage of or damage to goods in the port

Unless international agreements, to which the Russian Federation is a party, stipulate otherwise, the Russian Federation jurisdiction to apply for any loss or shortage of or damage to goods in the port.  

 

 

 

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