Ukraine/Port Of Yuzhny

Lat 46 36' N: Long 31 01' E. Situated on the NW coast of Black Sea, on the shore of the Ajalyskiy estuary, 25 km NE of Odessa.

Sea Commercial Port of Yuzhnyy, Grigoryevka 1, Kominternovskiy SubRegion, Odessa Region 272164, Tel: (0482) 551027 Officials: General Manager: Vladimir G. Ivanov.

Dredged channel 2.4 rm long, 118 m wide. Leading light beacons mark the centre line and light buoys mark the edges of the channel. A new laser beacon has been installed to guide vessels through the fairway. Minimum depth 13.5 m. The maximum speed allowed in the entrance channel is 6 knots, and in the port confines 4 knots.

Anchorage can be obtained in the outer roads in depths ranging between 14 m to 22 m.

Compulsory. Masters of the vessels should order a pilot from Ilyichevsk through the Inflot Shipping Agency 48 hours before expected arrival and confirm 6h prior to ETA. Pilot boards 1 mile Nof the light buoy marking the traffic separation point, 11.5 miles ESE of the port of Ilyichevsk. Liquefied gas carriers have priority in all port movements. Gas and chemical carriers have to follow a pilot boat when proceeding to the berths, and also when leaving the port.

Radio Frequency Information:
Yuzhnyy Radio, calling and working VHF Channel 16. Yuzhnyy Radio 5, Port Controller: VHF Channel 74, 156.725 mHz. Yuzhnyy Radio 2, Harbour Master: VHF Channel 11, 156.550 mHz. Yuzhnyy Radio 1, Movements control: VHF Channel 69,156.475 mHz.

Largest Vessel:
70000 dwt, 240.3 m loa.

The port entrance is protected by two moles, east and west, 540 m long and 400 m long respectively. The port comprises three main complexes, one area for coal and ore, one area for gas and chemical products and the third handling other bulk and general cargo. Various specialised berths with depths alongside up to 14 m.Vessels up to 13 m d can be accommodated. Rail connections. A special deepwater pontoon mooring area for vessels up to 100000 dwt has been erected in the inner roadstead, where transhipment to smaller vessels can take place. Cargoes such as grain can be lightened.

Container and Ro/Ro Facilities:
Container berthing area with a depth alongside of 6.5 m. Ro/ro vessels can be accommodated.

Ore and Bulk Cargo Facilities:
Coal and iron ore wharf is equipped with 11 gantry cranes and can accommodate vessels up to or over 100000 dwt. A second wharf has recently been constructed with open storage area of 400000t capty. Two berths, total length of 500 m, handle cargoes of bulk or packed carbamide and are equipped with specialised high-capacity loading/discharge facilities. Five reloaders are available. Two specialised berths to handle phosphorite and sulphur, accommodating vessels up to 50000 dwt. Each berth is equipped with two ship unloaderswith a capacity of 800 t/h and there are three storage sheds each holding 70000 t. The dischargers supply quayside conveyor belts feeding distribution stations, from where the phosphorite is sent either to wagon loading stations or to the storage sheds.

Tanker Terminals:
Facilities for all kind of chemical and liquid bulk cargoes are available. There are large storage tanks.

Liquefied Gas Terminals:
The gas terminal comprises berthing facilities at the end of a pier on a pile foundation capable of accommodating gas carriers up to 55000 dwt and a max permissible draught of 12 m. Cargoes of superphosphoric acid are imported and liquefied ammonia exported.

Long term plans for this rapidly expanding port involve the construction of more specialised berths to handle cargoes of grain and oil, further container facilities and a shiprepair yard.

Compulsory for berthing and unberthing.The number and size of tugs required is determined by the pilot and depends on weather conditions, tonnage and type of the vessel. Gas carriers enter and leave the port preceded by a fire-fighting tug. When leaving the port arrangements for tug escort must be made 24 h prior to sailing.

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