Настоящим опубликован перевод на английский язык главы XII "Сведения об организации плавания судов во льдах в морском порту" Обязательных постановлений в морском порту "Большой порт Санкт-Петербург", утвержденных приказом Минтранса России от 12 декабря 2011 года № 311.

*Указанное постановление вступает в силу через десять дней после публикации в официальном издании.


 XII. Information on ice navigation in the sea port

 95. The ice navigation in the port is announced when the ice formation commences in Nevskaya Bay and abolished when the ice drifting from Neva river is over.
       The start and completion of ice-breaking service to ships in the sea port is announced by the Harbour Master.

96.  When an ice cover is formed within the Kronstadt Fairway and Saint Petersburg Sea Channel for all ships the one-way traffic is established on the channel.

97.  The Ice Operations Headquarters (IOH) is set up by the order of the Harbour Master in order to co-ordinate the ice-breaking service to the ships in the Eastern Part of the Gulf of Finland.

98. Information of ship's  Expected Time of Arrival (ETA) to the ice convoy formation meeting point (CMP) is to be sent 72 hours prior and then confirmed 24 hours prior arrival at CMP in accordance with section 18 of the present Guide.
     The time and order of ships proceeding through the ice as well as the number of convoyed ships are determined by the Harbour Master by 10:00 LT on daily basis. These data are published at web portal www.pasp.ru. When the ice situation is deteriorated and there are the changes in time and ice convoys order then these data are published in web by 20:00 LT on daily basis.

99. Depending on the forecast of ice situation development in the sea port and adjacent waters, the Harbour Master is to publish the Ice Restriction Announcement applicable for the vessel ice class notation according to Appendix No 5 to these Guide and establishes the CMP location. A notice for the ice navigation restrictions and the CMP location is published in the web portal www.pasp.ru not later than 14 days before the expected date the ice navigation restrictions  and CMP announcement enter into force.
      The Ice Restrictions referred to in Appendix No 5 of the to present Guide are not to be applied to ship's with gross tonnage more than 30000 and not older than 15 years of age, with have an Ice Safety Certificate,  issued by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

100. The ships bound to the sea port are to proceed to CMP by their own power consulting with regional Vessel Traffic Service (VTS). The ships which are not capable to proceed to CMP by their own power are provided with ice-breaking service by the request of the ship owners( the ship's Captain). All ships proceeding in ice conditions to and out of the sea port when in ice convoy with ice-breaker shall ensure manual mode of  the main engine control whenever necessary.

101. The ships are guided through the ice by port and liner ice-breakers in ice convoys. The vessel which is not capable to proceed in ice convoy may ask an individual ice-breaking assistance, which is arranged upon availability of the ice-breakers not engaged in ice-breaking service.

102.  The formation of ice convoys is set up by the Harbour Master in accordance with section 98 of present Guide based upon the following criterion:

The time of vessel's arrival at CMP

  • The submission time of the request for the ship to enter or leave the sea port
  • The priority order established by The General Rules
  • The ice restrictions

Upon arrival at CMP the ship is to contact by VHF with ice-breaker and act according to direction of ice-breaker's Captain. Whenever necessary the VTS  is to assist the ships to communicate with the ice breaker.

103. The ships which  arrived by their own power or in the ice convoy to Saint Petersburg entrance buoy from the West are to wait for the ice convoy formation to enter the port in the area south off the axis Fairway No 1 according to VTS directions.

104. The vessels leaving the port are to wait for the formation of ice convoy to proceed to the West in the area North off the axis of Fairway No 1 according to VTS directions.

105. With reference to the actual ice conditions in the port waters and the vessels technical characteristics the ships may proceed by their own power according to VTS directions.
        The vessels proceeding by their own power shall inform the VTS of passing the control way point of the recommended route and to report of the ice condition upon their way.

106. The vessels which are included into the ice convoy are to change the VHF channel directed by the ice-breaker engaged in ice-breaking service.

107. The ice-breaking operation around the vessel got stuck in the ice is allowed to be made by the ice-breaker only.

108. The vessel is to be stuffed with sufficient stock of fresh water, provision and fuel for the period of not less than 14 days from the time of arrival at CMP. Should any vessel be waiting for the ice breaking service more than 14 days from the date of arrival at CMP, the Harbor Master is to exercise prompt actions to procure such vessel to enter the port.


Exhibit N 5

To the Guide

(section. 15, 99)




*the class notations are given according to Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS)



Ice situation

Ships allowed to navigate  in ice under icebreakers guidance or by their own power

 Ships allowed to navigate  in ice under icebreakers guidance only

Ships not allowed to navigate in  ice

Ice thickness

10-15 cm

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice1  and higher

Ships without ice-class

Tugs and tows

 Ice thickness 15-30 cm

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice2  and higher

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)


Ships without ice-class, Tugs and tows

Ice thickness

30-50 cm

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice3  and higher

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice1 and Ice2

Ships without ice-class, Tugs and tows

Ice thickness

more than 50 cm

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Arc4 and higher

Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice2 and Ice3

Ships without ice-class, Ship Ice Class notation (RMRS)

Ice1, tugs and tow