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Mykolaiv  >  News  >  Maritime Sector
Almost 3 thousand vessels navigate through the Bystroye Channel
Aug 27 2009, 13:33

MYKOLAIV, AUGUST, 27th, 2009, CONTEXT-PRICHERNOMORIE – As of August 26 almost 3 thousand vessels navigated through the Bystroye Channel, Context-Prichernomorie correspondent reports.

The agency was informed about it today 27 August at GE Delta-Pilot.

Since the beginning of 2008 6 vessels having draught 5 metres and more navigated through the Bystroye Channel. There have already been three such navigations in 2009. 29 July the Dry Cargo Vessel Amaran (flag of Panama), her draught being exactly 5 m. 20 August it was Dutch Dry Cargo Fensfjord, draught – 5,1 m. M/V RMS BEECK proceeded from Romanian Galati to Greece, her draught being 5 m as well.

The guaranteed navigation draught of the Bystroye Channel reaches 5,5 m. In the end of 2008 the sea approach canal was commissioned navigation draught being 5,85 m. Unfortunately navigation of the vessels with such a draught has been limited by 5 rifts on the river part of the deep water navigation channel.

To ensure safety of navigation on Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta from Izmail to the Bystroye Sleeve through the Kiliya Sleeve 31 May 2007 State Hydrography issued a relevant notification for the seafarers.


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