The closure of Kerch Strait

According to the Order of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation of July 7, 2017 No. 256 "On the establishment of a prohibited area for navigation in the area of the construction of the object "Transport passage through the Kerch Strait 'and rules for such an area', the Kerch Strait is closed for navigation from 00:00 27.08.2017 till 00:00 30.08.2017.

In accordance with the order, the following rules and restrictions for navigation are established:

1. Set 3 - 6, 8 - 10, 14 - 21, 28 - 31 August and 1 - 4 September 2017 from 00:00 till 24.00 local time, the area forbidden for navigation in the area of construction of the object 'Transport passage through the Kerch Strait' in the water area Kerch Strait, bounded by the coastline of the Crimean Peninsula and segments of straight lines connecting points with coordinates:

  • No. 1 - 45 ° 20'21.0 "north latitude and 36 ° 28'19.0" eastern longitude;
  • No. 2 - 45 ° 20'00.0 "north latitude and 36 ° 30'51.0" eastern longitude;
  • No. 3 - 45 ° 18'37.0 "northern latitude and 36 ° 32'33.0" eastern longitude;
  • No. 4 - 45 ° 17'30.0 "northern latitude and 36 ° 31'00.0" eastern longitude;
  • No. 5 - 45 ° 18'20,0 "northern latitude and 36 ° 28'51,0" eastern longitude (hereinafter - the area forbidden for navigation).

2. Establish rules for the area that is prohibited for navigation:

1) in the forbidden area for navigation, the permissive order of traffic and anchorage of vessels operates in accordance with the schedule of traffic and the arrangement of vessels, which is approved by the captain of Kerch Sea Port daily.

2) in the area forbidden for navigation, the captain of Kerch Sea Port on the basis of information from the Federal Road Agency on the beginning, completion, and the place of work related to the construction of the object 'Transport passage through the Kerch Strait' and impeding the movement of ships provided not less than 24 hours before the beginning of these works, prohibits the navigation of all ships and vessels, except for ships and vessels of the Navy, ships and vessels of the federal security agencies, as well as vessels participating in the technology the process of construction of the object 'Transport passage through the Kerch Strait' for a period of 12 to 72 hours, under the following weather conditions:

  • wind speed - no more than 5 m / s;
  • height of the wave - no more than 0.5 m;
  • flow velocity is not more than 0.8 m / s.

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