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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 508 Riga, July 12, 2005 (pr. No 40 25. §) rules on the use of the waters and shipping mode they are Issued in accordance with the maritime administration and the Maritime Security Act 7 the second subparagraph of article i. General questions 1. determines the procedure for the use of the waters of Latvia and the shipping mode.
2. the rules apply to all Latvian and foreign vessels.
3. the meaning of the Terms: 3.1 dangerous goods are: 3.1.1. substances, materials or goods, which, according to the international maritime dangerous goods code (IMDG) are classified from 1 to 9. hazard class;
3.1.2. solid substances classified in bulk code of safe practice (BC) Bpielikum as substances which can cause hazard chemicals when transported as bulk;
3.1.3. liquid listed Between folksy code construction and equipment of ships carrying dangerous chemicals as liquid (IBC), 17 or 18. Chapter;
UR3.1.4.sa liquified gas liquid, listed the international code for the construction and equipment of ships carrying liquefied gas as a liquid (IGC), in chapter 19;
3.2. polluting goods is: 3.2.1. oil products established in the 1973 International Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships and its Protocol of 1978 (MARPOL Convention), annex I;
3.2.2. liquid substances set out in annex II of the MARPOL Convention;
3.3. NAVTEX is maritime safety information transmission and automatic reception system operating in the frequency band 518kHz using narrowband direct-printing telegraphy.
4. the tanker, sailed the waters of Latvia need the 1992 International Convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage, specified in the certificate or VIIpant the 1969 International Convention on civil liability for oil pollution damage, the certificate specified in VIIpant.
5. the scientific research work in the bowels of the Earth, deep waters of Latvia in prospecting, exploration, exploitation and protection thereof shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia, the continental shelf and economic zone.
II. Shipping limitations and information mode 6. For security reasons (including military training) shipping in certain areas of the waters of Latvia may temporarily restrict or prohibit. State joint stock company "Latvian maritime administration" (hereinafter referred to as the marine Administration) assess the relevant information, compile it, and the performance of the functions of the National Coordinator: 6.1. publicity on the radio, NAVTEX system;
6.2. the notified national armed forces naval maritime search and Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) in Riga (hereinafter referred to as the coordination centre). Coordination Centre shall include the information referred to in point 15 of these rules within the maritime safety and navigation information broadcast in a range of ultraīsviļņ;
6.3. published in the current edition of navigation "notices to Mariners", if the relevant information about the security threats are received a month earlier.
7. ships which are equipped with automatic identification system (AIS) equipment, sailed the waters of Latvia ensures the continuous operation of the equipment and used them to manoeuvre the vessel, as well as to receive the information from the THIRD coast network.
8. in accordance with the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea (SOLAS) V/the requirements of regulation 9. Maritime Administration shall publish each year a navigation Edition "Mariners" first number "Sailing mode" information about the shipping mode waters of Latvia, including: UR8.1.par shipping mode general conditions;
UR8.2.par vessel traffic management services;
UR8.3.par marine casualties;
UR8.4.par maritime safety;
UR8.5.par shipping lanes;
UR8.7.par been mined areas, which allowed for sailing, shipwrecks of the explosive areas and other dangerous areas;
UR8.8.par districts which temporarily banned sailing;
UR8.9.par laws and regulations that govern the mode of shipping.
9. If this provision of the information specified in point 8 of the changes which may affect the safety of navigation, maritime administration publishes its navigation "notices to Mariners" in the next room.
III. Reporting on marine accidents 10. ships in Latvian waters with their existing communication means to immediately report to the Coordination Centre for marine casualties and, if the accident occurred within the limits of the port or the port, the port also raids the captain. If a marine casualty caused pollution, the coordination centre shall inform the marine and inland waters administration.
11. marine casualty report shall include the following information: 11.1. vessel name and call sign;
11.2. the geographical position of the vessel;
11.3. you exit the port and destination port;
11.4. address where you can get information on the dangerous and polluting goods on board;
11.5. the number of persons on Board (crew and passengers);
11.6. cargo name, hazard class, and quantity;
7.3. characteristics of the accident.
12. for vessels fitted with a voyage data recording hardware to ensure its continuous operation and, if the sea accident, save the hardware entries during the accident and submit it to the maritime administration.
IV. Radio and marine safety information 13. notification of national armed forces naval units which carry out the functions of the Coast Guard (Coast Guard), provides global marine accidents and safety system (GMDSS) shore communications network, said the security system certain frequencies.
14. vessels staying in radio contact global marine accidents and the security system certain frequencies and General radio frequencies, including ultraīsviļņ 16 channel.
15. Maritime Administration coordination centre shall prepare and communicate the global marine vessels and security system radio network ultraīsviļņ the frequency of the current marine safety and navigation information. With marine safety and navigation information coordination centre reported the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency prepare weather reports and warnings of the storm, but the ice navigation period? also operational information on ice conditions. Coordination Centre fulfils the maritime assistance services (MAS) functions according to the International Maritime Organization on 5 December 2003 the resolution 950 (23) "support services".
V. sailing vessel traffic management and information system within 16. Vessel traffic management and information system limits ship followed: 16.1. the specific shipping and reporting arrangements;
16.2. vessel traffic management and information systems operator instructions;
16.3. the requirements set out in the 1972 Convention on the international regulations for prevention of collisions (COLREG-72).
17. Vessel traffic management and information system operators: 17.1. maintain operational communications with vessels — traffic members — and with ships carrying cargo, passengers or the supply operation in accordance with the provisions of Chapter VI;
17.2. inform the vessels for ship traffic, changes in air conditions, navigation equipment, as well as provide other depths of operational information.
Vi. the ship cargo, passenger and logistics operations 18. cargo, passenger and logistics operations of ships at sea only allowed anchor laid down these rules referred to in paragraph 8 the navigation "notices to Mariners" in the first number of "Sailing mode", or the port captain in specific places. These restrictions do not apply to fish and fish product handling in the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Riga from the fishing vessels to processing vessels.
19. to make passenger and supply operations (including fuel supply operations) the anchorage port, you need the permission of the captain of the port. The ship reported port vessel traffic management service for the start of operation sign, adjournment or end.
20. If a sea freight transhipment is scheduled for operation from ship to ship, ship owner involved in the operation, operator, charterer or agent not later than seven days before the scheduled operation shall be submitted to the nearest Harbor master set of sample submission (annex 1), which agreed with the coast guard, marine and inland waters administration, the customs authority and the maritime administration.
21. by paragraph 20 of these regulations in a specific application, and before the opening of the freight transhipment operations of vessel owners, operators, charterers or their agents pay a fee according to the navigation of the existing tariffs set in accordance with the laws and regulations of the port.
22. If the sea is dangerous and polluting scheduled cargo operations from ship to ship, ship berthing at the other ship, as well as attauvošano recommends to carry out pilotage. If these operations involving tugs, pilot it in line with the two captains.
23. before the sea launched the dangerous and polluting goods transhipment operations from ship to ship, the maritime administration shall have the right to perform extraordinary inspection of vessels involved, according to port State control.
24. in carrying out the dangerous and polluting goods transhipment operations, vessels shall comply with the International Chamber of shipping (ICS) and the oil companies international marine forum (OCIMF) jointly developed the Guide "Guide on cargo handling operations from ship to ship" last edition, as well as the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) "manual on oil pollution" the provisions of chapter I. Both the cargo handling operation ships involved complete control sheet (annex 2).
25. Maritime Administration, Coast Guard and marine and inland waters Administration has the right to appoint representatives to the dangerous and polluting goods transhipment operations on board and which according to the competency has the right to require you to stop transshipment operations, if they become dangerous due to weather conditions or failure to comply with the provisions referred to in paragraph 24 of the security rules.
26. This provision of the services referred to in paragraph 25 of the representatives on the Board of the dangerous and polluting goods transhipment operations does not relieve the master of a ship, ship owners or operators from responsibility for the safety of the vessels involved and the pollution of the marine environment.
VII. provision of refuge to ships in critical situations when required 27 forced stopping or anchoring the Latvian waters, it shall inform without delay the Coordination Center.
28. When death threats, possible large dangerous or polluting cargo leaks or other critical situation arises (such as dangerous over the vessel heeling loss and drift towards the shore), the Coordination Center will assess risk, coordinating the rescue operation and, if necessary, give the ship a particular place of refuge (annex 3), in the light of this provision of the information specified in paragraph 29.
29. According to the International Maritime Organization on 5 December 2003 the resolution 949 (23) "guidelines on places of refuge for ships in need of assistance" and the International Maritime Organization on 5 December 2003 the resolution 950 (23) "support services" to the requirements of the Ministry of defence, the Ministry of transport, Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of welfare concluded interdepartmental agreement on the place of refuge. The Department of Defense published the newspaper "journal": places of refuge 29.1. basic technical characteristics and contact information;
UR29.2.gl ābšan jobs tug to be used, the oil collector and other palīgflot vessels, as well as other technical means and equipment list, basic technical characteristics and contact information;
29.3.to ship repair company that the critical situation in the ship can provide services, basic technical characteristics and contact information;
29.4. the State fire and rescue service on the technical features of the basic technical characteristics and contact information;
29.5. Disaster Medical Center and medical institutions contact information, which may be required in connection with the critical situation.
30. A vessel that, given the critical situation of the retreat of the waters of Latvia, paid all the expenses, including port charges and services, as well as the port, the environment and third party effects.
31. The safety of the ship, which the critical situation given the place of sanctuary waters of Latvia, answered the master, the owner or operator.
VIII. Shipwrecks and other underwater things research and removal 32. Shipwrecks and other submerged in the waters of Latvia in the research and in the case of a maritime administration authorization. That authorization after coordination with the national cultural monument protection Inspectorate shall be issued only for scientific and archaeological applications, as well as to destroy the wreckage if it interferes with navigation.
33. Wrecks lists maritime administration.
34. the maritime administration shall cooperate with the national cultural monuments behind the sardzīb inspection, providing it with information on the waters of Latvia to sunken ships and other sunken property, which could be included in the national list of protected cultural monuments.
Informative reference to European Union Directive provisions included in the law arising from the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 Directive 2002/59/EC establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system and repealing Council Directive 93/75/EEC.
Prime Minister a. Halloween traffic Minister a. shlesers Editorial Note: rules shall enter into force on 16 July 2005.
Annex 1: Cabinet-July 12, 2005 regulations no 508 traffic Minister a. shlesers annex 2 Cabinet July 12, 2005 regulations no 508 traffic Minister a. shlesers annex 3 Cabinet July 12, 2005 regulations no 508 places of refuge waters of Latvia no PO box
Name and place of refuge, the institution responsible for the geographical coordinates of the place of refuge, the main limitation of maximum draught, vessel length unfavourable wind direction away from the densely populated space 1.
Liepaja port of Liepaja port authority 56? 32 ´ N 20? 59 E 43. ´ Pier 9.5 0.3-1.0 m W-200 km 2.
Baltimore anchorage L3 Liepāja port authority 56? 32 ´ N 20? 46 18 m S-W E ´ – 15.0 km N 3.
The port of Riga, the Riga Freeport Board 57? 03 ´ N 24? 04 E ZO12 12 – ´ Pier 200 m NW (goal) 0.5 km 4.
The port of Riga, the Riga Freeport Anchorage Office of 57? 07 ´ N 23? 52 E 25 m partridges ´ Strait m NW-11.0 km NOT 5.
Ventspils port Ventspils free port authority 57? 24 ´ N 21? 32 E 37. ´ Pier 12.5 – 200 m NW 6 N-0.3 km.
Ventspils port Ventspils free port of anchorage V2 Board 57? 31. ´ N 21? 22 E 20 m S-W ´ – 16.0 km N 7.
Anchorage behind kolka NB JS Coast Guard (not granted if there is an oil spill) 57? 42. ´ N 22? 45 E 30 m partridges ´ in the m NOR-E-SE 40.0 km note.
Specific retreat of MRCC determines, on the basis of the information received, a comprehensive analysis of the situation and risk assessment.
Traffic Minister a. shlesers
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