The navigation in the Leningrad province
Nowadays, no seaman will leave a port not having inquired about a weather forecast
beforehand. The State Meteorological Service broadcasts weather forecast for
seamen via coastal radio stations. ReguLar weather forecasts are broadcast by
Local shipping companies every 15 minutes (in Russian and English). Weather
forecast are broadcast by radio stations and TV channels, they are also available
in marinas. Weather forecast is also available on the website of the State Meteorological
Rules of Behavior in Ports and on Beaches
Due to safety considerations it is prohibited to navigate at the entries into
ports and harbors, narrow stretches of seaways, at a distance of less than 50
m from the shore or protected areas for swimmers and not less than 200 m from
natural beaches. Hydrogliders, jet-propelled water craft, air-cushion craft
may navigate only in permitted areas. We recommend not to enter and leave a
port with a speed creating waves whrch can potentially damage other vessels
in the port or harbor.
Care about the environment is a distinguishing feature of every true seaman.
Every sailor respecting his vessel and keeping her i order also takes care about
the condition of bays and beaches a cleanliness of the sea water. Thus, he could
have raised a b flag. Caring of the vessel starts on shore. Even prior to going
sailing it is worth checking if the engine is in good operating dition, whether
there are any leaks of lubricants and oiL or forbid) of gasoline which endangers
the environment even If old batteries or flare guns have to be replaced due
to the' time expiration, never throw them over the board. We insis recommend
you to use environment friendly paints and lubr which might not be wear resistant
and have a long Lifeti don't contain neither zinc, not chromium and don't leave
able traces in the sea. It is good to have a clean and s boat, but, at the same
time, one should remember that the of the nature can be preserved only using
detergents w' dissolvable (decomposable) in the biological environment fill
gasoline before you go sailing, make sure that part of did not overspill in
the sea from the pump. Fuel reserves s better kept not in ordinary plastic containers
but in designed tanks.
During your sea voyage don't through over the board anything except food leftovers.
Special containers are designed for storing wastes. Any objects which don't
decompose in the biological environment can be kept there, i.e. leftovers of
mineral oil, plastic, metallic, glass and other packing. Vessel lavatory should
not be used during your stay in a port, harbor or near the beach. Only if you
observe these simple rules, our water space will remain clean.
Peculiarities of navigation in the Gulf of Vyborg: The points of registration
for small boats and yachts that get out of the Gulf of Vyborg: Berth No 1 of
Vyborg Port, Lock No 5, Department Primorsk. Those who arrive at Vyborg Town
to the Berth No 1 must inform about the arrivaL over the phones +781378 93-174
Russian and foreign vessels must not visit the islands in the ter-ritorial
seawaters of the Russian Federation and the islands that enter into territories
of municipalities Located to the west from conventional line along the Vyborg
Marine Canal, Vyborg Fairway, the fairway in the Transund Strait, except for
the islands: Mayachny, Vikhrevoy, Strizh, the main fairway in the Berkesund
Strait, except for the Island of Syarkkyaluoto and along direct conventional
line through the Gulf of Finland from the Island of Syarkkyaluoto to the mouth
of the Vybja River unless they have a written permit of the border guard authorities.