Forum DV and Ecoservis-DV start supplying fresh water at port Vanino (photo)
Forum DV, LLC in partnership with Ecoservis-DV, LLC have started providing services on bunkering of vessels with fresh water at port Vanino (Khabarovsk Territory), Nikolai Zvorygin, Director General of Forum DV, told IAA PortNews.
According to him, specialized vessel is deployed for that purpose. Having completed drydocking and renovation, self-propelled barge Lotos transited from port Vladivostok to port Vanino. The first water supply operation at port Vanino was performed on September 27, 2016, from the Lotos to bulk cargo carrier Qi Xiang 5.
The Lotos can also carry up to 150 t of cargo on her deck and marine oil in two tanks.
According to Nikolai Zvorygin seaports Vanino and Sovetskaya Gavan have not been providing the service on supplying vessels with fresh water for three years.
“The Vodolei vessel was decommissioned – explained Zvorygin. – In special cases the problem used to be solved through berth-to-ship supplies from 5-7 t trucks. However, many berths cann not be approached at all. The problem was partially solved with water pump at berth No 3 of port Vanino. However, to moor a vessel to this berth tugboats were to be deployed which affected the final cost of water. Off-harbor supply of water was not available at all, providing difficulties for ship owners.
The project implemented by private companies, Forum DV and Ecoservis-DV, is to improve the quality of port services provided in the region.