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Clarification of Skills and Know-How Needed to Develop IWW

The Infuture project «Future potential of inland waterways» financed by EU, Russian Federation and Republic of Finland is coming to it´s end and we have still some very professional and interesting studies to share with you.

Here a final report on WP1.5 of INFUTURE project fulfilled by Vladimir Karetnikov's team from the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping about additional training program for foreign captains and watch officers to navigate on Volgo-Balt inland waterways of Russia.

"Clarification of Skills and Knowledge Needed to Develop the IWW Traffic, Navigation and Cargo Handling Education"

This scientific work is performed within the framework of international project “Future potential of inland waterways” (“INFUTURE”) in conformity with Cross-border cooperation program financed from the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.

Purpose of the Programme and the Course Objectives

The course is designed to familiarize navigators of foreign vessels with the legal acts regulating navigation along the main route of the Volga-Baltic waterway, as well as aimed at ensuring navigation safety on the inland waterways (IWW) of the Russian Federation. In addition, the program implementation allows to develop practical skills for navigators when navigating through the most difficult navigational sections of the Volga-Baltic waterway, considering sparse installation or full absence of floating navigation marks of the RF IWW buoyage system.

The Main Objectives of the Course:

  • Familiarization with the requirements of regulatory legal acts in the field of traffic control and ensuring navigation safety on inland water transport of the Russian Federation;

  • Study of the buoyage system on the RF IWW;

  • Study of the rules of navigation on IWW, traffic pattern, crossing and overtaking of vessels, mutual duties of vessels. Carrying of lights and marks by vessels on IWW, their location on the vessel, color, characteristics of lights at night time;

  • Study of the main provisions of the system for providing navigation aids for inland water transport vessels; study of the procedures for using VHF radio communications to ensure navigation safety on the main route of the Volga-Baltic basin; developing skills in maneuvering and steering the vessel when passing difficult sections on the main route of the Volga-Baltic basin;

  • Formation of skills in the use of modern technical means of navigation and radio navigation devices to ensure navigation safety on the main route of the Volga-Baltic basin.

Download the Report

WP1.5_Final Report INFUTURE
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Federal State Financed Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (Admiral Makarov SUMIS):

  • Supervisor: Head of the Department for Inland Navigation Dr. of Sc. (Eng.), Assoc. Prof. V.V. Karetnikov

  • Senior Research Scientist: PhD in Tech. Sc. A.A. Prokhorenkov

  • Engineer: K.I. Efimov


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