Kotka VTS Master's Guide

1     VTS Area
The VTS Area covers the areas around Hamina and Loviisa including the merchant shipping lanes in the area between Emäsalo and Santio, with the exception of the areas administered by the ports.
Coordinates of the sector’s corner points:
1) 60º 12.5’ N, 25º 41.2’ E                        2) 60º 05.6’ N, 25º 43.0’ E
3) 60º 10.3’ N, 26º 39.0’ E                        4) 60º 12.1’ N, 26º 45.9’ E
5) 60º 12.0’ N, 27º 17.6’ E                        6) The border between Finland and Russia

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2    Reporting procedures
The working channel of Kotka VTS is VHF 67.
Reports should include the following information:

  • Name of the vessel
  • Name of reporting point
  • Destination
  • Intended route. If an alternative route is selected, this must be reported. 

Required reports

  • upon entry into the VTS Area
  • before anchoring
  • before leaving an anchorage
  • after berthing
  • before leaving port
  • at the reporting points in the area:
    • 10 minutes before entering Ruotsinsalmi

3  Areas with meeting and overtaking prohibitions
Meeting and overtaking is permanently prohibited in the following areas covered by Kotka VTS:
In Ruotsinsalmi 6,1 m channel between latitudes 60˚ 27.4’ N and 60˚ 27.95’ N
In Hamina 12,0 m channel between latitudes 60º 2.2’ N and 60º 2.4’ N

4 Contact information
Gulf of Finland Vessel Traffic Centre
Vilhonvuorenkatu 2-4
00500 Helsinki
Telephone:         +358 20 448 5391
e-mail:                supervisors.hki@fta.fi
VHF:                  ch. 67

Page updated 25.10.2017