Danube Fairway Information

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AFDJ RA Galati

ensures the navigation conditions on the Danube by means of dredging works, topo-hydrographical survey, coast and floating signalization, piloting on the maritime Danube sector between Sulina roadstead and Braila and in the Danube maritime ports, special transport on the river and maritime Danube, internal and international tugging.

 

Romanian Maritime Training Centre provides up-to date information on the Danube fairway (NtS, locks status, water levels, bridges, etc.) through training course documents regarding: navigation infrastructure works,  water level, navigation procedures through the locks and passing under the bridges, navigation dimensions of the Danube fairway, stretches with specific risks, navigation in inland waterways with maritime character, hydrology and morphology of the Danube river, safety practices during navigation, recommended convoys on the Danube, inland  waterways of international importance, navigable channels and branches, technical and operation characteristics  of waterways, classification of inland waterways  of international importanceclaritatem insitam.


Promotion for Boatmaster category A licence

Scope

The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel wishing to obtain Boatmaster Category A licence.

Objectives

  • Acquiring the theoretical knowledge needed a permanent assimilation of the specific notions provided into the syllabus modules;
  • Stimulating trainees' interest in learning, realizing that after course graduation they will actually work, exploit and effectively participate in the maintenance of shipboard facilities;
  • Developing the skills to act effectively for the safe operation of the ship and its on-board facilities.
  • Specific competencies

    At the end of the program, trainees must be able to:

  • Know and interpret the special rules of navigation on the Danube river, the entrance to the Danube ports, at the passage under the bridges and locks;
  • Identify and describe the difficult sectors for navigation on the Danube river;
  • Manoeuvre and handle the vessels/convoys on inland waterways under any hydrological conditions of the navigable waterway, in all weather conditions, including in emergency situations;
  • Efficiently act in the emergencies appeared during the operation of the vessel;
  • Know and use the standard communication vocabulary in Danube navigation.
  • Participants

    The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel who own the Helmsman licence and wishes to obtain the Boatmaster Category A licence.

    Minimum participation conditions

  • Helmsman licence;
  • Have navigation time as Helmsman of not less than 4 years;
  • Secondary education.
  • Reference documents

    Ministry of Transport Order no. 318/2006 on approval of standards of training, competency confirmation and issuing of certificates of competency for inland navigation

    Specific themes

  • Stretches with specific risks from national and international sector of the Danube;
  • Fairway characteristics (water levels variations, water flow, depth, width, length, radius of curvature recommended for Danube navigable sectors);
  • Navigation infrastructure (locks, bridges, port terminals);
  • Regularization works (groynes, longitudinal breakwaters, bank protection, traverse for directing water flow etc.) along the Danube;
  • Types of convoys recommended on various sectors of the watercourse;
  • Coastal markings and floating on waterways, navigation signalization by day and by night, sound signals for navigation;
  • Traffic control system-RIS.
  • Promotion for Helmsman licence

    Scope

    The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel wishing to obtain the Helmsman licence.

    Objectives

  • Acquiring the theoretical knowledge needed a permanent assimilation of the specific notions provided into the syllabus modules;

  • Stimulating trainees' interest in learning, realizing that after course graduation they will actually work, exploit and effectively participate in the maintenance of shipboard facilities;
  • Developing the skills to act effectively for the safe operation of the vessel and its on-board facilities.
  • Specific competencies

    At the end of the program, trainees must be able to:
  • Know and interpret the special rules of navigation on the Danube river, the entrance to the Danube ports, at the passage under the bridges and locks;
  • Identify and describe the difficult sectors for navigation on the Danube river;
  • Manoeuvre and handle the vessels/convoys on inland waterways under any hydrological conditions of the navigable waterway, in all weather conditions, including in emergency situations;
  • Efficiently act in the emergencies appeared during the operation of the vessel;
  • Know and use the standard communication vocabulary in Danube navigation.
  • Participants

    The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel who own the Boatman certificate and wishes to obtain the Helmsman licence.

    Minimum participation conditions

  • Boatman certificate;
  • Have navigation time as Boatman of not less than 2 years;
  • Gymnasium studies.
  • Reference documents

    Ministry of Transport Order no. 318/2006 on approval of standards of training, competency confirmation and issuing of certificates of competency for inland navigation.

    Specific themes

  • Stretches with specific risks from national and international sector of the Danube;
  • Fairway characteristics (water levels variations, water flow, depth, width, length, radius of curvature recommended for Danube navigable sectors);
  • Navigation infrastructure (locks, bridges, port terminals);
  • Regularization works (groynes, longitudinal breakwaters, bank protection, traverse for directing water flow etc.) along the Danube;
  • Types of convoys recommended on various sectors of the watercourse;
  • Coastal markings and floating on waterways, navigation signalization by day and by night, sound signals for navigation;
  • Traffic control system-RIS.
  • Boatman Qualification

    Scope

    The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel wishing to obtain the Boatman certificate of qualification.

    Objectives

  • Acquiring the theoretical knowledge needed a permanent assimilation of the specific notions provided into the syllabus modules;
  • Stimulating trainees' interest in learning, realizing that after course graduation they will actually work, exploit and effectively participate in the maintenance of shipboard facilities;
  • Developing the skills to act effectively for the safe operation of the ship and its on-board facilities.
  • Specific competencies

    At the end of the program, trainees must be able to:

  • Identify the vessel's structural and strength elements;
  • Contribute to vessel’ and on-board facilities’ maintenance;
  • Effectively exploit the vessel on-board facilities;
  • Intervene in shipboard emergency situations using the facilities and equipment specific to each situation;
  • Understand the orders received for vessel maneuvering;
  • Carry out on-board duties in compliance with health and safety at work standards.
  • Participants

    The training program is addressed to inland navigation personnel who wish to obtain the Boatman certificate of qualification.

    Minimum participation conditions

  • Not be less than 16 years of age;
  • Gymnasium studies;
  • Meet the applicable standards on physical and psychological health.
  • Reference documents

  • Ministry of Transport Order no. 318 of 2006 on approval of standards of training, competency confirmation and issuing of certificates of competency for inland navigation,
  • Government Decision no. 868/2015 on approval of Administrative Agreement on the mutual recognition of Boatmen Qualification course between CCNR and RO MT.
  • Specific themes

  • Hydrological and navigational characteristics of waterways;
  • Regularization works (groynes, longitudinal breakwaters, bank protection, traverse for directing water flow etc.) along the Danube;
  • Navigation infrastructure (locks, bridges, port terminals);
  • Coastal markings and floating on waterways, navigation signalization by day and by night, sound signals for navigation;
  • Types of convoys recommended on various sectors of the watercourse;
  • Traffic control system-RIS.
  • Familiarization with River Information System and integrated tracking ship traffic on Inland Waterways

    Scope

    The training program is a useful tool for familiarization of both the navigation personnel and shore-based personnel with the RIS concept and the integrated tracking ship traffic on Inland Waterways.

    Objectives

    • Acquiring the theoretical knowledge needed a permanent assimilation of the specific notions provided into the syllabus modules.

    Specific competencies

    At the end of the program, trainees must be able to:

  • Know the RIS concept, applicable in tracking of ship traffic on Danube;
  • Know the frame architecture for RIS services;
  • Identify the services, functions or applications using RIS systems;
  • Disseminate information regarding the Member State obligations in respect of RIS services on navigable inland waterways;
  • Identify the possibilities of progressive development for various components of RIS services;
  • Identify the needs for RIS services harmonization.
  • Participants

    The training program is addressed to both inland navigation personnel and shore-based personnel involved in activities related to inland waterway transport.

    Minimum participation conditions

    This training program can be attended by any graduate of secondary education who is or will be involved in using the RIS system.

    Reference documents

    Ministry of Transport Order no. 1057 of 2007 for harmonization of river information services (RIS) with those in the European Union.

    Specific themes

  • RIS architecture: generals, parties involved, objectives, responsibilities, services, need for information;
  • RIS Systems: relationship between services and systems, individual services: fairway information services, traffic information services, traffic management services, support services for risk prevention, information services for logistic/ transport management, information about low enforcement.
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    Contact Details

    Telephone: +40 0236 416 773
    Email: office-galati@ceronav.ro
    Website: www.ceronav.ro

    Address: Port of Galati, pier 13/14
    Romania