Tarrifs for piloting seagoing ships and maritime-fluvial ships on the Danube sector between Sulina Maritime roadsted and Braila (km 175) and the ports in-between

A. MANEUVERING PILOTING

I. Piloting of ships at arrival in or departure from Sulina port (crossing Sulina Bar):

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 381 USD
Ships from 101 up to 5000 GRT 376 USD + (GRT x 0,050 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 386 USD + (GRT x 0,049 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 396 USD + (GRT x 0,048 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 426 USD + (GRT x 0,047 USD)

II. Piloting of ships for mooring manoeuvre or departure from Sulina port, as well as for bunkering in Nm 60-61 area, without boarding/unboarding pilot:

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 27 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 24 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 84 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 171 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 311 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 341 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

III. Piloting of ships at moving manoeuvre from one berth to another, in Sulina port::

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 27 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 24 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 84 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 171 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 311 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 341 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

IV. Piloting of ships at mooring and departure manoeuvres in/from Tulcea port, mooring manoeuvre in Galati and Braila ports, take-over manoeuvre in the area where piloting becomes mandatory km 175 (when the ship comes from upstream):

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 141 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 138 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 198 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 285 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 425 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 455 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

V. Piloting of ships at take-over manoeuvre in the area where piloting becomes mandatory Nm 44 (when the ship comes from Chilia Brach-Bastroe channel):

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 255 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 252 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 312 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 399 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 539 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 569 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

VI. Piloting of ships at mooring manoeuvre at Nm 60 or departure from Nm 60, with boarding / unboarding pilot :

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 597 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 594 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 654 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 741 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 881 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 911 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

VII. Piloting of ships at take-over manoeuvre at Reni:

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 483 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 480 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 540 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 627 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 767 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 797 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

VIII. Piloting of ships at take-over manoeuvre at Giurgiulesti:

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 155 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 152 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 212 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 299 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 439 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 469 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

IX. Piloting of ships at departure manoeuvre from Galati and Braila ports:

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 155 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 152 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 212 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 299 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 439 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 469 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

X. Piloting of ships at moving manoeuvre from one berth to another or roadstead in Braila, Galati, Tulcea ports:

GRT Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 269 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 266 USD + (GRT x 0,030 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 326 USD + (GRT x 0,029 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 413 USD + (GRT x 0,028 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 553 USD + (GRT x 0,027 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 583 USD + (GRT x 0,026 USD)

B. LINE PILOTING

Piloting of ships on the Maritime Danube from Sulina up to km 175 (and vice-versa) or between intermediate ports/positions (Tulcea, Reni, Giurgiulesti, Galati, Braila, etc.) tariffs are applied proportionally with the covered distance:

Piloting of ships on the Maritime Danube on Sulina – Km 175, Km 175 – Sulina route:

GRT New Tariff (USD)
Ships up to 100 GRT 405 USD
Ships from 101 up to 2000 GRT 400 USD + (GRT x 0,060 USD)
Ships from 2001 up to 5000 GRT 410 USD + (GRT x 0,050 USD)
Ships from 5001 up to 10000 GRT 435 USD + (GRT x 0,045 USD)
Ships from 10001 up to 30000 GRT 485 USD + (GRT x 0,040 USD)
Ships over 30000 GRT 635 USD + (GRT x 0,035 USD)

 

C. Use of pilot boats for pilots landing in case the ships remain anchored in the area of Sulina, Tulcea, Mm 60, Reni, Giurgiulesti, Galaţi, Brăila ports or for ships going out of the area where piloting is mandatory, respectively Nm 44 , Km 175, as well as in case the command for pilotage is canceled by the agent or the master of the maritime ship, etc. after the hour at which the service was ordered to begin :

Pilot landing Tariff / Service 
Sulina Bar 354 USD
Tulcea 114 USD
Galati, Braila and in Km 175 area 114 USD
Nm 44 228 USD
Giurgiulesti 399 USD
Reni 456 USD
Nm 60 570 USD

 

D. In case the pilot is waiting on board the pilot boat boarding the maritime ships for which the piloting service has been requested:

Pilot landing Tariff / Service 
Sulina Bar 177 USD / hour
Tulcea, Braila, Galati ports, Nm 44, Km 175 114 USD / hour
Reni, Giurgiulesti, Nm 60 114 USD / hour

 

E. Presence of pilot on board without rendering the service is charged by 25$/hour.

IMPLEMENTING RULES:

I.    Cases in which the availability of the pilot on board is charged, without rendering the service:

1.     The ship is navigating downstream for exiting into the Black Sea during which time the Sulina bar is declared impracticable. The possibility that the ship may anchor in an area where Pilot landing is permitted exists, but this is not desired by the Master or Agent;

2.     The ship is navigating downstream for exiting into the Black Sea while the hydrometeorological conditions at Sulina Bar become unfavorable for the Pilot to disembark. At the Agent's request, the Administration's management approves the vessel’s exiting into the Black Sea having the pilot on board and his disembarkment in the first Romanian or foreign port, following that the return of the Pilot in the port of embarkation, to be at the expense of the ship – pilot on board shall be charged from the moment of crossing Sulina Bar until the pilot disembarkation in the first port (Romanian or foreign);

3.     Although Sulina Bar is already declared impracticable, vessels depart third ports bound for the Black Sea. Regardless of whether or not it is possible that the vessel could anchor in an area where the Pilot is permitted to disembark, the availability of the pilot on board shall be charged;

4.     If when requesting the permission to perform the voyage upstream / downstream the fog phenomenon already exists in the location from where the ship leaves, the availability of the pilot on board shall be charged.

5.     Due to legislative provisions, the navigation during night time downstream of Nm 44 (for all maritime ships) and upstream after Nm 35 (only for the ships carrying dangerous goods) is prohibited;

6.     If the Agent commission the presence of Pilots at Nm 44, Reni, Giurgiulesti, Nm 61 or Km 175 but the vessels do not reach the area at the hour commissioned by the Agent and the Pilots await the arrival of the vessels onboard the pilot boat, these situations shall be assimilated to the pilot on board tariff and charged accordingly;

7. If the service is canceled, the pilot on board tariff shall be applied from the moment of the boat’s departure until it’s return to port;

8.     The ship is stopped for control upon entering/exiting the bar;

9.     The ship is not ready for departure at the hour commissioned by the Agent;

10.   Various installations of the ship have malfunctions that do not allow the continuation of the navigation;

11.  The vessel is stopped by the Harbour Master’s Office representants for the investigation of certain events in which it has been engaged;

12.  The decision of the ship's Master to stop sailing, keeping the pilot on board.

II.    Cases in which the availability of the pilot on board shall NOT be charged, without rendering the service:

1. The ship is navigating downstream for exiting into the Black Sea during which time the Sulina bar is declared impracticable. The possibility that the ship may anchor in an area where Pilot landing is permitted does not exist without this fact requiring the return or diverting the ship from its route;

2. During the voyage upstream/downstream on Sulina Channel, the fog phenomenon occurs – the availability of the pilot on board shall not be charged;

3. The Authorities (AFDJ, APDM, RNA) close the navigation on certain sectors of the maritime Danube and/or on Sulina Channel (Navy Day, special transport, navigation event of a third vessel, etc.) and in cases when the vessel is stuck in ice and cannot reach the destination or an area where the Pilot is permitted to land;

4. In situations in which the ship is stationary in an area where the Pilot is not permitted to land and cannot reach an area where the Pilot is permitted to land, without this requiring the return or diverting the ship from its route, except for the situations set out above.

IMPLEMENTATION GUIDELINES

1. For services rendered on Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, tariffs are increased by 10% (from Friday 18:00 to 6:00 hrs or similar).

2. For services rendered for ships carrying dangerous goods, the tariffs are increased by 15%.

3. For the services rendered for ships/parts of ships not having the main engine running or not equipped with an engine, the tariffs are increased by 100. For manoeuvres performed "on the line", the tariffs are reduced by 50%.

4. For the services rendered for nested ships (“side by side”), a single service shall be charged with a grossed-up value of the GRTs of the two ships and only one pilot will be appointed.

5. For the services rendered with the pilot boats on special transports (assisted towed ships) a single trip of the pilot boat shall be charged.

6. The tariff for the pilot on board service is calculated proportional to the actual time rendered.

7. The piloting tariffs shall be calculated proportional to the distanta parcursa, distance traveled, considering the position of the ports as follows:

a) Sulina at Nm 0

b) Tulcea at Nm 39

c) Reni at Nm 69

d) Giurgiulesti at Nm 72

e) Galati at Nm 81

f) Braila at Km 170

 NOTE:

Apart from the situations stipulated under point C., the use of pilot boats for boarding - unboarding pilots will not be charged separately, its value being included in the above tariffs.