of Maritime Communication and Tele-Communications
of the Maritime Tele-Communications: Mr. Mehran Timargoon
Number: 013 – 44 99 22 55
to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) convention, every member
of the Global Maritime Organization should provide coastal equipment in
order to offer radio communication services with ships. Considering the
importance of this action and according to the paragraph 6 of the article 3
of the organization's by-law regarding the management of telecommunication
networks in the coast and sea, in order to contact the ships and
subordinate ports, the Ports and Maritime Organization considered it as a
responsibility of the organization and has been trying to establish coastal
maritime communication stations with the aim of improving the maritime
safety and performing its sovereignty duties.
Therefore, maritime telecommunication of Anzali Port has also been enabled
from the very beginning of the port's establishment and has been providing
radio and telephone radio services for the ships. It has also been managing
the operations regarding the arrivals, departures and berthing of the
ships. In 1995, according to the Standards of Global Maritime Organization,
GMDSS Radio equipment was installed in Anzali Port on the frequency band of
MF/HF in order to receive and send DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
emergency messages from the ships.
utilizing of vessels traffic service has had an increasing growth in high
traffic maritime zones and has been turned into a necessity. Technology
advancements and the necessity for receiving instant information in order
to have coordinated vessel movements and matters such as marine security
and safety, saving people's lives in marine incidents and protecting the
environment make it necessary to use the so called service.
of the new software and hardware systems in order to apply safe and
accurate supervising and guidance to vessel units and considering the
International Maritime Laws is called the Maritime Traffic Service
- Daily broadcasting of weather and sea status at 09:00 a.m.
and 05:00 p.m. according to the local time via VHF on the channel 67,
for the entire vessels trafficking in the zone.
- Broadcasting weather forecasts via SMS to the cell-phones
of the commanders of fishing vessels and the agents of maritime
- Providing radio and telephone radio services on MF/HF and
VHF bands for the ships.
- Receiving marine safety messages and emergency messages on
MF/HF and VHF bands from the ships in distress and performing the
related actions (in case of needing any help and dispatching search
and rescue units to the zone etc).
- Receiving e-mails announcing the arrivals of ships and
also sending those e-mails to the authorities and related sectors for
- Constant collaborating with
the administration of channel safety as the center of marine search
and rescue regarding the operations related to the marine search and
provided by Maritime Traffic Control Centre:
- Planning, controlling and supervising on the traffics of
- Providing maritime safety and marine security of the
- Collaborating in the rescue operation of the distressed
vessels in the zone.
- Accurate supervising on the execution of local and
- Utilizing radars in adverse
weather in order to provide secure conduct for the ships.
and controlling the traffic of trading ships entering the port is one of
the most important tasks of Maritime Traffic Service that has direct
relationship with the increasing of efficiency, performance, and the income
of the port. According to the instruction, when a ship enters the VTS
covered zone, it moves towards the anchorage announced by the Maritime
Traffic Control Centre. Having berthed in the specified point, it announces
the end of berthing operation. Finally, it is registered in the radar guard
by the Traffic Control officers.