The Marine department is responsible
for port related activities conducted to ensure the safety and uninterrupted
flow of vessel traffic in port approaches
and a safe stay at berth when moored at anchor.
The Marine department ensures that
port conditions are favourable for the vessels using the port and the marine
environment is protected from danger. It also ensures that there is no unduly
delay in vessels and total turnaround time for vessels are kept to minimum.
Other services like firefighting,
dredging that may affect the port efficiency and safety are also part of the
marine department. Additionally, it is pertinent to note that the below
analysis has been done assuming the as is business scenario.
Visakhapatnam Port, the marine
department consists of the following subdivisions.
conservator office and marine administration
This office takes care of the administration of the marine
department and is headed by the Deputy Conservator.
deals with the pilotage operations and VTS operations.
The Signal station is to monitor the movement of all vessels
from anchorage point to the berth and back. It communicates with ships
calling the port and hence play critical role in safe navigation and
subsequently during vessel operations.
Floating Crafts water Supply
The main function of this section is to ensure availability of
floating crafts/crew for operations, maintenance of Deck tugs and launches,
maintenance of navigational aids, Pollution control and combating oil spill.
The main functions of fire section are monitoring of file
stations, fire safety of port installations and rescue operations and to ensure safety and smooth operations
of port and vessels movement.
The dredging section maintains the depth of the channel by
dredging. The operation and maintenance of dredger is also done by the
The hydrographic section conducts hydrographic survey and
maintains tidal level readings
The last update was on 02-02-2024
|LIST OF MARINE DEPT. STAFF SANCTIONED SPECIAL VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT SCHEME(SVRS) AS ON 30-12-2021