Declared draughts in channels and at berths of the port shall be determined (approved) by the order of the YuzhnyBranch of SE USPA head twice a year, based on results of spring and autumn soundings, and in case of necessity. The order is promulgated on the official website of the Yuzhny Branch of SE USPA and published in Ukrainian Notices to Mariners.

Information on draughts may also be obtained from the HMO, pilot service of the sea port or the Yuzhny Branch of SE USPA port dispatcher-on-duty.

The sailing draught shall be determined by the Harbour Master 12 hours prior to a vessel’s departure/arrival, taking intoaccount all hydrometeorological factors. Relevant information on the sailing draught can be obtained from the head of the HMO shift