How does the ferry carrying the Crimea
• How does the ferry carrying the Crimea
This year, on the ferry in the Crimea is not heard, perhaps, only the deaf or a person, it is not interested in what is happening in the world. Huge queues in the summer months and blocked storms in anticipation of crossing thousands of cars in the autumn, overturned cars and deputies of the State Duma "cool peppers', fights and even deaths have not sustained heat on the way home - only it was not even a year ago. Today the ferry Crimea-Caucasus is the only way to get to the Crimea by car and has become a truly strategic transport hub through which the peninsula fall and hundreds of thousands of tourists, and the products and petrol, and hundreds of thousands of tons of goods - from the needle to gas-power plants.
Yesterday I had the opportunity in their own skin had a chance to enjoy all the delights of a new for himself transport hub. It seems to be already and summer are long gone, and the storm was lucky not to fall, and the queue of passenger cars there is generally no, but still crossing robbed four hours and left a lot of impressions, and not all positive.
So, what of yourself today is a ferry from mainland Russia to the Crimea and to which we must be prepared to everyone who is planning a trip to the Crimea by car.
The story of the ferry in the Crimea, I'll start with the problems, which exist to this day, despite the lack of summer queues, but which are very sharp and cause a huge number of drivers disturbance. It is about crossing for trucks. Crimean media report that the queue for the ferry to the Crimea, and from the Crimea, not now. With my own eyes, I was convinced that this is true, but ... at the same time drivers Fur arrange strikes and, interrupting each other, told in an interview that they have to wait their turn to be loaded onto a ferry for three days.
So what's really going on and why it's different picture on the ferry, the information of the Crimean media and word-truck drivers? Queues of trucks, in fact, there is. They are not the fords, and 40 kilometers to her - in Slavyansk-on-Kuban.
Here is the point of distribution of freight transport, which is sent to the Crimea. Not having received a special card to be loaded onto the ferry (not to be confused with the payment by check), the driver of the car will not be able to cross to the Crimea, so try to cheat and go around it makes no sense.
Here truck, depending on the ferry loading, direct or Kavkaz port, or ... in Novorossiysk, which is 100 km away, from where a ferry takes much longer and costs more.
Drivers waiting for their distribution is very angry about this practice, ie. A. No one wants to cross from Novorossiysk. Many believe that it is here that created artificial difficulties and queues of trucks, although the port of Caucasus today, when there is a huge flow of passenger transport, there is every opportunity to significantly reduce the waiting list, waiting time of its loading and not to send the machine hook in Novorossiysk. In addition, drivers feel that way as much as possible try to download more expensive Novorossiysk ferry.
I'm in a car, so going on directly to the port of Kavkaz. At the entrance to the village of Ilyich, which is the last settlement before the ferry, it is worth moving display information again for truckers.
At the entrance to Ilyich DPS workers check the documents of all passengers, the driver and the vehicle. Some drivers are asked to open the trunk and show its contents.
For Ilyich worth a few fur-toplivovozov that have a priority right to load and right up to the horizon asphalt weaves cloth. In summer there are many kilometers of all of the cars, wanting to get to the Crimea. Now only those trucks.
The first drive. Here, the drivers receive a special voucher for transportation to the ferry with his queue number. In summer there is a real madhouse, in early November, the full rasslabuha).
Specially trained people measure the machine, making the database the number of car and its length (the length depends on the cost of the ferry).
Then the issue here is a voucher. My number is 52 000 747 th. Interestingly, it is from the beginning of the year as many cars passed, numbering or updated?
Then, if it were all, it would need to survive like airport check-in in the corridor-crossing snake for payment.
The stand did not have in front of me just three cars, so buy tickets as quickly as we get numbered.
Information board with the tariffs for the services of the ferry in the Crimea.
Information for drivers and passengers. Generally, it is surprising as modern recording equipment item and the payment has become a strategic transport hub. Hmm ... This is not a ferry to Calais ...
Our tickets. For a car with a driver and a passenger, we have given a little more than 2 thousand rubles.
On the point of registration and payment go towards the Port of Kavkaz. When many machines, here in the port sent in batches of 100 cars directly for loading onto the ferry. Now we go directly to the port of loading.
The distance from the drive to the port a few kilometers. It should be noted that the port itself passenger cars do not need to go. The port goes freight, passenger car is loaded at the Passenger Terminal. However, nowhere on this information and pointers, so many who are going on the ferry for the first time, drive through a turn. We passed him and us. Turn you need here on this index - Sea Port:
Pointers begin to appear only directly at the Sea Port.
Signs of a century of nanotechnology:
Dyutik - left, the police - to the right:
Again, the age of nanotechnology. This drive for cars waiting for loading onto the ferry.
Why lock hanging on composting toilets ??? Is it not for the people?
This castle does not hang. Admission is free and free.
That's all turn to steam in early November. Directly at the entrance to the second drive you check the voucher with the queue number, the documents of the driver and passengers, the car documents and asked to produce items for inspection. Coming here, I was a happy, thinking that an hour and a half, we will be in the Crimea. How wrong I was ...
Loading the ferry is very long. An incredibly long time. We bought tickets in 14.38, while loading ... ended at 18.30.
Ferries on different lines - one and two car decks. Big load for a long time. We got on the Greek ferry, which appeared on the Crimea-Caucasus line just this year.
On the upper deck comfortable seating for passengers.
A bar with sandwiches, chips and drinks.
Prices for coffee and tea quite affordable, but on thin sandwiches are not very.
The queue for the ferry to the Crimea at the top.
The loading is over and we finally set off. The whole journey takes only about half an hour, much less than the waiting time and loading. Incidentally, the discharge is much faster.
Standing on the upper deck of the ferry and taking a panoramic picture, I thought - well, I did not have to cross here in the summer. I can imagine what kind of trash is going on here, when all clogged with people and cars.
Do not be so important for Crimea now the transport unit equipped with properly? After all, so many who have gone seven circles of hell the summer ferry, I heard the phrase "Noooo, in the Crimea more than for any money in the car will not go !!!!!!!! Only on the plane! "