More than 54000 ships safely cross the gate in one year after 100 percent of the security check of the Three Gorges
Xinhua News Agency, Wuhan, June 1 (Reporter Li Siyuan) On the 1st, the first anniversary of the implementation of the safety inspection of 100 percent of ships passing through the gate of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River. Over the past year, the navigation department has conducted a total of 54610 security checks on ships passing through the lock, effectively ensuring the safety of ships passing through the lock and the waters of the Three Gorges Project on the Yangtze River, and improving the navigation efficiency of the Three Gorges Project.
According to the Interim Measures for the Safety Inspection of Ships Passing through the Three Gorges Project of the Yangtze River by the Ministry of Transport, starting from June 1, 2018, the Yangtze River Three Gorges Navigation Administration has set up three maritime patrol law enforcement teams to conduct all ships passing through the Three Gorges, Gezhouba locks and ship lifters. 100% safety inspection.
Over the past year, security personnel have checked about 149 ships a day without errors. They have explored an efficient security check mode of "berthing security check + cruise security check" and integrated the use of rapid security check technologies such as automatic ship draft detection and automatic crew identity verification system to form a set of institutionalized full-process security check system with the ship passing through the gate and the safety of the waters of the Three Gorges Water Conservancy Project on the Yangtze River as the core.
At the same time, after running-in and optimization, the navigation department has also organically integrated ship security inspection with ship declaration, anchoring, dispatching and integrity, further improving the navigation efficiency of the Three Gorges Project. Data show that the throughput of the Three Gorges Project reached about 60 million tons from January to May this year, an increase of 11.77 percent over the same period last year.
On April 16 this year, the Yangtze River Three Gorges Navigation Comprehensive Service Area was officially launched in the waters of Shawan, the head of the Three Gorges Reservoir. The completion and operation of the first comprehensive navigation service area on the Yangtze River can provide 30 safe and green services in 6 categories, including navigation information, gate security check, pollution prevention emergency, green energy, mooring at the gate, and warm relay station, which not only solves the potential safety hazards and ship pollution problems caused by the collection of ships waiting for the gate in the Three Gorges waters, but also greatly improves the comprehensive navigation management and service level.
The Yangtze River Three Gorges Navigation Administration stated that in the future, it will continue to optimize the security inspection model, improve the mechanism and process, and strive to improve the quality and efficiency of security inspections to better serve the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt.
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