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OPERATED INLAND WATERWAYS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE OF THE REPUCLIC OF LITHUANIA

There are 822km of inland waterways of national importance of the Republic of Lithuania  (scheme of inland waterways of the Republic of Lithuania), 424.7 km of them are being operated – and there are 63.3km of local waterways. In 1997 the Republic of Lithuania signed European Agreement  on Main Inland Waterways of International Importance (AGN agreement), according which inland waterways of the River Nemunas and the Curonian Lagoon from Kaunas to Klaipeda are inland waterway of international importance E41 (the length – 291.2 km). All navigation period along the E41way there has to be maintained indicators as it is defined by waterways network main standards and  parameters description TRANS / SC.3 / 144 of the United Nations Economic Commission. For the E41 waterway section from Klaipėda to Jurbarkas there are set these measurements: length of vessel – 100m, beam – 10m, depth of the waterway – 1,5m (draught not more than 1.3m); for the section from Jurbarkas to Kaunas: length of vessel – 100m, beam – 10m, depth of waterway – 1,2m (draught not more than 1,00m).

The navigation period in operated inland waterways of national importance is 199 days from 25th of April to 9th of November. In comparison with 2016, in 2017 state enterprise Inland Waterways Directorate increases the navigation period in inland waterways of national importance up to 199 days and makes it equal to the waterway of international significance E41. Respectively the navigation it is increased up to 25 days in the sections of River Nemunas from Liškiava to Druskininkai (11km), from Žemaitkiemis to Birštonas (20km), in Kaunas HPP reservoir, from Birštonas to Kaunas HPP (63km); up to 25 days in the River Neris section in Vilnius (10,5km); and up to 66 days in the section of the King Wilhelm Channel from the River Minija to the River Dreverna (8,7km) and in the section of the River Dreverna from the King Wilhelm Canal to Dreverna (1,9km).

The information about navigation conditions is available in Waterways and Hydraulic Engineering Constructions Maintenance Service by phone +370 37 322851.

Water depth system

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DRUSKININKAI – LIŠKIAVA

The River Nemunas

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 11km. The fairway along this section is marked out by navigational non-luminous signs – buoys.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 250 m

There are two stationary piers in this section – “Naujasis uostas” and “Druskininkų stacionari keleivinė prieplauka“.

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ŽEMAITKIEMIS – BIRŠTONAS

The River Nemunas

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 20 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – hazard markers.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 250 m

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BIRŠTONAS – KAUNO HPP AND BRANCH TO RUMŠIŠKĖ

The River Nemunas

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 63km. The fairway along section of 24km from Kaunas HPP to Kruonis PSP is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys, and the fairway along section of 39km from Kruonis PSP to Birštonas and branch to Rumšiškės is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 250 m

The main piers of this section is „Birštono stacionari“, „Kauno Žalgirio jachtklubas“ ir „Kauno motorlaivių“, „Kauno marių prieplauka“.

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KAUNAS WHARF – JURBARKAS AND WATER AREA OF KAUNAS WINTER PORT OF INLAND WATERS

The River Nemunas

The length of section of the inland waterways of national importance is 88.3 km. The fairway along the section of 20.5 km from Kaunas to Kulautuva is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys, and along the section of 67.8 km from Kulautuva to Jurbarkas is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

This section of inland waterway of national importance is part of inland waterway of international importance E41.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 250 m

In this section there is the Kaunas winter port of inland waters, the Marvelė wharf, the Kaunas passenger pier, “Senoji prieplauka No.2” (by Vytautas the Great Church), Kačerginė, Zapyškis, Kulautuva, Vilkija mobile piers, etc.

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JUBARKAS – THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER ATMATA AND WATER AREA OF UOSTADVARIS PORT OF INLAND WATERS

The River Nemunas

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 126 km. The fairway along section of 113 km from Smalininkai to Atmata mouth is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys, and the fairway along section of 13km Jurbarkas to Smalininkai is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

Noteworthy, that the section of 100 km in the River Nemunas from Smalininkai to Rusnė is a border with the Russian Federation. Along this borderland the right side of the fairway (in the Republic of Lithuania) is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys, and left side of the fairway (in the Russian Federation) is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys. Therefore, users of inland water transport, navigating in the dark, should be very attentive.

This section of inland waterway of national importance is part of inland waterway of international importance E41.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 250 m

In this section there is the pier of Jurbarkas, the pier of Rusnė, Uostadvaris port of inland waters, and etc.

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THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER ATMATA – KLAIPĖDA STATE SEAPORT AND BRANCH TO NIDA

The Cucorian Lagoon

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 65.3 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys.

This section of inland waterway of national importance is part of inland waterway of international importance E41.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,50 m

Width – 50 m

Turning radius – 500 m

In this section there is inland waters passenger port of Nida, the passenger pier of Nida, where it is established Nida border crossing point, the pier in Juodkrantė.

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THE PORT OF NIDA – THE BORDER OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA

The Cucorian Lagoon

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 4 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

This section of inland waterway of national importance is part of inland waterway of international importance E70 and connects inland waterways of the Republic of Lithuania and the Russian Federation.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,50 m

Width – 50 m

Turning radius – 500 m

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THE MOUTH OF MITUVA CHANNEL – JURBARKAS WHARF

Mituva Channel

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 1 km. The fairway along this section isn’t marked out.

In this section there is Mituva pier and Jurbarkas wharf.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,50 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 150 m

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WITHIN THE LIMITS OF VILNIUS CITY FROM 160,0 KM TO 170,5 KM

The River Neris

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 10.5 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 160 m

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THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER NERIS – KAUNAS CASTLE

The River Neris

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 0.5 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by luminous navigational signs – buoys.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,20 m

Width – 25 m

Turning radius – 200 m

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NEVĖŽIO UPĖS ŽIOTYS – RAUDONVARIS

The River Nevėžis

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 5.5 km. The fairway along this section is marked out by non-luminous navigational signs – buoys.

Security dimension:

Depth – 0,75 m
Width – 20 m
Turning radius – 160 m

In this section there is the mobile pier of Raudondvaris.

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THE MOUTH OF RIVER MINIJA – LANKUPIAI

The River Minija

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 19 km. The fairway along this section is marked out considering the condition of the river bed.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,20 m
Width – 20 m
Turning radius – 160 m

In this section there is “Minijos jachtų ir pramoginių laivų“ pier and etc.

Pay attention, sailing through the village Mingė, it is forbidden to cause waves and to exceed the speed limit of 5 km/h.

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MINIJOS UPĖ – DREVERNOS UPĖ

The King Wilhelm Channel

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 8.7 km. The fairway along this section is marked out considering the condition of the King Wilhelm Channel.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,20 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 160 m

Pay attention, while sailing this channel it is not allowed to exceed the speed limit of 5 km/h. There is fitted sluice of Lankupiai which is the object of cultural heritage.

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THE KING WILHELM CHANNEL – THE RIVER DREVERNA

The River Dreverna

The length of section of inland waterways of national importance is 1.9 km. The fairway along this section is marked out considering the condition of the river bed.

Security dimension:

Depth – 1,20 m

Width – 20 m

Turning radius – 160 m

Pay attention, while sailing this section it is not allowed to exceed the speed limit of 5 km/h. There is fitted sluice in the River Dreverna, which width is only 3.2 m, so only vessels with limited beam are able to sail.

In this section there is stationary pier of Dreverna, where from vessels are able to sail to the Cucorian Lagoon.

Updated : 2017-07-25

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