|Local commune administration authority
DZIWNOW COMMUNE COUNCIL
72-420 Dziwnow, ul. Szosowa 5
tel.: (091) 3275163, fax: 3275164
|Chief of local authority
|Controlling maritime authority
SZCZECIN MARITIME OFFICE
os. Rybackie 3
|Contact of maritime authority
tel.: (091) 3813754
VHF Channel 16 and 12
The port is protected at the entrance by two breakwaters at the head
of each is a light exhibited at an elevation of 10m, from a concrete
column, 9 min height. A horn, fog signal is sounded from the east
breakwater-head. A new bridge with lift opening 9.8m wide spans the
river above the landing planes. The entry fairway leading to fishing
quay an a winter basin is 4.5m deep. Further to Kamien Pomorski and
Wolin the depth does not exceed 2.5 to 3.0m.
|Quayage and berthing facilities
Port Basin, a small square basin with a wooden wharf in the middle,
lies at the west bank south of Dziwnow Front Light. On the east bank
there is a wooden pier about 40 m long. The main fishing harbour stands
alongside the south bank of the River Dziwna about 0.75 mile within
the entrance at it is 250m long with depths of 2.5 to 4.4m. Winter
Basin lies on the east bank at the bend in the river and fishing boats
are permanertly mooring here. There is a wharf 48 m in length and
depths of 2.5 to 4.5m in the basin. There are several metal dolphins
which provide moorings for the fishing vessels. Total length of quays
|Available at all quays.
|The slipway at the port services the locall fishing vessels. Machinery repairs to small vessels.
|Fresh fish stevedoring at the port is estimated at 8000t annually daylong fish unloading at 200 t.
|Ice plant has the capacity to produce 30t per day with a storage capacity of 90 t.
|Cold storage capacity
|There is cold store 80t of capacity. 2 freezing sets have freezing capacity of 15 t of fish per day.
|Chilling storage capacity
|Chambers of fish chilling storage (at about 0°C) have 30t of capacity.
|Frozen fish transport
|Types and size of fishing fleet
20 cutters (length of 17 to 19m, average engine power of 183 HP)
8 cutters (24m, 341 HP)
4 cutters (20-21m, 334 HP)
1 cutter (over 25m, 700 HP)
1 cutter (16m, 176 HP)
26 fishing boats (length of 9.5 to 12m and average engine power of 68 HP)
|Types of fish landed (in tonnes) (1995)
Dziwnow is a fishing port and summer resort situated between the Baltic
coast and the Dziwna River on a sandy peninsula formed by the sea.
The population is about 4,100.
The first written records about Dziwnow (know this time as Dievenow)
comes from the 13th century.
Until the 13th century it belonged to the duke of West Pomerania and
was then occupied by Brandenburg.
Dziwnow is at present an important fishing harbour with facilities
located on the northern bank at the mouth of Dziwna River. There is
a road lift bridge, which opens for passing vessels. The harbour is
conveniently situated to all water and road connections. Cutters and
boats permanently mooring in the harbour operate on the Baltic fishing
Near Dziwnow, there are abundant herring fishing grounds, of 6 to 12
Nm away from the port, exploited mainly during winter.
During the period of 15 March to 15 June annually, fishing vessels with
drift nets are engaged in fishing mainly for herring within 15 miles of
the coast, from about longitude 15°E to 18°E. In summer cutters
operate on the fishing grounds near Kolobrzeg, of 30 to 40 miles away
from Dziwnow and cod is the main species to be found there. Some smaller
boats are fishing for fresh water species on the Zalew Kamienski, an
extensive inland water which lies on the southern side of Dziwnow.
The fishing co-operative BELONA was created in 1946 on the premises
of existing fishing boat repair workshops. The first few years the
co-operative exploited only fishing boats. In the course of years
boats were replaced by cutters and gradually fish processing lines
were set up. At present the profile and structure of the co-operative
has been changed. All cutters and fishing boats are in private hands
and processing facilities are under ownership changes. Dziwnow has
also very good climate condi-tions as a seaside resort and is therefore
mainly designed for children. It has a fine beach, a park and salt
springs. In summer it is used for sport and recreation. The inhabitants
are mainly employed in the fisheries, but also in the services during
summer season. During summer Dziwnow serviced tourist traffic. In 1998
about 930 passengers took trips onboard ships of the ,,white fleet".
In Dziwnow is the Coastal Rescue Station with rescue vessel and
helicopter located at Szczecin - Dabie airfield.