Ports of Kołobrzeg
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Kołobrzeg grew thanks to the salt works, and the port was the second source of the city’s wealth. Its modernisation has always been the priority. This is evidenced by a record in the old city books, stipulating that no testament will be valid if it does not include a contribution to the maintenance of the port. The port included port facilities and fishermen cottages. Drying-frames and warehouses were located inside city walls because of wars and storms. In 1361, Kołobrzeg became a member of the Hanseatic League and remained in it until 1610. It reached the peak of its development in the period. The life of the inhabitants was interesting. Merchants and sailors from different parts of the world met here. Amazing or scary stories were told. The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) caused the economic collapse of the city and port. The port became wealthy again after the introduction of the continental blockade in England in 1806 by Napoleon. Kołobrzeg conducted intensive smuggling of luxurious goods. Several merchants earned great fortunes this way. In 1837, the Prussian State took over the obligation to maintain the port. Breakwaters were extended, and a watercourse with a depth of more than 5 m was maintained at the entrance to the port. On March 1945, the majority of port objects was destroyed, and the pools were blocked by drowned equipment. The port was opened again in 1948. It plays an important role in the city’s economy. It is also the largest employer in the city, and fulfils various functions. The commercial port is the port of origin of the majority of ships of the Polish Baltic Navigation, and it is the seat of the company’s management. The reloading capacity of the port is estimated for 500 thousand tonnes. The port currently permits handling of ships with a length of up to 75 m, width of up to 13 m, and draught of up to 4.5 m. The commercial port is a reloading site. It includes a railway and roads for trucks. Bulk and loose cargo is loaded and reloaded in the port. Cranes stand at the quays, and granite and marble blocks lie on the storage squares. Ships with cereals are moored at cereal elevators constructed before the war. Ships under various flags are encountered here. In addition to commercial activity, the port also serves fishing purposes. 100% of fishing ships and boats currently constitute private property. Kołobrzeg is the largest fishing port in Poland. 60% of fishing yields is generated here. Notice the highest object with a characteristic blue façade – it is an ice factory. The importance of artificial ice is evidenced by the fact that a fishing vessel does not depart without 15 t of ice in its holds. It is also of significance that one fisherman working at sea provides employment to seven persons working on land. Military Port The Military Port includes small ships, mostly moored next to each other. These are torpedo cutters. They have torpedo devices installed on the sides (resembling cigars) with a calibre of 533 mm. The foredeck includes a double canon with a calibre of 23 mm for shooting airborne and waterborne targets. The greatest curiosity are two vessels moored at the quay on the right side of the pool. They are rescue ships of the Navy - ORP “Zbyszko” and ORP “Macko”. They were constructed in the shipyard of the Navy in Ustka. They have no onboard weaponry. Their task is to search for and rescue people and vessels endangered at sea. They are equipped with extinguishers, water pumps, welding machines, side trawls, and a stern trawler. The staff includes divers. The Morse alphabet SOS message is associated with maritime recue – three short signals (dots), three long ones (lines), and again three short ones (.../—/...). The signal has a romantic explanation suggesting that it is an abbreviation of the English phrase Save Our Ship or Save Our Souls. On national holidays and during the Sea Days, the ships are made available for visits by tourists. A high concrete tower with the antenna of the radiolocation station is a characteristic element of the military port. The radar has a range of more than 100 km. Another user of the military port is the Baltic Division of the Border Guard. Its vessels are easily identifiable due to their hulls painted blue with a characteristic oblique red belt in front, and white superstructure. The task of the officers of this unit is patrolling the territorial waters and the Exclusive Economic Zone of Poland. They also perform border checks – remember that the port is also a border crossing. One of the vessels of the Border Guard constitutes a museum – it was retreated from use and moored on the left side of the quay together with the “white fleet”. It is worth visiting – an expert will show you around the decks, engine room, and quarters. You can even simulate shooting from the onboard canon 2x2 AK - 230. The vessel, similarly as its twin vessels still in service, was used for tracking submarines, and was equipped with depth charge dispensers. Passenger quay The passenger quay is where the “white fleet” is moored. Here you can take a cruise combined with a trip around the port, allowing you to see the port from the side of the sea. Source: Official Website of the City of Kołobrzeg

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