Ukraine – Ballast Water Inspection Problems(3)

19 August 2016 No.838
We would like to draw your attention to Japan P&I News No.787 dated 1 December 2015.

We have obtained updated information on the captioned topic by our correspondent in Ukraine, DIAS Marine Consulting PC. Please find attached circular.

There have been two cases that the ecological inspectors illegally demanded of the Masters to give them samples of the ballast in the ports of Odessa and Illychevsk.

The correspondents warn that the ships should NOT allow the ecological inspector to take samples of the ballast NOR any ship’s documentation on the ballast operation. In case of any trouble with the inspector, please inform the P&I Correspondent as well as the ship’s agent immediately.