Conflicts in Ukraine (No.3)
We would like to report the latest updates in Ukraine and Russia. As to the former relative information, please refer to our Japan P&I News No.1151 dated 2 March 2022.
Martial law still has been introduced in Ukraine and there is a curfew. All the Ukrainian Ports are closed for loading and discharging operations. Some ships were damaged as a result of explosion by Russian Navy.
Russian ports continue their normal operations, but Azov Sea is closed. The local correspondents reported that the Azov Sea and a North-east area of Black Sea are unsafe for vessels. Traffic may be restricted in Crimea bridge area. It is necessary to be aware that EU Parliament adopted a resolution to refuse calls of ships whose last or next port of call is in the Russian Federation, except in the case of necessary justified humanitarian reasons, while this is no sanctions.
International flights are restricted in Russia. UK bans port access to Russian-flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered, or operated vessels.
Sanctions applied to some of Russian banks by the US, EU and UK. These countries are restricting the sale, supply, transfer or export of military goods, dual-use goods, critical industry goods and technology. Regarding the sanction to Russia by EU, please refer to Japan P&I News No.1152 and No.1153 dated 4 March 2022.
Please note that the change of local situation is so unforeseeable, that the above is to be updated accordingly. It is highly recommended for members to check the latest information at the time of vessel’s calling through local agents in Ukraine.