Conflicts in Ukraine (No.6)

29 March 2022 No.1160

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.1158 dated 22 March 2022.



Martial law still has been introduced in Ukraine and there is a curfew. All Ukrainian Ports are closed. Mines are laid into the sea off the ports Odessa, Ochakov, Chernomorsk and Yuzhnyy and it is possible that the subject mines may break off from the equipment and become drifting. It was reported that mines were found in Istanbul Strait but they were removed by the Turkish navy.




Russian ports continue their normal operations, but the local correspondents report that the Azov Sea, a North-east area of Black Sea and near to Crimea Bridge are closed for navigation.


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. UK has updated their sanctions list which includes other Russian banks.


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.