Ukraine – Ice Season

13 January 2016

The Correspondent in Ukraine, Dias Marine Consulting, reports that the ice season has begun in the Azov Sea area and advises that when a vessel is planning to call at a Ukrainian port it will be “necessary to liaise with the agent and clarify more precise information about the weather conditions on the date of ETA”. To assist Members, the Correspondent provides information on their website, updated twice weekly, regarding specific ports, although Members should still check with the agent in any event. The information can be accessed by clicking here and then selecting the ‘List’ tab on the Correspondent’s website. At present, the website reports that Kherson, Nikolaev, and Dnepro-Bugskiy have announced ice campaigns and other ports are starting to be affected by ice.