Ukraine – Port Situation Update

17 April 2014

Members will already be aware of the political unrest and movement of troops in various parts of Ukraine, as reported in the Club’s News Alert of 7 March 2014 (click here).

The latest update from Dias Marine Consulting, Odessa, dated 16 April 2014 is as follows:-

“Armed conflicts between authorities and separatists in Eastern regions of country still develops. Army troops have been moved into Donetsk region.

In spite of the above mentioned all Ukrainian ports without exception operate in usual manner. Ports of Crimea - Sevastopol, Kerch and Theodosia also operate trouble-free. Even Ukrainian cargoes are loading in ports of Crimea. Customs outward clearance of these cargoes (export) is carried out by Ukrainian customs at port Yuzhny Outer Roads.”

Members are also reminded of the Correspondent’s previous recommendation for crew members to keep away from areas where any demonstrations are taking place, with the exception of the small port of Kherson where crew should refrain from coming ashore.