Ukraine – Port update

25 February 2022

Further to our news alert of earlier today, kindly note the latest update on the Ukrainian Port situation from a Ukraine Correspondent, Dias Marine Consulting PC:

Black Sea Ports
All the Ports of Black Sea: Odessa, Chernomorsk, Pivdenny (Yuzhny), Nikolaev, Dneprobugsky are closed.
Azov Sea Ports
Ports of Berdyansk and Mariupol are closed till the approval by authorities. All the vessels are to hold ready for leaving the ports.”

And more generally from a correspondent CIS PandI Services, Odessa:

“Here is updated information from the official website of Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine:
Sea Ports: almost all ports are closed, they are coordinating actions with the Ministry of Defence.
For the moment no damage to the ports is reported.
Railway: most trains follow the schedule, keeping safety measures during stoppages. Special trains
are put for evacuation of citizens from the most dangerous regions.
Air: all airports are closed.”

Should the Club learn of any changes to the above, a further News Alert will be sent.

As some commercial ships are reported to have been hit by missiles, Members planning to call at Ukrainian ports or proceeding to the Sea of Azov, Black Sea and Kerch Strait should consider carefully and be duly diligent in assessing the situation including contacting local agents or correspondents or their usual Club contact for the latest information.