The Republic of the Marshall Islands has lowered the security level setting for vessels operating within the Russian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to Security Level II but urges a setting of Security Level III for all RMI- registered vessels operating in the EEZ of Ukraine.
hips intending to call at a port/ port facility in the areas must ensure that security measures equivalent to the prescribed Ship Security Level are implemented as per the Ship Security Plan.
If cargo operations at Russian ports in the Black Sea are necessary, a Declaration of Security should first be carried out with the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).
Ships currently located at Ukrainian ports must remain in place until permission to depart is granted by the Ukrainian military. Lights should be switched off at night to a bare minimum.
Masters should assess whether to switch off the automatic identification system (AIS) due to an imminent security threat while stuck alongside or within Ukrainian port limits. This may help mitigate the risk of unintentional GPS-guided targeting by military forces.