There is a developing situation, which affects particularly the Crimean region
The Skuld P&I Club has issued an urgent advisory to inform that there is a developing situation, which affects particularly the Crimean region.
Club’s Correspondents advise that so far this has not impacted on the day to day operations in ports outside of the Crimea, including Ports of Odessa, Ilyichevsk, Yuzhny, Mariupol and Berdvansk.
With respect of the Ports of Kherson and in the region of Nikolaev, Club’s Correspondents advise that it may be prudent to have crews remain on vessels during any call to port, and in any event remain within port limits. Care may also be needed with respect to Ports of Kerch and Theodosia.
Prior to any call at Sevastopol, it would be recommended that operators seek up to date information from local Agents, possibly with the further assistance of Skuld Correspondents, in order to ascertain what may be the present situation locally.
In particular Members need to consider keeping a continuous watch on developments, not least if their planned operations would see the vessel call to / from the Crimea as part of a call at a number of ports of loading or discharging.
Source: The Skuld P&I Club