We refer to our previous circulars regarding the situation in Ukraine, available on our website. We would like to inform you about the most recent developments, as received from our correspondents.
- Russia has withdrawn from the grain agreement with Ukraine and no longer provides guarantees for the safe passage
- The Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that ships visiting Ukrainian ports in the Black Sea may be considered as “potential carriers of military cargo” and thus as participants in the conflict on the side of Ukraine. Ukraine has taken similar positions on sailing to Russian ports in the Black Sea. As a result, the Ukrainian ports that were part of the grain deal are once again targets of attacks, as well as the ships in this area.
- The risk of sea mines in the Black Sea remains current. We understand from our correspondents that measures to locate and dismantle mines will be intensified in the coming period.
- For the northern part of the Black Sea, it still applies as an area excluded from insurance coverage. Any voyages in this area should be preceded by seeking advice and considering additional requirements from the government regarding travel planning and granting indemnities.
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