808 - 01/12 - Customs fines - Ukraine

The Club continues to experience fines emanating from various authoritative bodies in Ukraine with fines issued by Customs and Environmental control becoming more common.

The Club's Ukrainian correspondent comments that the local laws are quite strict and are vigorously enforced. It should be noted that fines are not issued without provocation. It should also be noted that as the authorities are acting on behalf of the state challenging these fines proves difficult and a challenge will likely fail and almost certainly lead to the vessel being delayed.

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Date27/01/2012