1124 - 02/17 - Ice Campaign within Azov Sea
The Club has recently been informed that the Ice Campaign within the Azov Sea has come into force as of 3rd February 2017. Member’s attention is to be drawn to the below advice from our local correspondent.
The Mariupol port Harbour masters order No 21 dated 02.02.2017 Ice Campaign within Azov Sea came into effect from 00.00 hrs LT of 3rd February, 2017.
When Member's vessels are planning to call at Ukrainian ports within the Azov Sea it is necessary to liaise with the agent and clarify precise information about the weather conditions on the date of ETA.
The specific information regarding the Ice Campaign could be accessed by visiting the Club's Correspondent website
However, the brief requirements for vessels navigating in ice in Azov Sea this year are:
- Ice navigation is permitted for ice-classed vessels or at least with the confirmation of Classification society to navigate in the concrete ice conditions in each particular case.
- The ice breaker convoy is a compulsory requirement for navigation in ice conditions at Azov Sea.
- Where there is any possibility for the vessel being sent to any Azov sea port which is ice-bound on her arrival or where the onset of ice may cause the Master to decide to leave the port before cargo operations are completed the suitable ICE Clause should be included in the charter party and in bills of lading .
For Azov Sea Ice Conditions Chart please see the following Website:
Source of Information
Azovlloyd PandI Services Ltd