Due to the impact of losses from the Russian/Ukrainian situation affecting the availability of global insurance and reinsurance capacity, the Club's reinsurers are no longer able to secure reinsurance for war risk exposure to Russian, Ukrainian or Belarus territorial risks.
Circular 13/22: EU Sanctions - updated FAQs published by the EU on the carriage of certain Russian cargoes including coal and fertilisers
On 19 September 2022, the EU amended its FAQs clarifying that the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia including coal and certain types of fertiliser (and related insurance) is not prohibited (under Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014) when the goods are being transported to non-EU countries
Circular 11/22: 8th EU Sanctions Package
The EU adopted an eighth package of sanctions on 6 October 2022 in response to Russia’s continued military aggression against Ukraine.
Circular 09/22: EU Sanctions - clarification published on the carriage of certain Russian cargoes including coal and fertilisers
On 19 September 2022 the EU further amended its FAQS clarifying the application of provisions relating to the carriage of certain cargoes from Russia, including coal and other solid fossil fuels as well as certain types of fertilizer.
Circular 07/22: Sanctions - The European Union’s 6th Sanctions Package - EU Regulation 833/2014– (the “Regulation”)
[AMENDED 22 JULY] On 21 July 2022 the European Union published a Maintenance and Alignment Package
UK Sanctions - New Trade Restrictions
On 21 June 2022, the UK government imposed further trade restrictions against Russia under The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No
UK Russia Sanctions - An Update
The UK has implemented a number of sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
On 8 April 2022 the EU adopted a fifth package of sanctions on Russia, comprising of several Regulations and Decisions
EU impose further sanctions on Russia
On 15 March 2022 the EU adopted a fourth package of sanctions in response to Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.
The European Union announced a significant expansion of sanctions against Russia in light the deteriorating situation in Ukraine on 25 February 2022
The Club has received a number of enquiries from Members regarding repatriation of Ukrainian seafarers in view of the current situation in Ukraine
Russian banks banned from SWIFT
The EU, in consultation with the UK, US and Canada have requested SWIFT, the financial messaging system, to disconnect certain Russian banks from using its system, in response to Russia's unprovoked military aggression against Ukraine.
The Club would like to alert Members to a worrying development at Ukrainian ports
23/07/2019: Ukrainian Ballast Regulations Update - Suspension of Ecological Inspectors activity in Ukrainian ports
Imposition of Martial Law in Ukraine
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine, regarding the imposition of martial law in Ukraine effective 28/11/18 09.00am local time.
New approach to effective detention of ships in the Ukrainian ports taken by the Ecological Inspection
The UK P&I Club have received an update from local correspondents, Dias Marine Consulting, regarding detention of ships in Ukrainian ports.
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine Consulting, in regards to current ballasting issues in Ukrainian ports.
The UK Club have received the following update from Dias Marine Consulting, regarding new aspects of ballast problems in Ukrainian ports.
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.
Signum Services are currently investigating a case involving large scale theft of cargo involving shipments of Yellow Peas and Rape Seed from Ukraine to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.