ABS is monitoring the evolving operational situation on the ground in Ukraine and in the Black Sea.
Due to the current conditions, ABS activities in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are limited or not available, therefore please refer to the ABS Directory here for additional options of contact with local ABS offices for support. As an alternative, consideration may be given to exercising ABS’ remote survey or audits, for more information on ABS’ suite of remote services may be found here. Alternatively, you may download the ABS App or take advantage of the ABS Smart Scheduler™.
Below is a list of links to available information as provided by various Flag States regarding operational information in the area of the Black Sea. The situation in Ukraine is presenting a dynamic regulatory environment, and we will update this page with relevant information as we receive it.
Due to the escalating security situation in and around the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) and territorial waters of the Ukraine and the Russian Federation in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea, Flag States around the world are monitoring reports of security risks in this region and issuing guidance to their registered vessels.
While most Flag States are discouraging their registered vessels from transiting or attending ports in these areas, guidance is also being circulated for vessels presently operating in this region. Common aspects of this guidance include:
We strongly advise owners and operators to maintain contact with their Flag States in order to receive their instructions.
|IMO - CL_4516-Rev.1 - Requests To Convene An Extraordinary Session Of The Council (Secretariat)
|Flag State||Document Name
Ukraine - IMO Circular Letter No.4518 - Communication From The Government Of Ukraine (Secretariat)
|Bahamas||Bahamas - TA007-Russia-and-Ukraine-Situation-v1.0-ID-4036576
|Bermuda||Bermuda - BGN___2022_02___Ukrainian_Seafarers___STCW_MLC_and_contract_extensions
|Comoros||Comoros - Circular 34 SHIP SECURITY LEVEL III IN THE EEZ OF UKRAINE AND-OR RUSSIA WITHIN THE BLACK SEA AND THE SEA OF AZOV (003)
||Georgia - 5CIRCMTA
|Greece||Greece - ATTACHMENT TO CIRCULAR 8632
Greece - ATTACHMENT TO CIRCULAR 8638
Greece - ATTACHMENT TO CIRCULAR 8639
Greece - ATTACHMENT TO CIRCULAR 8640
Greece 13692. ΕΠΙΠΕΔΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ ΜΑΥΡΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΖΟΦΙΚΗ ΘΑΛΑΣΣΑ.signed
Hong Kong - Security_and_Quality_Advisory_No.66_Security_situation_in_the_Black_Se
Malta - MS Notice 178 - Restrictive measures in response to the situation in Ukraine
Malta - MS Notice 179 - Navigation in Black Sea region in view of the escalating situation
|Marshall Islands||Marshall Islands - MSA-2022-07
Marshall Islands - SSA-2022-02
Marshall Islands - YSA-2022-03
||Norway - isps---utkast-black-sea--asov
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