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(22.12.2017) HOW TO AVOID OR MINIMIZE EXPOSURE TO UNGROUNDED CLAIM FOR DAMAGE OF FINISHED STEEL CARGOES SHIPPED FROM PORT OF MARIUPOL

After 2016 it is observed the trend of increasing shipments of finished steel products from Mariupol.

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(13.11.2017) New draft restriction at Mariupol port

We would like to advise that
Harbour Master Mariupol Port issued Notice Nbr. 16/11 dd 06/11/2017 reducing the maximum draft.

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(21.07.2014) Ukrainian public organizations activated actions against Crimean shipping

Ukrainian public organizations activated actions against Crimean shipping,
by monitoring ship calls and chasing violators of a recent Ukrainian legislation, which is strictly
prohibiting all business activities on Crimea peninsula, unless specifically approved.

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(28.01.2014) Winter navigation at Azov sea in ice conditions – Winter 2014

Azov sea is a marine operated area where seasonal sea ice plays an important role in
navigation. The Azov sea freezes annually and the ice season lasts up to 4-5 months from
November to March.

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(2009.11.16) SEWAGE WATER REGULATIONS in Ukraine

A growing number of fines have reportedly been levied for sewage water infringements in the Ukraine after September 27, 2008 when Annex IV of MARPOL 73/78 entered into force for existing ships bringing extensive requirements for the handling of shipboard sewage. The Ukraine as a contracting state to MARPOL 73/78 Annex IV has national sewage regulation in effect at least as strict as those contained in MARPOL.

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(2009.08.27) Necessity of correction actions to PEME program in the Ukraine

 The growth trend of reproduction of Ukrainian seagoing labour force and the growth of seafarers’ mental illnesses declared itself at the duration of employment on the ship requires to take correction action in to the existing PEME scheme in the Ukraine. The importance and necessity of such actions to be taken is illustrated by the recent cases which occurred within the first half of 2009 and which were handled by Azovlloyd P&I Service Ltd.

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Deportation the stowaways from the Ukraine

 During the last three years a growing number of the vessels have been calling at Ukrainian ports with stowaways on board. The cause is believed to be the toughening of the immigration regulations in the EU, North America and other countries. Therefore, many shipowners are seeking disembarkation and repatriation of stowaways in Eastern Europe...

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Social  Insurance Scheme in Ukraine and its impact on Shipowners’ Liabilities Under Crew Contracts

Ukraine has established social insurance scheme which provides benefits for their nationals their dependent in the event of sickness, personal injury and death. This scheme was launched by adoption of the law known as Law on Compulsory Social  Insurance Against  Industrial Accidents and Disease (LCSIAIAD)...

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Limitation Liability of Shipowners in Ukraine

The Merchant Shipping Code of Ukraine adopted in 1994 established rules regarding the limitation of liability of shipowners...

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Loading Bulk Sulphur Cargoes at Mariupol

 The Club’s correspondents in Mariupol, Azovlloyd Pandi Services Limited, have drawn the Managers’ attention to issues relating to powdered sulphur cargoes at the port of Mariupol, Ukraine...

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Incorrect cargo declaration at loading in Ukrainian port leads to the ship’s delay and to disputes between Shipowners and Charterers/ Shippers

 The attention of members involved in the carriage of steel cargoes from Ukrainian ports and Mariupol in particular, should be drawn to threat of claims for breach of the terms of the charterparty as to the quantity of cargo taken at loading port. Within the last three month in Mariupol five ships were detained in the similar situation...

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