As of September 26, only half of the 100 vessels that were blocked after the start of the full-scale invasion remained in Ukrainian ports.
This was reported by Andriy Klymenko, Head of the Sanctions and Freedom of Navigation Monitoring Group at the Black Sea Institute for Strategic Studies.
"As of September 26, 50 vessels out of 100 were blocked in Ukrainian ports on February 24, 2022, 29 of them in the ports of Mykolaiv region, 14 in Kherson, and 5 in Mariupol. For various reasons, two ships out of 41 that were blocked on February 24 remain in the ports of the Odesa region," the statement said.
It is noted that out of 50 vessels, 15 belong to shipowners from EU countries (Greece - eight, Malta - three, one vessel each from Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, and Denmark), 14 - to shipowners from Turkey, and eight - from Ukraine.
Other shipowners whose vessels are blocked in Ukrainian ports include companies from Norway and China, the United Kingdom, Montenegro, Bangladesh, the Marshall Islands, Lebanon, Egypt, and Singapore.
Author - Olena Madiak, 27/09/2023