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NL 269/22 | Comoros Maritime Administration – Ship Security Level III in the EEZ of Ukraine and-or Russia within the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov

Refers to: Ship Owners / Managers / Operators of Comoros flagged vessels, PHRS Surveyors / Representatives

Action Date: Immediate

Further to the current situation in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov, the Comoros Maritime Administration is calling for setting of Ship Security Level III to all Comorian vessels, operating in the EEZ of Ukraine and/or Russia within the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov;

The Comoros Maritime Administration advises vessels to avoid any operations in the EEZ of Ukraine and/or Russia within the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov;

Vessels which are currently at the aforementioned areas, are advised to depart as soon as safely possible;

Vessels must ensure the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and the Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) are always transmitting, in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and monitor VHF Channel 16 continuously;

Masters on board vessels are strongly encouraged to check that all fire-fighting equipment is available for immediate use;

In the unfortunate scenario of an invasion by military vessels, should comply fully with instructions;

Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) is not to be embarked while operating in the subjected areas;

In case of an incident, vessels have to inform Comoros Maritime Administration immediately and activate the Ship Security Alert System (SSAS).

The Circular 34 can be found here, in full detail.

 

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information you may need on the above.

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