Half of the ships blocked after the invasion of the Russian Federation were able to leave the ports of Ukraine




As of September 26, 50 ships out of 100, that were blocked in Ukrainian ports after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, remain in Ukraine. Such data was reported by the Institute of the Black Sea Strategic Studies and the BlackSeaNews Monitoring Group.

On the specified date, most of the blocked ships are in the ports of the Mykolaiv region – 29. Another 14 ships are blocked in the port of Kherson, 5 – in Mariupol.

“2 sea vessels out of 41, which were blocked on February 24, 2022, remain in the ports of the Odesa region for various reasons. In particular, the EMMAKRIS III bulk carrier remains in the port of Chornomorsk, which was detained in July 2022 at the request of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine to investigate its alleged Russian owner. There is one COMET bulker left in the port of Odesa,” the monitoring said.

It is also reported that 15 ships out of 50 blocked belong to ship-owning companies from the EU countries (8 – to Greece, 3 – to Malta, 1 each – to Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, and Denmark), 14 vessels belong to shipowners from Turkey, and 8 – from Ukraine. Other shipowners include companies from Norway and China, Great Britain, Montenegro, Bangladesh, the Marshall Islands, Lebanon, Egypt, and Singapore.

“There is no reliable information regarding the condition of the vessels remaining in the port of occupied Mariupol,” the message states.