World waits for Ukrainian grain exports to start moving

As the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, observed the loading of Ukrainian grain onto a bulk carrier at the Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port hopes were high that exports could soon start moving.

“The first vessel, the first ship is being loaded since the beginning of the war,” said President Zelensky. “This is a Turkish vessel. This shows that the port has started working.”

According to President Zelensky, the export of grain will begin with the departure of several ships that were loaded but...

Russian ships banned from U.S. ports

President Joe Biden today issued a proclamation prohibiting the entry of Russian-affiliated ships into U.S. ports.

The proclamation defines “Russian-affiliated ships” as:

  • vessels of Russian registry (i.e., the vessel is Russian flagged);
  • vessels that are Russian owned (i.e., the legal title of ownership of the vessel that appears on the ship’s registration documents is the Government of the Russian Federation or a Russian company, citizen, or permanent resident); or
  • vessels that are Russian...

Belgian shipowners reunite Ukrainian seafarers with their families

The Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association has opened a temporary shelter where Ukrainian seafarers can reunite with their families who are fleeing the war-torn country after it has been invaded by Russia.

Located in Hoboken, south of the city of Antwerp, the empty office building was offered for use thanks to the generosity of its owner. Through the help of Antwerp’s alderwomen Els Van Doesburg, lawyer Philippe Billiet, and numerous other volunteers, the RBSA was able to refit the property in...

Holland America cruise ship will be temporary home for Ukrainian refugees in Rotterdam

Holland America Line’s cruise ship Volendam will be used to accommodate Ukrainian refugees as part of an agreement announced by Netherlands and city of Rotterdam government officials.

The ship will dock in Rotterdam for three months to provide a temporary home for approximately 1,500 Ukrainians. The agreement is part of a larger commitment from the Netherlands to accommodate 50,000 people who fled their homeland following the Russian invasion.

“We are in a unique position to accommodate the...

VIDEO: Ukraine destroys Russian Navy ship

On Monday, Russian state media channels showed the Russian Navy Alligator class landing ship Orsk offloading armored vehicles and tanks at the port of Berdyansk, in southern Ukraine.

В тимчасово захопленому рф порту Бердянськ знищено великий десантний корабель «Орск» чорноморського флоту російських окупантів.
Буде ще!
Слава Україні!

— Генеральний штаб ЗСУ (@GeneralStaffUA) March 24, 2022

This morning, the General Staff of...

Ukraine eliminates high-ranking Russian naval officer


State-owned Bangladesh Shipping Corp is seeking $22.4 million from its insurer for a cargo ship hit by a missile in March, according to a report in the Bangladesh Daily Star. An explosion on the night of March 2-3 rocked the Bangladesh-flagged Banglar Samriddhi and killed a crew member.

The Bangladeshi ship is one of a number of ships reportedly struck by Russian missiles, including the Moldovan-flagged, bunker vessel Millennial Spirit. A Reuters report, citing Noriel Arauz, head of the Panama...

Ukraine: IMO seeks safe “blue corridor” for ships

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is calling for the establishment of a blue safe maritime corridor.

It would allow the safe evacuation of seafarers and ships from the high-risk and affected areas in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov to a safe place “in order to protect the life of seafarers, ensure the mobilization and commercial navigation of vessels intending to use this corridor by avoiding military attacks and protecting and...

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