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UK bans Russian ships

News & Insights 3 March 2022

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On 1 March 2022 the UK government imposed sanctions which prevent Russian ships from entering ports in the UK, (pursuant to The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2022).

The ban applies to ships owned,...

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On 1 March 2022 the UK government imposed sanctions which prevent Russian ships from entering ports in the UK, (pursuant to The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2022).

The ban applies to ships owned, controlled, chartered or operated by a designated person or by persons connected with Russia.  It also applies to Russian flagged or registered ships. A person is defined as having being ‘connected with Russia’ if they are a person (other than an individual) who is domiciled or incorporated or constituted under the laws of Russia or if they are an individual (or association or combination of individuals) who are ordinarily resident in or located in Russia.

The regulations also confers powers on the UK Secretary of State for Transport to direct the UK Ship Registrar to terminate the registration of such ships and to direct harbour authorities to detain Russian ships at ports or anchorages.

These sanctions do not apply to other ships originating from or destined for Russian ports or to ships carrying cargo to or from Russia (unless they fall within the definition of a Russian ship as explained above).

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