London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) December 3, 2018 – Ukraine has raised its protest against the aggression of Russia in the Kerch Strait in the Committee on Safety at Sea International Maritime Organization (IMO), and 34 countries supported, according to the Embassy of Ukraine in Great Britain.
“December 3, 2018 the Ukrainian delegation into the Committee of Safety at Sea International Maritime Organization (IMO) has expressed categorical protest the Russian Federation in connection with the armed attack and seizure captured three Ukrainian military boats and their crews”, stated in the message Ukrainian embassy on Monday.
“It is noted that in support of Ukraine’s position, delegations from 34 IMO member countries expressed their support .
Diplomats informed that the Ukrainian side condemned numerous facts of discriminatory inspections of ships sailing to Ukrainian ports, a violation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and bilateral Ukrainian-Russian agreements.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is an international body called for the study of maritime issues, which includes 170 Member States and three associated members. Its governing body – the Assembly meets once every two years.
Committee on Safety at Sea resolve all issues related to safety of navigation and protection problems at sea and combat piracy and armed robbery against ships.
Regulatory documents prepared by the subcommittees and considered at sessions of committees are considered and adopted at regular sessions of the Assembly.
The Ukrainian ports of Mariupol and Berdyansk are particularly affected.
Source: Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority
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