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The MBLS provided advice to participants of the “ARMA” (National Agency of Ukraine for the Detection, Searching and Management of Assets obtained by Corruption and Other Crimes) tender, which expressed a desire to obtain tankers owned by Russian shipowners and arrested by Ukrainian courts in criminal cases against Russia, commenced in connection with the military invasion of Ukraine.

In particular, the consultations provided included advices on: the procedure for registration of vessels in the ship register of Ukraine to give them the right to sail under the flag of Ukraine; the procedure for obtaining ship documents for sailing between Ukrainian and foreign ports; the possibility of registering ships under a foreign flag, ship documents and the procedure for obtaining them in this case; the procedure for obtaining a license for commercial shipping, in particular for the transport of dangerous cargo such as oil and oil products by sea.

Note - The National Agency of Ukraine for Detection, Searching and Management of Assets Obtained from Corruption and Other Crimes manages assets seized in criminal proceedings, including as a measure to secure a lawsuit filed in the interests of the state, with the establishment of prohibitions on the disposal and / or use of such assets. These assets are taken into the management on the basis of the decision of the investigating judge.

From August 31 to September 2, 2021, the traditional exhibition Trans Expo Odessa was held in the building of the Odessa Sea Terminal, which provided space for companies of the maritime industry: such as carriers; forwarders; other related organizations to present their products and services.

Within the framework of the exhibition, an international conference was held: “Development of the transport system of Ukraine: challenges and prospects. Ports and Multimodal Transportation”. The conference participants discussed the transport strategy of Ukraine - 2030.

On August 13, 2021, an online meeting “8 new markets. Business opportunities” 

The meeting was attended by: Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture - Taras Kachka; President of the Exporters' Club of Ukraine Yevhen Lytvynov; Vitaliy Boyko - Malaysia's sales representative in Ukraine; Emma Turos - Executive Director of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce and Industry; heads of the Foreign Trade Bureau in Kyiv and JSC Polish Agency for Investment and Trade; President of the Swedish Business Association in Ukraine; Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Sao Paulo, Vice President of the Brazilian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; representatives of the Confederation of Indian Industry; Australian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and others.

Andrey Mashchenko posted his article on shiparrested.com dedicated to the rules for arresting ships in Ukraine for practical use.
The article can be found by following the link: Ship arrest in Ukraine: Relevant Procedure in Brief for Practical Usage.

Law enforcement officers informed the citizen of Ukraine about the suspicion of piracy. According to the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General, such a crime is being investigated in Ukraine for the first time.

The first sea pirate in the history of Ukraine was a resident of Nikolaev.

The Ukrainian consignee applied to the MBLS in connection with the appeal of the French sea carrier being a container line - CMA CGM to the Commercial Tribunal of Marseille with a claim for damages.

The case was complicated by the number of parties involved from different countries, the venue of consideration disputes between them, the application of international and foreign law to parties’ relations.