Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is warning
that an ice advisory has been issued by Odessa Sea Port Authority in
Ukraine due to ice forming in the port harbour.
From 00:00 on 18 January until further notice,
all vessels without ice class classification will need to present a guarantee
letter to the Harbour Master and may face restrictions – around 95% of vessels
are likely to be affected. All ice class vessels can continue to operate
The port of Odessa is the largest seaport in
Ukraine and one of the largest ports in the Black Sea basin.
ISS Ukraine will continue to monitor
developments and keep its clients updated.