ANNOUNCEMENT 28 Feb 2022
In February 2022, the UK Department for Transport ordered UK ports not to allow Russian vessels.
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Twitter statement by UK Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps – Letter from the Department for Transport to all UK ports. Available at: https://twitter.com/grantshapps/status/1498324731635843074
Reuters, “UK orders its ports to block all Russian-linked ships”. Available at: https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-bans-russian-ships-docking-its-ports-2022-02-28/
On 28 February 2022, the UK Department for Transport announced blocking Russian vessels’ access to British ports and waters. This decision is taken in response to Russia’s assault on Ukraine and violation of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
More specifically, UK ports are directed not to provide access to any ship which are “owned, controlled, chartered, or operated by any person connected with Russia; owned, controlled, chartered or operated by designated persons; flying the Russian flag; or registered in Russia.”
Previously, the UK banned Russian airlines and Russian private jets from entering UK airspace or landing at UK airspace (see related state acts).