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Russia’s attack to Ukraine affects maritime transport in many ways. Meriaura also has Ukrainian seafarers onboard its vessels. We want to express our full support and solidarity to our Ukrainian sea personnel, their families and the people of Ukraine.

The situation is difficult when on the other hand, we strive to fulfill our contractual obligations to our customers, however, keeping the safety of our personnel a top priority. Based on some cases reported to us we cannot anymore guarantee the safety and security of our personnel during a port call in Russia. Therefore Meriaura Management Team has outlined in a crisis meeting that Meriaura will avoid visits to Russian ports. We regret the situation for our customers and ask for understanding.

We stay in close contact with our Ukrainian crew members to evaluate each individual situation and for assisting them. We monitor the situation closely with our staff, customers, ports, agents, insurance companies and Finnish Shipowners’ association.