Ships in Ukrainian ports during the war: The Berdiansk port

The Monitoring Group
of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies

The Monitoring Group of the Black Sea Institute of Strategic Studies and BlackSeaNews wishes to bring to your attention a new series of articles about the fate of ships that were in Ukrainian ports on 24 February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale invasion of many regions of Ukraine.

As of 24 February 2022, in the seaport of Berdiansk (the Sea of Azov, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine), in addition to port fleet vessels permanently based in Berdiansk, there were 5 merchant ships taking on Ukrainian export cargo (See items 1-5, highlighted in yellow, in Table 1), as well as the technological fleet - 4 dredgers and a tug, which were deepening navigating channels on the approaches to the port (See items 6-10, highlighted in blue, in Table 1).

On 15 March 2022, by order of Russian occupiers, all these vessels left the port of Berdiansk. This was necessary to make room at the berths for Russian Black Sea Fleet ships, as Russia decided to use the port of Berdiansk as a logistics centre to supply the Russian force grouping on the Ukrainian coast of the Sea of Azov.

On 16 March 2022, all these vessels arrived at the northern entrance to the Kerch Strait in the Sea of Azov. On 24 March 2022, most of these vessels - except ADMIRAL (IMO 8408648) and MAORI (IMO 9874208) - left the Kerch Strait for the Black Sea:

  • on 26 March 2022, the Ukrainian technological fleet vessels arrived in the Turkish port of Sinop;
  • on 26 March 2022, the dry cargo ships GHADA A, IMO 7126102, and PRINCESS RAWYA, IMO 9119907, arrived at the entrance to the Bosphorus;
  • on 25 March 2022, the dry cargo ship FIRAT, IMO 8310384, arrived in the Turkish port of SAMSUN.

The dry cargo ships ADMIRAL, IMO 8408648, and MAORI, IMO 9874208, have been in the Sea of Azov, near the Kerch Strait, since 16 March 2022, as they cannot obtain the permission to pass to the Black Sea.

Table 1.

#

Name

IMO

DWT

Port of departure

Actual Time of Departure

Port of destination

Estimated/ Actual Time of Arrival

Flag

Shipowner

                   

1

GHADA A

Vessel Type : General Cargo

In ballast (without cargo)

7126102

6341

TR SAMSUN ANCH

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

ATD: 2022-02-17 09:20 LT

ATD: 2022-03-15 07:00 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 07:00 LT

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH
STRAIT N

TR BOSPHORUS N ANCH

ATA: 2022-02-22 15:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-16 04:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-26 15:23 LT

Togo

Ship manager/Commercial manager AMMOUN SHIPPING CO 7th Floor, 153, Kolokotroni Street, 185 36 Piraeus, Greece.

Registered owner AMMOUN SHIPPING CO 7th Floor, 153, Kolokotroni Street, 185 36 Piraeus, Greece.

2

ADMIRAL

Vessel Type : General Cargo

Cargo: grain in bulk

8408648

8875

TR MER
MERSIN

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

ATD: 2022-02-12 13:36 LT 

ATD: 2022-03-15 11:00 LT

???

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

???

ATA: 2022-02-20 18:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-16 04:30 LT

???

Comoros

Ship manager/Commercial manager CEDAR MARINE SERVICES SAL Apartment 3/A, 3rd Floor, Sofi Plaza, Achier el-Daya Street, Tripoli, Lebanon.

Registered owner TRISTAR MARITIME LTD Care of Cedar Marine Services SAL , Apartment 3/A, 3rd Floor, Sofi Plaza, Achier el-Daya Street, Tripoli, Lebanon.

3

FIRAT

Vessel Type : General Cargo

Cargo: grain in bulk

8310384

6378

IT QOS ORISTANO

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

ATD: 2022-02-11 19:00 LT 

ATD: 2022-03-15 11:23 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 07:00 LT

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SAMSUN ANCH

ATA: 2022-02-21 23:30 LT

ATA: 2022-03-16 04:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-25 12:45 LT

Comoros

Ship manager/Commercial manager CAFEROGLU DENIZCILIK Sami Bey Apartmani, Set Ustu, Beyoglu, 87/1, 34100 Istanbul, Turkey.

Registered owner FIRAT-NEHIR SHIPPING CO-MAI Care of Caferoglu Denizcilik ve Ticaret Ltd Sti (Caferoglu Shipping & Trading Co Ltd), Sami Bey Apartmani, Set Ustu, Beyoglu, 87/1, 34100 Istanbul, Turkey.

4

PRINCESS RAWYA

Vessel Type: General Cargo

Cargo: grain in bulk

9119907

7736

TR DIL DILISKELESI

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

ATD: 2022-02-12 10:00 LT

ATD: 2022-03-15 07:59 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

TR BOSPHORUS N ANCH

TR IZT
IZMIT

ATA: 2022-02-18 14:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-16 03:33 LT

ATA: 2022-03-27 09:30 LT

ETA: 2022-03-29 15:00 LT

Sierra leone

Ship manager/Commercial manager MALAK SHIP-TRADER CO El-Khalig Building, 1, al-Gala & Salah-ad-Din al-Ayubi Street, Suez, Egypt.

Registered owner MALAK SHIP-TRADER CO El-Khalig Building, 1, al-Gala & Salah-ad-Din al-Ayubi Street, Suez, Egypt.

5

MAORI

Vessel Type:
Bulk Carrier

Cargo: grain in bulk

9874208

9315

IT BRI
BARI

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

ATD: 2022-02-04 20:00

ATD: 2022-03-15 09:27 LT

???

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

TR TEK
TEKIRDAG

 

ATA: 2022-02-17 01:00 LT

ATA: 2022-03-16 04:00 LT

???

Malta

Ship manager/Commercial manager VESTRA LTD-KHERSON ul Petrenko 35, Kherson, Ukraine.

Registered owner TAURANGA SHIPPING LTD-MTA Care of Vestra Ltd , ul Petrenko 35, Kherson, Ukraine.

                   

6

DUNAY

Vessel Type: Bucket Ladder Dredger

7397593

621

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

 

 

ATD: 2022-02-15 03:57 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

 

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SINOP ANCH

 

 

ATA: 2022-03-16 09:56 LT

ATA: 2022-03-26 11:00 LT

 

Moldova

Ship manager/Commercial manager

ITM GROUP AG LTD 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

Registered owner

WHITEFORM CONTRACTS LTD Care of ITM Group AG Ltd , 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

7

IZMAILSKAYA

Vessel Type - Detailed: Motor Hopper

8832045

1068

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

 

 

ATD: 2022-03-15 19:47 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

 

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SINOP ANCH

 

 

ATA: 2022-03-16 09:08 LT (UTC +2

ATA: 2022-03-26 08:00 LT

 

Moldova

Ship manager/Commercial manager

ITM GROUP AG LTD 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

Registered owner

WHITEFORM CONTRACTS LTD Care of ITM Group AG Ltd , 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

8

KUYALNITSKAYA

Vessel Type - Detailed: Motor Hopper

8728842

1068

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

 

 

ATD: 2022-03-15 08:14 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

 

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SINOP ANCH

 

 

ATA: 2022-03-16 10:04 LT (UTC +2

ATA: 2022-03-26 08:00 LT

 

Moldova

Ship manager/Commercial manager

ITM GROUP AG LTD 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

Registered owner

WHITEFORM CONTRACTS LTD Care of ITM Group AG Ltd , 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

9

KIEVSKAYA

Vessel Type - Detailed: Motor Hopper

8724547

1068

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

 

ATD: 2022-03-15 19:34 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

 

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SINOP ANCH

 

 

ATA: 2022-03-16 09:15 LT

ATA: 2022-03-26 08:00 LT

 

Moldova

Ship manager/Commercial manager

ITM GROUP AG LTD 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

Registered owner

WHITEFORM CONTRACTS LTD Care of ITM Group AG Ltd , 1st Floor, 14, Bowling Green Lane, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0BD, United Kingdom.

10

MZ-9

Vessel Type: Tug

MMSI: 214182726

 

UA ERD BERDYANSK

KERCH STRAIT N

 

ATD: 2022-03-15 08:23 LT

ATD: 2022-03-24 08:00 LT

KERCH STRAIT N

TR SINOP ANCH

 

ATA: 2022-03-16 09:02 LT

ATA: 2022-03-26 09:00 LT

 

Moldova [MD]

 

 

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This article has been prepared with the support of the European Union in Ukraine. The content of the article is the sole responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the position of the EU