Ships in Ukrainian ports during the war: The port of Mariupol

Photo 1: Fire on the AZBURG ship on 04/04/2022

The Monitoring Group of BlackSeaNews and
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 24/02/2022, in the seaport of Mariupol (the Sea of Azov, the Donetsk region, Ukraine), in addition to port fleet vessels permanently based in Mariupol, there were 6 merchant ships taking on Ukrainian export cargo (See Table 1). All of them remained in Mariupol under blockade and are still there.

Currently, we know about one incident with firing on a foreign merchant ship in the port of Mariupol:

On 04/04/2022, at about 22:40 (local time), Russian troops fired on the civilian dry cargo ship Azburg (flag - Dominica, shipowner - Malta), which was staying at the 16th berth of the Mariupol seaport (See Photo 1). 

The ship's captain gave an SOS signal on the 16th international channel. The crew consists of 12 people, including 1 woman. One crew member was injured. There was a fire in the engine room.

AZBURG - IMO: 9102899.
Vessel Type: Cargo/Containership. DWT: 9085 t.
Arrived to Mariupol from BURGAS Bulgaria 23/02/2022 о 00:41 (local time).
Flag: Dominica [DM]
Ship manager/Commercial manager: MSCO GLOBAL LTD 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102,
Malta.
Registered owner MSCO GLOBAL LTD 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102, Malta.

Table 1.

#

Name

IMO

DWT

Port of departure

Actual Time of Departure

Port of destination

Estimated Time of Arrival

Flag

Shipowner

1

TZAREVNA

9145231

21470

TR GEM GEMLIK Turkey

ATD: 2022-02-17 13:05 LT (UTC +3)

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

ATA: 2022-02-21 08:56 LT (UTC +2)

Malta

Ship manager/Commercial manager NAVIBORN LTD 2nd Floor, ul Tsaribrod 42, 9000 Varna, Bulgaria.

Registered owner VULCANIA SRL Care of Albros Shipping & Trading Co (Albros Denizcilik ve Ticaret AS), Daire 5, Rifat Bey Apartmani 4, Canan Sokak 1, Ulus Mah, Besiktas, 34340 Istanbul, Turkey.

2

BLUE STAR I

 

9375159

5245

IT TOA TORRE ANNUNZIATA Italy

ATD: 2022-02-17 13:43 LT (UTC +1)

 

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

ATA: 2022-02-23 21:00 LT (UTC +2)

Panama

Ship manager/Commercial manager FETIDA MARITIME LTD Room 39, ul Kostandi 199, Odessa, 65114, Ukraine.

Registered owner BLUE STAR MARINE CO LTD Care of Fetida Maritime Ltd , Room 39, ul Kostandi 199, Odessa, 65114, Ukraine.

3

AZBURG

9102899

9085

BG BOJ BURGAS Bulgaria

ATD: 2022-02-17 23:02 LT (UTC +2)

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

ATA: 2022-02-23 00:41 LT (UTC +2)

Dominica

Ship manager/Commercial manager MSCO GLOBAL LTD 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102, Malta.

Registered owner MSCO GLOBAL LTD 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102, Malta.

4

AZOV CONCORD

9387748

8975

TR ZON ZONGULDAK -Turkey

ATD: 2022-02-17 21:54 LT (UTC +3)

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

 

ATA: 2022-02-21 12:28 LT (UTC +2)

Malta

Ship manager/Commercial manager ALBROS SHIPPING & TRADING CO Daire 5, Rifat Bey Apartmani 4, Canan Sokak 1, Ulus Mah, Besiktas, 34340 Istanbul, Turkey.

Registered owner ULUSMARINE CO LTD Care of Albros Shipping & Trading Co (Albros Denizcilik ve Ticaret AS), Daire 5, Rifat Bey Apartmani 4, Canan Sokak 1, Ulus Mah, Besiktas, 34340 Istanbul, Turkey.

5

SMARTA

9396567

 

EG AKI ABU QIR Egypt

ATD: 2022-02-14 14:08 LT (UTC +2)

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

ATA: 2022-02-21 20:55 LT (UTC +2)

Liberia [LR]

Ship manager/Commercial manager INTRESCO LTD-BVI 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102, Malta.

Registered owner SMARTA SHIPPING LTD Care of INTRESCO Ltd , 18/2, Triq Nofs in-Nhar, Valletta, VLT 1102, Malta.

6

LADY AUGUSTA

9163568

6830

TR NEM NEMRUT -Turkey

ATD: 2022-02-15 10:30 LT (UTC +3)

UA MPW

MARIUPOL

ATA: 2022-02-21 21:37 LT (UTC +2)

Jamaica [JM]

Ship manager/Commercial manager ADRIAMEDITERAN LTD 3rd Floor, El-Hamwi Building, Basatin el-Mina Street, Tripoli, Lebanon.

Registered owner ADRIAMEDITERAN LTD 3rd Floor, El-Hamwi Building, Basatin el-Mina Street, Tripoli, Lebanon.

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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