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SDM Sanctions Information Notices
SIN 1/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine
SIN 2/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine
SIN 3/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus
SIN 4/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine
SIN 5/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine
SIN 6/2022: New European Union restrictive measures in view of the situation in Belarus
SIN 7/2022: (1) Consolidated texts of European Union restrictive measures in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine (2) Frequently Asked Questions issued by the European Commission on Access to EU ports prohibition and on Maritime Navigation Goods and Technology


SDM Circulars
Circular 10/2022: Urgent Provisional Measures with respect to the seafarers’ employment agreements (SEA) extensions in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine.
Circular 17/2022: Arrangements by Cyprus financial institutions to facilitate the opening of bank accounts for seafarers affected in view of the gravity of the situation in Ukraine.

IMO Information on Maritime Security and Safety in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov (link)

IMO Information reporting form for ships stranded in Ukraine ports and waters
Please use the online form to submit information on ships stranded in the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. This information will be received by the IMO Secretariat Emergency Task Force.

If you are unable to use the internet form, you can use the Download form to submit information to IMO (please email etf@imo.org ).

Advice for IMO Member States, seafarers and shipping
IMO is issuing relevant circular letters to provide guidance for Member States, seafarers, shipping companies and other stakeholders.

  • Circular Letter No.4524/Add.3 (28 March 2022) - Armed conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine – Information Reporting Form for Stranded Ships and advice and updates related to maritime security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
  • Circular Letter No.4524/Add.2 (31 March 2022) - Ukraine crisis – Harmonization of PSC activities
  • Circular Letter No.4524/Add.1 (14 March 2022) - Ukraine crisis – Security situation in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
  • Circular Letter No.4524 (7 March 2022) Ukraine crisis – UNHCR Position on Returns to Ukraine

IMO Resources and support for seafarers
Seafarers impacted by the situation can request assistance from IMO's Seafarer Crisis Action Team (SCAT) by emailing info@imo.org .

IMO Maritime Knowledge Centre page with information resources for and about seafarers: Click here.

Free, confidential, multilingual helpline for seafarers and their families operated by ISWAN: https://www.seafarerhelp.org/.


Relevant National Law of the Republic of Cyprus:
The Implementation of the Provisions of the Resolutions or Decisions of United Nations Security Council (Sanctions) and of the Decisions and Regulations of the Council of the European Union (Restrictive Measures) Law of 2016,
Law 58(I)/2016.


Useful links on EU restrictive measures from:
• The
EU Sanctions MAP, which provides comprehensive details of all EU sanctions regimes and their corresponding legal acts, including those regimes adopted by the UN Security Council and transposed at EU level.
• The
“European Union Consolidated Financial Sanctions List”, regularly updated by DG FISMA.
• The
European Union External Action Service website.
• The
European Commission website.
• The
Council of the European Union website.
• The
Official Journal of the European Union.
• The
Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) website.