Shipping: Russia

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Berkeley Lord Berkeley Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent Russian (1) registered, or (2) owned, ships from entering or leaving UK ports.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport wrote to all UK ports on 28 Feb 2022 asking them not to provide access to any Russian flagged, registered, owned, controlled, chartered, or operated vessels.

Legislation has followed this and the Government made Regulations (The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) (Amendment) (No.4) Regulations 2022) on 1 March 2022 which restrict any Russian flagged or registered ship, or any ship owned, operated, controlled or chartered by a person connected to Russia, arriving at a UK port. This was a vital measure to take in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine and the Government has acted accordingly.

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