1. In view of the conflict in the Black sea region and adjoining regions, Indian Administration vide M.S. Notice No. 02 of 2022 has advised all Indian flagged vessels to exercise caution in the area and comply with the directives issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, in the matter from time to time.
2. The directives issued by MEA are available at MEA website: https://www.mea.gov.in/
3. Further, vide M.S. Notice No. 03 of 2022, Administration has advised that a 24 x 7 helpline has been set up for all shipping related matters. Contact details of the 24 x 7 helpline are as follows:
Tel: +91 22 2261 4646, +91 22 2261 0606
Mobile: +91 8657549752, +91 8657549760, +91 9869065444
Fax: +91 22 2261 3636
4. Owners/ operators and masters of Indian flagged vessels are advised to be guided by above.
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.