Marine insurer Skuld warns of dangers in Ukraine

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Norway-based marine insurer Assuranceforeningen Skuld has asked ship-owners to keep crews on board when visiting some ports in unrest-hit Ukraine, Ship & Bunker reported.

The insurer said its correspondents suggested having crews remain on vessels during any call to the Port of Kherson or the region of Nikolaev, and to take extreme care at the Crimean ports of Kerch and Theodosia. Protection and indemnity members said the region has not been declared a conflict zone, which could push up insurance premiums.

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