The Romanian Naval Authority (ANR) announced through a press release, that no ship under the Russian flag, including yachts or pleasure boats, is allowed to enter the Romanian ports on the Black Sea.
„Pursuant to Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 of 8 April 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions to destabilize the situation in Ukraine from 17 April 2022, at 00:00, the entry into the Romanian ports of any ship registered under the Russian flag is prohibited, including ships that have changed their Russian flag to the flag of any other state or that have changed their registration in Russia in the registration in any another state after February 24, 2022.
- Access after 16 April 2022 to ports located in the territory of the Union of any ship registered under the Russian flag shall be prohibited.
- Paragraph 1 shall apply to ships that have changed their Russian flag to the flag of any other State or which have changed their registration in Russia to their registration in any other State after 24 February 2022.
- For the purposes of this Article, „ship” means:
(a) a ship falling within the scope of the relevant international conventions;
(b) a yacht 15 meters in length and over which does not carry goods and does not carry goods
more than 12 passengers;
(c) a recreational craft or motor yacht as defined in Directive 2013/53 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council.
- Paragraph 1 shall not apply in the case of a ship in need of assistance and seeking a place of refuge or in need of an emergency stopover in a port for reasons of maritime safety or rescue. human lives at sea.
- By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authorities may authorize a ship to have access to a port, under conditions which they consider appropriate, after having determined that access is necessary for:
(a) the acquisition, importation or transport in the Union of natural gas and oil, including refined petroleum products, titanium, aluminium, copper, nickel, palladium and iron ore, as well as certain chemicals and iron products as referred to in Annex XXIV;
(b) the purchase, import or transport of pharmaceutical, medical, agricultural and food products, including wheat and fertilizers the import, purchase and transport of which are permitted under this Regulation;
(c) humanitarian purposes;
(d) the carriage of nuclear fuel and other products strictly necessary for the operation of civilian nuclear capabilities;
(e) the purchase, import or transport into the Union of coal and other solid fossil fuels, as listed in Annex XXII, until 10 August 2022.