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IMO warns of mines in Black Sea – ships, seafarers remain stranded in Ukraine

The IMO warns of floating sea mines in the Black Sea placed as part of the war in Ukraine. A large number of ships and seafarers are still stranded at Ukrainian ports.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a blockade of Ukrainian ports, stranded ships and seafarers as well as floating sea mines in the Black Sea.

In a new circular letter, the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) warns shipping entities operating in the Black Sea to pay extra attention to the dangers of floating sea mines.

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