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AZOV SHIPYARD IS CALLING ON TO UNLOCK ITS ACTIVITY AND STOP THE PRESSURE FOR SAVING AN UNIQUE LABOR COLLECTIVE AND ENTERPRISE

Azov Shipyard sent an appeal to the range of government agencies with the request to take immediate action for unlocking the enterprise activity and canceling illegal decision of the captain of Mariupol Seaport on the 1st February 2021.

Azov Shipyard sent an appeal to the range of government agencies with the request to take immediate action for unlocking the enterprise activity and canceling illegal decision of the captain of Mariupol Seaport on the 1st February 2021.

Azov Shipyard sent an appeal to the range of government agencies with the request to take immediate action for unlocking the enterprise activity and canceling illegal decision of the captain of Mariupol Seaport on the 1st February 2021. The decision of captain Aleksandr Druzhinin was about prohibition of mooring to hydraulic structures of Integral Property Complex Azov Shipyard, that are located on the balance of The “SRZ”, LLC. As a result, the main activity of enterprise is paralyzed, the rang of strategic and military facilities are under the threat of blackout, also there is a risk of man-made disaster in case of stopping the support of vital functions of objects of increased danger of ecological and military significance.

The appeals were sent to the President of Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the State Enterprise "USPA", the State Property Fund of Ukraine, the Mariupol City Mayor, the Chairman of the Donetsk OA and the Business Ombudsman.

The situation was caused by imperfection of Ukrainian legislation. Despite the stopping of lease agreement in 2016, The “SRZ”, LLC can’t achieve the decision of question about further legal status of the Integral Property Complex. At the same time, The “SRZ”, LLC maintains the capacity of the Integral Property Complex in working condition and retains a labor collective with 560 specialists of narrow-profile professions.

Inability of the “SRZ”, LLC to fulfill contractual obligations to clients as a result of blocking its activities can lead to critical lack of funds for payment the continuous supply of electrical energy not only to SRZ LLC, but also to sub-consumers, to whom the enterprise supplies it across the borders of power transmission organizations. The obligations to provide the technical opportunity of transit electricity supply to sub-consumers are fixed by technological network sharing agreement №110172у / 2010 from the 1st of November, concluded between the “SRZ”, LLC and DTEK "HIGH-VOLTAGE NETWORKS" LLC. The “SRZ”, LLC is as the owner of the networks (an integral part of the Integral Property Complex the State Enterprise “Azov Shipyard”).

In case of de-energizing of the “SRZ”, LLC, electricity supplies will stop for the following sub-consumers: Military unit No. 1472; the State Enterprise "State Hydrography"; SE "NCSP" (Berths of the Mariupol Sea Trade Port) KNS No. 8 KP Mariupol PUVKH; m / v "Ponomarenko" (AMI ONMA) boats of the Mariupol detachment of the Regional Department of Maritime Security of the State Border Service.

Interruption of power supply will put under the treat the safety of shipping in the water area of Mariupol Seaport, ecology of Azov Sea and protection of the state maritime border of Ukraine:

flooding of the floating dock and, as a result, blocking the water area of the Mariupol port and the discharge of oil products from it into the Azov Sea;

navigation facility of SE "State Hydrography", which protects the ship entry at night to the water area of Mariupol Seaport, will stop the work;

sewage pumping station No. 8 of the Mariupol PUVKH will disconnect wherefore fecal water will be throw into the water area of Azov sea and ecological catastrophe will be appeared;

the service equipment of marine guard boats will be stopped and this will lead to the inability of border guards to protect the state maritime border.

Oleg Turskiy, The General Director of the “SRZ”, LLC:

“Besides the significant economic and strategic importance, the “SRZ”, LLC is a shipyard in the water area of the Azov Sea in Ukraine and one of the biggest employer in region. The highly specialized professional masters work in our company. They are the only on the Azov coast, who repair the ship hulls, realize electrical, mechanical and electrical diomontage work on ships, repair of the propeller-rudder complex. Because of blocking of our activity by illegal decision of the captain of Mariupol Seaport, we have to declare about stopping the activity of enterprise and starting the procedure of mass layoffs of workers because of reduction of numbers and staff.

We are demanding from the state representatives immediately intervene to this emergency to prevent not only an environmental and man-made disaster, but also tangible social tension in the region”.

 INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMPANY

Azov Shipyard is the biggest ship repair company in the water area of Azov Sea with specialization in mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, ship repair, and cargo handling. The enterprise repaired the 33 ships only for 2020, including the ships of the fleet of the port Berdyansk sea trade port and the Berdyansk branch of the USPA, the Mariupol sea trade port and the Mariupol branch of the USPA, the State Enterprise Delta Pilot, the ship-boat crew of the sea guard, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the bases of which are located in the Sea of Azov. Also 24 grabs (mechanical engineering products) were made, and 250.5 thousand tons of cargos were laded.