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Law is valuable not because it is a law, but because there is right in it Or another try to destabilize a work of Azov shipyard (official position)

The order “About prohibition of ships mooring to hydro technical structures of the water area of Azov shipyard (piers and pit) was issued by the captain of Mariupol seaport under pressure from Security Service of Ukraine on the 1st of February. Thereby this order completely blocked all work on the factory and implementation of liabilities to customers.

The order “About prohibition of ships mooring to hydro technical structures of the water area of Azov shipyard (piers and pit) was issued by the captain of Mariupol seaport under pressure from Security Service of Ukraine on the 1st of February. Thereby this order completely blocked all work on the factory and implementation of  liabilities to customers.

According to the official, the endings of permissive documents validity of the Ukraine register of shipping (till 31.12.2019) became the basis of this order. But today there are no lawful reasons for this prohibition.

The “SRZ”, LLC actively cooperate with the State Enterprise “SRZ” and State Property Fund of Ukraine from the 2019 through the process of giving all property of Azov shipyard from the “SRZ”, LLC account on the State Enterprise “SRZ” account. All responsibilities on technical exploitation, technical service and repairs of structures and equipment are on the “SRZ”, LLC until the moment of signing an delivery and acceptance certificate. During all the time, the enterprise fully fulfills its obligations to properly maintain integrity and preservation the property complex including hydro technical structures.

According to the article number 5 of The Law of Ukraine “About temporary measures at the period of anti-terrorist operations”, documents with permissive character were issued to the business entities, working in the zone of anti-terrorist operations, but validity of these documents was expired during the operations, however, the validity of the documents is deemed to have been extended for the period of the anti-terrorist operations.  Thereby all evidence about suitability of water area’s hydro technical structures of the “SRZ”, LLC are acting nowadays.

An illegal try to create an economical paralysis for company, that feels turbulence in doing business because of inside and outside challenges, that region is getting over, are again undertaken by government bodies.

Three ships that were nominated on loading and unloading from piers “SRZ”, LLC are standing in the roads for today. However, according to the contracts, implementation of responsibilities for customers are under the threat of failure because of the prohibition. Implementation of other long term contracts in ship repair and transshipment  are under the threat of failure.  

The question arises, how “Shipyard”, LLC could operate hydro technical structures without permissive documents under the supervision of all regulatory authorities more than one year? There is a feeling that prohibition was created by some interested persons to destabilize a work of a company. State and specialized bodies are aware about legislative conflicts associated with decision the questions about legal status of “SRZ”, LLC  during more than 5 years. Also hundreds of employees suffer from these actions. There is damage for reputation of the company, cooperation with counterparties and potential investors.

At this moment, company management undertake all possible efforts to cancel an illegal prohibition and to return company's activity to usual operating mode.

We hope that there are some state institutions in Ukraine that will find a solution and will stop an outrage directed on the destabilization of Azov shipyard. We will protect our reputation by all ways that are available. All an illegal actions of relevant authorities and structures in relation to the company and property will be appealed.