The government of Canada has joined the UK in banning Russian shipping from Canadian ports, adding to the growing list of penalties targeted at Russian commerce in response to the invasion of Ukraine.
In an announcement Tuesday, three Canadian ministers announced that Russian-owned or registered ships and fishing vessels will be prohibited from entering Canada’s ports and internal waters. In keeping with UNCLOS’ provisions for freedom of navigation and innocent passage, the measure does not cover Canada’s territorial seas. The ban will take effect later in the week as part of a broader package of sanctions.
Read more in an article from The Maritime Executive.