Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine liquidated State Azov Marine Ecological Inspection and State Ecological Inspection of the Crimean-Black Sea District.
"They were created to strengthen environmental controls at ports. Unfortunately, the pilot project yielded the opposite result. Instead of proper scrutiny, the state has received numerous complaints from international carriers and shipowners. In fact, these bodies have completely brought discredit upon themselves," Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk noted.
The powers of these bodies were delegated to the relevant territorial departments of the State Environmental Inspectorate. Moreover, from now on, every detention of the vessel should be authorized exclusively by the head of the State Environmental Inspectorate.
Approval of a decision will increase the efficiency of the State Environmental Inspectorate and reduce the pressure on the business environment.