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 Ukraine - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +2, UTC +3 summer time end March to end September.

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Money

Ukraine grynia (UHA), also spelt hryvnia.

Exchange kiosks offer the best rates. US$ and Russian roubles are the easiest to exchange, now being quickly followed by the euro.

ATMs are found everywhere.

VISA, MasterCard / EuroCard are accepted in major hotels, restaurants, casinos, stores, and ATM's.

Owners of American Express will experience problems when using their cards even in regional centers.

Communications

Cell phone coverage is good and pre-paid cell phones are readily available in Odessa and Yalta.

There are no private post operators in the Ukraine.
Ukrainian post (http://www.ukrposhta.com/www/upost_en.nsf) is inherited from the USSR and no-one speaks English. There are alot of branches.

Wi-fi is not wide spread, but one can use 3g connection from one of the biggest cell providers MTS (http://www.mts.com.ua/eng/main.php) and Kievstar (http://www.kyivstar.ua/en/)

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Fire - Dial 01
Police - Dial 02
First Aid/Ambulance Service - Dial 03

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2015/16
By Lucinda Heikell with Rod Heikell
Published by Imray (December 2014)
2016 supplement available from Imray
ISBN – 9781846235986
Price - £29.50
See this Noonsite review.

Cruise Ukraine
By Doreen & Archie Annan
Publisher Atakoy Marina
Details of all the harbours and anchorages available to yachts in the Ukraine with photographs and chartlets described in detail.

The Black Sea
By David Read Barker and Lisa Borre
Publisher: Imray/RCC Pilotage Foundation (1st edn 2012)
ISBN: 9781846234125
Available from www.rccpf.org.uk with May 2015 supplements
The latest and very comprehensive guide to all the countries bordering the Black Sea.

The Danube Delta
By Guido Cattaneo
Published by Imray (2010)
ISBN: 9788887297546
Covers the Danube Delta and its channels in Romania and the Ukraine.

The best charts for the Black Sea are Turkish and can be bought in Istanbul.

www.ukraine.org (Useful links)

The Lonely Planet Guide is a useful source of information.

SY Gyatso Log Book - Around the Black Sea
http://www.gyatso.net/the-black-sea/
In 2010, SY Gyatso circumnavigated the Black Sea, visiting five of the six countries beginning in Turkey and continuing in a counterclockwise direction to Georgia, Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria before returning to Turkey again.

Official website

Update History

July 2017: Publications and links checked.
July 2016: Formalities checked where possible.
February 2016: Facts amended. Publications and links checked and updated.
April 2014: Clearance and Restrictions updated regarding the situation in Crimea.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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CostaOcean
CostaOcean says:
Apr 16, 2017 11:53 AM

Port Odesa. The best marina Sosnoviy Bereg.

Sevdah
Sevdah says:
Jun 07, 2016 12:51 PM

Ukaine open the door for sailors, yachtmans, kayakers... and welcomes you
Small free guide for coastal and inland waterways of Ukraine on link http://2kievbyboat.blogspot.com/

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