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A rally of workers of the stopped shipyard was held in Mariupol

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In connection with the blocking of berths, the Azov shipyard announced a possible bankruptcy. About 600 employees of the company were threatened with dismissal.

A rally of workers of the stopped shipyard was held in Mariupol
Фото: К митингующим вышел заместитель городского головы Мариуполя Сергей Захаров / mariupol.tv

Under the building of the city administration, where the 4th plenary meeting of the Mariupol City Council of the eighth convocation is taking place, a peaceful rally of workers of the Azov Shipyard (ASRZ) took place, demanding to resume the work of the enterprise.

By according to the press service of the enterprise, the ASRZ activity was suspended by order of the captain of the Mariupol seaport, adopted on February 1 due to the expiration of the permitting documents of the Shipping Register of Ukraine (issued for until 31.12.2019).

As a result, 560 people were left without work. Rinat Akhmetov's energy holding DTEK threatens to cut off electricity to the enterprise on February 26 for debts.

"A number of strategic state and military facilities are under the threat of blackout, as well as the risk of a man-made catastrophe in the event of the termination of support for the vital activity of objects of increased danger of environmental and military significance," the press service of the ASRZ said.

Yesterday employees of the shipyard blocked the road in the Primorsky district as a protest action, trying to draw the attention of the city public to their problem.

The Azov Shipyard is the largest ship repair company in the Azov Sea, specializing in mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, ship repair, and cargo handling. In 2020 alone, the company repaired 33 vessels, including the vessels 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 Azov sea. Also, 24 grabs (mechanical engineering products) were manufactured, 250.5 thousand tons of cargo were handled.

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