Notice to exporters 2019/13: new controls on sending subs to Russia

Notice

Notice to exporters 2019/13: new control on exporting submersible vessels and related equipment to Russia

Published 14 August 2019

And the new control, issued under The Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019:

Submersible Vessels and related goods, software and technology
PL9012 The export or “transfer by electronic means” of the following goods, “software” or “technology” is prohibited to any destination in Russia:
a. ‘submersible vehicles’, and related systems, equipment and components, as follows, other than those specified in Schedule 2 to this Order or Annex I to “the dual-use Regulation”:
1. ‘submersible vehicles’ and specially designed components therefor;
2. Subsea ploughs and specially designed components therefor;
3. Systems, equipment and components for use with ‘submersible vehicles’ and subsea ploughs, as follows:
a. Marine acoustic systems and equipment, as follows:
i. sonar equipment;
ii. velocity log equipment;
iii. underwater altimeters;
b. Navigation equipment specially designed for ‘submersible vehicles’;
c. Acoustic systems and equipment designed to determine the position of ‘submersible vehicles’ including via surface vessels;
d. Propulsion motors or thrusters for ‘submersible vehicles’;
e. Umbilical cables and connectors therefor, specially designed or modified for ‘submersible vehicles’;
f. Umbilical winches, tow winches and lifting winches;
g. Tethers and tether systems, for ‘submersible vehicles’;
h. Lighting systems specially designed or modified for underwater use;
i. Underwater vision systems;
j. Underwater communication systems;
k. Pressure sensors specially designed for underwater use;
l. Launch and recovery systems and equipment for deploying ‘submersible vehicles’ and specially designed components therefor;
m. Trenching tools and jetting tools, specially designed or modified for use with ‘submersible vehicles’;
n. Control systems and equipment specially designed or modified for the remote operation of ‘submersible vehicles’;
o. Remotely controlled articulated manipulators specially designed or modified for use with ‘submersible vehicles’;
p. Subsea cable detection systems;
q. Cable cutting, clamping and handling equipment, specially designed or modified for use with ‘submersible vehicles’;
r. Subsea telecoms handling systems and equipment;
s. Tools specially designed or modified to be operated by ‘submersible vehicles’ or articulated manipulators;
t. Syntactic foam;
u. Pressure housings specially designed or modified for use on ‘submersible vehicles’;
v. Biological, chemical or physical environmental sensors designed or modified to be used underwater;
b. Azimuth adjustable propulsion systems for use in surface vessels with a propeller diameter of greater than 2m;
c. “Software” designed for the “development”, “production” or “use” of goods specified in PL9012.a. and PL9012.b.
d.

“Technology” for the “development”, “production” or “use” of goods or “software” specified in PL9012.a., PL9012.b. or PL9012.c.

N.B.: See article 18 of this Order for exceptions from the controls on “technology”.

Technical Note:

‘Submersible vehicles’ include manned, unmanned, tethered or untethered vehicles..

Link:

Notice to exporters 2019/13

Export Control (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2019

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