The US Center for Disease Control issued a Travel Health Alert Notice regarding Measles outbreaks in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific, noting that measles remains a common disease in these regions. CDC warned that anyone who is not protected against measles is at risk of getting infected when they travel internationally.
Gard informed that security restrictions will be in place in certain Russian ports in the period leading up to and during the FIFA 2018 World Cup. As the Harbour Master of the Port of St. Petersburg stated, the security restrictions in the port regard the suspension in the carrying and handling of dangerous cargoes, including bunkering operations.
USCG issued an alert reminding operators of all commercial vessels of the importance of developing and maintaining organizational-wide internal reporting systems. The purpose of such a reporting system is to allow vessel employees to anonymously report issues related to vessel material safety, operational safety and environmental compliance.
The Britannia P&I Club informed that there are regulations in place in Turkish ports which do not allow various activities to take place without the permission of the relevant harbour master. The work that requires permission are: Ship repairs, including painting and hot work; Lowering and/or launching lifeboats; Transhipment; Underwater activity such as diving, cable laying/removing and deploying buoys.
In late March, the UN Security Council Committee updated its 1718 Sanctions List, adding 22 entries, comprising 21 entities and one individual. UNSC Resolution 1718, adopted in October 2006, imposes a series of economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea, on the aftermath of the country’s nuclear test.
After FOBAS tested a number of samples from the ports of Piraeus and Volos, it found out that the Total Sediment Potential was above the specified ISO 8217 limit of 0.10% mass. The TSP results of these fuel samples range from 0.17 – 0.24% mass, while other fuel parameters presented satisfactory results.
Multiple cases of significant GPS interference have been reported by vessels and aircraft operating in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea since 18 March 2018. These reports have been concentrated in the vicinity of Port Said, Egypt and the Suez Canal, and south of the Republic of Cyprus, the USCG informed.
USCG reported a loss of radio communication capability on Thursday, 3 of May; it could not monitor radio traffic offshore and called mariners to use extreme caution throughout the North coast. USCG has developed a radio coverage plan in the event repairs could not be fixed for an extended period.
When the vessel arrived at the discharge port, approximately a quarter of the cargo was found damaged. The Charterer brought a claim against the Owner under the charterparty in order to recover its losses of US$367,836. The Owner accepted liability in principle, but sought to limit its liability.
The US Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability on Thursday, 3 of May. The Coast Guard could not monitor radio traffic offshore and called mariners to use extreme caution throughout the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone. USCG reminds mariners to check all safety equipment
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