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Australia allows assistance dogs onboard cruise vessels

In recognition of the critical, ongoing and dependent relationship between eligible assistance dogs and their handlers, Australia has established a process to allow eligible assistance dogs to travel with their handlers on cruise vessels between Australian ports where the vessel is under biosecurity control.

US ports close ahead of hurricane Florence

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port for Hampton Roads, Virginia has suspended port operations and ordered the port to close. This was decided in order to prepare for Hurricane Florence. In addition, Hampton Roads are under Condition Zulu, which means that gale-force winds are expected.

Incident alert: Two crew abducted from trawler in Sulu-Celebes

The ReCAAP ISC issued an incident alert informing of the first actual crew abduction in the Sulu-Celebes Seas for 2018, that took place in the waters off Sabah, East Malaysia, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, involving two fishermen from a trawler.

USCG: Safety tips ahead Hurricane Florence

The US Coast Guard is alerting mariners and the public to remain vigilant with the passage of Hurricane Florence and it strongly encourages everyone in the Coastal North Carolina region to heed the warnings and direction of local emergency response personnel.

Cruise lines change routes ahead of hurricane Florence

A number of cruise lines have changed their routes ahead of hurricane Florence. Namely, Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruise Line, and Norwegian Cruise Line altered their itineraries in order to avoid the hurricane, which was said to become a major hurricane by Monday, September 10.

New ship traffic regulations for two main Turkish straits

In a bid to secure efficient response to maritime casualties, Turkey’s Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced new regulations on shipping traffic along its main waterways, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (Çanakkale), which are among the busiest waterways in the world.

Three die from enclosed space entry in two RMI-flagged ships

The Republic of the Marshall Islands issued an alert informing of two confined space entry incidents on an RMI-flagged tanker and an RMI-flagged bulk carrier, which occurred within approximately 24 hours of each other, resulting in deaths of three seafarers and two seafarers losing consciousness.

Update on Yemeni ports situation

The ports of Aden, Mukalla, Nishtun, Hodeidah and Saleef and the Rudhum and Ash Shihr oil exporting terminals are currently open and operating as normal with no security issues. The port of Mokha, Balhaf LNG Terminal, Ras Isa Marine Terminal and Ras Isa Petroleum Products Reception Facility are closed.

USCG reopens Hawaiian ports after Hurricane Lane

USCG Captain of the Port reopened all remaining commercial ports in Hawaii with the exception of Lanai Saturday after the downgrading of Tropical Storm Lane and completion of port assessments. Cargo vessels and barges offshore can bring in their cargo, cargo already at the port can be processed and distributed to Hawaii.

US declares emergency in Hawaii ahead of Hurricane Lane

US President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in Hawaii and ordered assistance to supplement local response efforts because of the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane beginning on August 22, 2018, and continuing.

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