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Situation in Libya remains unstable

In light of the recent developments and representations made by various Libyan authorities, the Standard P&I Club issued a warning for ship operators reminding that the situation in Libya remains extremely unstable. All ports remain open with the exception of Sirte and Derna.

USCG: Further credential extensions due to lapse in appropriations

Due to a continued backlog of credential applications caused by the lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center operations, the US Coast Guard announced a further extension of validity in merchant mariner credentials and medical certificates.

RMI warns of immersion suits deficiencies

The Republic of the Marshall Islands warned of potential damage on immersion suits which could render them unusable and advised all interested parties to ensure that all immersion suits are properly fitting, well-maintained, and ready for use in an emergency.

CMA CGM announces War Risk Surcharge in Middle East

CMA CGM informed that after considering the recent incidents in the Strait of Hormuz and the related significantly increasing insurance costs in the Middle East Gulf region, it decided to implement a War Risk Surcharge. The War Risk Surcharge will apply from July 5th, 2019.

Japan Club informs about navigation warnings on China waters

Japan P&I Club has obtained recent navigation warnings of the China Waters issued by China MSA. The navigation warnings regard well exploration, optical fiber cables installation and geological exploration of Bohai Strait Sea-Crossing Passage Project.

14 US companies urge for action on GPS interference

On the occasion of the International Day of the Seafarer on 25 June, a total of 14 maritime organizations sent a formal letter to the US Coast Guard Commandant Karl Schultz, requesting the issue of ‘deliberate interference’ with America’s GPS to be resolved.  

RMI: Precautions after tanker attacks in Gulf of Oman

Following the two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman last week, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued a ship security advisory recommending operators of all RMI-flagged vessels transiting this area to circulate it to their ships ‘by the most expeditious means possible’.

Non-compliant AIS devices can cause major disruptions

While Automatic Identification System (AIS) is designed to mitigate collisions and enhance situational awareness by exchanging real-time vessel information, this navigational tool can degrade or even disrupt other users’ systems if it is non-compliant with adopted international standards, USCG warned. 

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