Following the announcement of the obligation for an OSRO certificate when conducting bunkering operations at Zona Comun, off La Plata, the Argentine Coast Guard has now shared further clarifications on the matter.
The Argentina Coast Guard are taking action against vessels that exceed speed limits in the River Plate basin and Parana River, according to North P&I Club citing information from local correspondents Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L.
The Argentinian Coast Guard issued administrative enquiries against various vessels for breaching speed limits, mainly in the Rosario port area of the Parana River where the speed limit is currently 9 knots.
The Coast Guard of La Plata in Buenos Aires reports that any vessel conducting bunkering operations at Zona Comun, off La Plata, is obliged to set up a contract with an oil spill response organization (OSRO).
Following the procedures for cargo cleanliness requirements in Argentina, which came into force back in 2017, Argentinian P&I correspondents, Pandi Liquidadores S.R.L. issued an updated circular for all interested parties.
Britannia Club's correspondents in Argentina, "Argentina Pandi Liquidadores" issued circular to raise awareness of shipowners and operators on wash damage and speed regulation in Parana and Plate river.
Starting from 12 January 2021, vessels that have visited certain ports in Asia Pacific between May-September in the previous 24 months must document that they have been inspected and “certified free of Asian Gypsy Moth” prior to arriving in Argentina.