cruise ships

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.

EU extends sanctions against Russia until 2019

On 18 June 2018, the European Council extended the restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2019. The measures are limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol. The restrictive measures apply to EU persons and EU based companies.

Ships may need to adjust their route as Irma passes

Hurricane Irma is expected to hit the US Virgin Islands Tuesday and mainland Thursday. The storm is currently a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to remain a Category 4 or 5 during the next days. Cruises and shipping interested in transiting those areas, are encouraged to reroute.

Vessels visiting Australia need BPL

The Australian Department of Agriculture has issued notice affecting internartional vessel master and shipping agents regarding vessels visiting Australia from New Zealand.

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