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Coronavirus situation at French ports

Following the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures taken by all sectors of the shipping industry, France issued details concerning French ports and how they deal with the situation. Also,the live map launched to provide a clear picture of where the new virus has been detected, as well as the number of fatalities shows today, February 13, that the coronavirus has cost the lives of 1,369 people, while confirmed cases exceed 60,000.

Situation of Libyan ports: Update

Following a July update, the situation in Libya still remains extremely volatile and vessel operators should contact local ship’s agents and P&I Correspondents for the most up-to-date information on Libyan ports, the North P&I Club advised in its latest update this week. 

Update on Yemen ports situation

The North of England P&I Club correspondent has confirmed the situation with regard port status in Yemen, as of 17 April. The Club advised Masters to remain in close contact with the appointed agent and have all cargo documentation ready when requested by officials.

North Club: Attention needed for quay contacts in Port of Kingston, Jamaica

According to the North P&I Club, recent years have seen several incidents in the Port of Kingston in Jamaica where vessels have made contact with a particular quay on the entrance to the port’s basin. These contact incidents have caused damage to the port, to the vessel and on sometimes pollution. On each case, the appropriateness of the speed of approach of the ship into the turning basin was questionable.

North: Cargo cranes on vessels under scrutiny at Longview

The North P&I Club notes that cargo cranes on board ships calling at Longview, WA in the US are coming under scrutiny from International Longshore and Warehouse Union inspectors. Specifically, recent incidents regard calling vessels failing strict ILWU crane inspections conducted before cargo operations. A common finding is grooving of crane sheaves which ILWU inspectors consider to be excessive and in breach of Rule 266 of the ILWU Code.

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