safe navigation

Speed limit and heavy weather restrictions for vessels in Xiamen

Xiamen has introduced the ‘Marine Traffic Safety Regulation’, which has come into force on 1 March 2018, and imposes that the maritime administration department shall take traffic control measures at specific sea areas during specific period in the event of heavy weather, the UK Club informed citing Huatai correspondents.

Caution required over record low temperatures in North China

North China is experiencing record low temperatures this season, and specially low temperatures in the past 2 weeks, posing a threat to safe navigation due to icy sea condition in the area. The key ports affected are those in the Liaodong Bay area, from Dalian to Huludao, Panjin, Bayuquan, Jinzhou and Dandong.

Cyprus imposes restrictions on vessels calling illegally ports

The Panama Maritime Authority issued a notice last month to warn that vessels cannot enter the Ports of Famagusta, Karavostasi and Kyrenia, as per order by the Republic of Cyprus. The country has taken restrictions in order to uphold and maintain its sovereignty.

Navigation incidents off Chittagong on the increase

The Chittagong Port Authority’s (CPA) outer anchorage is very congested with vessels arriving at the anchorage for lighterage operations before entering the river. The Gard of England P&I Club has been notified of several recent collisions and groundings in the port approaches and anchorages of Chittagong, Bangladesh and highlights lessons learned from recent incidents.

USCG urges for vigilance due to recent GPS disruptions

The US Coast Guard Navigation Center informed that 20 ships were reported suffering a GPS disruption, in the Black Sea, since 22 June 2017. In view of this, it urges operators to exercise caution and reminds them how to report a disruption and the actions they should take to mitigate the effects of a disruption.

North P&I Club issues warning for Libyan ports

North P&I Club has published a port situation and safe navigation warning on the status of Libyan ports, including the following information received from their local P&I correspondents.

UKC rules change on Parana River and River Plate

Following recent two casualties in the Parana River and River Plate area, the Argentine authorities have announced changes to under keel clearance (UKC) rules in a bid to aid safe navigation

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