The US Maritime Administration alerted of GPS interference that has been reported from vessels operating in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean Sea, and Suez Canal resulting to lost GPS signals that seriously affect the vessel’s navigation and operations.
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has decided to extend discounts regarding oil tankers to another year due to the recent developments of the shipping industry and the global economy. This periodical shall be applicable to crude oil tankers sailing from “origin ports” from the 1st of January 2019 till the 31st of December 2019.
The Gard P&I Club has issued alert to raise awareness of the use of drones due to a recent case in which a vessel was detained following the launch of a drone to photograph the vessel proceeding through the Suez Canal.
The Standard P&I Club recommends operators to ensure that paper copies of the charts are available on board in order to prevent unnecessary fines or delays in vessels’ Suez Canal transits. Copies of the charts can be obtained from reputable chart supply agents.
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has warned of delays and tailbacks in the Suez Canal after a southbound vessel became grounded at 1430 local time on August 25, 2015 at KM 101.
As of August 6, 2015, the new upgrades to the Suez Canal are fully operational. As a result, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has established a new transit regime, as below:
The SCA has issued the attached notice about submission of a commitment letter regarding weapons on board
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has received from Dominion Shipping Agencies (Egypt) a translated circular (see below) issued by the Suez Canal Authority
ISS is advising on current Suez convoy information ahead of the new Suez Canal’s inauguration
Egypt: Rules re weapons onboard ships
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