Alert to Members passing Egypt & Congo
Two loss prevention bulletins issued this week highlight potential problems for Members whose ships may be in the vicinity of the Suez Canal or the Congolese port of Pointe Noire.
The recent political unrest in Eqypt has led to a state of emergency being declared for the next thirty days. Troops have deployed in Suez and Port Said and a curfew imposed from 2100 through to 0600. Road transportation is currently deemed unsafe affecting many local agency activities such as crew changes and transfers, cash and cargo deliveries - Loss prevention bulletin 867
In Pointe Noire, Congo many berths and part of the harbour are contaminated by oil from a pipeline being breached during dredging operations. The Loss Prevention bulletin 868 gives more detail of the problem and advice to Members on preserving rights when ships hulls become contaminated by contact with the slick in this port.
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US VRP Compliance
With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs. For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here
The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section. READ MORE
Essential precautions and preparation against piracy, as well as additional information and resources, loss prevention advisories and useful external web links
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