Further to our Loss Prevention Bulletin 786 – 09/11 dated 23rd September 2011 – http://www.ukpandi.com/loss-prevention/article/786-09-11-restrictions-lifted-on-philippine-crew-brazil-3540/ – Santos correspondent Brazil P&I has now advised that the Federal Police have withdrawn the concession that allowed the unrestricted movement of Filipino seafarers through Brazilian ports.
Members are therefore advised to follow the guidance contained in the Association’s Loss Prevention Bulletin 756 – 04/11 dated 15th April 2011 as any seafarer not in possession of a seaman’s book issued by a country that has ratified either ILO Convention No. 108 or No 185 will require a valid a valid Brazilian visa in order to join or leave a vessel, or to proceed ashore.
Members requiring further guidance should contact the Loss Prevention department.
Source of Information:
UK P&I Club