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. TheLoss 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.
We recommend Members sign up with one of the Club's distribution channels for such information so that they are immediately briefed of developments which the Club may be advised of. These channels are the Club's Twitter feed "#ukpandi", the RSS feed or the Latest Update and Loss Prevention Weekly email bulletins. Access to all these options can be seen via this website's Apps & Social Media page.
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