Mar 27

Bulletin 1031 – 03/15 – Urgent Update, Escalating Conflict – Yemen

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Friday 27th March 2015 Following the escalating conflict, Members are advised to urgently review any on-going or scheduled port calls in Yemen, and to consult reliable local sources and/or maritime risk experts for the most up-to-date information. Our local correspondents have reported that the rebel forces have taken over the city of Aden,…

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Mar 27

Bulletin 1030 – 03/15 – Arrest of ships calling at Crimean Ports – Ukraine

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Friday 27th March 2015 The Association has been advised of a case of ship being arrested in Ukraine following a call of that vessel to a Crimean port. Vessels calling in Crimea have been monitored by various governmental and non-governmental bodies, including the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Border Police and the Public Monitoring Committee. Calls…

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Mar 20

Bulletin 1029 – 03/15 – Advanced Shipment Information System (ASHI) – Ghana

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Friday 20th March 2015 The Association would like to inform our Members that effective from 2nd April 2015 (Bill of lading date), the Ghana Shippers Authority (“GSA”) will implement the Advanced Shipment Information System (ASHI) making it mandatory for all imports into Ghana to be accompanied by a validated ASHI document. The ASHI…

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Mar 20

Bulletin 1028 – 03/15 – Switching to Ultra Low Sulphur Fuel Oil, USA

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Friday 20th March 2015 The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has issued a Safety Alert, regarding ultra-low sulphur (ULS) fuel and compliance with MARPOL requirement. The alert focuses on practices that should be adopted to ensure safe switching from traditional fuel to ULS fuel, as is required when entering either the North American…

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Mar 13

Bulletin 1027 – 03/15 – Sampling of Bauxite Cargoes, Update – Malaysia

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Friday 13th March 2015 Further to our LP Bulletin 1025, we have received the following update from the local correspondent in Singapore. The new regulations mentioned in LP Bulletin 1025 have now come into effect. The recently published Port Circular No.6/2015 stipulates that all surveyors should meet the following requirements before entering the…

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Mar 6

Bulletin 1026 – 03/15 – Fraudulent Health Checks – Egypt

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Friday 6th March 2015 The Association has recently been advised of a few cases when unauthorised individuals have gained access on board under the pretext of performing “health checks”. These individuals identify themselves as employees of a company called United Mediterranean Shipping. They go on board vessels at Port Said Anchorage area, claiming…

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