A recent investigation by the MAIB into an explosion on a vessel carrying incinerator bottom ash has highlighted the dangers in failing to comply with the IMSBC Code requirements.
New security transit corridors have been established in the Sulu Sea region.
It has been reported that vessels arriving from, or departing to, ports in certain countries are not permitted to conduct crew changes through Port of Fujairah (POF) Immigration.
North’s correspondent GAC has provided an update on port closures in Yemen.
North has been advised that the MSA will conduct an enhanced inspection campaign on ships pollution control in the Hainan Province of China.
There have been 5 new piracy incidents in the South East Asia region. The incidents were reported to ReCAAP ISC in Singapore between 21 November and 27 November 2017, and include armed robbery and hijacking.
It has been reported that there has been a change in requirements for customs declarations in Senegal. Vessels arriving are now required to declare the CO2 quantity on the vessel and well as foam and fire extinguishers.
Turkey puts restrictions on vessels trading to Crimea.
North’s correspondent in Brazil, Proinde P&I have issued a regarding lay-up of vessels in Brazil.