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The ports of Hodeidah and Saleef remain operational at this time although it is reported that no container vessels are currently permitted.


North has been informed that the port of Tobruk is currently open and operational.


Patrols for all Maritime Security corridors and new reporting requirements for Sulu Sea security corridors now in force.


Members are reminded that as of 1 March 2018 amendments to MARPOL Annex V come into force.


The United States Coast Guard (USCG) have issued guidance on what to do when a vessel destined for a US port has an inoperable ballast water treatment system.


New Zealand turns away affected car carriers as stink bugs from Japan found hitching a ride in the cargo.


An increased threat of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea has led to greater focus on vessel security in the region.


North is aware of cyber criminals targeting its Members and the Club with emails seemingly originating from P&I correspondents.


Vessels are reminded that the requirements of the Ballast Water Convention are in effect even when operating between North Sea ports.


The Cargo Incident Notification System working group – CINS – has issued two new guidelines.


VPS Bunker Alert 06-2018 Low flash point distillates in Philadelphia.


North has been assisting a number of Members in relation to the imposition of service tax in India, which commenced for the importation of goods into India where the bills of lading were dated 22 January 2017 onwards. The Indian tax authority has since li…


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