No Disruptions in the Port of Lomé Despite Demonstrations

After the violence of August's anti-government protests and the exceptionally high numbers of demonstrators on the streets in Lomé on 6 and 7 September, Budd's Lomé office reports that the situation is quieter today (8 September).


Strike at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT)

Since yesterday (3 August 2017), about 650 workers at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Indonesia’s main port, Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta, have been on strike. Among other things, they are demanding the payment of bonuses and contract renewals.


New Sea for Indonesia

Indonesia's government revealed the newly-designated “North Natuna Sea” on 14 July 2017 when it unveiled a new officical map of the National Archipelago.


Ghana: Disembarkation of Stowaways Now Authorized

Budd’s Ghana office is pleased to advise that the 2016 ban on the disembarkation of non-Ghanaian stowaways in Takoradi and Tema has been repealed.


Indonesia: Vessels Prohibited from Passing Under Hasan Basri Bridge, Central Kalimantan

In a communication published by the North Barito Regency district of Central Kalimantan, barges carrying coal and logs of wood have been prohibited from passing under KH Hasan Basri bridge because the Barito River has been running exceptionally high since Sunday, 16 July 2017.


Indonesia Ratifies 1988 SOLAS Protocol

To promote safety of life at sea, Indonesia has ratified the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974 through decree No.57 of 2017 issued by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr.Joko Widodo, on 30 May 2017 in Jakarta.


Algeria: New Spate of Fines

Budd's Algeria office warns all vessels calling in the port of Algiers that there has recently been an increase in fines issued against the Masters of vessels for a variety of alleged offences, in particular failure to sign either the deck or visitor's log books in accordance with article 506 of the Algerian Maritime Code.


​Regional MARPOLEX 2017 at the port of Benoa in Bali, Indonesia

The Indonesia Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST) is hosting this year’s Regional Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) at the port of Benoa in Bali, Indonesia from 15-18 May 2017.


DR Congo: New Ebola Outbreak Confirmed

Laboratory tests carried out in Kinshasa have confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in two out of five blood samples taken from patients in from the Likati health zone of the remote Bas-Uele province. The virus has been identified as the Zaire sub-type.


8th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise (MSDE) held at Manado, Indonesia

The 8th Maritime Security Desktop Exercise was recently held at Manado, North Sulawesi in Indonesia from 8 to 11 May 2017. Sixteen of Indonesia’s neighbouring countries were in attendance: Australia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Singapore, Philippines, Pakistan, Maldives and Brunei Darussalam.

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