Increased Vigilance Advised in Tunisian Ports

​Following terrorist attacks in Tunisia last week, our local office would advise all vessels calling in the Tunisian ports to reinforce security measures in accordance with the ISPS code.


Ghana Navy Intercepts Suspected Pirate Ship

Budd's Tema office (Ghana)draws our attention to the successful collaboration between the Ghanaian Police and Navy which led to the arrest of a vessel suspected of stealing fuel from a ship which had been hijacked by pirates in Gabon.


Improvements Planned for the Port of Rades (Tunisia)

A recent press release from the Tunisian Port Authority describes improvements aimed at addressing operations and security issues.


Tunisia on Strike in Protest over Killing

Following the shooting of the leader of the Movement of People Party yesterday morning (25 July 2013), a general strike has been announced today in Tunisia.


IMB Publishes Report on Piracy in West Africa

As long-established Club Correspondents in West Africa, we were particularly interested to read the International Maritime Bureau's July Piracy Report (see link below).


New Budd Venture in Indonesia

We are pleased to advise that Budd's services are now available in Indonesia. This new Budd Group office works in close collaboration with Mr Van Hong Dang of Budd Vietnam.


Dakar Town Centre to be Closed to Traffic during Obama Visit

On the occasion of President Obama’s visit to Dakar, Budd Senegal advises that all roads leading to the town centre will be closed to traffic from midday on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 to midday on Friday, 28 June 2013.


Guinea Protest Movement Intensifies

Following our bulletin of 1 March, our local office advises that our Guinea staff will be working from home today (2 May) due to a further protest march in Conakry which may result in violent incidents.


Conakry Faces Further Social Unrest

​Mario Camara of Budd’s Guinea office advises that government opposition recently announced a series of demonstrations and « Dead City Days » in Conakry. The first two-day protest took place on 18 and 19 February 2013.


Togo Implements New Anti-Piracy Measures in a joint-venture with Ocean and Land Security (OLS)

Following the pirate attacks of recent months and also last year against vessels in the Gulf of Guinea and along the West African Coast, the Togolese Government has reached an agreement with security companies for the provision of armed guards to vessels at anchorage in the port of Lome – Togo (LFW).

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