Budd’s Equatorial Guinea offices report on the latest anti-Ebola measures.
This document updates and supplements the information provided in our 22 September bulletin.
According to our Benin office, the port of Cotonou has now introduced measures aimed at preventing the Ebola virus from entering the country.
Following Sierra-Leone’s 3 day Ebola curfew from 19-21 September, our local office has been confirmed that the port of Freetown duly re-opened for business as planned.
According to Budd’s Nouakchott representative, no vessels which have recently been in a country affected by Ebola are being allowed to either enter Mauritanian ports or anchor in the roads although we are not aware of any official circular to this effect.
Following the government’s announcement that, apart from the emergency services, everyone in Sierra Leone will be obliged to stay in their homes for three days from 19 to 21 September 2014, Budd’s local office has confirmed that the ports will be closed on these dates.
The Democratic Republic of Congo has declared that the hemorrhagic virus which is said to have taken 13 lives in the Boende Region (Equateur Province) is Ebola.
Since our 30 July bulletin on Ebola in West Africa (Budd Bulletin 30/07/14), the continuing spread of the disease and World Health Organisation’s subsequent declaration of…
The Port of Abidjan now allows vessels who have recently called in one of the countries affected by Ebola to berth.
Following the World Health Organisation’s level 3 health alert, Marseille’s Harbour Master has sent a circular to the local ship agents, shipowners and freight forwarders advising that all vessels who have called in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia or Nigeria must email the following declaration of health to the Port of Marseille 48 hours before arriving: