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Year: 2014

Ebola Update – Mauritania

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.

Sierra Leone Port Closure

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.

DR Congo Confirms Presence of Ebola

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.

Ebola Update – 22 August 2014

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…

Ebola – France Reinforces Health Checks on Vessels

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: