The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has recently published updated guidelines on the reporting requirements for dangerous and polluting goods on board ships as well as guidance on the inspection of ships to ascertain their compliance with Council Directive 1999/32/EC regarding sulphur content of marine fuels.
As P&I Correspondents, our network of offices around the world are regularly confronted with cases of stowaways risking life and limb in to flee their home country by sea.
Wiggins are pleased to advise that their French Channel Coast surveyor has recently become an SDT-IMCS certified operator of classification society-approved ultrasonic of hatch cover tightness testing devices.
Budd’s Myanmar office advises that rice exports will be supsended from 10 August to 15 September following nationwide floods.
Following our article of 10 July, Budd Luanda has just been advised that the General Tax Administration has now revoked its instructions authorising the Customs clearance of perishable goods without the original Bs/L if the relevant documentary payment had been delayed due to a lack of foreign currency.
As per recent reports, in accordance with the attached General Tax Administration (GTA) order dated 19 February 2015, it is now possible for some Angolan receivers to obtain their cargo without producing the original Bills of Lading.
Budd’s Gabon office advises all vessels intending to call at the Port of Owendo (Libreville) that the port authorities are planning a dredging campaign from 15 to 17 July 2015.
As readers will no doubt be aware, following the loosening of sanctions, Myanmar is opening up to the outside world and the result that the import/export trade is booming (+7% growth in 2016-2020).
As readers may recall from the attached article, Cameroon’s technical surveyors are obliged to calculate their charges in accordance with an official scale based on quantum of losses rather than an hourly rate or fixed amount.
For vessels calling in Marseille Fos, you will find herewith the 2015 scale of port dues.