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Year: 2016

Yellow Fever Vaccination Requirements in State of Flux

Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) updated its stance on booster vaccinations for yellow fever, stating that a single vaccination should be considered effective for life instead of ten years as previously.

Pending the update of WHO International Health Regulations announced for 10 July 2016, vaccination practices and requirements are in a state of flux with some countries considering that yellow fever vaccinations require ten year boosters and asking seafarers to provide vaccination certificates with ten year validity, some still vaccinating local populations every ten years but recognising life-time validity for seafarers, and others recognising lifetime validity for both their own vaccinations and for those of visitors to their country.

Ghana Bans Stowaway Disembarkation in both Tema and Takoradi

Budd Ghana advises that Takoradi Port Authority has now decided to follow the example of Tema and ban the disembarkation of non-Ghanaian stowaways in its port, rather than inflicting the US$ 1,000.00 fine for each stowaway disembarked that was announced to local ship agents on 30 April 2016.

New Stowaway Measures in Abidjan

In a circular signed by the Managing Director of the Port of Abidjan, local ship agents were advised that as of 1 May 2016, two new anti-stowaway measures apply:

New VAT Regulations for Vessels in France

On 1 January 2016, as announced in the Bulletin Officiel des Finances Publiques-impôts of 12/05/15, French tax law made it mandatory for all companies wishing to exonerate services to a vessel from VAT in accordance with article 262, II-2, 3, 6 and 7 of the French General Tax Code, to obtain signed affidavits from the said vessel stating that it is

The Budd App Has Arrived!

We are pleased to inform you that a Budd Group Application is now available for both iPhone and Android users.

Gambia: New Stowaway Measures

Budd Gambia reports that at the 6 January berthing meeting in the port of Banjul, it was announced that in the interest of safety of both stowaways and the Government officials involved in their in disembarkation, the following measures would apply with immediate effect:-