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Year: 2017

Guinea: Protests Today, General Strike Tomorrow

A general strike, referred to throughout the city of Conakry as “Operation Ville Morte” has been called for this Thursday, 21 September 2017 to protest against the government’s failure to introduce reforms announced in 2015.

No Disruptions in the Port of Lomé Despite Demonstrations

After the violence of August’s anti-government protests and the exceptionally high numbers of demonstrators on the streets in Lomé on 6 and 7 September, Budd’s Lomé office reports that the situation is quieter today (8 September).

Strike at Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT)

Since yesterday (3 August 2017), about 650 workers at the Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) in Indonesia’s main port, Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta, have been on strike. Among other things, they are demanding the payment of bonuses and contract renewals.

New Sea for Indonesia

Indonesia’s government revealed the newly-designated “North Natuna Sea” on 14 July 2017 when it unveiled a new officical map of the National Archipelago.

Indonesia Ratifies 1988 SOLAS Protocol

To promote safety of life at sea, Indonesia has ratified the 1988 Protocol relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974 through decree No.57 of 2017 issued by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr.Joko Widodo, on 30 May 2017 in Jakarta.

Algeria: New Spate of Fines

Budd’s Algeria office warns all vessels calling in the port of Algiers that there has recently been an increase in fines issued against the Masters of vessels for a variety of alleged offences, in particular failure to sign either the deck or visitor’s log books in accordance with article 506 of the Algerian Maritime Code.

DR Congo: New Ebola Outbreak Confirmed

Laboratory tests carried out in Kinshasa have confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus in two out of five blood samples taken from patients in from the Likati health zone of the remote Bas-Uele province. The virus has been identified as the Zaire sub-type.