SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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SMART4SEA Conference & Awards

31 Jan 2017
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Panama Canal updates requirements regarding PPUs

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The Panama Canal Authority requires that all Neopanamax vessels intending to transit the Panama Canal install, no later than February 28, 2017, a USA standard (NEMA5-5-15R) 120V, AC, 3-prong power receptacle close to the designated location of the RTK antenna which is part of the Pilot Portable Unit (PPU) utilized by Panama Canal pilots.

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US imposes additional sanctions on North Korea

Following the recent adoption of a further resolution against North Korea in the United Nations, in addition to unilateral sanctions against the country by Japan and South Korea, the United States itself announced additional sanctions against North Korea on December 12, 2016.

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UK P&I Club presents political issues re nickel ore trade

nickel ore cargoes

The UK P&I Club announced latest updates concerning the risks in transporting nickel ore from the Philippines as Embassies imposed strict travel warnings. At present shippers/mines are not allowing any access to nickel ore facilities in the Southern region of the Philippines, Mindanao, following a recent bomb attack in local market.

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UK P&I Club warns of stowaway attempts in South Africa

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The authorities in South Africa have adopted a rather robust approach with regard to stowaways following a rise in attacks over the last two months. Should any unlawful person gain access onto a ship in a South African port, the person will automatically be deemed to be a stowaway unless the vessel can provide photographic, video or 3rd party evidence (terminal security) that the stowaway attempted to board the vessel in Durban.

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