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UK Club advises on cargo cold treatment failure

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The process of cold treatment is a more efficient way to exterminate fruit insects than fumigation, as it maintains a sufficient low temperature for a pre-determined period. UK P&I Club said that has recently seen an increase in refrigerated cargo claims for fresh fruit from S.America to the US, due to cold treatment failure and presents prevention solutions.

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WHO warns of ebola outbreak in Congo

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The World Health Organisation has confirmed an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where eleven suspected cases including three deaths have been reported, since 22 April. WHO does not recommend any restriction of travel and trade to DRC, based on the currently available information.

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UK Club offers checklist to avoid container damage

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The UK P&I Club issued a loss prevention guide, containing a quick reference breaking down of types of incidents that occur to containerised cargo, listing the incidents, the cause of incidents, identifying any documentation needed, and identifying any loss preventative steps that can be taken.

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Securing weathertight efficiency of hatch covers

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UK P&I Club issued a report to provide a good understanding of hatch covers operation, as well as industry requirements, in order to help those involved in inspecting the weathertight integrity of hatch covers in making well informed decisions, and assist owners and crew in maintaining their hatch covers and closing appliances, in line with industry standards.

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Tackling obesity in seafarers

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The UK P&I Club's Crew Health team recently analysed data from 900+ crew medical examinations, where multiple illnesses were highlighted. Over 200 crewmembers failed their pre-sea medical examination, due to a combination of serious illnesses in addition to obesity.

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Re-escalation of piracy reported in Gulf of Aden

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UK P&I club informed that, since the end of March, there has been a re-escalation in the number of suspicious approaches around the Southern Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden. This rise in activity has cumulated with the confirmed taking of one Indian Fishing Dhow CASAYR II and the MT ARIS 13, which was subsequently released.

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UK P&I Club advise on US/Cuba sanction changes

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In October 2016, the U.S. Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control announced amendments to the Cuban Asset Control Regulations, which restrict the scope of the application of the “180 day rule,” by permitting ships to carry a wider range of cargos to be imported to Cuba from third countries, without their being subject to the rule.

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