|TURKCELL PLATINUM SAILING CUP
Turkish Straits, Turkey
|SHIP SANITATION CONTROL & EXEMPTION CERTIFICATES
|OPERATIONS RETURNING TO NORMAL AFTER DISRUPTION
Richards Bay, South Africa
|Turkcell Platinum Sailing Cup|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Turkish Straits, Turkey|
|Traffic in the Bosphorus will be suspended between 1100 and 1600 hours local time on Saturday 13 May due to the Turkcell Platinum Sailing Cup.
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Ship Sanitation Control & Exemption Certificates|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017, United States|
The USCG has received multiple inquiries from vessel owners and operators on how to obtain a Ship Sanitation Control Certificate (SSCC) and/or a Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate (SSCEC).
These certificates, required by International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005, replaced the “Deratting” Certificates required under IHR 1969 and may be required by certain “Competent Authorities” (i.e. Foreign Port Authorities) for arriving ships (as defined in IHR Article 1; Definitions 1.1).
The intent of this MSIB is to clarify the U.S. policy on vessel inspections and issuance of certificates as it pertains to IHR 2005.
The following guidance is provided:
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at email@example.com)
Source: US Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.005-17 dated 5 May 2017
|Operations returning to normal after disruption|
|Wednesday, May 10, 2017, Richards Bay, South Africa|
|Transnet has advised that operations at Richards Bay Dry Bulk Terminal are returning to normal, following disruption by striking workers on Monday and Tuesday this week (8 & 9 May).
According to media reports, contract workers at Richards Bay went on the rampage yesterday (9 May), tearing up road installations and overturning a police vehicle. A Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) spokesperson said the workers who were employed by materials handling company at the TPT facility at the port had embarked on an illegal strike on Monday, apparently demanding permanent employment.
In its update today (10 May) Transnet states that the workers participating in an illegal strike are no longer within the port premises and operations are stable and ramping up to full productivity. All planned vessels are operating whilst rail activities are continuing on a limited scale.
For information about operations at Richards Bay contact GAC South Africa at firstname.lastname@example.org