News items in 2020
24 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus update 2 – situation worsens
Further to the club’s previous update on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the situation has further worsened. WHO has released a statement on the meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak.
23 Jan 2020
News: Novel Coronavirus - update
Further to the club’s previous news item on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported an increase in the number of patients infected with the mysterious virus and confirmed cases in Thailand, Japan and Korea.
21 Jan 2020
News: Port security at Douala, Cameroon
The Port of Authority information notice 0346 provides that vessels making anchor at Douala anchorage, Base Buoy (B9), will be provided with armed security for their protection.
20 Jan 2020
News: Panama Canal new fresh water surcharge
The Club's correspondent in Panama has informed us that from 15th February 2020 the Panama Canal Authority has fixed a fresh water surcharge at USD 10,000 applicable to vessels over 38.1mtrs LOA and a variable fee based on the vessel's tolls.
17 Jan 2020
News: UAE instructions to vessels for oil sulphur limit
The UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA) circular No 11 2019 provides that from 1 January 2020 all UAE flagged and foreign flagged vessels entering UAE waters are to use fuel oil with a sulphur content not exceeding 0.50% m/m.