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Sunday, October 21, 2018

LOCAL NEWS ? Italy; Nigeria; Spain

* Italy/St. Panagia ? Ship inspection prior arriving port
* Nigeria/Lagos ? Curfew lifted
* Spain ? Strike announced by port authority personnel

* ITALY/STA. BAY ? SHIP INSPECTION PRIOR ARRIVAL PORT

Further to our article in Weekly NEWS No. 43/2000 27 October 2000 regarding inspection of vessels prior to arrival at Cagliari; Santa Panagia Bay, Sicily has also adopted similar regulations. The only difference regarding tankers is that the Panagia Bay requirements stipulate ?without double bottom?, whereas Cagliari?s refer to ?double hull?.

In addition to the normal formalities, Masters are to provide information by VHF at least one hour prior to arrival such as: vessel?s characteristics and identification, position, route, speed, ETA, cargo carried, gasoil/fuel oil/lube oil on board, slops and any oil residues on board.

Sources; Cardile Bros. (Sicily) S.r.l., Messina; GAC Athens Hub Agency/Syracuse Harbour Master

* NIGERIA/LAGOS ? CURFEW LIFTED

Further to Weekly NEWS No. 43/2000 of 27 October 2000 the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government was lifted on 28 October 2000.

Source: Gulf Agency and Shipping (Nigeria) Ltd., Lagos

* SPAIN ? STRIKE ANNOUNCED

A strike has been announced by Spanish port authority personnel for 2 and 3 November 2000. The only port unaffected by the planned stoppage is Bilbao, where the Port Authority has already signed agreements with the unions.

Source: GAC Athens Hub Agency