Taiwan Transport Insurance Services Ltd. (TTIS), have kindly notified that the new pre-arrival notification rules in Taiwan for Changhua Wind Farm Channel will take effect on 26 October 2021.
According to the Sailing Direction, all vessels (except Taiwan military, government and Taiwanese fishing vessels) must declare to Changhua Offshore Wind Farm Vessel Traffic Services (Changhua VTS) eight hours in advance of entering the channel. A failure to provide a pre-arrival notification could result in a fine of NTD500,000 (approximately US$18,000).
More information about the new reporting requirements and example of the pre-arrival notification can be found from the local correspondent.
Extreme weather in China is becoming the latest challenge to global supply chains, as a heavy typhoon season threatens to further delay goods stuck at some of the world’s busiest container ports.
Yantian port in southern China’s export and industrial hub of Shenzhen temporarily stopped drop-off services of containers on Tuesday night due to a typhoon alert. Just two weeks earlier, Shanghai’s Yangshan mega-terminal facility and nearby ports evacuated ships as Typhoon In-Fa slammed into the coast, bringing widespread flooding and toppling containers stowed in the hold of a bulk carrier traveling to the U.S.
The maritime authorities of the Paris and Tokyo MOUs on Port State Control (PSC) have announced that they will be running their Concentrated Inspection Campaigns (CIC) from 01 September 2021 to 30 November 2021. Furthermore, the Black Sea, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, Riyadh and Vina del Mar MoUs have declared that they will be joining the scheme.
Additionally, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), Caribbean MoU, the Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) will be conducting their focused inspection campaigns for foreign-flagged and state-flagged vessels.
Thousands of Lebanese gathered in Beirut on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of a catastrophic explosion at the port, holding pictures of the dead and demanding justice.
One year since the disaster, caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the port for years, no senior official has been held to account, infuriating many Lebanese as their country also endures financial collapse.
As a memorial service got underway at the port, water cannon and tear gas were fired at protesters who had been throwing stones towards security forces near parliament, live TV footage showed. Six people were wounded, a security source said.