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  • 10 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Due to the fact that standard charterparties do not contain clauses specifically drafted to deal with Ebola-affected ports, fever and epidemic clauses can be drafted. However, where they are absent from a charterparty there are a number of issues that can arise, according to UK think-tank Gray Page. “ The general rule is that the […]

  • 15 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    In March 2014 an outbreak of Ebola, a severe viral illness, began in Guinea, West Africa. The outbreak spread to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and has continued since then. Oil & Gas UK has published Ebola guidance note on how to respond to potential health and safety risks in the UK offshore oil and […]

  • 15 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Chinese-flagged ship  heading  from Sierra Leone to Cape Verde was put in quarantine in Sao Vicente yesterday so as to make sure the crew hasn’t been infected by the fatal Ebola virus,  Xinhua News Agency reports. As explained by Cape Verde Health Minister Cristina Fontes, the ship which is situated off the port since […]

  • 17 November 2014

    United Nations and other leading international transport, trade and tourism organizations expressed concern about the reported denial of medical care for ill seafarers on board ships that had previously called at ports in Ebola-affected countries. In a statement, the Travel and Transport Task Force called for international cooperation of governments and the transport sector in […]

  • 21 October 2014

    The outbreak of Ebola in Western African countries has hit the headlines. Ebola is a disease of humans and other primates caused by ebola viruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain and headaches. Then, vomiting, diarrhea and rash usually […]

  • 15 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    Following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa, Cotonou port authorities have taken several preventive measures to fight the spread of the virus. For all vessels calling Cotonou port, Benin the agent is required to send to the Harbor Master office a port of call list mentioning the last 10 ports of calls, […]

  • 15 October 2014

    Military and civilian personnel are currently making final preparations in Falmouth, Cornwall, to sail with Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) ship Argus to Sierra Leone as part of the UK’s response to the Ebola outbreak. The ship will take 3 Merlin helicopters and aircrew and engineers from 820 Naval Air Squadron. The ship will also be able to facilitate […]

  • 8 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Maersk Line will not stop calling at West African ports stricken by the Ebola virus. However, the company said it would suspend shore leave, as well as crew changes in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, Lloyd’s Loading List reports. The decision coincides with World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak a ‘Public Health Emergency […]

  • 20 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    A Dallas hospital nurse who was reportedly in contact with specimen collected from a deceased Ebola patient, travelling on board Carnival Magic, managed to disembark the vessel having tested negative for Ebola. The nurse disembarked with her loved one at the Port of Galveston on Sunday, October 19th, which is the homeport of Carnival Magic, […]

  • 18 August 2014

    Freight rates for clean tankers heading from the UK continent to the West Africa could see an increase due to the Ebola crisis which was forcing shipowners to insert clauses into charter parties to avoid the risk of their vessel being quarantined, shipping sources told Platts. The inserted clauses relate to shipowners carrying clean products […]

  • 27 October 2014

    The 180 million GT North P&I Club is advising shipowner members to incorporate Ebola-specific clauses in their charterparties. “Shipowners entering into a new charterparty which will require their ship to call at Ebola-affect ports should incorporate ebola-specific clauses that apportion risk between the charterer and owner.  Without such clauses, the  shipowners risk being sued by charterers for […]

  • 27 November 2014

    Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited along with its partner, ExxonMobil, remain committed to completing their work program and obligations under the LB 13 amended and restated Production Sharing Contract (“PSC”) dated March 31, 2013 when the situation (with Ebola) in Liberia improves, the Canadian oil firm said today.   COPL said that Nigeria’s NOCAL and ExxonMobil, […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has already had a significant impact on the shipping industry. West African export trade is estimated to be down by as much as 30% since the start of the outbreak, according to data provided by UK’s shipping consultant Drewry.  Various measures have been undertaken to deal with the outbreak by […]

  • 9 October 2014

      The United States  Coast Guard will  start screening cargo ship personnel coming from Ebola-infected countries who arrive at U.S. ports, in accordance with the Obama Administration decision. The decision comes in the aftermath of the first Ebola death case in Dallas, on Wednesday morning, which resulted in boosting Ebola checks for airline passengers.  “The administration continues to take thoughtful […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Canadian Overseas Petroleum Limited (COPL) has said today that along with its partner ExxonMobil, it remains committed to completing the work program offshore Liberia. This is related to obligations under the Liberia Block 13 amended and restated Production Sharing Contract (PSC) dated March 31, 2013, plagued by the Ebola Crisis in the country. COPL says that National […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has become the first port state to use Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC sanctions compliance and risk management service. The decision to opt for the system forms part of PMA’s wider port risk management strategy and as a precaution against the outbreak of Ebola. As part of the PMA’s risk management strategy, […]

  • 3 October 2014

    Ebola virus that has been sowing death throughout west Africa for months is affecting ExxonMobil’s offshore Liberia drilling plans.   As Reuters reports, Rex W. Tillerson, ExxonMobil CEO yesterday said: “We had some drilling plans for some blocks offshore West Africa in Liberia. We are having to look at when it would be prudent to resume […]

  • 19 October 2016

    U.S. oil giant Exxon Mobil is reportedly set to begin drilling operations in its license offshore Liberia. According to Reuters, which cited the company’s spokesperson, the drilling operation in Exxon Mobil’s Liberia-13 deepwater block, is expected to start in November 2016. Exxon Mobil acquired an 80 percent stake in LB-13 back in 2013 from Canadian […]

  • 19 September 2014

    Bulk carrier MV/Western Copenhagen has been denied entry into Maltese territorial waters amid suspicion that one of the crew has been infected by the Ebola virus. The Hong Kong-flagged ship was en route from Guinea to Ukraine. However, as one of the crew, a Filipino national, had taken ill the captain requested to dock in Malta where […]

  • 18 September 2014

    Three crew members from Liberia-flagged cargo vessel Marine Phoenix were transferred to a hospital by US health officials and coast guard after the ship docked in Belle Chasse, Port of New Orleans on Wednesday, September 17th. The ill crewmembers were feared to had been infected by Ebola since the vessel’s itinerary included calls to West Africa, hit by an outbreak of the Ebola […]

  • 4 September 2014

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has joined the international ad hoc Ebola Travel and Transport Task Force and is working with other United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations to monitor the situation and provide timely information in response to the outbreak of the disease. IMO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Cruise Lines […]

  • 5 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Three global shipping organisations issued on Monday guidance to their members on the risks posed to ships’ crews calling in countries affected by the Ebola virus.   The ICS (International Chamber of Shipping), IMEC (International Maritime Employers’ Council), and the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) urgently advise that on all such vessels: 1. The Master […]