Cargo ship ordered to leave US waters because it was carrying invasive pest

Bulk carrier Pan Jasmine (IMO 9548328) was ordered to leave US waters after agriculture specialists of the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of New Orleans discovered invasive insects in the wood used to secure its previous cargo offloaded earlier in Mexico. The ship had arrived at...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/cargo-ship-ordered-to-leave-us-waters-because-it-was-carrying-invasive-pest/

Only six cases of seafarer abandonment in Taiwan since 2018

Taiwan’s Maritime Port Bureau (MPB) has said that there have been only six cases of seafarer abandonment by foreign commercial vessel operators reported in Taiwan since 2018, of which only two remained unresolved. The MPB’s statement came after local media reported recently that cases of seafarer...

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South African port operations back to normal after eight days

South African state-owned port and  land transport logistics operator Transnet has said that operations at South African ports were now back to normal, with days after operations were brought to a virtual standstill as a result of a cyber-attack. “Transnet Port Terminals, in collaboration with the...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/south-african-port-operations-back-to-normal-after-eight-days/

Port Houston container terminals reopen after hardware failure

Two container terminals at the Port of Houston have reopened after a hardware failure had halted operations on Tuesday July 27th. Truck traffic and access to the port’s terminal operating system, N4, and its customer service portal, Lynx, were restored on Thursday. An update on Friday said that...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/port-houston-container-terminals-reopen-after-hardware-failure/

Six on Royal Caribbean cruise ship test positive for Covid-19

Six passengers on Royal Caribbean International cruise ship Adventure of the Seas (IMO 9167227) tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday July 29th six days into a week-long round-trip cruise from Nassau in the Bahamas. There were about 1,000 passengers and 900 crew members on board. Four of the...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/six-on-royal-caribbean-cruise-ship-test-positive-for-covid-19/

UK reduction of travel restrictions for EU and US, international cruises return

The announcement by the UK government that it would no longer require visitors from the US and the EU (currently excluding France) to enter quarantine will be one factor in permitting international cruises to restart from England from August 2nd Domestic cruises have been allowed to run since May,...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/uk-reduction-of-travel-restrictions-for-eu-and-us-international-cruises-return/

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