Threats to security within Venezuelan territory


We encourage club´s and members to check on the US department of state following links that gives advice to citizens coming to Venezuela for vacation or business to protect their safety in consideration of the current situation with statistics that have shown that only in 2013 around 24 thousand murderers took place only due criminal violence:
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_6222.html
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1059.html#safety
Examples of this regrettable situation can be seen with the murder last Monday with the murderer of miss Venezuela 2004 Monica Spear, her husband from Ireland Mr. Thomas Berry and were their 5 yeard old child was shot in the leg for resisting robbery near to the port of Puerto Cabello were they were on vacation due the recent holidays. In addition, we had a case last year in which a Philippine Master was murderer for resisting robbery after he disembarked at Punto Fijo for buying pants.
In addition to the above, we would like to warn out clubs and members about a worrying increase last days of attempt for smuggling illegal substances for which we would recommend to instruct Master to increase the security measures on board when calling at Venezuelan ports.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

Structural changes to the customs rules with a more punitive system

A new organic customs act became enforceable since January 2015 with important changes to some procedures and a significant increase on the punitive power of the customs administration.

Reactivated iron pellets production at San Felix

Ferrominera CVG, has announced the reactivation of the iron ore pellets production at their plant which will reactivate the traffic of such products and derivates such as briquettes from the Orinoco river.

SICAD II RoE may apply for port/terminal claims

Members exposure for claims made in local currency may significantly decrease by applying the SICAD II RoE for port/terminal claims

North pier port Guaranao out of service

North pier of the port of Guaranao serving the city of Punto Fijo is out of service due an incident that took place with a vessel on November 12th.

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