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.

Ebola outbreak and local measures in Venezuela

In light of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the increase of preventive measure taken by local governments and sanitary authorities, here we include a summary of the measures taken by the Venezuelan government.

UnionĀ“s syndicates might kidnap vessels at Puerto Ordaz

Growing protest and disagreements at Puerto Ordaz carried out by local unions and syndicates against the local shippers might represent kidnappings and unofficial prohibition to sail to vessels and crews.

Breakup of diplomatic and commercial ties between Venezuela and Panama

On March 5th 2014, the president of Venezuela decided to break up both diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama creating an atmosphere of distrust has between both countries without affecting the maritime trade so far.

Street riots and protests affecting the maritime activities

Since February 4th 2014, protests commenced all over the Venezuelan territory including the cities and locations next to all ports affecting the maritime activities due increase of violence during street riots.

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