North pier port Guaranao out of service


On november 12th, a vessel had an allision with North Pier ( Pier B ) of the floating port of Guaranao and leaved that area of the port out of service, the area will be out of service meanwhile the respective repairs takes place , leaving only enabled the south pier (pier A) which is now the only pier available to carry out the loading and unloading of ships.
This situation could increase the port congestion due unavailability of piers. In addition, local authorities have reported all vessels carrying out maaneuvers to take extra precaution with the pier that is in a very poor condition and might receive damages more easily that newer or piers in generally better conditions. Its advised to all masters to refuse directions from pilots that could lead to any allision to this fragile dock.
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.

Oil pollution in Maracaibo lake

Most Vessel calling at Maracaibo lake and mainly those calling at PDVSA´s terminal there are encountering with an oil firm that ins´t being controlled by the Terminal and that is causing ship´s hulls to get polluted with black oil.

Threats to security within Venezuelan territory

Given the current violent crime situation in Venezuela which reached this week the highest pike with the murder of miss Venezuela 2004 and her Irish husband, we kindly invite club´s and members to take a look on this circular and its content in order to ensure safety of crew members and personal coming to the country for business.

Possible street riots during local elections in Venezuela

You probably are aware about the upcoming local authorities elections to take place this Sunday December 8th, 2013. To which, without creating any kind of panic, we recommend that if there are vessels docked in Venezuelan ports that day and Monday, the crew does not go to shore, as it is presumed the remote possibility of armed street riots depending on results.

Special powers given to the president will potentially increase the imports

Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro. Under the enabling act given by the assembly President Maduro will be able to govern by rule without consulting Congress for 12 months.

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