Possible street riots during local elections in Venezuela


Both official party and opposition have public stated that their counterparties will apply to seek for violence during the upcoming elections next Sunday, therefore it´s recommended to all crew members to stay on board at all times at least from Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th December 2013.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

Reported incidents during mandatory underwater inspections in Venezuela

During the carriage of the mandatory antidrug underwater inspections prior to sailing, we´ve recorded an increasing number of alleged incidents with Masters being subject to extort and blackmail by the divers appointed by the terminals.

Changes in Venezuelan port administration

With the designation of a new military president for Venezuelan port administration, we consider important that all concerning parties understand the potential implications related to the government´s recent actions.

Oil sprayed by refinery at Punta Cardon causing ship/cargo possible contamination

All concerning parties should be aware about the increasing frequency of vessels contamination (and possibly cargo) due spray effect caused by the high winds in the area and spillages in the refinery buildings.

Oil Leakages at Maracaibo Lake causing hull stains

All concerning parties should be aware that the presence of oil leakages in Maracaibo Lake is a frequent issue and most vessels transiting this area are subject to oil stains on the hulls with the subsequent loss of time due the necessary cleaning arrangement.

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