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Restrictions & Sanctions

European Union Regulations on Yemen

Council Regulation (EU) No 1352/2014 of 18 December 2014 provides the following restrictions:

- freezing of funds / assets of designated persons/entities.

Philippine immigration restrictions

According to the Philippine Ship Agents’ Association (PSAA) the current situation may be outlined as follows, following a meeting between the PSAA and the Bureau of Immigration:

  1. Visaed crew list requirement remain in force in line with security concerns of the recent crisis in Marawi
  2. List of restricted 13 nationals was provided per DFA Foreign Service Circular 22-10:

    • Afghanistan 
    • Algeria
    • Egypt
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jordan
    • Lebanon
    • Libya
    • Pakistan
    • Palestine
    • Sudan
    • Syria
    • Yemen
    • Stateless persons
  3. It was clarified that denying entry into the country is not only confined to the island of Mindanao which is under Martial Law, per Immigration AO JHM2017 006, above nationals will also be restricted to:

    • Areas of conflict - this is where Mindanao is currently classified under being under martial law
    • Areas of international assembly - example: ASEAN, these nationals are denied entry into Manila during the ASEAN
    • Places where the President and or other key officials of government are present - example: during visit of the President and PM Abe of Japan, entry into Davao was not allowed
    • Other areas that may be identified by the commissioner or his authorized representative

    It was explained further that the AO has no time frame. Restriction will apply anytime when any of the 4 conditions is present. For the Mindanao Martial Law, this is envisaged to end on 31 December 2017. 

  4. Two points were then raised, what will be the procedure if a vessel is:

    • Ships coming from outside Philippine territory and is already steaming to Mindanao
    • Already at a port in Luzon or Visayas then bound for Mindanao.

    No definite procedure was given, however it can be that either vessel is requested to drift outside or if allowed, to anchor while waiting for the immigration approval. 

  5. If a vessel has restricted nationals on board, the initial inclination per policy is to deny entry. But in consideration of not inhibiting trade immigration may consider entry, but, the agent must:

    • make an appeal to the immigration office and explain the legitimate purpose of the vessel's call. One suggestion from the authorities is to request owners to prove that the nationals in question do not have any record. It was suggested that documents from other foreign parties may help, such as a letter from the embassy/embassies of the particular individuals certifying their identity etc.
  6. The bureau has no set implementing guidelines yet on how they will manage a vessel with restricted crew that is granted entry. It is possible that they may put additional guards and or refuse issuance of shore passes.
  7. Having a visaed crewlist or visa does not guarantee entry. According to the Bureau, the DFA can issue a visa, but the final approval for entry will still be up to the immigration's enforcement of policy. For example: The applicant may obtain visa but if the person arrives at the airport or seaport and displays a behavior that shows reasonable cause to deny entry, it will be immigration's decision to deny entry/deportation. 

 

Restrictions & sanctions (Yemen, Republic of)

Trading restrictions (Yemen, Republic of)

Trading restrictions imposed against the Republic of Yemen

Trading restrictions imposed by the Republic of Yemen

  • Arab League Boycott of Israel: Yemen's Position
    According to information received from local contacts the primary boycott prohibiting member states from engaging in direct trade with Israel is being enforced. For example, the following are not allowed  to call Yemen.
    • Vessels of Israeli flag / registry.
    • Israeli owned, operated and/or managed vessels.
    • Vessels with Israeli crew / officers on board.
    • Vessels carrying Israeli cargo.

    The secondary boycott prohibiting trade with companies trading with Israel appears only to apply to vessels having called at an Israeli port directly prior to / or on the same voyage prior to calling a Yemeni port or terminal.

    The tertiary boycott prohibiting contact with companies trading with blacklisted companies is still enforced.

  • United Nations

Bunker prices: sourced from www.mabux.com

Current bunker prices Last Updated: 21:22 (GMT) - 28 May 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 190 ↓ (-8) 230 ↓ (-20) 266 ↓ (-17)
Singapore 201 ↓ (-8) 277 ↓ (-5) 296 ↓ (-9)
Fujairah 195 ↑ (+7) 295 ↑ (+1) 380 ↑ (+4)
Copenhagen 193 ↓ (-5) 253 ↓ (-15) 298 ↓ (-8)
Gothenburg 190 ↓ (-5) 250 ↓ (-15) 295 ↓ (-8)
St. Petersburg 160 ↑ (+5) 220 ↓ (-5) 260 ↓ (-7)
Tallinn 203 ↓ (-8) 243 ↓ (-20) 325 ↓ (-8)
Gibraltar 220 ↓ (-8) 281 ↑ (+1) 320 ↓ (-5)
Pireaus 230 ↓ (-14) 275 ↓ (-12) 300 ↑ (+3)
Istanbul 265 → (+0) 315 → (+0)
Houston 192 ↓ (-10) 245 ↓ (-10) 292 ↓ (-18)
Panama Canal 245 → (+0) 265 → (+0) 325 ↓ (-5)
Santos 249 ↓ (-19) 249 ↓ (-19) 404 ↑ (+4)
Buenos Aires 305 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Hamburg 185 ↓ (-15) 240 ↓ (-10) 290 ↓ (-15)
Riga 202 ↓ (-5) 241 ↓ (-20) 329 ↓ (-8)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 192 ↓ (-8) 232 ↓ (-20) 268 ↓ (-17)
New York 205 ↓ (-20) 286 ↑ (+1) 323 ↓ (-5)
Philadelphia 208 ↓ (-20) 291 ↑ (+1) 328 ↓ (-5)
Hong Kong 231 ↑ (+6) 292 ↑ (+5) 307 ↑ (+5)
Genoa 205 ↓ (-48) 281 ↓ (-10) 341 ↓ (-7)
Augusta 213 ↓ (-48) 278 ↓ (-4) 338 ↑ (+9)
Rio de Janeiro 274 ↓ (-19) 274 ↓ (-19) 374 ↑ (+4)
Bremerhaven 182 ↓ (-15) 255 ↓ (-10) 315 ↓ (-15)
Paranagua 279 ↓ (-19) 279 ↓ (-19) 437 ↑ (+4)
Rio Grande 279 ↓ (-19) 279 ↓ (-19) 438 ↑ (+4)
Recife
Salvador 287 ↓ (-19) 287 ↓ (-19) 419 ↑ (+4)
Fortaleza 265 ↓ (-19) 265 ↓ (-19) 427 ↑ (+4)
Fremantle 440 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Belem 308 ↓ (-19) 308 ↓ (-19) 451 ↑ (+4)
Tubarao 274 ↓ (-19) 274 ↓ (-19) 427 ↑ (+4)
Curacao 539 ↓ (-5) 582 ↓ (-7)
New Orleans 227 ↓ (-8) 270 ↑ (+10) 290 ↑ (+10)
Manaus 288 ↓ (-19) 288 ↓ (-19) 415 ↑ (+4)
Niteroi 274 ↓ (-19) 274 ↓ (-19) 374 ↑ (+4)
Praia Mole 274 ↓ (-19) 274 ↓ (-19) 427 ↑ (+57)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 308 ↓ (-19) 308 ↓ (-19) 451 ↑ (+4)
Vitoria 274 ↓ (-19) 274 ↓ (-19) 427 ↑ (+4)
Itaqui (XP) 311 ↓ (-19) 311 ↓ (-19) 445 ↑ (+4)
Miami 244 ↓ (-10) 351 ↓ (-18)

Maximum Size

Dimensional limitations to export tankers calling at Ras Isa:

Maximum length overall : 1,150 feet 350.6 m
Maximum beam : 185 feet 56.4 m
Maximum freeboard : 60 feet 18.3 m
Max. distance bow/manifold : 574 feet 175.0 m
Maximum trim : 10 feet 3.0 m
Draft : IMO draft / Full propeller immersion
Minimum Deadweight (Export Tanker) : 80,000 DWT
Maximum Deadweight-moored alongside : 307,000 DWT
Maximum Deadweight-moored in tandem : 307,000 DWT