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Restrictions & Sanctions

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. 

 

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.

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: 00:49 (GMT) - 30 March 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 160 ↓ (-29) 230 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-7)
Singapore 185 ↓ (-2) 269 ↓ (-8) 288 ↓ (-4)
Fujairah 208 ↓ (-4) 290 ↓ (-9) 449 ↓ (-3)
Copenhagen 163 → (+0) 253 → (+0) 340 ↓ (-3)
Gothenburg 160 → (+0) 250 → (+0) 337 ↓ (-3)
St. Petersburg 157 ↓ (-2) 190 ↓ (-8) 273 ↓ (-5)
Tallinn 180 ↓ (-21) 288 ↓ (-11) 353 ↓ (-7)
Gibraltar 230 ↓ (-5) 275 ↓ (-5) 345 ↓ (-10)
Pireaus 216 ↓ (-5) 290 ↓ (-2) 307 ↓ (-1)
Istanbul 305 ↓ (-15) 335 ↓ (-15)
Houston 182 ↓ (-5) 235 ↓ (-10) 338 ↓ (-5)
Panama Canal 242 → (+0) 305 ↓ (-10) 352 → (+0)
Santos 273 ↓ (-18) 273 ↓ (-18) 486 ↑ (+11)
Buenos Aires 365 → (+0) 580 → (+0)
Hamburg 201 ↓ (-7) 228 ↓ (-3) 308 ↑ (+2)
Riga 177 ↓ (-19) 290 ↓ (-8) 351 ↓ (-7)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 162 ↓ (-29) 232 ↓ (-3) 300 ↓ (-7)
New York 207 ↑ (+17) 275 ↑ (+5) 340 → (+0)
Philadelphia 210 ↑ (+17) 280 ↑ (+5) 345 → (+0)
Hong Kong 207 ↓ (-6) 284 ↓ (-9) 286 ↓ (-6)
Genoa 207 ↓ (-5) 353 ↓ (-5) 417 → (+0)
Augusta 378 ↓ (-5) 431 → (+0)
Rio de Janeiro 298 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-3) 456 ↑ (+14)
Bremerhaven 181 ↓ (-3) 251 ↓ (-3) 318 ↑ (+2)
Paranagua 303 ↓ (-3) 303 ↓ (-3) 519 ↑ (+14)
Rio Grande 303 ↓ (-3) 303 ↓ (-3) 520 ↑ (+14)
Recife
Salvador 311 ↓ (-3) 311 ↓ (-3) 501 ↑ (+14)
Fortaleza 289 ↓ (-3) 289 ↓ (-3) 509 ↑ (+14)
Fremantle 450 ↓ (-65) 480 ↓ (-5)
Belem 332 ↓ (-3) 332 ↓ (-3) 533 ↑ (+14)
Tubarao 298 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-3) 509 ↑ (+14)
Curacao 623 → (+0) 769 → (+0)
New Orleans 240 → (+0) 290 ↓ (-5) 355 ↓ (-5)
Manaus 312 ↓ (-3) 312 ↓ (-3) 497 ↑ (+14)
Niteroi 298 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-3) 456 ↑ (+14)
Praia Mole 298 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-3) 509 ↑ (+14)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 332 ↓ (-3) 332 ↓ (-3) 533 ↑ (+14)
Vitoria 298 ↓ (-3) 298 ↓ (-3) 509 ↑ (+14)
Itaqui (XP) 335 ↓ (-3) 335 ↓ (-3) 527 ↑ (+14)
Miami 229 ↓ (-5) 391 ↓ (-5)

Maximum Size

According to the Port Authoriy the following should be applied:

 

  Dry cargo  Tankers 
Max. LOA 220.0 m  
Max. beam  32.0 m   
Max. draft  12.4 m   
Max. DWT  50,000   
Max. load displacement  72,500  

 

The maximum dimensions mentioned above do not necessarily apply to all berths, quays or areas within the port.