New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea

Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety. Best Management Practices to Enhance Maritime Security for Vessels & Mariners Operating Off the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea (BMP WA) consolidates and enhances existing guidance for specific threats in this region.

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Ship Suppliers Must be Classed as Essential Workers, says ISSA

Ship suppliers should be given ‘essential worker’ status to enable them to keep the world’s ships stocked with vital supplies and spare parts during the global coronavirus pandemic, says the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA).

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CA NEWS: Covid-19 Restrictions


For immediate release
30 March 2020
Covid-19 Restrictions on Cruising
CA RATS Advice
Worldwide Covid-19 restrictions effectively mean that most, if not all, cruising, is currently prohibited or severely restricted. The situation and the measures being taken by various governments are fast moving. Looking ahead, CA’s RATS (Regulations and Technical Services) group is publishing online advice to members and the public which will be updated as restrictions, hopefully, ease in time.

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BAE San Diego wins $200 million Navy order; USCG: Random drug tests must continue during COVID-19 emergency

Marine Daily
BAE San Diego wins $200 million Navy order

Contract for the execution of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer’s (LHD-4) docking and selected restricted availability includes a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair work. Full Article

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Plastic in the Imus river and oil spill response in the Gulf of Thailand

Welcome to the second PEMSEA e-update of 2020. PEMSEA, together with people, organizations, and governments around the world, has had its operations affected by Covid-19. We encourage all readers to practice best hygiene, safety, and physical distancing measures in dealing with this pandemic. In light of the potential impacts on large groups of people, we are not including upcoming events in this newsletter. We are glad to share the progress of some of our projects, which our staff are endeavoring to continue as best as possible in a manner that ensures their safety and the safety of the communities we work with. In between newsletters, follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@PEMSEA) for the latest updates.

Archive image (in this image of a Congo river)…..BBN Ed.

ASEANO Project on reducing plastic pollution launched in Cavite, Philippines

PEMSEA and partners participated in an Inception Workshop for the Philippine sub-component of the ASEANO project, visiting sites along the Imus river and meeting with local stakeholders. ASEANO aims to develop best practices for plastic waste reduction.


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Hill Dickinson lawyer appointed to Hong Kong Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration

Edward Liu of Hill Dickinson Hong Kong appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration 

Edward Liu, legal director with Hill Dickinson Hong Kong, has been appointed as a member of the region’s Advisory Committee on Promotion of Arbitration.

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