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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Birlinn Books – We’ll Bring the World to You

With volunteer hours at a premium for the FIRE Project during the pandemic, we have to post from incoming news releases but to not have time to cut and paste images where the news releases does not contain them as fully embedded images but we do make sure hyperlinks are included……Managing Ed

In these constantly changing times our thoughts are with you and your families. We hope that you are all well and safe. Here at Birlinn, our intention is to keep going safely – working from our respective homes. We will carry on with the supply of books direct to your door (within government guidelines)  and perhaps most importantly support the online sites of our friends, the booksellers.

A strong year of development for The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club announced a strong year of development to its Board yesterday, a year which saw healthy growth of free reserves and business volume increase. The Club made an operating result of USD 24.6 million supported by strong investment income. Investment alone generated a return just short of 10%. Free reserves stood at USD 228 million at the end of the accounting year.

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Donjon starts dredging NYC cruise berth to take USNS Comfort; NTSB issues report on towboat sinking

Marine Daily

LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2020) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrives in Los Angeles, March 27, 2020. Mercy deployed in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore base hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support of Civil Authorities. DoD is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, as well as state, local and public health authorities in helping protect the health and safety of the American people. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David Mora Jr./Released)

Donjon starts dredging NYC cruise berth to take USNS Comfort

Donjon Marine was contacted last week, hurried a dump scow out of dry dock 10 days earlier than scheduled, and moved its dredge the Delaware Bay and two others from ongoing projects into position. Full Article

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