Jiangsu Maritime Safety Administration (Jiangsu MSA) issued a Notice on 26 September 2017 outlining temporary stricter safety requirements that will be in place in the waters of Jiangsu during the upcoming 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. These safety requirements are mainly imposed on ships entering the Yangtze River and ship movements in the Yangtze estuary.
Members and clients trading in China and ships scheduled to enter and/or call ports along the Yangtze River should pay particular attention to the requirements outlined in the Notice issued by the Jiangsu MSA applies from 0000hrs on 12 October to 2400hrs on 26 October 2017:
Detailed requirements can be found in our correspondents, Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd Circular No. PNI1712.
Members and clients with vessels scheduled to call at ports on the Yangtze River during the period 12 to 26 October 2017 are advised to take note of the above. We also recommend that owners and operators seek the most up to date information from their local ship’s agent or our correspondents prior to entering the Yangtze River.
We would like to thank Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd for their assistance in the preparation of this Alert. Source: GARD