Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
The International Harbour Masters’ Association (IHMA) is pleased to let you know that the detailed agenda for the 9th IHMA Congress to be held in Bruges – Ghent, Belgium 2014 has been published. Please see attached document for further details.
Please find here a list of the members and organisations registered to attend as per 1/2 March 2014:
Algeciras Bay Port Authority; APM Terminals Bahrain; AS Kunda Nordic; Associated Icelandic Ports; Australian Maritime Systems; Barcelona Port Authority; Bremer Schiffsmeldedienst; Copenhagen Malmo Port; Dover Harbour Board; Dublin Port Company; Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Co; Falmouth Harbour Commissioners; Fremantle Ports; FSI - Primorsky Region Maritime Port Administration; Germanischer Lloyd SE; Ghent Port; Company AMPC; Groningen Seaports; Hamburg Port Authority; Hansestadt Bremisches Hafenamt; Klaipeda State Seaport Authority; Klein Systems Group; Kolding Havn; Murmansk Maritime Port Authorities; Namport; Plymouth University; Port Hedland Port Authority; Port of Aalborg; Port of Amsterdam; Port of Antwerp; Port of Cork; Port Of Gothenburg; Port of London Authority; Port of Moerdijk; Port of Portland; Port of Rotterdam; Port of Tallinn; Ports of Marseille - Marseille-Fos; Prince Rupert Port Authority; Rosslare Europort; Royal Dirkzwager; SMSC; Sohar Industrial Port Company; SSPA Sweden AB; St. Petersburg Maritime Authority; Taman Maritime Port Administration; The Nautical Institute; Toros Tarim San. Ve Tic. A.S; Transnet National Ports Authority; United Kingdom Maritime Pilot's Association; Vanino Maritime Port Administration & Vysotsk Maritime Authority
In the Med
The story continues to evolve more than a week after the ship was embargoed in Gibraltar on suspicion of violating EU sanctions against Syria, where the UK believed it was heading with two million barrels of crude oil. Her Master and Chief Officer were arrested on 4 July and the following day two other officers were taken into custody. It is understood from The Gibraltar Chronicle that all have now been bailed and released with conditions.
Early on the afternoon of 13 July Gibraltar’s Chief Minister, the Hon Fabian Picardo, spoke with the Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, about the political issues surrounding the detention of the Grace 1 last week.
Mr Picardo said in a statement issued from Gibraltar on 13 July at 1857 GMT: ‘I was pleased to discuss with the Foreign Secretary the political issues surrounding our initial detention of the Grace 1, the investigation that is ongoing and the extended period of detention presently ordered by the Gibraltar Supreme Court.
‘Mr Hunt called me ahead of speaking with the Foreign Minister of Iran, Mr Javad Zarif. I therefore asked the Foreign Secretary to clarify to the Iranian authorities on my behalf that all the decisions made by Gibraltar in respect of the detention of the Grace 1 were made exclusively with a view to the Syrian destination of the vessel, the Baniyas oil refinery which is subject to EU sanctions, and without any regard to the origin of its cargo.
IHMA is pleased to announce that Ms Alexandra Thomson McIntosh, Marine Manager, Aberdeen Harbour Board, will represent…
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