ISS Statement on Port of Genoa Accident

By MarEx 2013-05-09 11:40:00

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the families of those killed in this week’s Jolly Nero accident which brought down the Pilot Tower in Genoa, Italy.

The company advises that the full port closure, which will be in place until 13:00hrs today (9th May), and extensive damage to vital port infrastructure, is likely to cause on-going disruption.  Shipping already in Genoa is likely to be held in port for an extended period, while incoming vessels are being advised to stay anchored until advised, or to consider diverting to alternative destinations.

ISS can advise on suitable alternative ports and provide detailed information on facilities and restrictions in place via its World of Ports service: www.iss-worldofports.com. The company recommends that shipowners and managers speak with its Italy office for up-to-the-minute updates, 24 hours a day (T: +39 335 6187672).

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