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Ships Engaged In NDMO Emergency Relief Efforts Clear To Travel

All ships engaged by the National Disaster Management Office under the “National Disaster (Tropical Cyclone Yasa) Regulations 2020, from inward and outward clearances for the sole purpose of taking necessary
18 Dec 2020 15:37
Ships Engaged In NDMO Emergency Relief Efforts Clear To Travel

All ships engaged by the National Disaster Management Office under the “National Disaster (Tropical Cyclone Yasa) Regulations 2020, from inward and outward clearances for the sole purpose of taking necessary emergency relief measures in response to Tropical Cyclone YASA have been cleared to travel.

Simon Gravenall, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji chief executive officer confirmed the exemption of ships issued under Section 103A (5) of the Maritime Transport Act 2013.

In a statement, he said “In exercise of the powers conferred to me under Section 103A (5) of the Maritime Transport Act 2013, I hereby exempt all ships engaged by the National Disaster Management Office under the “National Disaster (Tropical Cyclone Yasa) Regulations 2020, from inward and outward clearances for the sole purpose of taking necessary emergency relief measures in response to Tropical Cyclone YASA.

“You are further reminded that the master has the final authority of the ship while in command and no person shall prevent or restrict the master of the ship from taking or
executing any decision which, in the master’s professional judgement, is necessary for safety of life at sea and protection of the marine environment,” the statement said.



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