February 08th – Crew changes in Argentina

February 08th 2022

River Parana Draft:

National Holidays: Monday, February 28th and Tuesday March 01st, Carnival

River Parana Draft:

INA, the National Water Institute has issued it’s medium and long range forecast. This report expects very low water levels for the coming two months (February and March). The forecast is issued every two weeks. Please find attached the forecast for River Parana levels. Kindly follow our Daily Draft Report sent every day.

Grains Markets and Trading:

Colombia and Nigeria are in the market for Supramax size shipments of wheat for April shipments. Very likely origin will the Argentina.

South Korea is in the market for two or three Panamax size shipments of maize loading May, also likely to be originated from Argentina.

San Lorenzo, ACA Berth:

ACA berth in San Lorenzo is not operating due to a navigational incident occurred over the week-end. At this moment the berth is being surveyed for damages. Until these surveys are completed it will not return to operation.

Garbage Control

Garbage Control in Argentina has reverted from Coast Guard back to SENASA. With a return to SENASA there may be more frequent inspections. Masters are encouraged to pay special attention to stored quantities and securing of the garbage containers. These items were subject to special scrutiny by inspectors. The situation is being monitored closely and Masters will be pre-advised.

Crew changes in Argentina:

Crew will only be allowed to disembark when a serious medical issue occurs.

In such a case a medical board will evaluate the situation and decide.


Crew changes made at foreign port/s 14 days prior arrival at Argentine ports: Besides many other documents and certificates, these below are of special concern:

-Owner’s Crew changes protocol at foreign countries.

-Owner’s note (with signature and stamp of the Captain and Owners company) clarifying that the crew change was carried out taking all due precautions, etc.

-Medical certificate issued by certified professional in the country where the crew joined, not the country of origin.

-Covid test, PCR, for on-signers at port of boarding (not country of origin).

Lacking any of above (besides all usual documents) pilots will not be allowed to board until a 14 day period is counted starting from the moment the last crew-member has boarded.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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