February 13th 2022
ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff for your ready reference. Both for our office in Buenos Aires and for San Lorenzo (Upriver).
Week end duty staff: (Friday noon, February 11th, until Monday February 14th 2022, 0800 hrs)
– HQ Buenos Aires:
Manuel García Claveria +54 9 11 5578 4559
Gastón Cabrera +54 9 11 5578 4556
Sebastián José Ferrara +54 9 11 3156 1679
Agustín More +54 9 11 6656 1677
Walter Nestor Travaglini +54 9 11 3156 16800
National Holidays: Monday, February 28th and Tuesday March 01st, Carnival
River Paraná Draft:
INA, the National Water Institute has issued it’s medium and long range forecast.
Please find attached our Report for the coming months (February into mid-April).
Weather conditions remain very dry over the whole River Paraná catchment area, South East Brazil, Paraguay, Eastern Bolivia and Northern Argentina.
Kindly follow our Daily Draft Report sent every day.
Bahia Blanca Labor conflicts:
The stevedore union in Bahia Blanca is stopping work for about one hour on each six hour shift. The protest is about a wage increase and a call for a bonus related to work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
San Lorenzo, Quebracho Berth:
Another navigational incident occurred late Saturday night at San Lorenzo (Upriver). A vessel collided with a barge and part of the installation at Cargill’s Quebracho berth. Damages are being verified by surveyors and the local Coast-Guard Station.
A Judge has granted an injunction stay that will effectively bring prospecting operations at the off shore fields to a halt. The Judge granted this stay to minor environmental groups that received political support from local authorities at Mar del Plata, distant 440 km on shore from the areas!
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.
PLEASE CONSULT US PRIOR COMMENCING PROCEDURES.
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.
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.
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