GAC issues Egypt warning
GAC Egypt has recommended suspending crew changes/spares delivery and other similar operations until further notice following the unrest across the country.
While Suez Canal transits and operations at all ports continue as normal, unaffected by the unrest, the Egyptian presidency declared a month-long state of emergency starting from 1600 hours local time on August 14.
Owners and operators with vessels at Egyptian ports are urged to take further protective measures in addition to standard safety procedures.
A curfew from 1900 to 0600 hours local time every day has been declared in most Egyptian cities, including Cairo, Suez and Alexandria, for a period of a month.
The curfew is expected to be extended to all other Egyptian cities.