Qatar: Sanctions imposed by other countries – updated information


Members are reminded of the articles previously published concerning this matter. 

Since the situation can change at short notice, we strongly recommend members contact their local agent and their P&I Club about any matters related to these sanctions before calling Qatar.

This would include the actual restriction, as well as issues related to the bills of lading already issued and other legal effects specific for the voyage in question.

It is important members ensure that their trading does not infringe the measures introduced by these other countries as delays arising out of such trade may not be covered by the usual marine insurance policies.

The P&I Clubs are generally providing updated and precise information and you will find information for example in the following articles:


Merete Lund Greisen
in Copenhagen, DK


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