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Member Alert

Temporary suspension of mobile bridge operations at Bizerte channel in Tunisia


Our correspondent from Tunisia, TIPIC, provided us with the latest information on an unfortunate incident that occurred on 26 July 2023 at the Bizerte channel, resulting in a fire outbreak in the main principal engine room of the mobile bridge installed along the river.

TIPIC further stated: “Consequently, the mobile bridge’s operation will be suspended for an estimated period of several weeks or until necessary repairs are completed.

The mobile bridge serves as a crucial gateway between the open sea and the inner ports, including the commercial pier, silo/cereal pier, steel pier, cement pier, and shipyard. With its operation temporarily halted, there will inevitably be disruptions to ship movements entering and leaving the inner ports.

We understand that this situation may adversely affect your vessels’ traffic and operations in the region. Rest assured, our team is closely monitoring the situation on-site, working in tandem with the local authorities and relevant parties to expedite the repair process. We will keep you promptly informed of any updates regarding the progress of the repairs and the expected resumption of mobile bridge operations.

During this challenging period, we remain open to answering any questions or providing further clarity on the situation as needed. Our primary goal is to minimize any potential impact on your vessels’ activities and ensure a swift resolution to this incident.

We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation in these unforeseen circumstances. If you have any concerns or require immediate assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.”

Direct number: 00 216 72 439506

The Swedish Club publishes member alerts as a service to members. While the information is believed correct, the Club or the Correspondent cannot assume responsibility for completeness or accuracy.

For more Loss Prevention information, please contact: 
Joakim Enström, 
Loss Prevention Officer

Each month the Club’s Loss Prevention team issues a new safety scenario to assist members in their efforts to comply with international safety regulations and follow best practices.