Ebola virus



Members will be aware of the continuing tragic situation affecting several West African countries that are dealing with a serious outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Most recently this virus has apparently spread to Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone prompting increased regional and international attention to this issue as well as the significant commitment of international resources to assist affected countries contain the outbreak.

Ships calling at the ports of these countries should take extra care and indeed may be subject to increased quarantine inspection and other health checks when calling at other countries' ports later on.

Skuld Insight is providing members with the latest updates, advices and in depth guidance material from the Association as well as links to key external websites.

As always, in case of concern, members should not hesitate to contact the Association should they have any queries.


World Health Organization (WHO)
WHO: Ebola virus disease (EVD)
WHO: Travel and transport advice

International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Travel to and from Ebola-affected countries is low-risk - here is what you need to know
Ebola virus disease
Ebola virus disease
Circular letter 3484 - 2 September 2014

International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Global shipping bodies issue Ebola virus advice
4 August 2014

Marshall Islands Registry
Ebola virus information: updated and consolidated
MSAdvisory 58-14 27 October 2014

South Africa Health Department
Traveller health  questionnaire 

Huatai (Beijing) correspondent
Enhanced quarantine inspection at Chinese ports for vessels arriving from Ebola affected countries
15 September 2014 

P&I Associates correspondent
South Africa and Ebola virus: Crews and stowaways
Loss prevention notice no. 3
Ebola virus: Stowaway update no. 2 and crew issues South Africa
20 August 2014 

Pandiman Philippines correspondent
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
ALON 2 2014 - 14 August 2014

IVORY P&I correspondent
Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa Update section on Ebola
Latest update
Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea
All updates published since March 2014

BUDD Group correspondent
Ebola virus news

Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA)
Ebola information
Search on website
Ebola situation
Updated 19 December 2014
Ebola outbreak: Protection / prevention / travel
Updated 22 October 2014
NSA update: Ebola outbreak
18 August 2014

US Coast Guard (USCG)
MSIB 12-14: Ebola Virus Precautions
7 August 2014

Howse Williams Bowers
Summary of medical and protective updates on Ebola
22 August 2014

Witt O'Brien's
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Update
Circular 021-14 - 2 December 2014
Ebola update

Circular 012-14 - 12 August 2014
Ebola: Infectious disease preparedness for the maritime industry
Circular 011-14 - 7 August 2014

South China Morning Post
Ebola outbreak