Pilot reported kidnapped amid Haitian unrest

Following the assassination of the Haitian President, North of England updated on July 15th that it had received a report from its correspondent in the country that a pilot of the National Port of Port Au Prince had been kidnapped whilst in the vicinity of the main port.

The pilot associations of Port Au Prince had stopped working until further notice. Therefore, port traffic had been halted.

Following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse on July 9th all the ports were closed, but they had recently reopened.

The country is under State of Siege and is effectively under martial law.

Correspondent E&M Multiprime advised that it was not advisable to stay in Haitian territorial waters while the State of Siege was in force.

In neighbouring in the Dominican Republic, security measures for the protection of the maritime, land and air borders with Haiti have been ordered, which include increased military presence, the closure of the borders and suspension of travel between the two countries.