USCG Imposing Conditions on Ships Arriving from Libya

USCG Imposing Conditions on Ships Arriving from Libya

The US Coast Guard is imposing conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States after having called at any port in Libya during their last five port calls, effective April 24, the US Department of Homeland Security said in a notice.

The Coast Guard does not find ports in Libya maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures and finds that Libya’s legal regime, designated authority oversight, access control and cargo control are all deficient, the DHS said.

Each affected vessel will have to implement the Security Level 2 measures from its ship security plan while in Libya; ensure that each access point is guarded and that guards have total visibility of the exterior of the vessel while in a Libyan port; attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in a Libyan port; log all security actions; and report actions taken to the pertinent USCG Captain of the Port prior to arrival in the US.

Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place.



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