Conditions of Entry - Vessels arriving from Nauru
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a new Port Security Advisory (PSA) 1-17, on the imposition of Conditions of Entry on vessels arriving from ports/countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures.
An updated list of such ports/countries is included in paragraph B of the attached Advisory. The nation of Nauru has been included, after the Coast Guard determined that Nauru is not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in all of its ports.
All vessels arriving at the United States that previously visited the countries listed in paragraph B of the Advisory (with exceptions as noted) during their last five port calls must take actions 1 through 5 listed in paragraph C of the Advisory, while in the countries listed in paragraph B, as a condition of future entry into U.S. ports.
NOTE : PSA 1-17 supersedes all previous Advisories on this subject, which should be disregarded.
Port Security Advisory (1-17)
The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) has mandated that the United States Coast Guard evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures (MTSA, 46 U.S.C. §§ 70108 - 70110).
The Coast Guard has determined that Nauru is not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in all of its ports. Actions required as listed in paragraphs C and D of this Port Security Advisory take effect for vessels that arrive in the United States upon on or after April 14, 2017, after visiting ports in Nauru as one of their last five ports of call.
To read more on the Conditions of Entry and the countries affected, refer to the documents for download below.