838 - 08/12 - Looting - Egypt
"Due to the present unstable situation in the country as well as the lack of security in the ports/seas, which in turn encourages looters to board vessels, we would strongly advise the following precautionary measures to be taken:
1 Not to leave any Gangways lowered.
2 No permission is to be given to lower the gangway for boarding unless ensuring the identity of the visitors.
3 Earlier notification for expected visitors is quite important.
4 Limited number of visitors.
5 No permission to be given at all for the ship chandlers to board the vessel.
6 Intensive and continuous watch of bridge & deck for any approaching boats.
7 Normal precautions for stowaway prevention to be followed (anchor chain doors and all ship's accesses to be secured).
8 To ensure proper deck lighting throughout night time.
9 To prepare fire hoses to be ready for use."
Source of Information:
Middle East Survey & Control Office