977 - 06/14 - USCG conditions of entry for vessels arriving to the US from Nigeria - USA
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has released a Port Security Alert revising their list of countries which do not comply with anti-terrorism measures.The Port Security Alert focuses on Nigeria but also includes a list of all other countries to which these rules apply.From the 26th June 2014, vessels calling to the US, having visited one of the affected ports must comply with additional security measures set out by the USCG:“1. Implement measures per the ship’s security plan equivalent to Security Level 2; 2. Ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded and that the guards have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the vessel. Guards may be:
- provided by the ship’s crew, however, additional crewmembers should be placed on the ship if necessary to ensure that limits on maximum hours of work are not exceeded and/or minimum hours of rest are met, or
- provided by outside security forces approved by the ship’s master and Company Security Officer.
The full Port Security Alert can be found at the USCG website here
Source of information
United States Coast Guardwww.uscg.mil UK P&I Club Loss Prevention Deptlossprevention.firstname.lastname@example.org