The Republic of the Marshall Islands issues Safety Advisory regarding Conditions of Entry for Vessels Arriving at US Ports from Certain Countries.
U.S. Coast Guard has announced that, effective 18 September 2012, it is imposing conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States after having called at any port in the Republic of Yemen, with the exception of the Ash Shihr Terminal, the Balhalf LNG Terminal and the port of Hodeidah.
Any vessel arriving in the United States that called in any of the countries listed on pages 2-3 (with exceptions noted) during its previous five (5) port calls must take actions 1 through 5 listed below:
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
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