USCG Port Security Advisory - Update
21 April 2008
As highlighted in previous London Club Website News alerts, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has a mandate under the Maritime Transportation Security Act to determine the effectiveness of anti-terrorism security in ports outside the USA and to impose conditions of entry on ships entering US ports from a country or terminal where the USCG regards the security as inadequate.
The USCG has now added Cuba to the growing list of countries considered to have ineffective anti-terrorism measures.
Attached is a copy of the Port Security Advisory (5-08) which sets out the actions that the USCG require vessels to take in the insecure port and during any subsequent calls in the USA. All current Port Security Advisories are published on the USCGs website, which can be accessed by clicking here.