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Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on June 17, 2014 at 6:47 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, all ports – Conditions of entry for vessels from Nigeria
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation SE of River Trade
Terminal

DATE: June 17, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: all ports
Conditions of entry for vessels from Nigeria

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that it will impose conditions of entry
on vessels arriving from the Federal Republic of Nigeria (except vessels
arriving from certain ports) with effect from 26 June.

The Coast Guard is authorised to impose conditions of entry on vessels
arriving in U.S. waters from ports that the Coast Guard has not found to
maintain effective antiterrorism measures. Ports in the Federal Republic of
Nigeria were found to not be maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures
– with certain exceptions.

Ports for which the conditions do not apply are:
APP Apapa Bulk Terminal (IMO Port No.NGAPP–0009)
APP AP Moller Terminal (IMO Port No.NGAPP–0001)
APP Greenview Terminal (IMO Port No.NGAPP–0004)
BON Bonny River Terminal (IMO Port No.NGBON–0001)
BON NLGN Bonny Terminal (IMO Port No.NGBON–0002)
BON SPDC Bonny Offshore Terminal (IMO Port No.NG663–001)
CBQ FSO YOHO (Exxon Mobile) (IMO Port No.NG638–0001)
CBQ Logistics Base (IMO Port No.NGCBQ–0001)
CBQ McIver Wharf (IMO Port No.NGCBQ–0004)
CBQ Port Terminal A (IMO Port No.NGCBQ–0002)
CBQ QIT BOP (IMO Port No.NGOBO–0001)
ESC Escra BOP (IMO Port No.NGESC–0001)
ESC LPG–FSO (IMO Port No.NGESC–0003)
FOR Forcados OffshoreTerminal (IMO Port No.NGFOR–0001)
ONN FLT (IMO Port No.NGONN–0005)
ONN FOT (IMO Port No.NGONN–0006)
TIN Dantata MRS Terminal (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0003)
TIN FSL (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0013)
TIN P&CH Terminal C (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0011)
TIN PTML Terminal E (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0010)
TIN Snake Island Integrated Free Zone (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0001)
TIN TICT Terminal B (IMO Port No.NGTIN–0009)

Beginning 26 June 2014, the below conditions of entry will apply to any
vessel that visited a non-excepted Nigerian port in its last five port
calls.

Each vessel must:

1) Implement measures per the vessel’s security plan equivalent to Security
Level 2 while in a port in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As defined in
the ISPS Code and incorporated herein, “Security Level 2” refers to the
“level for which appropriate additional protective security measures shall
be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a
security incident.”

2) Ensure that each access point to the vessel is guarded and that the
guards have total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside)
of the vessel while the vessel is in ports in the Federal Republic of
Nigeria.

3) Guards may be provided by the vessel’s crew; however, additional crew
members should be placed on the vessel 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 vessel’s master
and Company Security Officer. As defined in the ISPS Code and incorporated
herein, “Company Security Officer” refers to the “person designated by the
Company for ensuring that a ship security assessment is carried out; that a
ship security plan is developed, submitted for approval, and thereafter
implemented and maintained and for liaison with port facility security
officers and the ship security officer.”

4) Attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in a port in the
Federal Republic of Nigeria;

5) Log all security actions in the vessel’s security records;

6) Report actions taken to the cognizant Coast Guard Captain of the Port
(COTP) prior to arrival into U.S. waters.

7) In addition, based on the findings of the Coast Guard boarding or
examination, the vessel may be required to ensure that each access point to
the vessel is guarded by armed, private security guards and that they have
total visibility of the exterior (both landside and waterside) of the
vessel while in U.S. ports. The number and position of the guards has to be
acceptable to the cognizant COTP prior to the vessel’s arrival.

The following countries are subject to conditions of entry to U.S. waters:
Cambodia, Cameroon, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe,
Syria, Timor-Leste, Venezuela, and Yemen.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: June 17, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine site investigation SE of River Trade Terminal

For approximately one month, marine site investigation works involving
drilling of boreholes for the Tuen Mun – Chek Lap Kok Link will be carried
out in the following areas:

AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E):
(A) 22º 21.230’N / 113º 57.462’E
(B) 22º 20.825’N / 113º 57.602’E
(C) 22º 20.860’N / 113º 57.365’E
(D) 22º 21.050’N / 113º 57.301’E
(E) 22º 21.230’N / 113º 57.361’E

AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (F) to (I):
(F) 22º 20.564’N / 113º 57.614’E
(G) 22º 20.020’N / 113º 57.692’E
(H) 22º 19.995’N / 113º 57.490’E
(I) 22º 20.588’N / 113º 57.405’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. Some tugs and some
work boats will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the
works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 300 metres by 100 metres will be
established around the barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow
flashing lights and radar reflectors will be laid to mark the positions of
the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in
international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.78 of 2014

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