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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on September 24, 2014 at 6:08 PM

GAC 01072014Wharf fire update
September 24, 2014, United States, Los Angeles, California

With the wharf fire in Wilmington now more than 90 percent contained, terminals at the Port of Los Angeles plan to resume full operations Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Only the Pasha terminal at Berth 177, the location of the fire, will remain closed.

Nearby Yusen Terminals International will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning….

….Port of Los Angeles environmental officials have been monitoring air quality levels on an hourly basis since the start of the fire. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has also taken air quality samples in the area. Both agencies agree that air quality conditions are safe for residents and for a return to work in the area. Air monitoring stations will continue to monitor samples in the area.

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

Source: Port of Los Angeles press release dated 23 September 2014

Conditions of entry on vessels entering USA
September 24, 2014, United States, all ports

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port and the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in Cambodia are no longer maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures. The previous exception of these ports from the actions required [imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States] is rescinded.

Actions required as listed in paragraphs C and D of this Port Security Advisory take effect for all vessels that arrive in the United States on or after September 26, 2014 after visiting ports in Cambodia as one of the their last five ports of call.

B. COUNTRIES AFFECTED:

The Coast Guard has determined that ports in the following countries are not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures:

CAMBODIA

CAMEROON

Exceptions:

Ebome Marine Terminal – IMO Port No.CM394-0001

Quai GETMA (LAMNALCO Base) Facility – IMO Port No.CMDLA-0005

Société Nationale de Raffinage (SONARA) Terminal (also known as Cap Limboh Terminal) – IMO Port No.CMLIT-0001

Kome-Kribi 1 – IMO Port No.CM234-0001

Douala International Terminal (also known as Douala Containers) – IMO Port No.CMDLA-0002

Moudi Terminal – IMO Port No. CMMOU-0001

COMOROS

CORE D’IVOIRE

CUBA

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

Exceptions:

Ceiba – IMO Port No. GQ362-0001/0002

K-5 Oil Center – IMO number not listed

Luba – IMO Port No. GQLUB-0001

Punta Europa Terminal – IMO Port No. GQ368-0001

Zafiro Marine Terminal – IMO Port No. GQ370-0001

GUINEA-BISSAU

IRAN

LIBERIA

Exceptions:

Firestone Facility – IMO number not listed

Port of Monrovia – IMO Port No.LRMLW-0001

NIGERIA

Exceptions:

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 Snake Island Integrated Free Zone – IMO Port No.NGTIN-0001

TIN PTML Terminal E – IMO Port No.NGTIN-0010

TIN TICT Terminal B – Imo Port No. NGTIN-0009

SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

SYRIA

TIMOR-LESTE

VENEZUELA

YEMEN

Exceptions:

Ash Shihr Terminal – IMO Port No.YEASR-0001

Balhaf LNG Terminal – IMO number not listed

Port of Hodeidah – IMO Port No.YEHOD-0001

C. ACTIONS REQUIRED BY VESSELS VISITING COUNTRIES AFFECTED:

All vessels arriving to the United States that visited the countries listed in paragraph B (with exceptions noted) during their last five port calls must take actions 1 through 5 listed below while in the countries listed in paragraph B as a condition of entry into U.S. ports:

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.

3. Attempt to execute a Declaration of Security;

4. Log all security actions in the ship’s security records; and

5. Report actions taken to the cognizant U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port prior to arrival in the U.S.

Vessels that visited the countries listed in paragraph B (with exceptions noted) on or after the effective date in paragraph A, during their last five port calls will be boarded or examined by the Coast Guard to ensure the vessel took the required actions. Failure to properly implement the actions listed in paragraph C.1 through C.5 may result in delay or denial of entry into the United States.

D. ACTIONS REQUIRED BY VESSELS IN U.S. PORTS:

Based on the findings of the Coast Guard boarding or examination, the vessels that visited the countries listed in paragraph B (with exceptions noted) on or after the effective date in paragraph A may be required to ensure that each access point to the ship is guarded by armed 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 location of the guards must be acceptable to the cognizant U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port. For those vessels that have demonstrated good security compliance and can document that they took the measures called for in C.1. through C.4. above, the armed security guard requirement will normally be waived.

PSA 1-14 IDENTIFYING RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING VESSELS CALLING AT LIBYAN PORTS REMAINS IN EFFECT

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

Source: International Port Security Program U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Advisory (3-14)

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“Jo”

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