US Coast Guards: Imposing New Conditions on Vessels Arriving from Libya

The US Coast Guard announced that, effective 24 April, it is imposing conditions of entry on vessels arriving in the United States after having called at any port in Libya, during their last five port calls. In summary, each affected vessel must:

(1) implement the Security Level 2 measures from its ship security plan while in a Libya;
(2) ensure that each access point is guarded and that guards have total visibility of the exterior of the vessel while in a Libya port;
(3) attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in a Libya port;
(4) log all security actions;
(5) report actions taken to the pertinent USCG Captain of the Port [COTP] prior to arrival in the US

NB: Attached is the official ”Federal Register Notice” of the announcement