USCG warning on Libya

Apr 04 2014

Earlier this week, the US Coast Guard (USCG) issued a Port Security Advisory regarding Libya.

According to reports from the US by most notably retired lawyer Denis Bryant, due to continuing civil unrest and weak governmental institutions in Libya, the US Government has concerns regarding whether the port facility requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code are being comprehensively executed and maintained. 

The USCG therefore recommends that vessels calling at ports in Libya take enhanced security measures.  Implementing these measures will generally expedite vessel entry into the US. 

Furthermore, vessels are advised to proceed with extreme caution when approaching Libyan oil terminals, particularly in eastern Libya, the USCG warned.  

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