Port Security Advisory (PSA) 1-19 – COE Seychelles

The USCG has issued a Conditions of Entry (COE) Port Security Advisory (PSA) for the country of Seychelles (pronounced ’say-shelz’.)
Because, like me, you are wondering where Seychelles is located:  “The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.”  See attached map.

The Coast Guard has determined that Seychelles is not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in all of its ports. Actions required as listed in paragraphs C and D of this Port Security Advisory take effect for vessels that arrive in the United States upon or after April 12, 2019, after visiting ports in the Seychelles as one of their last five ports of call. 

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.The complete list of COE countries is included in the PSA. 
Link —> Port Security Advisory 1_19 Seychelles _ Amended.pdf

Port Security Advisory (1-19) Amended

PSA 1-19 Amended corrects an inadvertent omission and is effective as of April 1, 2019. PSA 1-19 Amended supersedes PSA 1-19.

A. Background:

The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) has mandated that the United States Coast Guard evaluate the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures (MTSA, 46 U.S.C. §§ 70108 – 70110).

The Coast Guard has determined that Seychelles is not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in all of its ports. Actions required as listed in paragraphs C and D of this Port Security Advisory take effect for vessels that arrive in the United States upon or after April 12, 2019, after visiting ports in the Seychelles as one of 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

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Ebome Marine TerminalCM394-0001
Quai GETMA (LAMNALCO Base) FacilityCMDLA-0005
Société Nationale de Raffinage (SONARA) Terminal (also known as Cap Limboh Terminal)CMLIT-0001
Kome-Kribi 1CM234-0001
Douala International Terminal (also known as Douala Containers)CMDLA-0002
Moudi TerminalCMMOU-0001

Comoros
Cote d’ Ivoire

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Terminal A ConteneursCIABJ-0015
Carena ShipyardCIABJ-0004

Equatorial Guinea

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
CeibaGQ362-0001/0002
K-5 Oil CenterIMO number not listed
LubaGQLUB-0001
Punta Europa TerminalGQ368-0001
Zafiro Marine TerminalGQ370-0001

The Gambia

Guinea-Bissau Iran

Iraq

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Al-Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT)IMO number not listed
Khor Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT)IMO number not listed
Al Maqal Terminal 14, also known as the North America Western Asia Holdings FacilityIQBSR-0001

Liberia

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Port of MonroviaLRMLW-0001

Libya

Note: Vessels are also advised to proceed with extreme caution when approaching all Libyan oil terminals, particularly in eastern Libya, due to potential violent and criminal activity based upon recent attempts by armed, non-state actors to engage in illicit export of oil. UN Security Council Resolution 2146 authorizes the UN Sanctions Committee to impose certain measures on vessels attempting to illicitly export crude oil from Libya. This resolution imposes several restrictions regarding loading, transporting, or discharging crude oil from Libya which may include the possible denial of port entry. Further information regarding the UN Security Council Resolution can be found at:

International Port Security Program

Madagascar

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Toamasina (also known as Tamatave)MGTMM-0001

Micronesia Nauru

Nigeria

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
APAPA Bulk Terminal, formerly APP Apapa Bulk TerminalNGLOS-0010
APM Terminal, formerly APP AP Moller TerminalNGLOS-0008
Bert Operation PlatformNGEKE-0002
Bonny River Terminal, formerly BON Bonny River TerminalNGBON-0003
Escravos BOPNGW AR-0027
Federal Lighter Terminal (FLT) Onne, formerly ONN FLTNGPHC-0055
Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT) Onne, formerly ONN FOTNGPHC-0056
Five Star Logistics Terminal, formerly TIN FSLNGLOS-0007
FSO YOHO, formerly CBQ FSO YOHO (Exxon Mobile)NGEKE-0001
GDNL Terminal, formerly APP Greenview TerminalNGLOS-0014
Intels Nigeria Limited TerminalNGCBQ-0041
LPG FSONGW AR-0028
MRS Oil Gas Jetty, formerly TIN DANTATANGLOS-0013
Nigerdock JettyNGLOS-0009
Port and Cargo Handling Terminal, formerly TIN PTML Terminal CNGLOS-0021
Port and Terminal Multiservices Ltd, formerly TIN PTML Terminal ENGLOS-0040
Shell Bonny Oil & Gas Terminal, formerly BON NLGN Bonny TerminalNGBON-0005
Shell Export Terminal ForcadoesNGW AR-0029
Shoreline Logistics Jetty, formerly CBQ Logistics Base TerminalNGCBQ-0043
Tincan Island Container Terminal, formerly TIN TICT Terminal BNGLOS-0018

Sao Tome and Principe Seychelles

Syria

Timor-Leste

Venezuela

Yemen

ExceptionsIMO Port Number
Balhaf LNG Terminal
NOTE: The U.S. Coast Guard has separate, more stringent security protocols in place for vessels arriving to the United States from Balhaf. Vessels planning to arrive to the United States from Balhaf should contact the cognizant U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port well in advance.
IMO number not listed

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 theship 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 SecurityOfficer.
  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.