Coast Guard tightens security for ships calling Cuban ports
The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that effective antiterrorism
measures are lacking in Cuban ports and will impose more stringent entry
conditions on vessels arriving from that country.
Effective April 18, the Coast Guard will require these ship
operators to ensure that each access point of the vessel is guarded in
Cuban ports, attempt to execute a Declaration of Security while in port
in Cuba, record all security actions in the ship's log, report actions
taken to the Coast Guard captain prior to U.S. port entry, and ensure
each access point to the ship is guarded by armed private security
guards in U.S. ports.
In addition to Cuba, the Coast Guard noted that other countries not
maintaining effective antiterrorism measures are Cameroon, Equatorial
Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Liberia, Mauritania and Syria.