>Coast Guard Imposes Conditions of Entry on Vessels Arriving From the Republic of Congo

>The Coast Guard has determined that the Republic of the Congo is the most recent country not maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures in its ports. Port Security Advisory 7-09 and 74 FR 45230 lists the actions required of vessels that arrive in the United States, on or after September 15, 2009, after recently visiting ports in the Republic of the Congo.

Above, members of the Vessel Boarding Security Team at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia prepare to board a tanker vessel before the vessel enters the Port of Philadelphia. The VBS team’s mission is to ensure safety and security for the Port of Philadelphia by boarding vessels of foreign countries entering the United States.