>Port Security Advisory: Port State Responses – Carriage & Transport of Self-Defense Weapons Aboard Ships

>The Coast Guard issued Port Security Advisory (8-09) titled “Port State Response to Request for Information Regarding Carriage and Transport of Self-defense Weapons Aboard U.S. Commercial Vessels”. The Advisory provides information on port state laws and restrictions on the carriage of self-defense weapons for vessels oeprating in high risk waters.

U.S. vessels considering operating in High Risk Waters with armed security are directed to review the port state responses at the U.S. Maritime Adminstration’s website.

The Advisory is avaiable on CG Homeport at: http://homeport.uscg.mil/piracy.