July 6, 2004

More ships denied U.S. entry

The number of foreign-flag ships denied entry into U.S. ports because of ISPS deficiencies is growing. By Monday evening, the total denied entry had reached 19, while a further 30 were detained in U.S. ports

The Coast Guard today issued the following corrected data for compliance activity as of 9.00 p.m., Monday July 5.

ISPS compliance numbers

Total foreign vessel arrivals: 232

Number of foreign vessels (included above) inspected and approved before July 1: 151

Number of foreign vessels inspected in port: 52

Number of foreign vessels inspected at sea: 3

Number of foreign vessels denied entry beginning July 1: 19

Number of foreign vessels detained in port beginning July 1: 30

The vessel arrivals and inspections reflect activity for Monday, July 5.

The denials of entry and detentions in port are totals for July 1-5. The foreign vessels detained or denied entry failed to comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

MTSA compliance numbers

U.S. vessels restricted: 36

U.S. facilities restricted or closed: 20

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