spot_imgspot_img
Monday, June 17, 2024

US COAST GUARD TEAM IN LIBERIA TO APPRAISE CONTINUAL LIBERIA’S PORT SECURITY COMPLIANCE

Date:

MONROVIA – On the morning of December 7, 2023, the Liberia Maritime Authority (LiMA), as Designated Authority of Liberia’s International Port Security Program held a meeting with a delegation from the United States Coast Guard to mark the end of a weeklong ISPS assessment visit that was aimed at examining the enforcement of Anti-Terrorism Measures at Liberia’s port facilities. This was a follow-up visit. The team was here in October 2022.

The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures designed to enhance the security of ships and port facilities globally. It was developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. It insists that all international ports formulate detailed security systems and programs at all levels of their establishments – and guarantee the provision of strict security level data to ships that fly their flags. The ISPS Code applies to seagoing vessels on international voyages, including cruise ships, tankers, and cargo ships of 500 GT and above.

In remarks, Deputy Commissioner, Charles Gono welcomed the US team on behalf of Commissioner Eugene Lenn Nage, and underscored the critical consideration that Liberia gives to the ISP measures. He expressed Liberia’s profound gratitude to the government and people of the United States for their assistance, and assured the delegation that Liberia and all its flagged ships will continue to do all it takes to comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

Director Simeon Cheah, the head of Maritime Security at LiMA, remarked that he and his staff learned tremendously during the week of assessment. He praised the US Coast Guard for their continued support and reassured them that their suggestions would be carried out.

For his part, the leader of the American Team, LCDR Janson S. Haynes, thanked the Liberia Maritime Authority for their assessment process. He congratulated Liberia for the superb work being done – and added that apart from a few minor snags, the country was living up to its commitments, and has much to be proud of. He suggested that Liberia should now consider implementing cyber security systems for its ports and related facilities.

LATEST DEVELOPMENT

GONGLOE’S ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS UNDER SCRUTINY BY CIVIL SOCIETY ADVOCATE

MONROVIA – A recent speech by Cllr. Tiawan Saye...

ADDITIONAL REVELATIONS: SENATORS REPORTEDLY RECEIVED $15K EACH BEFORE CONTROVERSIAL RETREAT

MONROVIA – In a startling revelation, prominent activist Martin...

MARTIN KOLLIE RESIGNS FROM UP GOVERNMENT, CRITICIZES LEADERSHIP AND RETURNS TO CIVIL SOCIETY ADVOCACY

MONROVIA – Martin Kollie, a prominent advocate within Liberia's...

THE SENATE’S EXTRAVAGANCE AMID ECONOMIC DESPAIR

The recent Senate retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County,...

LIBERIA’S LEGAL SYSTEM UNDER SIEGE: THE UNPUNISHED CRIMES OF MARIA LUYKEN

In October 2020, the Criminal Court ‘B’ at the...

COMMUNICATIONS MISHAP: A SIGNIFICANT EMBARRASSMENT TO THE PRESIDENCY

The recent debacle surrounding the Unity Party government's conflicting...

COMMENTARY

NO, SPEAKER KOFFA, I DISAGREE WITH THE DEFENSE OF LAWMAKERS

By Wondah L. Jah In a recent public statement, Grand...

COMMEMORATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY: A DEFINING MOMENT IN HISTORY

Eighty years ago, on June 6, 1944, the course...

THERE SHOULD BE NO BIG DEAL WHEN A GOVERNMENT DOES WHAT IT WAS ELECTED FOR…

A Patriot's Diary  With Ekena Nyankun Juahgbe-Droh Wesley  President Joseph Boakai's...

LATEST NEWS

Share post:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

OPINION

ELEVATING THE AG BIBLE COLLEGE TO A UNIVERSITY: A MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT

By Jacob N.B. Parley After many years of successful preaching...

THE DILEMMA OF PRESIDENTIAL SUPREMACY IN LIBERIA: EXAMINING THE BALANCE OF POWER

By Dr. Clarence R. Pearson, Sr. Superior presidency is the...

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN UP-LED GOVERNMENT’S DEAL RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

In a shocking and controversial move, the Unity Party...

THE PERILS OF PRAISE SINGING: HOW JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIBERIA

Journalists play a crucial role in holding public officials...

THE GALLERY

spot_imgspot_img

MORE ARTICLES

spot_imgspot_img

MORE NEWS

LATEST DEVELOPMENT NEWS

LATEST CRIME NEWS

Share via
Copy link