07 June 2013
In cases where ships encounter extraordinary difficulties due to overly tight security measures, ships are encouraged to address the perceived problem to the local US Coast guard captain of the port, and keep their company informed. The BIMCO Security Department also appreciates being kept informed of such problems.
21 April 2020
19 September 2019
Vessels heading for Douala, Cameroon now will have protection in the form of army security team provided by the port authorities for their safety.
08 August 2019
Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.
20 November 2018
01 November 2011
05 March 2020
If drugs are found on a ship in Mexico, the crew risk being detained even though there is no evidence of crew involvement.
20 August 2019
As Hay Point is a security regulated port under the Maritime Transport Security Act 2003,PCQ has an approved whole of port Maritime Security Plan. Each terminal has responsibility to maintain and manage a facility security plan. All plans are officially approved by the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services and audited on a regular basis.
Under IMO legislation there is a procedure ships must follow when entering the port. Before entering the Port of Hay Point, the ship’s Master must report directly to PCQ or via their ship’s agent the following:
International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) compliance number
current ship security level or any change to the ship security level while in port
Ship Security Officer contact details
list of expected visitors/contractors
crew list and identification
any security incident (as defined under the ISPS code or Maritime Transport Security Legislation) while in port.
PCQPort Security Officer (PSO) Ken RossPhone: +61-7-4943 6479Mobile: 0429 064 402Fax: +61-7-4956 3873Email: email@example.com
Deputy PSO(Hay Point)Brenda KempPhone: +61-7-4956 3111Mobile: 0409 279 376Fax: +61-7-4956 6489Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 Hour Duty Officer +61-7-32247426
DBCTPort Facility Security Officer (PSO) Richard HobleyPhone: +61-7-4943 8352Mobile: 0429 990 546Email: Richard.Hobley@dbct.com.au
07 March 2016
The Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements interim final rule requires maritime cargo carriers and importers to submit additional data to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before vessels are permitted entry into the US.
20 August 2019