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Objectives • Notice of Arrival requirements • Targeting • Boardings & Examinations • Security Boardings - Targeted and Random • Compliance Exams – Safety & Security exams • Expectation • Communications
Information Responsibilities • Command Center • Current status of the ports • All command centers (Federal, State, Local) • Daily Vessel Control List • Joint Maritime Targeting Unit (J-MASTT) • USCG & USCBP • JTORS, including • Planned Arrivals • Vessel Targeting • Planned Operations Reporting
Notices of Arrival • Different requirements for: • Different classes of vessels • Different classes of cargos
Certain Dangerous Cargos • NOA required in all cases • Defined in 33 CFR 106.204
Tank Vessel NOA Requirements • Certificate of Compliance (COC) Exams • Simplest to file NOA as notification • Initial / Renewal Exams: 7 days • 46 CFR 153.809(a), 154.151(b) • Annual (33 CFR 160.212): • Voyage > 96 Hours: 96 Hours • Voyage 24 to 96 Hours: Prior to Departure • Voyage < 24 Hours: 24 Hours • No COC Exam Required • Same as Annual COC Requirements
Commercial Passenger Vessel NOA Requirements • 33 CFR 160.212 • Voyage > 96 Hours: 96 Hours • Voyage 24 to 96 Hours: Prior to Departure • Voyage < 24 Hours: 24 Hours • Certificate of Compliance (COC) Exams • Renewal: Notify OCMI 30 days prior to expiry • NOT a NOA
Freight Vessel NOA Requirements • 33 CFR 160.212 • Voyage > 96 Hours: 96 Hours • Voyage 24 to 96 Hours: Prior to Departure • Voyage < 24 Hours: 24 Hours
Recreational Vessel NOA Requirements • Foreign Yachts are NOT Recreational Vessels per 46 USC 4301(b) • NOA regulations apply • Domestic Yachts exempt • Not exempt from Customs / Immigration • District Seven waiver • Foreign Yachts under 300 GT = No NOA
Targeting Basics • USCG & USCBP Collaborative • Vessels • Foreign / Domestic commercial vessels • Foreign / Domestic recreational vessels from foreign • Foreign recreational vessels > 300 GT • Crew, Passengers • Cargo
Security Targeting • Assess risks to Homeland Security • Anti-Terrorism – Crew, Cargo, Affiliations • Foreign Vessels only • Commercial vessels of any tonnage • Recreational vessels > 300 GT • Foreign Government Vessels exempt • High Interest Vessels (HIV) vs. Non-HIV – CG only • Additional USCG & USCBP Conditions of Entry • Recommend Off-Shore (prior to entry) • Possible dockside – weather, risk, or intelligence
Security Compliance Targeting • USCG Only • Commercial vessels • Security regulations compliance history • International • Domestic • Foreign Vessels = Port State Control • Recommend Off-Shore or Dockside Inspection • Domestic Vessels = Flag State Control • Recommend Dockside Inspection
Safety Compliance Targeting • USCG and USCBP (Agriculture) • Commercial Vessels • Domestic / International regulations compliance • Navigation Safety • Lifesaving • Firefighting • Manning • Environmental Protection – including Living Marine Resources • Operations • Foreign Vessels = Port State Control • Recommend Off-Shore or Dockside Examination • Domestic Vessels = Flag State Control • Recommend Dockside Inspection
Customs / Agriculture Law Targeting • USCBP Only • Commercial and Recreational Vessels • Customs Law compliance history • Cargo declaration • Agricultural Products – Cargo, Provisions • Last Ports of Call • Recommend Dockside or Off-Shore Inspection • Recommend Detention (Customs Hold)
J-MASTT Information Customs Issues 24-Hour: 751-2827 CG Issues Business Hours: 751-2827 0800-1600 CG Issues After-Hour: 509-5772 In the works: a single 24-Hour Contact Number homeport.uscg.mil/community/JMASTT
Boardings vs. Examinations • Boarding: • Armed and escorted • Assess risk to port • Anti-Terrorism, Counter-Narcotics • Verify immigration status • Examinations (Compliance Verification): • Verify compliance with applicable regulations • Normally completed un-armed
Foreign Vessel Examinations • Port State Control • Off-Shore or Dockside Examination • Priority 1 (High) = Off-Shore • Priority 2 (Medium) = Dockside or Off-Shore • Priority 3 (Non-Priority) = Random • Off-Shore may occur with Boarding • Please leave (copies of): • Registry • Safety Equipment Certificate • Tonnage Certificate • Load Line Certificate • Certificate of Financial Responsibility
Domestic Vessel Inspections • Flag State Control • Typically Dockside Inspection • High Priority may be Off-Shore • Typically arranged by Port Engineer prior to NOA requirements • Please leave (copies of): • Registry • Safety Equipment Certificate • Tonnage Certificate • Load Line Certificate • Certificate of Financial Responsibility
Examination Timeframes • Examination Result = No Major Deficiencies: • 2 to 4 Hours • Depends on size of vessel • Examination Result = Major Deficiencies! • NO TELLING HOW LONG!
To detect and deter acts of terrorism in the Maritime Transportation System Targeted Security Boardings NOT canceled for any reason – vessel delayed Random Security Boardings May be canceled at last minute due to emergency SAR Transportation Security Incident Security Boardings
Verify that the Notice of Arrival is accurate. Vessel’s Operation is consistent with its stated purpose. Clarify, verify, or act on any associated intelligence. Elements of a Security Boarding
Boarding Timeframes • Boarding Result = No Risk • 1.5 to 2 Hours • Boarding Result = Risk! • NO TELLING HOW LONG!
Security Boardings – What you can Expect • Targeted Security Boardings • Completed during daylight hours • Daylight assists boarding teams complete security boardings safely and effectively • Minimizes chances of unscheduled delays • Completed at first light if vessels arrives at night • Must commence 2 hours before sunset
Security Boardings – What you can Expect • Random Security Boardings • Normally completed upon arrival • May be delayed if vsl not scheduled to enter port upon arrival • Will be cancelled if we can’t meet our obligation & delay would impact vessel’s schedule
PSC Examinations – What you can Expect • Priority 1 vessels (High risk of non-compliance) – Done offshore & upon arrival (unless vessel targeted as HIV) • Priority 2 vessels (Medium risk of non-compliance) – Completed dockside – Cargo ops not delayed unless vessel poses significant risk of non-compliance. • Priority 3 vessels (Non – priority) – Completed dockside w/ no cargo delay.
Communications - Vessel Control Numbers • Yes/No for Vessel Entry • USCG & USCBP Targeting / Operations • Published in Daily Vessel Control List • Sent by e-mail • Published on Homeport • homeport.uscg.mil/community/JMASTT • Issued as soon as: • USCBP / USCG Targeting complete • USCBP / USCG Operations Planning complete • Typically within 24 hours of NOA receipt
Issued to vessels or facilities that require Coast Guard intervention, whether random or targeted. For examinations; will be issued if cargo ops must be delayed until completion. For boardings; may not be issued if a boarding can occur without delay to vessel’s schedule. Will issue 24 hours in advance of vessel’s arrival Could be less if new info causes an untargeted vsl to become a targeted vessel (ie. HIV) Communications-Captain of the Port Orders