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Iran singled out by US Coast Guard

New York: The U.S. Coast Guard has alerted the maritime community that Iran has been placed on the port security advisory list. The Coast Guard determined that Iran has not maintained effective anti-terrorism measures. The determination was made in accordance with the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, which authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to take into account several factors, including whether a
foreign port poses a high risk of introducing terrorism to international maritime commerce.
Vessels will be targeted for increased boardings when arriving in U.S. ports if they have visited one of the countries in the port security advisory list during their last five port calls. [25/03/08]


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