USCG Tough on Non-Compliance of ISPS

Most of the problem vessels were from the Caribbean basin, with 16 from Panama, five from Honduras, and four from Antigua and Barbuda. Four Bolivian ships were not allowed entry, as were three from the Netherlands.

According to USCG spokeswoman Jolie Shifflet, the Coast Guard conducted 12 boardings at sea and another 382 at quayside during the period. Some 691 vessels entering U.S. waters were already pre-cleared, because they submitted to inspection prior to the July 1st deadline and were not required to be re-inspected.

Of the controlled vessels, 13 were cargo ships under 500 tons, 13 were bulk carriers, six were ro ros, four were passenger vessels, five were container ships, and three were tankers.