The United States Coast Guards (USCG) has announced that it will impose new conditions of entry on ships arriving from Libya.
In a statement, the USCG said the move is intended to "protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient port anti-terrorism measures in place."
It went on to say that it does not find ports in Libya maintaining effective anti-terrorism measures, and finds that Libya's legal regime, designated authority oversight, access control and cargo control are all deficient.
The rules will apply to all ships that have docked in Libya within their last five port calls, and will take effect from 24th April.
(Sources: Middle East Monitor, Splash247)