OF SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
FOR PORT CALL OF SEETOURS CRUISE SHIP
1. Port access control:
Proper and diligent controlled access to authorised and properly
identified personnel only, ideally manned by armed Police,
Port Police or other recognised authority.
2. Regular Patrols of the port and quayside
area conducted by local police, custom or port authorities,
or alternatively, full time attendance in the vicinity of
3. A complete search of the dockside and
surrounding areas one-hour before the ship's actual arrival
4. A cordoned off "sterile" area
up to 50m from the ship (including the mooring ropes), the
enable the ships security staff to conduct their operation
in an environment free from parked vehicles, taxis and the
5. A competent knowledgeable person to meet
and brief the Ship's Security Officer on arrival. Ideally,
this would be a member of the port security team, however
this could be undertaken by one of the agency staff proving
up to date information has been obtained from informed sources.
6. Telephone numbers of emergency contacts:
Police, Coast Guard, Port Manager etc to be sent to the Security
officer/First Purser before arrival (Advanced Security Checklist).
7. Identify an area away from the ship suitable
for the mustering of passengers in the event of an emergency
8. Patrol boats for escort and the entire
stay, underwater inspections and armed guiding of shore excursions
are not required under security level 1 and 2. Seetours will
give you extra information about the change of the security
level and all consequences that may arise therefrom.
9. Additional Requirements for turnaround port only:
- Walk through metal detectors
- Luggage x-ray machines
- Explosive detectors or sniffer dogs
Please note that these requirements will become standard
for all ports in the near future under the terms of the
It is very much appreciated that the infrastructure of some
ports will make all of the above very difficult or even
impossible to achieve, the import however is that where
the above can be compiled with, that should be the case.
Where not possible, then every effort should be made to
put into effect any enhancement to give the Company confidence
that the security and safety of our ships, passengers and
crew are foremost in the minds of your local authorities.
It is also important that any concerns, deviations or non
compliance with the above are communicated to the ship and
this office in good time and not less than 48 hours before
the intended visit to allow appropriate planning on board.
For Tender Ports, the exclusion zone should be up to 50
meters from where the shore operation is taking place. If
possible arrangements should be made for local authority/coastguard
waterborne patrol to incorporate the anchorage. All other
points remain pertinent.