"Uninspected" Does Not Mean Unregulated

Examinations to verify security plans for uninspected towing vessels are the focus of the article. There has been an increase in United States Coast Guard (USCG) inspectors aboard uninspected towing vessels (UTVs) after the onset of the International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) code and Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). Such inspections are vessel security plan verification exams to ensure maritime commerce and domestic port safety and prevent maritime domain security incidents. Security plans for vessels are not turned "off" when cargo is non-regulated and then back "on" when cargo is regulated. Applicability, examinations, pre-exam preparation, post-exam activity, security program challenges, and the future of the program are discussed.


  • English

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 2008 6:14PM