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Cablegate: Indonesia Port Security Advisory Exemptions

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SUBJECT: INDONESIA PORT SECURITY ADVISORY EXEMPTIONS

REF: (A) R 212111Z DEC 07 COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//G-PC// (B)
2007 JAKARTA 3255 (C)2007 JAKARTA 3086 (D) 2007 JAKARTA 2363 (E)2007
JAKARTA 1690 (F)2007 STATE 111900 (G) STATE 15583 (H)JAKARTA 361

1. (SBU) Summary: In a meeting on March 10, 2008, an International
Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code verification team from
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) informed Deputy Director for Patrol and
Security Untung, Head of Section for Security Affairs Mukhlis
Tohepaly, and other Directorate General of Sea Transportation (DGST)
staff that the team will recommend exemption status for three
private port facilities from Conditions of Entry as per the Port
Security Advisory (PSA) that went into effect on February 25, 2008.
The port facilities are British Petroleum's Arco Ardjuna, Chevron's
Santan Marine Terminal and Newmont Nusa Tenggara. DGST reiterated
their prioritization for exemption of the six previously visited
public ports and explained that Indonesian regulation prohibits a
foreign Recognized Security Organization (RSO) from conducting
verification of ISPS Code compliance. End summary.

2. (SBU) The USCG team consisting of Lt. Com. Michael Long, Lt. Com.
Philemon Purganan, Lt. Com. Scott Stoermer and Lt. Justin Jacobs
visited Arco Ardjuna, Santan Marine Terminal and Newmont Nusa
Tenggara from March 4-8, 2008. They told the DGST representatives
that they were impressed with the security standards maintained at
all three facilities. They recommended that Newmont Nusa Tenggara
be used as a model of ISPS compliance for Indonesian port
facilities. DGST said that PT Freeport Indonesia, a subsidiary of
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., had inquired about exemption
for a port facility in Papua that will become operational in 2009.


3. (SBU) DGST requested USCG to return for a revisit without ASPP
requirements of the six previously visited public ports found to be
not substantially implementing the ISPS Code: Jamrud Pelindo III
Tanjung Perak, Terminal Petikemas Koja Jakarta, Semarang
Conventional/Cruise Terminal, Belawan International Container
Terminal, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II Cabang Padang and Duks PT Semen
Padang. Long said he would present the request to USCG
headquarters.

4. (SBU) Untung said that an RSO must be Indonesian-owned in order
to conduct ISPS verification according to regulation enacted by
ministerial decree and based on the ISPS Code. At the request of
DGST, Long agreed that a USCG representative would meet with
Indonesian RSOs at the next opportunity when USCG returns to
Jakarta. Long said he expected USCG Headquarters to approve a
template for the Alternative Security Procedure Process soon.

5. (SBU) Tohepaly repeated DGST's request for capacity building. He
said that DGST was currently receiving assistance from Japan,
Australia, Singapore and China.

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