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Cablegate: Status of Mozambique Port Isps Compliance

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MAPUTO 001321

SIPDIS
STATE FOR EB AND AF/S - HTREGER
DEPARTMENT PASS TO COAST GUARD PORT SECURITY
DIRECTORATE:LOSCIUTO
COMMERCE FOR AHILIGAS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD EWWT KTIA PBTS PHSA PINS PREL PTER MZ ASEC
SUBJECT: STATUS OF MOZAMBIQUE PORT ISPS COMPLIANCE

REF: SECSTATE 194220

Action Request in para 3

1. On September 29, econ/poloff delivered reftel letter and
Port Security Advisory (PSA) to Ministry of Transportation
and Communication Chief of Staff Antonio Cuna. Mr. Cuna
responded by saying that the Port of Maputo and the Port of
Beira were in compliance with the International Maritime
Organization's (IMO's) International Ship and Port Facility
Security (ISPS) Code. The Port of Maputo was in compliance
with the ISPS code prior to the issuance of the PSA on
September 9. The Port of Beira was brought into compliance on
the week of September 20. Mr. Cuna said that the authorities
were working on bringing Mozambique's third and final port,
the Port of Nacala, into compliance and would do so prior to
November 9. He added that Mozambican authorities had
communicated relevant ISPS Code compliance plans to the IMO.

2. Separately, the director of the Port of Maputo called us
to voice concern over the impact on port activity of the PSA.
He said the IMO had approved Mozambique's plans (post has
also heard this informally through USG channels) and urged
that the PSA for Mozambique be lifted as soon as possible,
and well before the November 9 date when the next PSA is
scheduled to be issued.

3. Action Request: Post would appreciate confirmation from
the Coast Guard that the PSA for Mozambique will be lifted
and guidance on when this will take place. End Action
Request.
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