Notices to Members

No. 2 - United States Port Entry Prohibition for Vessels of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

April 1999

Dear Sirs

United States Port Entry Prohibition for Vessels of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia


The Managers have been advised that the United States has taken immediate measures to control the access to all US ports, internal waters and territorial seas (12 miles) of vessels bearing the flag of, or under the effective control of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) until further notice.

Effective Control is defined widely and includes any vessel regardless of flag that has FRY citizens serving on board as either Master, Chief Officer or Chief Engineer, or that is operated or managed or under charter to FRY entities.

Members whose vessels may be affected by these measures and who are contemplating voyages to the United States should contact the Managers or their United States agents and the US Coast Guard for further advice.

Yours faithfully

The West of England Ship Owners
Insurance Services Limited
(As Managers)

P E Spendlove
Managing Director