Facility and Cargo Security
SEACOR Island Lines places great value in the security of our facilities, our vessels, our customer’s cargo, and the United States. The world has changed greatly since September 11, 2001. As a leader in the shipping industry, SEACOR Island Lines has established security procedures which are continually reviewed and updated; as well as training our employees in the recognition of suspicious activities, suspicious packages, contraband, and unauthorized or otherwise dangerous cargo.
SEACOR Island Lines is in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the enforcement of customs and trade laws through voluntary participation in the “Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism” (C-TPAT) program.
Additionally, as a maritime facility operating vessels upon the navigable waters of the United States, SEACOR Island Lines facilities and vessels must comply with U.S. Coast Guard regulations including the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA).
- All persons, vehicles and cargo (including vehicles and other deck cargo) entering SEACOR Island Lines facilities are subject to being searched upon entering, and again prior to being loaded on a vessel for shipping.
- All employees, visitors, customers, and contractors requiring access to the SEACOR Island Lines marine terminal and terminal staging yards are required to present a valid government issued ID card prior to being granted access.
- The SEACOR Island Lines marine terminal is an MTSA regulated facility. All employees, visitors, customers, and contractors requiring unescorted access to the terminal must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). All others must be escorted by a person or employee with a TWIC card.
- All customer/shipper sealed freight containers are subject to searches upon entering the shipping terminal (compliance with U.S. Customs and USCG (DHS) requirements).
The following items are not authorized for shipment:
- Undeclared Hazardous Materials;
- Illegal drugs; and
- Other items identified as contraband.