Reminder on Transporting Cargo to Iraq
The U.S. Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) in Bahrain issued an Advisory reminding shippers and owners and operators of ships transporting cargo to Iraqi ports that HYDROPAC 205/2002 and 206/2002 remain in effect. In particular, Coalition boarding teams have noted an increase in the number of shipments not conforming to the requirement for unhindered access to cargo for at-sea inspection. Vessels not in compliance with applicable requirements may be denied access to Iraqi ports. MARLO Advisory 10-04 (HK Law).