The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has adopted the special measures to enhance maritime security. These measures come into force on July 2004. The Marine Department of Malaysia, the Designated Authority (DA) has certified the New Liberty Wharf as ISPS Code compliant on 30th June 2004.
With effect 1st July 2004, the following vessels that are calling the Port shall complete the Pre-Arrival Notification of Security as prescribed in the form JL/ISPS1. This form shall be sent to the the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) of the Port at least 48 hours before the vessel's arrival in the Port.
- Passenger ships including high-speed passenger craft engaged on international voyages;
- Cargo ships, including high-speed crafts, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards engaged in international voyages;
- Mobile Offshore Drilling Units.
In addition, non-compliant ISPS Code vessels or vessels coming from non-compliant ports shall also complete form JL/ISPS 2 or 3, as applicable.
The Shipowner, Agents or Masters of vessels are hereby informed that as of 1 July 2004, vessels calling at the Port will be subjected to control and compliance measures including assessment of vessel's security information provided by the shipmasters in Pre-Arrival Notification of Security prior to entering port. If there are clear grounds that a vessel is not in compliance with the requirements of the ISPS Code, such vessel may be subjected to a more detailed inspection, delay or detention, restriction of operations or movements in the port, or may even be denied entry.
Inquiries, applications and complaints regarding vessel operations at the Port may be directed to the following officer:-
General Manager/ Port Facility Security Officer
Labuan Liberty Port Management Sdn. Bhd.
W-2, Liberty Port Storage Area, Labuan Liberty Port,
P. O. Box 81858, 87028 Federal Territory of Labuan, MALAYSIA.
Tel: (6)087 - 421699, 422699
Fax: (6)087 - 421850