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PART 89–PROHIBITIONS ON

LONGSHORE WORK BY U.S. NATIONALS

AUTHORITY: 8 U.S.C. 1288, Public Law 101649, 104 Stat. 4878.

$ 89.1 Prohibitions on Longshore work

by U.S. nationals; listing by coun

try. The Secretary of State has determined that, in the following countries, longshore work by crewmembers aboard United States vessels is prohibited by law, regulation, or in practice, with respect to the particular activities noted:

Algeria (a) All longshore activities.

Angola (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions: (1) Opening and closing of hatches (2) Rigging of ship's gear, and

(3) Loading and discharge of cargo on board the ship if local labor is paid as if they had done the work.

Argentina (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions: (1) Cargo tiedown and untying, (2) When a disaster occurs, (3) Provision of vessel supplies, and (4) Opening and closing of hatches.

(3) Rigging of ship's gear, and

(4) Use of specialized equipment which port workers cannot handle alone, with the concurrence of the local longshore union.

Bangladesh (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo-related equipment integral to the vessel when there is a shortage of port workers able to operate the equipment and with the permission of the port authority, and (2) Opening and closing of hatches.

Belgium (a) All longshore activities.

Belize (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, and (3) Rigging of ship's gear.

Benin (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, and (3) Rigging of ship's gear.

Bermuda (a) Loading and discharge of cargo using cranes and loading equipment situated on the docks or wharves.

(b) Line handling on the docks.

Australia

Brazil

(a) All longshore activities at public terminals.

(a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) When shore labor cannot be obtained at rates prescribed by collective bargaining agreements,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, and (3) Rigging of ship's gear.

Bahamas (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment on board the ship,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches,

Bulgaria (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, (3) Rigging of ship's gear,

(4) Mooring and line handling, and

(5) Operation of special equipment and discharge of dangerous cargo, with the preliminary authorization of the Port Administration and Harbor Master.

Colombia (a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: When local workers are unable or unavailable to provide longshore services.

Comoros (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, (3) Rigging of ship's gear, and

(4) Other activities with government authorization.

Costa Rica (a) Operation of equipment fixed to the ground.

Cote d'Ivoire (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Opening and closing of hatches, and

(2) Rigging of automated ship's gear.

Croatia

Burma (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Opening and closing of hatches, and (2) Rigging of ship's gear.

Cameroon (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Opening and closing of hatches, and (2) Rigging of ship's gear.

Canada (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions: (1) Opening and closing of hatches, (2) Cleaning of holds and tanks, (3) Loading of ship's stores,

(4) Operation of onboard rented equipment,

(5) Ballasting and deballasting, (6) Rigging of ship's gear,

(7) Exceptions in connection with bulk cargo at Great Lakes ports only:

(i) Handling of mooring lines on the dock when the vessel is made fast, shifted or let go,

(ii) Moving the vessel to place it under shoreside loading and unloading equipment,

(iii) Moving the vessel in position to unload the vessel onto specific cargo piles, hoppers or conveyor belt systems, and

(iv) Operation of cargo related equipment integral to the vessel.

(8) Operation of self-loading/unloading equipment and line handling by the crews of bulk vessels calling at private terminals, and

(9) Operation of specialized self-loading/unloading log carriers on the Pacific Coast.

(a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo-related equipment on board the ship when outside of port, and

(2) Operation of specialized unloading equipment.

Cyprus (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Opening and closing of hatches, and (2) Rigging of ship's gear.

Djibouti (a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: Operation of cranes aboard ship.

Dominica

Cape Verde (a) All longshore activities.

China (a) Handling of mooring lines.

(a) All longshore activities.

Dominican Republic (a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: Operation of equipment with which local port workers are not familiar.

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(a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: All longshore activities if local workers are paid as if they had done the work.

Georgia (a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: All longshore activities if local workers are paid as if they had done the work.

(a) All longshore activities.

(b) Exception: Opening and closing of hatches and rigging of ship's gear if port labor is paid as if it had done the work.

Estonia (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions: (1) On-board mooring activities, (2) Replacement of lines, (3) Lifting and movement of ladders, (4) Movement of vessel's equipment,

(5) Loading of food and vessel's equipment by cargo-related equipment of the vessel, and

(6) Securing of general cargo, vehicles and containers to the vessel.

Germany (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Opening and closing of hatches, and

(2) Rigging of ship's gear.

Fiji (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo related equipment, except for discharging cargo,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, and

(3) Rigging of ship’s gear.

Ghana (a) All longshore activities. (b) Exceptions:

(1) Operation of cargo-related equipment,

(2) Opening and closing of hatches, and

(3) Rigging of ship's gear.

Greece

(a) Operation of shore-based equipment to load/unload a vessel.

Finland

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