USCG HARASSMENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER, 11TH INCIDENT :


The vessel arrived at New York on September, 13th. The Master was a Pakistan national. The USCG boarded the ship at the anchorage at Ambrose Lt. All arrival documents checked. Immigration did not clear the vessel and instructed the Pakistani Master to sign off and leave the ship. The ship was rummaged thoroughly and the magazines containing Osama Bin Laden’s photographs were seized and the crew who had the possession of such magazines, were asked to leave the ship and were also manhandled. Those crew who were mohammedens were also asked to sign off from the ship. New Master and crew came on board and the ship was allowed to berth for cargo operation