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Ships crew, cabin, food, garbage, and trash inspection

STEPS PROCEDURES FOR INSPECTION OF A SHIP’S CREW, CABIN, FOOD, GARBAGE AND TRASH
1 – 5 Refer to Basic Requirements
6 Inspect the Customs Crew Search List for regulated goods. Inspect the ship’s stores, galley, refrigerators, freezers and crew’s cabins for these goods and determine what action is required.

Prohibited goods – must be secured and must remain on board

Regulated goods – refer to specific commodity for measures

Non-regulated goods – no action required

7 If any of the areas are infested with pests, determine the action required.

Plants with pests – destroy

Fruit and vegetables with pests – destroy

Infested stores (grain, etc.) – place the infested grain in a plastic bag and spray the grain store.

Collect specimens for identification.

8 Inspect garbage drums and ensure that they are on deck or in an enclosed space, tightly covered and leak-proof.
9 Look for live animals and secure them. Arrange for daily examination of animals.
10 Inspect for dunnage and ensure it remains on board.
11 Inspect rat guards.
12 Complete documentation.
see 1.1.2.4 for additional information on garbage

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