Anda di halaman 1dari 55

__________________________________________________________________

Asian Gypsy Moth Urgent

__________________________________________________________________
July 2012
In the past several weeks United States and Canadian authorities have intercepted a large number
of commercial marine vessels with live Asian gypsy moth (AGM) egg masses on the
superstructures of ships and cargo. The pace of these interceptions during the past few weeks is
alarming to US and Canadian inspection agencies.
We are receiving information that this year high numbers of AGM adults are flying in some port
areas at time of pre-departure inspections. Inspection certificates indicate large numbers of egg
masses have been removed and crews report removing hundreds of egg masses post certification.
In some cases, certification is issued many days prior to ship departure allowing for reinfestation.
These events pose high risks for spreading this pest in North American and require that infested
vessels be ordered into international waters for cleaning or to be rerouted to ports outside the
United States and Canada. In all cases, delays in cargo loading or discharging activities and in
routine clearance have been significant and result in the loss of revenue to the shipping line and
associated parties. The vessels are unable to conduct cargo operations, miss cargo charters, and
experience significant schedule delays.
Many of these vessels that have required pre-departure certification from Japan, Korea, or China
that document the removal and destruction of all AGM egg masses and other life stages prior to
port arrival in the United States and Canada are still arriving with live egg masses. In cases of
heavy infestation for 2012, certification is not proving adequate. Vessels moving goods to the
United States and Canada that are subjected to high infestation should consider additional
methods to preclude egg masses. Effective vessel self-inspections may be an option to ensure
that no egg masses remain on board the vessel prior to arrival in the U.S. and Canada. The
economic impact of inadequate preparation is very high.
High-risk moth flight occurs especially during night operations for cargo loading and unloading.
Bright lights attract the female gypsy moths to the vessels. The periods of risk for Asian gypsy
moth flight and infestation range from May 25 to August 10 in southern Japan and July 1 to
September 30 in northern Japan and Far East Russia. The period of risk for northern China and
Korea is June 1 until September 30.
/2
APHIS Protecting American Agriculture
Equal Opportunity Employer

-2-

The shipping industry has improved markedly with increased awareness of necessary quarantine
compliance for AGM. This has been vital to maintaining shipping schedules. Both countries are
committed to working with industry to support measures that will reduce AGM risk at origin.
U.S. and Canadian officials seek increased collaboration with shipping lines, agents, and
associations in order to try to minimize these events with support of port monitoring and vessel
pre-inspection techniques.
The following measures are required:
Asian gypsy moth interception season on commercial vessels at U.S. and Canadian ports
concerns ships which have called on ports in CHINA; KOREA; JAPAN, & Far East RUSSIA
ANYTIME during period of MAY through SEPTEMBER.
ACTIONS:
1. Vessels must obtain pre-departure certification and forward a copy of the
CERTIFICATION that the vessel is free of Asian Gypsy Moth life stages to their U.S or
Canadian agents. The inspections should be performed as close to departure time from
the regulated port as possible.
2. Shipping lines to perform intensive vessel self-inspections to look for, remove (scrape
off), and properly destroy all egg masses and other life stages of AGM prior to entering
U.S. and Canadian ports to avoid facing inspection delays, re-routing and other potential
impacts associated with mitigating the risk on entry to North America.
All vessels should, five days prior to the vessel's arrival at its first US or Canadian port,
perform their own comprehensive self-inspection according to the GYPSY MOTH
INSPECTION POCKET GUIDE and confirm to the agents whether their vessel is free of any
infestation. Additional images of recent detections are also available and are attached.
3. At least two days prior to the vessels arrival to please forward to agent a copy of the
vessel's voyage memo in order agents may provide to the local U.S. and Canadian
inspectors an opportunity to review the vessel's history of ports and dates.
It is the responsibility of the shipping lines to meet all requirements for entry to the US and
Canada for freedom from AGM and other pest concerns. This is turning into a season where
AGM populations in Northeast Asia are considered to be high. We strongly urge maritime
interests to take all possible precautions.
APHIS Protecting American Agriculture
Equal Opportunity Employer

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Bag of egg masses taken off a certified ship


by crew post-certification.

Egg masses taken off a certified ship by crew


post-certification.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found on tower for navigation light.

Egg mass found on navigation light tower.

Egg mass found on navigation light box.

Egg mass found inside navigation light box.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found inside navigation light box.

Egg mass found on piping on main deck by


superstructure.

Egg mass found on piping on main deck by


superstructure.

Egg mass found in crawlspace under


ventilation housing at superstructure.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found on navigation light tower.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found underneath light pole


extension, above mirror placement,
fwd/starboard corner of Monkey Island.

Close up of egg mass above, found


underneath light pole extension, fwd/starboard
corner of Monkey Island.

Two small EMs found under light stand,


fwd/port corner of Monkey Island.

Two small EMs found under light stand,


fwd/port corner of Monkey Island. (as above)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Two small EMs found under light stand,


fwd/port corner of Monkey Island. (as above)

Two small EMs found under light stand,


fwd/port corner of Monkey Island. (as above)

1 EM found just a foot towards starboard


of ship from above 4 photos, on railing,
near fwd/port side of Monkey Island.

Egg mass found, same in next photos.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found.

Egg mass found bow mass tower.

Egg mass found bow mass tower

Egg mass found bow mass tower.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Crawlspace entrance by superstructure, egg


mass found in crawlspace.

Closer view of crawl space entrance by


superstructure, egg mass found in
crawlspace.

Egg mass found under crawlspace by


superstructure.

Egg mass found under crawlspace by


superstructure.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Structure adjacent to superstructure.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found inside Hold #3.,

Egg mass found inside Hold #3.,

Egg mass found inside Hold #3.,

Egg masses found inside Hold.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

3 egg masses detected on radar tower.

3 egg masses detected on radar tower.

3 egg masses detected on radar tower.

Egg mass detected at the base of a pole,


forecastle tower.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass detected at the base of a pole,


forecastle tower.

Many grease spots make detecting egg


masses difficult, arms of crane.

Many grease spots make detecting egg


masses difficult, tower of crane.

Picture was taken of the many spots on the


arms of crane and egg masses were detected
upon looking more closely at the pictures
once back at the office.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Picture was taken of the many spots on the


arms of crane and egg masses were detected
upon looking more closely at the pictures
once back at the office.

Picture was taken of the many spots on the


arms of crane and egg masses were detected
upon looking more closely at the pictures
once back at the office.

Picture was taken of the many spots on the


arms of crane and egg masses were detected
upon looking more closely at the pictures
once back at the office.

Partial remnants of an egg mass, base of


pipe structure between holds.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Partial remnants of an egg mass, base of


pipe structure between holds.

Partial remnants of an egg mass, base of


pipe structure between holds.

Partial remnants of an egg mass, base of


pipe structure between holds.

Partial egg mass found on a structure


between holds

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Partial egg mass found on a structure


between holds

Egg mass on wood, starboard side of


accommodations under doorway.

Egg mass on wood, starboard side of


accommodations under doorway.

Egg mass detected, starboard gangway.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass detected, starboard gangway.

Egg mass detected, starboard gangway.

Egg mass detected, deck aft of hold 5.

Egg mass detected, deck aft of hold 5.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found on step support, aft end of


hold 5 near accommodation.

Egg mass found on step support, aft end of


hold 5 near accommodation.

Egg mass found on step support, aft end of


hold 5 near accommodation.

Suspected egg mass visible from the catwalk


around the crane tower

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

An egg mass was scraped off of the exterior


of the crane tower and was only accessible
with an extended pole

An egg mass was scraped off of the exterior


of the crane tower and was only accessible
with an extended pole

This egg mass was scraped off of the exterior


of the crane tower and was only accessible
with an extended pole

This egg mass was scraped off of the exterior


of the crane tower and was only accessible
with an extended pole

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

This egg mass found starboard on main deck,


on the wall behind a moveable bench.

This egg mass found on upper/inner port


doorway to accommodation.

This egg mass was found on the upper aft


portion of the forward mooring station
approximately in the centre.

Under deck piping.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Under deck piping.

Mooring reel.

Mooring reel.

Mooring reel.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Under deck piping.

Under deck piping.

Under deck piping.

Under deck piping.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close view of egg mass found.

Person in centre of photo pointing to location


of where egg mass found.

Closer view of where egg mass found using


mirror, centre photo.

Closer view of previous photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close view of egg mass found.

Close view of egg mass found.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found on bridge deck aft/starboard


window ledge.

Egg mass found on this container aboard


vessel.

Egg mass found where indicated on this


container aboard vessel

Egg mass found on container from previous 2


photos.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Single egg mass found on re-inspection.


Found on upper structure support for second
aft from accommodation walkway. Portside.

Egg mass on bridge deck, aft side bulkhead.

Egg mass removed from bridge deck.

Egg mass on base of crane, port side.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Mirror positioned under deck box on aft,


starboard side. Egg mass found under this
box.

Mirror positioned under deck box on aft,


starboard side. Egg mass located on corner
brace under this box.

Reflection of egg mass under deck box. Egg


mass located on corner brace.

Close-up photo of egg mass on corner brace


on underside of deck box.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Port side deck above aft mooring station. Egg


mass located on weld in center of photo.

Close-up photo of egg mass on weld located


on port side deck above aft mooring station.

Inspector showing position of egg mass on


port side deck above aft mooring station.

Close-up of egg mass on port side deck


above aft mooring station.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Port side aft corner of deck above aft mooring


station. Egg mass in center of photo.

Close-up photo of egg mass on port side aft


corner of deck above aft mooring station.

Vertical steel brace portside, aft mooring


station. Egg mass located in center of photo.

Vertical steel brace portside, aft mooring


station. Egg mass located in center of photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close-up photo of egg mass on vertical steel


brace portside, aft mooring station.

Light fixture on port side, aft mooring station.


Egg masses (2) found.

Close-up photo of light fixture on port side, aft


mooring station. Egg masses (2) found.

Vertical steel brace mid-ship, aft mooring


station. Egg mass located in center of photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close-up photo of egg mass on vertical steel


brace mid-ship, aft mooring station.

Starboard side above aft mooring station


showing section of ship where containers
were already discharged.

Inspector examining light fixtures on starboard


side in aft mooring station.

Photo shows sea state and weather


conditions on day of inspection.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Dead adult found on vessel.

Dead adult found on vessel.

Egg mass in pipe.

Egg mass in 16 inch pipe.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass in 16 inch pipe, further back.

Egg mass on smaller diameter pipes,


crushed.

Pipes with covered ends.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found inside this garbage room.

Egg mass found inside garbage room.

Egg mass found inside garbage room.

Closer photo of egg mass from above.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close up of egg mass found.

Inspecting the garbage room where egg mass


found.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass on steering light, Monkey Island,


starboard

Close up of egg mass in photo above.

Egg mass next to previous one, on bar,


starboard direction.

String of non-AGM eggs, below previous


photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass on steering light, Monkey Island,


starboard found directly below first egg mass on
angled bracket.

Close up of egg mass found, previous photo.

Egg mass on steering light, Monkey Island,


starboard. Found below previous 2 photos.

Close up of egg mass found in previous


photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found under fire hydrant, life boat


deck, starboard.

Close up of egg mass in above photo.

Egg mass found above lower lifeboat sign on


davit, lifeboat deck, starboard.

Egg mass found, lifeboat deck, aft, under


garbage bins.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Close up of egg mass in previous photo.

Egg mass found, deck level, hold #1, forward,


starboard side.

Close up of egg mass in previous photo.

Egg mass found deck level, hold #1, forward,


middle.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Distant view of previous egg mass photo.

Egg mass found deck level, hold #2, aft,


starboard side.

Distant view of previous photo, next to mirror.

Close up of egg mass in previous 2 photos.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found on the one deck below the


bridge in a corner at starboard side. Most of
the eggs were exposed and hairs were
missing, may be due to washing by the crew
members.

Partial, exposed egg mass found near mass


in previous photo.

Egg mass found on the tarp covering the


wooden rope ladder, starboard side of ship on
the second deck below the bridge deck.

Closer view of egg mass on tarp.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Closer view of egg mass on tarp.

Egg mass found on the railing beside the


safety boat, starboard side of ship on the
second deck below the bridge deck.

Close up of egg mass in previous photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass on accommodation trunkway.

Egg mass on tally office door.

Egg mass on tally office door.

Egg mass on tally office door.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass on tally office door.

Egg mass on tally office curtain.

Egg mass on cable cover plate.

Egg mass on window frame.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass on steel plates.

Egg mass on steel plates.

Egg mass on tally office door.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found, hold #1 starboard side


frame.

Egg mass found, hold #1 aft side.

Remnants of removed egg mass with single


egg.

Egg mass found.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Egg mass found.

Closer view of previous egg mass photo.

Egg mass found on tower.

Egg mass found, centre of photo.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Asian Gypsy Moth Vessel Inspection 2012

Closer view of egg mass in previous photo.

Egg mass found using mirror.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency