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PORT ADMINISTRATION

Port of Pago Pago building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — American Samoa’s “dependence on imports is extreme, compared to other U.S jurisdictions” and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the territory saw a 30,000 tonnage increase in imports from the prior year for the Port of Pago Pago, according to a Port...
Summer Youth Employment participants with Port Director
Port Administration director, Christopher King, along with other department personnel and student-participants from the ASG Summer Youth Employment Program, assigned to Port Administration pose for a photo at the Airport Fire Rescue station, as the department bid farewell last Friday to the...
Harbor Master Silila Patane (left), Health official John Fuimaono (right) unnamed man in background
A REMINDER THAT COVID-19 IS PART OF LOCAL PORT SAFETY PROTOCOLS: This recent Samoa News photo shows Harbor Master Silila Patane (left), Health official John Fuimaono (right) and another person in the background, on board an ASG tugboat waiting for a vessel to be brought into port. They are all...
Port workers and Customs officers inspect a mixed cargo container.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — After a container vessel leaves port, it’s common on the main wharf to see workers and ASG customs agents — as seen in this photo from this past Thursday morning — removing cargo from a container, checking for content. Usually this occurs due to ‘loose’ cargo owned by...
Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration has in place a new policy where all vessels entering the Port of Pago Pago must wait just outside of the harbor at the red buoy to be cleared first by a Health Department physician before being allowed to enter the harbor. This is according to Port...
Dept. of Port Administration sign
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration is taking the lead, working with three other ASG departments, in patrolling the 50-mile zonewithin territorial waters, to prevent unauthorized vessels from entering the territory during the emergency declaration due to the measles outbreak. “All...
Port Administration Department deputy director, Chris King (left) and Port director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Port Administration Department deputy director, Chris King (left) and Port director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele, responding to various questions during yesterday’s Fono Joint Budget Committee hearing on the department’s FY 2019 budget. Among the issues raised is the...
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr. Claire Poumele
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Port Administration, in partnership with the Hawaii Maritime Licensing Center, has scheduled a four-week Captains Course to be held from Sept. 4-8 for individuals who want to pursue a career as a Master of ships up to 200 tons. Opened to the public, the...
Port Administration director Taimalelagi Dr.  Claire Poumele. [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Port Administration Department is planning to conduct a captain’s licensing certification program later this year in June and members of the community will be allowed to enroll in the courses that'll take about four-weeks, says Port Administration director...