IMO Guidance on Security Measures

Thursday, January 13, 2005
The IMO issued a Circular providing guidance relating to the implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code. It was pointed out that a written Declaration of Security is generally unnecessary in routine situations and that port state control officials at subsequent port calls should not expect such documents to be in the ship’s records. Port facility security plans should specifically include provisions relating to access to visiting ships by owners’ representatives, safety inspectors or auditors, maintenance and repair personnel, and representatives of seafarers’ welfare and labor organizations. Shipboard personnel should be allowed ashore to read draft marks and perform other safety-related duties. Port state control officials should not expect the Company Security Officer to be available on a 24-hour basis, so long as an appropriate company duty officer can be contacted. Control measures should not be instituted based on information from anonymous or non-official sources, unless every effort is made to confirm the authenticity of the information. MSC Circ. 1132 (HK Law).
Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Coast Guard Pacific Area receives new commander

Vice Adm. Charles W. Ray relieved Vice Adm. Paul F. Zukunft as Commander, Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, in a change of command

European Launch of SMS at Counter Terror Expo

Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that it will be displaying its new Single Mast Solution (SMS) at Counter Terror Expo 2014 from April 29-30. This will be

Maritime Code Accord Could Solve Pacific Conflicts

Naval officers say accord does not directly address problems in disputed waters, but document could be initial step towards guarding against conflict. U.S. has

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0939 sec (11 req/sec)