Submission of Information Before Making Port

Thursday, January 06, 2005
The IMO issued a Circular providing guidance to masters, companies, and duly authorized officers on requirements relating to submission of security-related information prior to entry of a ship into port. This effort is intended to prevent the proliferation of different demands for security-related information, which are neither conducive to the enhancement of maritime security nor promote the facilitation of maritime traffic. Note: with agencies of the U.S. government unable to agree among themselves on a common set of reporting data, the likelihood of getting the federal government to adopt this guidance is near zero. MSC Circ. 1130

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