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Sentinel to conduct maritime security study

The impact of extending security measures to ships Sentinel Maritime has been appointed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport to study the impact (including the financial consequences) of extending security measures to ships which currently do not fall within the scope of SOLAS Chapter XI/2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.The Study has been given the name "Project SecureSeas." The study is, in part, a response to the growing concern that such ships may pose as serious or more serious a threat than ships currently within the scope of the ISPS Code. Apart from the terrorist attacks carried out by "non-ISPS" vessels on the "USS Cole" and "MT Limburg", or their use in the attack on Mumbai, "non-ISPS" ships are frequently used in human trafficking as well as smuggling drugs and contraband.As a first step, Sentinel has been tasked to assess the current "state of play" in the EU Member States as far as non-SOLAS ships are concerned. The study will collate information on member state compliance with Article 3.3 of Regulation 725/2004, procedures for registering vessels, the means for reporting security concerns and the numbers and distribution of vessels which could be ...

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Stowaways: Prevention of Access; Resolution of Cases

Issue of preventing stowaways Considering that, "despite implementation of the International Ship and Port Security Code ("ISPS Code"), the issue of preventing stowaways and dealing with them properly once they have been discovered is still problematic", the Marshall Islands Administration has issued the Marine Notice MN-7-41-5.To view the Marine Notice please click hereSource: Bureau Veritas

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