1 For the purpose of this chapter, unless expressly
Bulk carrier means a bulk carrier
as defined in regulation IX/1.6.
Chemical tanker means a chemical
tanker as defined in regulation VII/8.2.
Gas carrier means a gas carrier
as defined in regulation VII/11.2.
High-speed craft means a craft
as defined in regulation X/1.2.
Mobile offshore drilling unit means
a mechanically propelled mobile offshore drilling unit, as defined
in regulation IX/1, not on location.
Oil tanker means an oil tanker
as defined in regulation II-1/2.22.
Company means a Company as defined
in regulation IX/1.
Ship/port interface means the
interactions that occur when a ship is directly and immediately affected
by actions involving the movement of persons, goods or the provisions
of port services to or from the ship.
Port facility is a location, as
determined by the Contracting Government or by the Designated Authority,
where the ship/port interface takes place. This includes areas such
as anchorages, waiting berths and approaches from seaward, as appropriate.
Ship-to-ship activity means any
activity not related to a port facility that involves the transfer
of goods or persons from one ship to another.
Designated Authority means the
organization(s) or the administration(s) identified, within the Contracting
Government, as responsible for ensuring the implementation of the
provisions of this chapter pertaining to port facility security and
ship/port interface, from the point of view of the port facility.
International Ship and Port Facility
Security (ISPS) Code
means the International
Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities consisting of Part A (the provisions of which shall be
treated as mandatory) and part B (the
provisions of which shall be treated as recommendatory), as adopted,
on 12 December 2002, by resolution 2 of the Conference of Contracting
Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life
at Sea, 1974 as may be amended by the Organization, provided that:
.1 amendments to part
A of the Code are adopted, brought into force and take effect
in accordance with article VIII of the present Convention concerning
the amendment procedures applicable to the annex other than chapter
.2 amendments to part
B of the Code are adopted by the Maritime Safety Committee
in accordance with its Rules of Procedure.
Security incident means any suspicious
act or circumstance threatening the security of a ship, including
a mobile offshore drilling unit and a high-speed craft, or of a port
facility or of any ship/port interface or any ship-to-ship activity.
Security level means the qualification
of the degree of risk that a security incident will be attempted or
Declaration of Security means
an agreement reached between a ship and either a port facility or
another ship with which it interfaces, specifying the security measures
each will implement.
Recognized security organization means
an organization with appropriate expertise in security matters and
with appropriate knowledge of ship and port operations authorized
to carry out an assessment, or a verification, or an approval or a
certification activity, required by this chapter or by part A of the ISPS Code.
2 The term "ship", when used in regulations 3 to 13, includes mobile
offshore drilling units and high-speed craft.
3 The term "all ships", when used in this chapter,
means any ship to which this chapter applies.
4 The term "Contracting Government", when used
in regulations 3, 4, 7 and 10 to 13 includes a reference to the