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  1 The Assembly, at its twenty-sixth regular session and through resolution A.1025(26), adopted the Code of Practice for the Investigation of the Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships.

  2 Pursuant to the better implementation of resolution A.1025(26), the Maritime Safety Committee (the Committee), at its eighty-ninth session (11 to 20 May 2011), developed Guidelines to assist in the investigation of the crimes of piracy and armed robbery against ships (the Guidelines), and agreed to disseminate the Guidelines to all interested parties.

  3 These Guidelines should be read in conjunction with resolution A.1025(26).

  4 Member Governments are invited to consider the Guidelines as set out in the annex, and advise Administrations and other authorities to assist in the investigation of the crimes of piracy and armed robbery against ships and to act accordingly.

  5 Intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations with consultative status are also invited to consider the Guidelines as set out in the annex and to advise their membership to act accordingly, taking into account the guidance provided in MSC.1/Circ.1333, 1334 and 1337 and resolution A.1025(26).

  6 Member Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations with consultative status are invited to consider bringing the results of the experience gained from using the Guidelines, as set out in the annex, to the attention of the Committee.


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