1 Contracting Governments may, when implementing
this chapter and part A of the ISPS
Code, conclude in writing bilateral or multilateral agreements with
other Contracting Governments on alternative security arrangements
covering short international voyages on fixed routes between port
facilities located within their territories.
2 Any such agreement shall not compromise the
level of security of other ships or of port facilities not covered
by the agreement.
3 No ship covered by such an agreement shall conduct
any ship-to-ship activities with any ship not covered by the agreement.
4 Such agreements shall be reviewed periodically,
taking into account the experience gained as well as any changes in
the particular circumstances or the assessed threats to the security
of the ships, the port facilities or the routes covered by the agreement.