Regulation 2 - Application
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Regulation 2 - Application

  1 This chapter applies to:

  • .1 the following types of ships engaged on international voyages:

    • .1.1 passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft;

    • .1.2 cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards; and

    • .1.3 mobile offshore drilling units; and

  • .2 port facilities serving such ships engaged on international voyages.

  2 Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 1.2, Contracting Governments shall decide the extent of application of this chapter and of the relevant sections of part A of the ISPS Code to those port facilities within their territory which, although used primarily by ships not engaged on international voyages, are required, occasionally, to serve ships arriving or departing on an international voyage.

  2.1 Contracting Governments shall base their decisions, under paragraph 2, on a port facility security assessment carried out in accordance with the provisions of part A of the ISPS Code.

  2.2 Any decision which a Contracting Government makes, under paragraph 2, shall not compromise the level of security intended to be achieved by this chapter or by part A of the ISPS Code.

  3 This chapter does not apply to warships, naval auxiliaries or other ships owned or operated by a Contracting Government and used only on Government non-commercial service.

  4 Nothing in this chapter shall prejudice the rights or obligations of States under international law.


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