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Maritime security amendments to Chapter XI of the SOLAS Convention and the associated International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code came into force on 1 July 2004. The Master should ensure that both he/she and his/her crew are familiar with all relevant vessel related ISPS Code requirements and that all appropriate documents, drill requirements and other relevant procedures are being followed as required.
Any guidance provided below should by no means be in conflict with any regulatory
requirement related to the implementation of the ISPS Code.