Declaration Of Security

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• Contracting Governments shall determine when a Declaration of Security is required by assessing the risk the ship/port interface or ship to ship activity poses to persons, property or the environment.

A ship can request completion of a Declaration of Security when:

1. The ship is operating at a higher security level than the port facility or another shipit is interfacing with;

2. There is an agreement on a Declaration of Security between Contracting Governments covering certain international voyages or specific ships on those voyages;

3. There has been a security threat or a security incident involving the ship or involving the port facility, as applicable;

4. The ship is at a port which is not required to have and implement an approved port facility security plan; or

5. The ship is conducting ship to ship activities with another ship not required to have and implement an approved ship security plan.

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