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International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)

The ISPS Code, developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN), is a series of amendments to the SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) Convention that set new standards for security for ships engaged in international voyages as well as port facilities around the world. It aims to make shipping activities more secure against threats of terrorism, piracy and smuggling. The ISPS Code went into effect on July 1, 2004. The full text of the ISPS Code can be found on the Web at: www.prs.pl/pages/obszary/certyfikacja-isps/ISPScode.pdf
Also, contact the IMO at: www.imo.org.

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