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ILO/IMO Code of practice on security in ports

October 21, 2010

The ILO/IMO Code of practice on security in ports, which complements the provisions of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code with respect to security of the wider port area, was approved by the Governing Body of the ILO at its 289th session in March 2004 and was approved by the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its seventy-eighth session.
The ILO/IMO Code of practice on security in ports is available in English, French and Spanish.

 
Background

The Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention on the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (London 9 to 13 December 2002), adopted, inter alia, Conference resolution 8 on "Enhancement of security in co-operation with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Conference resolution 8, inter alia, invited the Organization and the ILO to establish a joint ILO/IMO Working Group to undertake any further work, which may be required, on the wider issue of port security.
Preparatory work including the formulation of an initial draft code of practice, was undertaken by an informal ILO working group on maritime security in which the IMO Secretariat and representatives of governments, industry and Worker's representatives participated.
The Joint ILO/IMO Working Group on Port Security, established by MSC 77 with appropriate Governmental representation, met in Geneva from 9 to 11 July 2003, reviewed the initial draft developed by the informal group and adopted the draft ILO/IMO Code.
This was further reviewed by a Sub-Committee of the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Security, Safety and Health in Ports held in Geneva from 8 to 17 December 2003.
The ILO/IMO Code of practice on security in ports is available in English, French and Spanish.
 
 

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