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Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1988


 

Adoption: 10 March 1988
Entry into force: 1 March 1992

The main purpose of the convention is to ensure that appropriate action is taken against persons committing unlawful acts against ships. These include
• the seizure of ships by force;
• acts of violence against persons on board ships; and
• the placing of devices on board a ship which are likely to destroy or damage it.

The convention obliges Contracting Governments either to extradite or prosecute alleged offenders. Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 1988
Adoption: 10 March 1988
Entry into force: 1 March 1992
The Protocol extends the requirements of the Convention to fixed platforms such as those engaged in the exploitation of offshore oil and gas.