No, not since the start of the Single European Market in January 1993. (This does not mean that HM Customs cannot board and check a ship, however.)
A certificate, issued by a P&I club to a vessel entered with the club for cover against third party liabilities, as evidence of the contract of indemnity insurance between the club and the club member or members named in the certificate. It shows the risks covered (e. g. "Class 1 Protection and Indemnity risks"), any inclusions (e. g. "four fourths collision liability in accordance with Rule... "), any exclusions, and the deductible(s) to be borne by the member.
The Ship Security Officer (SSO) should advise the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) without delay. The PFSO should undertake an assessment of the situation in consultation with the SSO and agree on appropriate security measures with the ship, which may include completion and signing of a Declaration of Security. Any costs entailed in additional security measures would be settled by the ship.
Load lines indicating the depth to which a passenger ship may be loaded having regard to the extent to which the ship is subdivided and to the space for the time being allotted to passengers. They are additional to the ship's ordinary load lines and, on a UK ship, are assigned and marked to correspond with the subdivision draughts approved by the MCA for alternative service conditions. They are permitted under SOLAS regulation II-1/13.
The Baltic and International Maritime Conference, which has an international membership of shipowners, shipbrokers, agents and P&I clubs. BIMCO represents the views of its members and helps them avoid costly business mistakes. It publishes many well-drafted forms including charter parties and bills of lading, and publishes the journal BIMCO Bulletin. Website: www. bimco. org