A ship has arrived at a UK port from a foreign port. What is the port health procedure where the Ship Sanitation Control Certificate or Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate are out of date?

An authorized officer will inspect the ship for evidence of danger to public health or infection, and then issue the appropriate ship sanitation certificate.


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For issue of a Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate, in what condition should the ship’s holds be during an inspection by an authorized officer?

A shipowner or master applies to an authorized officer at a UK port for a ship sanitation control certificate. Under The Public Health (Ships) Regulations, what must the authorized officer do?