What are the MCA’s responsibilities to the Department of Transport in respect of maritime security?

(1) Implementing the ISPS Code for all UK-registered cargo ships;

Β (2) undertaking security aspects of Port State Control (PSC) inspections of foreign vessels in UK ports, including passenger ships where this is a logical extension of the PSC inspection; (3) receiving and handling ship security alerts in line with agreed standard operating procedures; and (4) approving and auditing training providers for Ship Security Officer (SSO) and Company Security Officer (CSO) courses. (Source:Β www. 20v. uk/maritime-security)


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