What would be an example of a situation where a Port State Control Officer would have the authority to check a specific section of the ship security plan?

If the identity of the Port State Control Officer (PSCO), when boarding, was not checked by a member of the ship’s crew. In that case, the PSCO would have limited access to the specific section of the ship security plan covering access to the ship and identification of visitors.


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What are the confidential provisions of the ship security plan relating to section 9. 4 subsections. 2,. 4,. 5,. 7,. 15,. 17 and. 18 of Part A of the ISPS Code, that cannot be subject to inspection unless otherwise agreed by the Contracting Government?

With respect to the last answer, what is the advantage of using the MCA’s model ship security plan (available on the MCA website)?