Decree No. 170/2016/ND-CP dated December 27, 2016 of the Government regulating on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information

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Decree No. 170/2016/ND-CP dated December 27, 2016 of the Government regulating on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information
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Official number:170/2016/ND-CPSigner:Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Type:DecreeExpiry date:Updating
Issuing date:27/12/2016Effect status:
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SUMMARY

Security equipment onboard ships, mobile drilling rigs must maintain 24/24

 

On December 27, 2016, the Government issued the Decree No. 170/2016/ND-CP dated December 27, 2016 of the Government regulating on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information.

Within that, the most important content is the responsibilities of owners of Vietnamese ships, port facilities and mobile drilling rigs. Every owner of Vietnamese ships and mobile drilling rigs shall cooperate with the Center and relevant authority in punctual verification of the maritime security information and the actual situation of security alerts transmitted from ships and mobile drilling rigs within the administration and extraction; ensure that security equipment onboard ships and mobile drilling rigs is maintained around the clock and take on legal responsibilities for false security alerts from ships and mobile drilling rigs within the administration and extraction, except for ships under repair on floating docks. Every owner of Vietnamese ships, port facilities and mobile drilling rigs shall punctually provide for the Center information on enterprises’ mailing address and a list of security officers of the port facility, ship owner and mobile drilling rigs, and a list of ships within the administration and extraction of the ship owner; punctually update the mailing address and the above-mentioned list in case of any adjustment; punctually, quickly and correctly provide maritime security information for the Center and relevant authorities; hold the rehearsal of transmitting maritime security information and test security alert systems as stipulated in regulations of laws…

Also in accordance with this Decree, It shall ensure that receiving, processing and transmitting of maritime security information between the Center, Coast Guard Command, Ministry of Public Security, relevant authorities and port facilities’ owners and ship owners is conducted around the clock, smoothly, precisely and in accordance with law on security, via proper means such as by post, telephone, facsimile or email.

This Decree takes effect on July 01, 2017.
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THE GOVERNMENT

Decree No. 170/2016/ND-CP dated December 27, 2016 of the Government regulating on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government dated June 19, 2015;
Pursuant to Vietnam Maritime Code dated November 25, 2015;
Pursuant to the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code issued together with the International Convention on safety of life at sea (amended and supplemented in 2002);
Upon request of the Minister of Transport;
The Government hereby issues this Decree stipulating the regulation on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of adjustment
This Decree stipulates the regulation on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information.
Article 2. Subjects of application
This Decree applies to entities engaging in the management and utilization of the following ships,    mobile drilling rigs and port facilities:
1. Vietnamese ships in international waters and foreign ships in Vietnam’s waters and port water areas including passenger ships and cargo ships of 500GT or more (hereinafter referred to as “ship”).
2. Mobile drilling rigs operating in international waters.
3. Port facilities for docking of ships specified in clause 1 and mobile drilling rigs specified in clause 2 of this Article.
Article 3. Interpretation
1. Port facility herein consists of seaports, inland ports for docking of foreign ships, wharves, floating docks and floating warehouses for the operation of ships.
2. Maritime security incident is any action or potential threats negatively affecting to the security of a ship, mobile drilling rig or port facility.
3. Maritime security level is the risk level of a maritime security incident that shall happen to a ship, mobile drilling rig or port facility.

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