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Revised Guideline for Prevention Smuggling of Drugs

Revised Guideline for Prevention Smuggling of Drugs

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ANNEX 14RESOLUTION MSC.228(82)(adopted on 7 December 2006)REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF THESMUGGLING OF DRUGS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES AND PRECURSORCHEMICALS ON SHIPS ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL MARITIME TRAFFIC
THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE,RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organizationconcerning the functions of the Maritime Safety Committee,RECALLING that the 2002 SOLAS Conference adopted resolution 3 on Further work bythe International Maritime Organization pertaining to the enhancement of maritime security,which, in operative paragraph 1(h), invited the Organization to review resolution A.872(20) onGuidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of drugs, psychotropicsubstances and precursor chemicals on ships engaged in international traffic (the Guidelines) and,if necessary, to develop appropriate amendments thereto,MINDFUL that United Nations Security Council resolutions 1373(2001) and 1456(2003)have,
inter alia
, noted with concern the close connection between international terrorism andtransnational organized crime, illicit drugs, money laundering and illegal arms trafficking; andhave emphasized the need to enhance co-ordination of efforts on national, subregional, regionaland international levels in order to strengthen a global response to these serious threats tointernational security,MINDFUL ALSO of the work conducted by other United Nations agencies andinternational organizations, such as the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board, theUnited Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the United Nations Interregional Criminal JusticeResearch Institute, Interpol and the World Customs Organization, to assist States to combatinternational terrorism and transnational organized crime, illicit drugs, money laundering andillegal arms trafficking through provision of guidance and capacity-building activities,RECALLING ALSO resolution A.985(24) adopted by the Assembly, at its twenty-fourthregular session, by which the Assembly,
inter alia
, authorized the Facilitation Committee and theMaritime Safety Committee to adopt jointly the necessary amendments to the Guidelines and topromulgate them by appropriate means,NOTING that the Facilitation Committee, at its thirty-fourth session, is expected to adoptthe Revised Guidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of drugs,psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals on ships engaged in international maritimetraffic through which it will adopt identical amendments to the Guidelines,1. ADOPTS the Revised Guidelines for the prevention and suppression of the smuggling of drugs,psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals on ships engaged in international traffic, set outin the Annex to the present resolution;
 
MSC 82/24/Add.2ANNEX 14Page 22. URGES Member Governments to implement the Revised Guidelines as from1 April 2007;3. INVITES ALSO Member Governments and non-governmental organizations inconsultative status with IMO to circulate the Revised Guidelines as widely as possible in order toensure their widespread promulgation and implementation and to bring them in particular to theattention of harbour masters, shipping companies, ship operators and managers, shipmasters andother parties concerned;4. FURTHER INVITES, where appropriate, Member Governments to consider amendingtheir national legislation to give full and complete effect to the Revised Guidelines;5. REQUESTS ALSO the Assembly to endorse the action taken by the Maritime SafetyCommittee and the Facilitation Committee and to revoke resolution A.872(20).
 
MSC 82/24/Add.2ANNEX 14Page 3ANNEX
REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF THESMUGGLING OF DRUGS, PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES ANDPRECURSOR CHEMICALS ON SHIPS ENGAGED ININTERNATIONAL MARITIME TRAFFIC
CONTENTSPREAMBLECHAPTER 1 PREVENTION OF ILLICIT TRAFFICKING OF DRUGS ANDPSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCES1 COMPETENT AUTHORITY PROCEDURES1.1 Action by officers of the competent Authorities1.2 Information about the crew1.3 Action by Companies1.4 Cargo security1.5 Security in the port facility1.6 General security1.7 Personnel security1.8 General2 POSSIBILITY OF ILLICIT LOADING ONTO SHIPS2.1 Overt or covert entry and concealment of drugs within the ship2.2 Indirect entry and concealment of drugs within the ship2.3 Conspiracy to insert and conceal drugs within the ship2.4 Concealment of drugs on the outside of the ship3 COMPANY ROLES IN OVERALL
 
SHIP SECURITY3.1 Education and training of crew3.2 Liaison between competent Authorities at the port and the Company
 
3.3 Awareness of the risk of illicit trafficking3.4 Review of ship security3.5 Personnel available for ship security3.6 Special care with cargo in containers4 MEASURES AND PROCEDURES FOR OVERALL SHIP SECURITY4.1 Port facility security4.2 Security on board ship4.2.1 Control of access to the ship and identification4.2.2 Precautions while ships are in port4.2.3 Access by persons other than crew members4.3 General precautions on ships

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