- Category: Maritime News Editors Articles
21 Jun 2012
- Written by Infomarine On Line
New legislation on the measures to be taken to protect Cyprus ships from acts of piracy and other illegal acts is passing through Parliament.
The draft law affirms the general principle that necessary measures must be taken for the safety of ships and the prevention of illegal acts in accordance with Chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and EC Regulation 725/2004. Additional measures, including the use of private security firms, may be taken when a vessel enters a high-risk area. The draft law sets out: