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344K. Definitions.-

In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) "company" means the owner of the ship who, or any organisation which has assumed the responsibility of operation of the ship from the owner of such ship and who or which has agreed to take over all the duties and responsibilities imposed by the International Safety Management Code;

(b) "declaration of security" means an agreement between ships or a ship and a port facility specifying therein the security measures to be complied with;

(c) "designated authority" means such authority as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify;

(d) "International Ship and Port Facility Security Code" means the code for the security of ships and port facilities provided in the Safety Convention;

(e) "port facility" means any location or area including anchorages or waiting berths or approaches from seaward and determined by the Central Government or the designated authority, as the case may be, where interface between ships or a ship and a port takes place;

(f) "recognised security organisation" means any organisation, company, firm or body of individuals having expertise in matters relating to security and knowledge of ship, and port operations, which or who are authorised by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette, to carry out assessment or verification or approval or certification required by this Part or by the International Ship arid Port Facility Code;

(g) "security level" means the qualification of the degree of risk associated with the threat or an unlawful act against a ship, or against a port facility or any other area connected therewith;

(h) words and expressions used in this Part but not defined in this Part shall have the respective meanings as assigned to them in the Safety Convention.

Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1986 Back

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