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Our Port Facilities International Standard Compliant

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji has confirmed 95 per cent of Fiji’s international ports of call are now compliant with the Fiji Maritime (ISPS Code) Regulations 2014, which gives
18 Mar 2015 07:56
Our Port Facilities International Standard Compliant
Southern Pearl at the Port of Suva. Photo: Vilimoni Vaganalau

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji has confirmed 95 per cent of Fiji’s international ports of call are now compliant with the Fiji Maritime (ISPS Code) Regulations 2014, which gives effect to the ISPS Code.

The ISPS Code is the International Ships & Port Facility Security Code.

It prescribes the requirements for security measures necessary to address international ships and port facilities that interface with foreign going ships.

Authority acting chief executive, John Tunidau, said this means all facilities within the boundaries of International Ports of call should comply with the ISPS Code national legislation that gives effect to the ISPS Code.

Fiji has a total of 21 port facilities. As of January 1, 17 are now compliant, one non-compliant and three inactive.

Mr Tunidau said international ships no longer use the three inactive facilities.

“It has been a challenge for MSAF to ensure these facilities are compliant,” he said.

“However, compliance has been made possible through MSAF’s close co-operation with Fiji Ports Corporation and other international bodies.

“This is for conducting training, facilitated risk assessments and development of security plans for the non-compliant facilities in Fiji.”

 

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