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Security of non-SOLAS Shipping

Since 2007 there has been concern surrounding the perceived security risk from non-SOLAS ships. The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) developed guidelines on practical security measures to be applied to non-SOLAS ships and to port facilities not covered by SOLAS chapter CI-2 and the ISPS code, both to protect non-SOLAS ships themselves and to protect other ships and port facilities from the risk of an attack using a non-SOLAS ship for example a fishing vessel, pleasure craft or a craft of traditional or primitive build.