On December 27, 2016, the Government issued the Decree No. 170/2016/ND-CP dated December 27, 2016 of the Government regulating on announcement, receiving, processing and transmitting maritime security information.
Within that, the most important content is the responsibilities of owners of Vietnamese ships, port facilities and mobile drilling rigs. Every owner of Vietnamese ships and mobile drilling rigs shall cooperate with the Center and relevant authority in punctual verification of the maritime security information and the actual situation of security alerts transmitted from ships and mobile drilling rigs within the administration and extraction; ensure that security equipment onboard ships and mobile drilling rigs is maintained around the clock and take on legal responsibilities for false security alerts from ships and mobile drilling rigs within the administration and extraction, except for ships under repair on floating docks. Every owner of Vietnamese ships, port facilities and mobile drilling rigs shall punctually provide for the Center information on enterprises’ mailing address and a list of security officers of the port facility, ship owner and mobile drilling rigs, and a list of ships within the administration and extraction of the ship owner; punctually update the mailing address and the above-mentioned list in case of any adjustment; punctually, quickly and correctly provide maritime security information for the Center and relevant authorities; hold the rehearsal of transmitting maritime security information and test security alert systems as stipulated in regulations of laws…
Also in accordance with this Decree, It shall ensure that receiving, processing and transmitting of maritime security information between the Center, Coast Guard Command, Ministry of Public Security, relevant authorities and port facilities’ owners and ship owners is conducted around the clock, smoothly, precisely and in accordance with law on security, via proper means such as by post, telephone, facsimile or email.
This Decree takes effect on July 01, 2017.
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