GAC ready for code

DUBAI - GAC yesterday announced its readiness to comply with the International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) well ahead of its mandatory introduction on July 1 and decided to implement the ISPS code across its fleet of operating craft as a massage of confidence.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 6 Apr 2004, 1:48 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:34 AM

Michael Sturesson, GAC Dubai's business manager, Tanker, said while the greatest responsibility of complying with ISPS falls on port authorities and vessel operators, it touches almost every aspect of the industry. All principal ships served by GAC's Ship Supply Services are required to comply with the ISPS code before the July 1 dealine, he added.

"Our early compliance of the ISPS means that GAC Ship Supply Services to principal vessels will not be impacted by any under delays resulting from the need for additional security clearances," he said, adding that in Dubai GAC operates nine crew/supply boats, five of which are classified as passenger ships.

"As some of these craft make occasional voyages to countries of Iran, Oman and Qatar, they are required to meet the criteria laid down in the ISPS Code.

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