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Maritime security is a general term for the protection of vessels both internally and externally. In other terms, it means the combination of preventive measures intended to protect shipping and port facilities against threats of intentional unlawful acts.

The Republic of San Marino is Member state of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since March 2002. According to law No. 120 on the 2nd of
August 2019, the San Marino Civil Aviation and Maritime Navigation Authority (SM CAA MNA) is acting as the maritime Administration and is supported by the San Marino Ship Register (SMSR). On the 9th of April 2021, the Republic of San Marino signed the instrument of accession, amongst the others, to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974 as amended. On the 26th of May 2021 SM MNA adopted the Large Yacht Safety Code (LYSC) SMPL which considers the application of the SOLAS Chapter XI-2 “Special measures to enhance maritime security” and the “International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities” (ISPS Code) also to all commercial yachts ≥ 24 metres in load
line length and 500 GT and above engaged in international voyages.

The Republic of San Marino through the Civil Aviation Maritime Navigation and Homologation Authority (SM CAA-MNA) and the San Marino Ship Register (SMSR) promotes the implementation of the SOLAS Convention chapter XI-2, the ISPS Code and best practices recommended by the International Maritime organization (IMO). The SM CAA-MNA is the maritime Administration of the Republic of San Marino. It is responsible also for the obligations rising from the implementation of the applicable maritime international conventions. The SMSR, under an exclusive service level agreement and best practice, is supporting the SM CAA-MNA.