San Marino MARSEC LEVEL
“Security level” means the qualification of the degree of risk that a security incident will be attempted or will occur.
Administrations shall set security levels and ensure the provision of security level information to ships entitled to fly their flag. When changes in security level occur, security level information shall be updated as the circumstance dictates. Ships shall respond without undue delay to any change to a higher security level.
Information on Marsec levels will be provided by the Administration in accordance with section 4.2 of the San Marino Policy Letter
Marsec Level 1 (MSL1) means the level for which minimum appropriate protective security measures, in accordance with the Ship Security Plan (SSP), shall be maintained at all times. MSL1 is the minimum Marsec Level to which all ships flying the San Marino Flag shall always comply in absence of specific communication of a higher Marsec Level.
Marsec Level 2 (MSL2) means the level for which appropriate additional protective security measures, in accordance with the SSP, shall be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a security incident.
Marsec Level 3 (MSL3) means the level for which further specific protective security measures in accordance with the SSP, shall be maintained for a limited period of time when a security incident is probable or imminent, although it may not be possible to identify the specific target.
Prior to entering a port or whilst in a port within the territory of a Contracting Government, a ship shall comply with the requirements for the security level set by that Contracting Government if such security level is higher than the security level set by the Administration for that ship.
Where a ship is not in compliance with the requirements of the SOLAS Chapter XI-2 or the Part A of the ISPS Code or cannot comply with the requirements of the security level set by the Administration or by another Contracting Government and applicable to that ship, then the ship shall notify the appropriate competent authority prior to conducting any ship/port interface or prior to entry into port, whichever occurs earlier.
Ships should address Piracy and Armed Robbery incidents in accordance with the procedures provided by Chapter XI-2 of the SOLAS, Part A of the ISPS Code, and the SSP. Furthermore, ships navigating High Risk Areas (HRAs) should consider implementing self-protective measures identified in the industry Best Management Practices (BMPs).