What is carriage requirement of SSAS or ship security alert system as per SOLAS ?

As per SOLAS chapter II- 1, Regulation 6

All ships shall be provided with a ship security alert system, as follows:

  • Ships constructed on or after 1 July 2004;
  • Passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft, constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2004;
  • Oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers and cargo high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2004; and
  • Other cargo ships of 500 gross tonnage and upward and mobile offshore drilling units constructed before 1 July 2004, not later than the first survey of the radio installation after 1 July 2006.

AMIT KUMAR

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