Through Technical Notice SLS.10 Rev 1., the Maltese Shipping Administration informs all those concerned that it shall take into consideration the fact that although Part B of the ISPS Code is recommendatory, all companies are still required to consider the guidance in Part B in order to comply with the requirements of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code. The EU Regulations on enhancing ship and port facility security include sections of Part B of the ISPS Code as mandatory.
For more information, ship owners and other relevant persons can access Technical Notice SLS. 10. Rev 1 here.