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18 May 2016
The Department of Merchant Shipping has reissued its guidance to owners and operators of Cyprus-flagged ships and ships calling at ports in Cyprus regarding reporting procedures under the EU Reporting Formalities Directive (2010/65/EC)(1) and the Reporting Formalities for Ships Arriving or Departing from Ports of the Republic Law of 2012,(2) which transposed the directive into domestic law.
Ships calling at Cyprus ports must provide the following pre-arrival notifications via SafeSeaNet, the European Maritime Safety Agency's data exchange portal:
Further, 24 hours before the expected time of the vessel's arrival at a port or anchorage in Cyprus (or immediately on departure from a foreign port if the duration of the voyage is less than 24 hours) the operator, master or agent of a ship must provide the Cyprus Ports Authority with the prescribed summary security information and information regarding waste and residues. On request additional information must be provided regarding:
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