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Drug Trafficking and Drug Abuse On Board Ship


Year: 2021
Language: english
Author: International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Genre: Guide
Publisher: International Chamber of Shipping
Edition: 6th
ISBN: 978-1-85609-967-7
Format: PDF
Quality: OCR with errors
Pages count: 212
Description: This publication provides guidance on how to combat drug trafficking at sea and to recognise the signs of drug use and dependence among crew members.
Considered the leading industry publication on the topic, this 6th edition has been fully updated by industry experts to assist shipping companies, Masters and officers, to help prepare, prevent, protect and how to respond when faced with drug trafficking and drug abuse at sea.
Drug trafficking is undertaken by sea because of the opportunities presented for high volume movements from producing to consuming countries.
Commercial shipping, unfortunately, can unwittingly play a significant part in the transportation of illicit drugs to the places where they are consumed. The shipping industry therefore shares a collective responsibility to assist in combatting this illegal traffic. This requires shipping companies, and ships’ crews, to be constantly aware of the possibility that ships, and the cargo they carry, may be used as a cover for drug smuggling.
Drug abuse also presents a serious threat to ships’ crews, compounded by the direct connection between intravenous drug use and its associated health risks. It also exposes crews to the wider consequences of being associated with serious criminal activity, a particular danger in those parts of the world where the strict rule of law cannot be taken for granted or where the death penalty for drug trafficking still applies.
The guidance contained in this publication demonstrates how to protect the ship and the crew and reduce the risk of drug trafficking occurring on board.
Additional info: Guidelines for Owners and Masters on Preparation, Prevention, Protection and Response.

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