The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS), has issued consolidated instructions and Guidelines applicable to Private Ship Security Companies via a new Circular.
The content of this Circular intends to provide guidance on several requirements of the Law, and is applicable in cases of submission of an initial application, a supplementary submission after an examination by the Competent Authority, a submission of an application for the addition of private ship security guards or firearms on previously issued Certificate of a PSSC or in cases of purchase / take over or merge of PSSCs.
The instructions and guidelines are set out in the annexes attached to this Circular
- Annex 1: General Instructions;
- Annex 2: Firearms; and
- Annex 3: Guidance on Application – Explanations on Examination Process).
All PSSC’s holding a Certificate or are in the process of examination and certification are urged to ensure full compliance with these instructions.
Click below image to download Cyprus DMS Circular No: 09/2017