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Scope of application
section 1 of this Act apply to coverage with armed
security personnel on board the Swedish vessels, in order to protect
the ship, the crew, the passengers and cargo from attack
by outside people. The Act applies in respect of vessels
within the scope of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) no
725/2004 of 31 March 2004 on enhancing
ships and in port facilities and outside
The European economic area.
In terms of coverage and possession of firearms and ammunition
that requires a permit under this Act, the Act does not apply
(1974:191) if the security firm or the arms Act (1996:67).
With firearms and ammunition referred to in this law the same
as in Chapter 1. 2 and 5 of the arms Act.
Authorization to hire security personnel to guard
section 2 of the Permit is required for the owner to get hire
security personnel for the security covered by this law.
The application for authorization be considered by the authority that the Government
determines (licensing authority).
section 3 authorisation may be granted only if it can be assumed that
1. There is a risk that the ship could be exposed to
attacks by outside people,
2. monitoring will be carried out in a proper and
3. firearms and ammunition is intended to protect
the ship, the crew, passengers and load, as well as in other
seems appropriate for that purpose,
4. Security staff have adequate training and also
otherwise is suited to possess firearms and ammunition,
5. coverage in General will comply with the requirements
placed on coverage of the current battle.
In assessing the meaning of the first subparagraph, it shall in particular be taken into account
the Organization and planning of guard
designed in an appropriate manner.
A licence shall be subject to conditions in relation to the performance
by monitoring, reporting of incidents and
the composition of the security staff, fitness, education
and skills for the job. The authorisation may also be combined
with conditions on such matters as specified in the first subparagraph 2 – 5
and the second paragraph.
section 4 of the Licence shall relate to the hiring of security personnel for
Security on board a specific vessel and shall be limited to
a specific trip or period of time. The authorisation shall specify the
types of firearms and ammunition safety staff
hold on board. The State will also be subject to conditions if the
How to store firearms and ammunition on the ship.
The period of validity of an authorisation shall not exceed two years.
§ 5 the security staff are required to comply with what is stated in
the condition about which types of firearms and ammunition
may be held on board. The security staff is also required to
comply with conditions about how firearms and ammunition should be stored
on the ship.
section 6 of the commanders under the provisions of this law takes
on board security staff should ensure that the staff's
identity, the time period during which this is on board as well as
type of firearm, caliber and identification number or
other information that may identify the firearms taken
on Board shall be recorded in the ship's diary referred to in chapter 18.
maritime law (1994:1009). The amount of ammunition that are
on board and leave the ship shall be recorded.
section 7 of the licensing authority supervises this law,
the regulations have been issued in connection with the law and
the decisions that have been handed down on the basis of the law is followed. Other
authorities that the Government shall, upon request, assist
the licensing authority to the extent necessary for the
performance of supervision.
In monitoring a licensing authority shall in particular check
to the conditions set out in paragraph 3 are met.
section 8 a shipowner shall provide the licensing authority with the information
If the guard as the request for their supervision.
Licensing authority shall also have the right to take part in all the
documents relating to the guard on board the ships of the shipowner and
access to the vessels concerned.
A shipowner shall before the end of March of each year, submit a
statement to the licensing authority in respect of the security
carried out on board his or her vessel in
in the previous year.
§ 9 Fails an owner to submit information under section 8,
Let the authorising authority take part or leave
a report, the licensing authority may submit to the shipowner
to do it, such an order may be subject to a penalty.
section 10 licensing authority may submit to the owner to take
the corrections and other measures arising from regulatory oversight.
Such an order may be subject to a penalty.
Revocation of authorization
section 11 of the licensing authority may decide to revoke a
permit if the conditions set out in paragraph 3 are no longer
are met or if because of that the ship changed owners
or otherwise there is particular cause for revocation.
A decision on the withdrawal of a permit
immediately, unless otherwise specified in the decision.
section 12 to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding six months sentenced a
owner, or the owner of the place, which either intentionally or
of negligence without authorization engages security personnel for
coverage subject to this Act or submits false
indication in the case referred to in section 8.
section 13, To imprisonment of up to one year is sentenced it in
security personnel who guard covered
This Act intentionally holding firearms or ammunition
on board without permission granted.
If the crime is gross is sentenced to imprisonment for not less than six months
and a maximum of four years.
section 14 to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding six months convicted the
as in the case of storage of firearms or ammunition
intentionally or negligently violates the conditions
issued pursuant to this Act.
15 § fined sentenced a commander who willfully or
negligence, fails to ensure that the information referred to in
section 6, shall be recorded in the ship's diary is reported correctly
section 16 of The decisions authorising the
in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 5, if the injunction at penalties pursuant to §§ 9 and 10
and if the revocation of the permit under section 11 may be appealed
to the General Administrative Court.
Leave to appeal is required for an appeal to
the administrative court.
Authorization and fees
section 17 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
may announce further provisions concerning monitoring
covered by this law and on the licensing and supervision of
section 18 For examination of an application for authorisation and supervision
get the fees charged by the licensing authority.
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