The Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate/Ship Sanitation Control Certificate (SSC): An instrument to assist countries to minimize the risk of international spread of disease via International vessel voyages
Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate: issued when no evidence of a public health risk is found on board and the competent authorities satisfied that the ship is free of infection and contamination, including vectors and reservoirs. This certificate shall normally be issued only if the inspection has been carried out when the ship and holds are empty or when they contain only ballast or other material, of such nature or so disposed as to make a thorough inspection of the holds possible.
When evidence of a public health risk, including sources of infection and contamination, is detected on board and after required control measures have been satisfactorily completed; the SSC must record the evidence found and the control measures taken. Extension of the Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificate: when the inspection or control measures required cannot be carried out at a port and there is no evidence of infection or contamination, the competent authority may extend the validity of the certificate for a period of one month, allowing the ship to arrive at a port in which the inspection and any necessary control measures can be carried out and the new Ship Sanitation Control Certificate may be issued.
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