Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf, 1988

General Detail

General Information

  1. Type: Convention
  2. Date of signature:
  3. Place of signature: Rome, Italy
  4. Depositary:
  5. Date of entry into force: 01/03/1992


Transport and telecommunications

Sub category

Maritime transport



What is it about?

The Protocol extends the requirements of the SUA Convention 1988 to fixed platforms such as those engaged in the exploitation of offshore oil and gas. The SUA Convention 1988 is in place to ensure that participating states take appropriate action against persons committing unlawful acts against ships.

Why is it relevant?

The Protocol, like the Convention, encourages trade in ratifying states by implementing security measures to prevent the unlawful acts which otherwise hinder trade.

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