Any vessel that have firearms on-board and intend entering a South African port, irrespective of the period of stay must have a regulated firearm rifle safe installed against the bulkhead of the vessel.
Secured meaning; – bolted or welded against the bulkhead.
The MARSEC company on-board the vessel must arrange with the SA responsible person/company to have a rifle safe embarked and secured as a matter of urgency – this is in accordance of SA Police and SA Port regulations.
The rifle safe is to be installed ASAP on berthing alongside and prior SA police and SA customs inspection.
The SA police have the jurisdiction to confiscate/remove the weapons/ammunition from the vessel if there is a failure to comply.