It is essential that adequate precautions are taken by all those responsible for the commissioning of pest control on board ships.
- port and harbour authorities
- container and vehicle packers
- cargo terminal operators
- fumigant and pesticide manufacturers and all persons responsible for the unloading of freight containers.
The importance of safe and proper procedures when pesticides are used on board ships;
The appropriate application of the IMO Recommendations on the Safe Use of Pesticides in Ships both to cargo and to cargo spaces; and
To indicate the likely application of other related requirements or guidance which would be applicable to the use of, handling or transport of pesticides.