(1) The master of a UK ship or a non-UK ship bound for a port in the UK must ensure that, when the ship enters a VTS area outside the territorial waters of an EEA State, the ship complies with the rules of the VTS if they are in accordance with IMO Guidelines.
To notify all relevant local officials (port State Administration, harbour authority, customs, immigration, port health, etc. ), and to arrange visits by the surveyors representing the various interests. He may also need to arrange for discharge and temporary storage of cargo during repairs. He will usually also collect general average security and salvage security documents and deposits.
Where, for example: (1) there is a prospect that a vessel being salved will become a total loss before successful completion of the salvage operation; or (2) there is a prospect that any Article 13 reward for saving property will be will be less than the costs of the salvage operation (e. g. due to low ship or cargo values).
Broadly, ships flying flags of Party States, when on international voyages. Each chapter (I to XII) defines the ships to which that chapter applies. Application may depend on type of ship (e.g. chapter X - High Speed Craft), or date of build (e.g. chapter II-1 - Construction - subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations), area of operation (e.g. chapter V - Safety of navigation), tonnage (e.g. chapter IV - Radio communications) or cargoes (e.g. chapter VI - Carriage of cargoes and oil fuels). Each chapter may also exempt certain ships from the chapter's requirements.