The International Code of Safety for High-Speed Craft, 2000 (2000 HSC Code) applies to high-speed
craft that are involved in international voyages and for which the keels were laid after 1 January 1996.
The 2000 HSC Code applies to craft for which the keels were laid, or which were at a similar stage of
construction, on or after 1 July 2002. The application of both HSC Codes is mandatory under chapter X
of the SOLAS Convention.