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 The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has introduced a range of security measures under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, through amendments that establish an international framework by which ships and port facilities can detect and deter acts that threaten maritime transport security. SOLAS regulations include the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

This code applies to all cargo ships 500 gross tons and larger, all passenger ships on international voyages, and to the port facilities serving such ships.

It does not apply to fishing vessels or to merchant vessels less than 500 gross tons.

The ISPS Code has been in force since 1 July 2004 for those states that are parties to SOLAS.

Shipping company responsibilities include ensuring the ship security plan contains a clear statement emphasising the master’s authority, as well as provisions needed to support the company security officer and the ship security officer in carrying out their duties.

How do we help?

Our services have been designed to support clients’ needs at any stage of the Ship security plan development, implementation and certification.
  • Carry out ship security assessment by qualified personnel
  • Development of ship security plans on the basis of ship security assessment
  • Implementation of ship security plan
  • Carry out ship security audits
  • Familiarisation / training of ship’s personnel on ISPS and SSP implementation requirements
  • Coordination / assistance on the approval of the ship security plan by Flag