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ISPS Code General
The code was adopted by IMO 12 December 2002 as a direct result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on 11 December 2001
 
The code is part of a larger set of rules that was included as a new chapter XI-2 SOLAS
 
The regula­tions require prepar­edness and measures on ships in intern­ational trade and to port facilities serving these ships, with the aim of preventing criminal acts

The purpose

The purpose of the Code is to establish an intern­ational framework involving cooper­ation between Contra­cting States, superiors and local author­ities, ships in intern­ational traffic and ports serving ship in such a speed, thereby to prevent terrorist acts, piracy and similar impact against the ship
NMD is respon­sible for ISPS on Norwegian registered ship

RSO - recognized Classi­fic­ation Society

NMD has chosen to designate the recognized class instit­utions (through a separate class arrang­ement) to perform work on board the Norwegian flagged vessels RSO on behalf of the author­ities
This means the recognized class instit­utions are delegated authority to approve ships' security plans (SSP) and issuing Intern­ational Ship Security Certif­icate (ISSC) on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Direct­orate.
Ships that have ISSC issued by an RSO, will mainly relate to this in all matters directly related to this certif­icate or ISPS code

SSAS

Ship Security Alert System

Security level

Security Level 1:
The level where a minimum of relevant security measures shall maintained to any time. Normal­tis­tand.
Security Level 2:
The level where releante security measures shall maintained for one certain time period as a result of increased risk for one security event
Security Level 3:
The level where relevant security measures shall maintained for one limited time period when event is immedi­ately forthc­oming or probable.

Audit / inspection

Within the field of maritime security, there are some different audits and inspec­tions NMD can perform
For example
Surprise inspec­tions on board the Norwegian flagged ship with ISSC to verify compliance with the Code claim
 
Inspec­tions carried out on board foreign flag ships on their way to, or in, a Norwegian port. Performed by a "Duly Authorized Office­r'S­usp­icion that a ship is not operating in accordance with ISPs Code claim
Remember! Docume­ntation should be kept on board for the last three years and the last 10 ports of call

ISPS Code content

1
General
2
Defini­tions
3
Applic­ation
4
Respon­sib­ilities of Contra­cting Govern­ments
5
Declar­ation of Security
6
Obliga­tions of the company
7
Ship Security Officer
8
Ship Security Assessment
9
Ship Security Plan
10
Records
11
Company Security Officer
12
Ship Security Officer
13
Training, Drills and exercises on ship security
14
Gate Facility security
15
Gate Facility Security Assessment
16
Gate Facility Security Plan
17
Gate Facility Security Officer
18
Training, Drills and exercises on port facility
9-20
Verifi­cation / appendix
 

ISPS code applies to

Passenger ships in intern­ational traffic Cargo ships over 500 GT in intern­ational traffic Mobile drilling rigs in intern­ational traffic Ports serving ships in intern­ational traffic

iSPS CONSIST

ISPS code consists of two parts; Part A and B
Part A are rules everyone must follow, while party B is guidelines / recomm­end­ations.

Aims

ISPS code aims to prevent criminal incidents the maritime industry, not only terrorist attacks - so it tends to be produced in various forums
examples:
terror Attack
 
smuggling,
 
Burgla­ries, vandalism, sabotage

Gate Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

Gate Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Is respon­sible for protecting port facili­ties, ships, persons, cargo, transport units and vessels in port facility against the risk of a security incident

Security Declar­ation (DoS)

DoS to be filled and be part of the ship's docume­ntation in the following cases:
The vessel operates at a higher security level one port / ship they interact with
 
There have been a relevant threat or event that has concerned the safety of ship / harbor facilities
 
The ship is at a terminal that does not have an approved security plan

Port State Control - inspection

By duly Authorized officer's profes­sional judgment or observ­ations:
Certif­icate is not valid / has expired
 
Serious defici­encies exist in the security equipment
 
Reports or complaints containing reliable inform­ation Indicating That the ship does not Comply
 
The master or ship's personnel is not familiar with essential shipboard security procedures or can not carry out drills.

PSC inspection and ISPS

Verifying who has access to the ship
Verifying restricted areas
Verify cargo handling
Verifying unclaimed / abandoned luggage
Monitoring of whether prevails on board
Security Organi­zation on board
Exercises / training activities

security vs safety

Security
Protection against deliberate criminal incidents
Safety
Protection against acidents and accidents

What means ISPS?

The Intern­ational Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code

NMD

Norwegian Maritime Direct­orate
 

The Ship Security Plan (SSP)

A plan to protect the ship, persons, cargo, cargo transport units risk of an security incident. This should be maintained by Ship Security Officer (SSO)
Task:
Procedure reporting accident
 
Identi­fic­ation of Companies Security Officer (CSO)
 
Identi­fic­ation of the area where the security system (Security Alert System) are located on board
 
Procedure for testing, calibr­ation etc of safety equipment on table
 
Procedure for training, drilling and exercises in relation to SSP
Procedures
Procedure for cooper­ation with port author­ities
 
Procedure for audit of security activities
 
Procedures for periodic changes, updates and revision of security activities

Ship Security Officer (SSO)

Ship Security Officer (SSO) A person on board the ship, accoun­table to the master, designated by the Company and is respon­sible for the safety of the ship, including implem­ent­ation and mainte­nance of security plan, and for contact with the Company Security Officer and Port Facility Security Officer
Task:
Carry out regular safety inspec­tions on board the ship
 
Report security related incidents
 
Reporting to CSO events, deviations and incons­ist­encies related to the SSP
 
Ensure that safety is used correctly, tested, calibrated and maintained
 
Suggest modifi­cations to SSP (Ship Security Plan)

Company Security Officer

Designated person of the company to verify that the ship's security is safegu­arded (CSO)
make
Make sure that ship security plan (SSP) is developed, first for certif­ica­tion, then implem­ented and mainta­ined. (Inter­nat­ion­alShip Security Certif­icate 5 years)
link
Be the link between the port security officer and ship security officer (SSO)
Task:
Performing internal audits and ensure that deviations closed
 
Inform about the likely threat level on the basis of reliable sources
 
Encourage security awareness and vigilance
 
Provide necessary education and training for personnel who have security respon­sib­ilities on board
 
Ensuring consis­tency between security requir­ements and safety

Ship intending two enter a port of another

The contra­cting government Shall require from the ship:
Intern­ational Ship Security Certif­icate and name of issuing authority
 
Which security level the ship is operating
 
The levels the ship operated that during its last 10 ports
 
Any additional or special security Measures that were taken during the last 10 ports
The inform­ation concerned Airport's author­ities receive should forwarded the next port ship to visit.

Ship intending two enter a port of another

The contra­cting government Shall require from the ship:
Intern­ational Ship Security Certif­icate and name of issuing authority
 
Which security level the ship is operating
 
The levels the ship operated that during its last 10 ports
 
Any additional or special security Measures that were taken during the last 10 ports
The inform­ation concerned Airport's author­ities receive should forwarded the next port ship to visit.

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