The International Ship and Port Facility Security code or the ISPS Code has played an important role in ensuring security and safety in the maritime industry after the gruesome terrorist attack of 9/11. What are these changes and what are the after effects. Find out inside the article.
The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security threat to the country and its coastal region including to the ships visiting that country. Find out more about the security levels inside the article.
The Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) is a method to strength maritime security by using a system which sends alert messages to maritime rescue departments. Know how ship security alert system is beneficial to prevent maritime piracy inside the article
The STCW convention and codes as amended by the Manila Amendements (2010) has certain mandatory requirements regarding security training of seafarers. All ship board personnel must now undertake Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PSDS) Certification course before joining the ship.
Ship security and safety at the sea is ensured by various maritime systems working together. Mentioned herein are eight such systems that not only help in providing safety to the ships but also provide various important data for overall smooth running of the industry.
Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company is required to appoint a company security officer, who would take care of the ship’s safety and security. Find out about the responsibilities of company security officer inside the article.
Under the ISPS code, the contracting government plays a vital role in order to ensure that the ISPS code is followed properly by the shipping companies and the port authorities. Find out more about the responsibilities of ISPS code inside the article.
Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company must take certain steps into consideration to ensure security of the crew, ship and environment. A ship security assessment is carried out to ensure that every ship follows the security measures under ISPS.
With increasing threat to merchant ships from sea piracy, seafarers must make extra efforts to enhance the ship security. Find out ten ways to enhance the security of ships.