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What is ISPS? What is an ISPS Audit?

ISPS stands for International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and it defines a selection of security measures, requirements and recommendations.  The purpose of these security measures is to improve the security of ships and port facilities.  ISPS was developed to prevent future terrorist and other security risks. In order to improve security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), ISPS Code is implemented via chapter XI-2 Special measures and includes a mandatory component and a recommended component.

The goal of the ISPS Code is to determine levels of security with appropriate security measures and procedures. The Code allows Government organizations to balance threat levels with appropriate changes in the vulnerability of ship and port facilities.  As a structured framework, the Code provides a standardized way of evaluating risk. ISPS helps ensure that ship and port facility security is a risk management activity.

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How we can help with ISPS compliance? We can conduct an ISPS Audit.

The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) requires  ships, shipping companies and ship operators to have procedures in place for conducting both internal and external audits to ensure the company organization and individual ships are complying with their international obligations.

Equally important, the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) also requires  Harbour Authorities, Port Operators, and some Terminal Operators to have procedures in place to ensure the facility is complying with the ISPS requirements.

We provide qualified auditors with extensive “hands on” practical experience of administering and auditing the Code.

We provide:

  • Guidance and/or production of Ship Security Plans
  • Assessment of Ship Security Plans and Pre Ship Security Certificate Audit
  • Guidance and/or production of Port Facility Security Plans
  • Assessment and third party auditing of Port Facility Security Plans

As always, when performing auditing services for our Clients we are mindful and sensitive to the requirement for minimum disruption to the audited Company’s day to day operations.

To find out more about our qualified ISPS auditors call us today +44 (0) 1856 874 884

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More about Orcades Marine Management Consultants

As marine consultants in the UK and working Worldwide our goal is to facilitate and assist the smooth operation of the day to day business of ship owners, ship managers, ship masters, port operators and Harbour Authorities.

We are able to respond quickly worldwide 24 hours and day. We have experts in different disciplines across the industry sectors who are able to provide knowledgeable third party representation and expert advice to our Clients.

We treat your organization with the same care as if it is our own.