I. These Regulations may be cited as the Maritime (ISPS Code) Regulations and shall come into force on 1st JanuaJ)l, Purpose. (1) The objective. With the entry into force, in , of the amendments to SOLAS, , which introduced a new chapter IX into the Convention, the ISM Code was made . CONSIDERING that the new chapter XI-2 of the Convention makes a reference to an International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and requires that.

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Development and implementation were sped up drastically in reaction to the September 11, attacks and the bombing of the French oil tanker Limburg. The measures agreed under the Code were brought into force on July 1, The SSO also ensures that the security crew is trained for high security level purposes. This process must be approved by the administration of the flag state of the ship or verified security organization with approval of the Ship Security Plan or Vessel Security Plan VSP.


Therefore, the VSP must include procedures to allow necessary communication that shall be enforced at all times.


It also must include the assessment of security surveillance equipment systems to detect malfunctioning parts. Observation of procedures has to include timed submissions, and assessments of security reports pertaining to heightened security concerns.

The ships alarm system may be activated from the navigation bridge by the captain without kooden the crew on-board. The Code is a two-part document describing minimum requirements for security of ships and ports.

Part A provides mandatory requirements. Part B provides guidance for implementation. Some contracting governments have elected to also treat Part B as mandatory.

The Code does not apply to warships, naval auxiliaries or other ships owned or operated by a contracting government osps used only on government non-commercial service. S Coast Guard for different levels of threats aboard or ashore. MARSEC Level 2 is a heightened level for a time period during a security risk that has become visible to security personnel. Appropriate additional measures will be conducted during this security level.


MARSEC Level 3 will include additional security measures for an incident that is forthcoming or has already occurred that must be maintained for a limited time frame. The security measure must be attended to although there might not be a specific target that has yet been identified. Security level 3 should be applied only when kkoden is reliable information given for that usps security threat that is probable or at hand.

Part contains vessel security regulations, including some provisions that apply to foreign ships in U.

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