For large maritime vessels, such as private motor yachts and commercial ships,
C4 can prepare your ship’s Security Plan consistent with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) draft amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS), the new International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, and the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA) and 33 CFR 101, et seq.
A Security Plan will be prepared specifically for the vessel after a thorough security survey (required by the IMO) is conducted. A thorough examination of the physical and operational characteristics includes deck and topside lighting, access control and identification measures, security alarms, surveillance and communications systems, restricted areas, and emergency plans and equipment.
The plan lists potential threats to the ships while at sea and in port and details how the crew will deal with the threats. The plan also includes expanded explanations of piracy and terrorism.
The purpose of this Security Plan is to provide a concise, readable, and easily understood format of security procedures that must be followed at all times by the vessel’s crew, guests, and passengers.
The procedures described in the plan encompass “General Orders” regarding security aboard the vessel and should be the foundation for any response to security situations for the officers and crew.
Whether the vessel is engaged in trade or is used solely at the discretion of the owner, security of the vessel must be given a high priority and constantly considered during the day-to-day activities of the vessel and its crew. Our Security Plan covers all of the relevant, prudent, and required facets of vessel operations, and the security survey can be an enlightening endeavour for the ship owner or managers.
In addition to plan conceptualization, we can facilitate:
- Advance risk mitigation teams and sourcing
- Dock security
- Barricades on pier and on water
- Land transportation for owner(s) and crew
- Vetted local resources in ports worldwide
- Expedited movement clearance for vessel or helicopter
- Hull search for IED’s by experienced divers