ISPS. 6. Ship Security Plan. SSP. Definition & Purpose of the SSP Contents of the SSP Confidentiality issues Implementation of the SSP Maintenance and modification of the SSP. I. Definition & Purpose of the SSP. Each ship shall carry on board a Ship Security Plan
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6. Ship Security Plan
Each ship shall carry on board a Ship Security Plan
approved by the (flag) Administration (A/9.1) or by a Recognized Security Organization approved by the flag administration (A/9.2.1)
SSP : “ a plan developed to ensure the application of
measures on board the ship designed to protect persons on board, cargo, cargo transport units, ship’s stores or the ship from the risks of a security incident ” (A/126.96.36.199)
The Ship Security Plan is a Ship Specific Plan(B/9.1)
The SSP addresses the security measures that should be taken at each security level
by a RSO on behalf of a flag Administration (A/9.2) …
The Plan shall be written in the language or languages of the ship. If the language or languages used in not English, French or Spanish, a translation into one of these languages shall be included (A/9.4)
Submission of Ship Plan or amendments, for approval, shall be accompanied by the Ship Security Assessment on the basis of which the plan, or amendments, have been developed (A/9.3)
How to obtain the ISSC….
SSP Shall be developed taking into account the guidance given in part B of the Code (A/9.4)
The SSP should describe in a clear and concise
form HOW the security measures, taken by the
Company, will be carried out to protect the ship
and the crew (and pax) regardless of where the
ship is located.
Objective of the SSP:
PREVENTIONof illegal acts against ship / crew / pax
The Ship Security Plan addresses the security measures that should be taken at each security level and specifically the security measures covering : (B/9.8)
ACCESS TO THE SHIP
IDENTIFICATION OF RESTRICTED AREAS
HANDLING OF CARGO
HANDLING OF UNACCOMPANIED BAGGAGE
MONITORING THE SECURITY OF THE SHIP
DELIVERY OF SHIP’S STORES
Code in :
Example of a SSP procedure over the “Protection from unauthorized access
or disclosure (from a Japanese Model Plan) :
The plan may be kept in an electronic format but shall be protected by procedures aimed at preventing its unauthorized deletion, destruction or amendment (A/9.6)
Mechanisms for insuring the continuing effectiveness and updating of the SSP
- assess the continuing effectiveness of the SSP; and
- prepare amendments of the plan (B/9.5.1,2)
The procedures for insuring the continuing effectiveness and updating of the SSP includes :
Security inspection : SSO to ensure that appropriate security measures are maintained (A/12.2.1). For ships fitted with security or monitoring equipment, SSO to inspect them once every month and record the results. Inspection methods according to maker’s instructions ;
Periodic Review : Master and SSO to review the SSP at least once a year. Normally done when SMS is reviewed. Results to report to CSO ;
Internal audit : CSO is responsible to conduct an internal audit at least once a year. Normally done when SMS audit is conducted. Personnel to conduct internal audit should not be the crew of the ship. Copy of record of internal audit should be placed on board the ship.
Procedures for implementing any corrective actions
Minor revisions : SSO is responsible for issuing (minor) revisions to the SSP, after the revisions have been approved by the Master and the CSO.
Significant changes : the submission of amendments to an approved SSP shall be accompanied by the security assessment on the basis of which the amendments have been developed (A/9.3). Significant changes to the approved SSP or to any security equipment shall not be implemented UNLESS approved by the flag Administration or a Recognized Security Organization approved by the flag Administration (A/9/5).
The approving RSO shall not be involved in the preparation of the amendments under review (A/9.2.1)