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ISPS compliance 

PFSO, the Port Facility Security Officer, is very well integrated in Medina Consultancy's business plan to ensure the safety of your facility and your visitors alike.

Logically ISPS is one of the core business units from Medina Consultancy. Extensive, more than 30 years, experience in all harbour disciplines. From down the bottom of the tanktop discharging a vessel up to management advisory roles. You may rely on the unbeatable ability of learning.

ISPS or the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code is an essential maritime regulation for the safety and security of ships, ports, cargo and crew.

The biggest challenge the world is facing today is fighting terrorism. There have been many events in the history lately involving terrorist attacks in different parts of the world in different forms. But the most gruesome of all – September 11 terrorist attack on the twin towers (World Trade Centre) proved that the national and international security was on stake.


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Main Aim of ISPS code In Shipping

The ISPS code mainly looks after the security aspects of the ship, seafarers, ports and port workers, to ensure preventive measures can be taken if a security threat is determined. The main aim of the International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities (ISPS) is as follows:

  • To monitor the activity of people and cargo operation
  • To detect the different security threats on board vessel and in port and implement measure as per the situation
  • To provide a security level to the ship and derive various duties and functions at the different security level
  • To establish the respective roles and responsibilities of the contracting governments, agencies, local administrations and the shipping and port industries
  • To build and implement roles and responsibilities for port state officer and onboard officers to tackle maritime security threat at the international level
  • To collect data from all over the maritime industry concerning security threats and implementing ways to tackle the same
  • To ensure the exchange of collected security-related information data with worldwide port and ship owners network
  • To provide a methodology for security assessments so as to have in place plans and procedures to react to changing security levels
  • To find the shortcomings in the ship security and port security plan and measure to improve them

ISPS Code Requirements

The ISPS code incorporates various functional requirements so that it can achieve certain objectives to ensure the security of ships and ports. Some of the important requirements are as follows:

  • To gather the security-related information from the contracting government agencies
  • To assess the received information
  • To distribute the security-related information to appropriate contracting government agencies
  • Defining the proper communication protocols for ships and port facilities for hassle-free information exchange
  • To prevent any unauthorised entry in port facilities or on a ship and other related restricted areas, even if the unauthorised entry is not a threat (but always considered as a potential threat)
  • To prevent the passage of unauthorised weapons, incendiary devices or explosives to ships and port facilities
  • To provide different means for raising the alarm if any security incident is encountered or a potential security threat is assessed
  • To implement proper security plan on port and ship based upon the security assessment and requirements
  • To plan and implement training, drills and exercises for ship and port crew so that they are familiar with the security plans and there is no delay in implementing the same in case of a real threat


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