ISPS Port Facility Security Plan

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The ISPS is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention on the minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies.
The ISPS prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel and port/facility personnel to “detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade”.
CARES Group was commissioned by a major aluminium company to carry out an ISPS Port Facility Security Assessment of Kamsar Port.
The assessment related the security measures of the new facility to the Port Security Plan and made recommendations accordingly; including identifying:

  • Critical assets and infrastructure requiring protection.
  • Threats to assets and infrastructure to establish prioritized security measures.
  • Selection and prioritization of measures and procedure changes to reduce security vulnerability.
  • Weaknesses including human factors in the infrastructure, policies and procedures.
  • Nature of expected vessel traffic.