International Ship & Port Facility
Security Code (ISPS Code)
Presented by: Capt. Eddie Bremner
Republic of South Africa has acceded
to the IMO Resolution for the adoption
of the ISPS Code into the SOLAS
Contracting Government of the RSA has signed
adoption of ISPS Code (Minster of Transport)
Minister of Transport to draft Merchant Shipping
(Maritime Security) Regulations under the
Merchant Shipping Act.
Contracting Government to appoint the National
Department of Transport: Director-General
(NDOT:D-G) as the Designated Authority
The ISPS Code comes into force, world-wide,
on 01 July 2004.
MERCHANT SHIPPING ACT, 1951 (ACT No. 57 OF 1951)
MERCHANT SHIPPING (MARITIME SECURITY)
REGULATIONS, 2004 (draft)
Purpose of the regulations
(1) The purpose of these regulations is to
safeguard against unlawful interference with
(2) To achieve this purpose, these regulations
establish a regulatory framework centred around
the development of security plans for ships and
other maritime transport operations.
(3) The implementation of this framework will
enable the Republic to meet its obligations under
Chapter XI-2 of the Safety Convention and the
National Dept. of Transport:
What is a security regulated port?
What’s expected of the port
Who has to do all the ships’ and
ports’ maritime security plans?
Who is going to approve the
PORTS & OPERATORS
Security regulated ports
(1) A security regulated port is any area of a port in the
(a) is intended for use either wholly or partly in connection
with the movement, loading, unloading, maintenance or
provisioning of security regulated ships; and
(1) The Minister may, by writing, designate a person as the
port operator for a security regulated port.
(2) The Minister must take into account—
(a) the person's ability to undertake the functions of a port
(b) the physical and operational features of a port; and
(c) the views of the person, or persons, responsible for
managing the operations of the port.
"port facility" means an area of land or
water, or land and water, within a
security regulated port (including any
buildings, installations or equipment in or
on the area) used either wholly or partly
in connection with the loading or
unloading of ships;
"port facility operator" means a person
who operates a port facility;
Port & Facility Security Personnel
Port Security Officer (PSO) –
person representing the total
Port Facility Security Officer
(PFSO) – person
representing the port facility.
Port Service Provider Security
Officer (PSPSO) – person
representing the port service
NB: These persons need to be designated by their
respective organisations (by name OR position)
Approval of Security Plans
The NDOT: D-G
approves the plan.
approves the plan.
NDOT: D-G is the
SAMSA is the
designated by the Authority as
Minister of Transport designated under
the SAMSA Act.
NDOT: D-G issues
SAMSA issues the
the Statement of
Compliance, ie the International Ship
approval of the Security Certificate
Maritime Security ISSC is valid for a
Plan 5-year period
Plan is valid for a
Maritime Security Plans
Who are the Maritime
Who carries out the port
Who drafts the port
Maritime Industry Participants
"maritime industry participant" means—
(a) a port operator; (basically the NPA)
(b) a port facility operator; (SAPO, FPT, etc)
(c) the ship operator for a South African
regulated ship; (Safmarine, Unicorn, etc)
(d) the ship operator for a foreign regulated
ship; or (ship owner, charterer, agent, etc)
(e) a contractor who provides services to a
person mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (d);
(f) a port service provider; (barge, pilotboat,
tug, line-handlers, offshore services, etc)
MSAC duties … 1
Maritime Security Advisory Committee – chaired
by NDOT (Mr Dumisani Ntuli):
Comprises NDOT, Government agencies, NPA,
SAPO, SAMSA, etc …
MSAC to facilitate the implementation of the
ISPS Code via the Regulations. Working Groups
assist with detailed information and processes.
MSAC to co-ordinate dissemination of security-
related information to all maritime industry
NPA to assist at port-level, inviting/hosting
participants to a presentation by NDOT
NB: Presentations to occur before end of Feb.
MSAC duties … 2
Maritime Security Advisory Committee:
MSAC, W.Group Chairs & ALL members meet 16
& 17 Feb in Durban to determine the present
‘state-of-affairs’ and the steps forward.
Work Groups (7):
– Port Facilities & Ship Security (Chair – NPA)
– Legal Advisory (Chair – SAMSA)
– Clearance of Goods (Chair – SARS)
– Clearance of Persons (Chair – Home Affairs)
– Regional Co-ordination (Chair – Foreign Affairs)
– Systems & Technology (Chair – NPA)
– Maritime at Sea (Chair – SANDF)
PORT SECURITY PLAN
Port security assessment
What are the risks and
threats to the port?
What is needed to
comply with ISPS
P S Assessment Methodology 1.
Obtain data on the Port
Analyse the data and port maps
Assess the risks to the port facilities
Identify most relevant port facilities
Report on the port facilities
Develop, then submit Maritime Security
Plan for approval (Annex 2 of Regs.)
Statement of Compliance issued once
P S A Methodology … 2
NPA’s HM’s and Security Managers, with NIA
have met to tackle the port assessment issue.
Security Managers are being trained by NIA in
some security-related items.
Security Managers presently ‘appear’ to be the
proposed Port Security Officers
NIA and NPA have each submitted ‘port
security assessments’ to NDOT (Maritime
Security Advisory Committee) for consideration
Formal Security Plans have yet to be submitted
since the Regulations have not been circulated
for public comment and hence not promulgated
P S A Methodology … 3
Have all maritime industry participants been
informed about ISPS Code?
The major role players like SAPO are on board
– the others participants … ??
Security Managers have been handling this
aspect of advising port facility operators.
Port service providers to be brought into the
security plan as well.
Each participant’s plan should be contained in
the overall port’s Maritime Security Plan.
Port Operator to ensure that Port Coordinating
Committee is in place to facilitate the proper
implementation and operation of the Port Plan.
IMO Courses - Modules are
NIA – currently training NPA
All persons designated as; Port,
Port Facility or Port Service
Provider Security Officers must
be trained for their respective
duties and responsibilities
( see Annex 2 , Part 1)
Same applies on the ship side of
SHIP SECURITY PLANS
Ship Security Personnel
Officer (CSO) – shore
Ship Security Officer
(SSO) – ship based
NB: These persons to be designated by the Ship
Operator (by name OR position)
MSAC to provide guidelines, structures and
timelines for items to be delivered.
NPA (HQ) to determine and designate the Port
Security Officers. Keep Port EXCO’s informed.
Ports to facilitate participation by Maritime
Industry Participants in the drafting of the
Maritime Security Plan.
NPA personnel to be kept informed of progress.
Systematic approach to Communication and Co-
ordination are the KEYS to success.
Up-to-date, centralised-database of all the
relevant persons, contact details, facilities
operations, etc must be maintained.
Thank You !!!!