North American Panel Meeting
March 22, 2004
Brad L. Berman, President
Liberian International Ship and
BY 1 JULY 2004
THE ISPS CODE REQURIES THAT:
• Company Security Officers be designated.
• Company Security Officers be trained.
• Ship vulnerability assessments to be completed.
• Approved Security plan for each vessel.
• Ship Security Officers selected and trained.
• The crew to be trained in their duties.
• Ship’s Approved Security plan to be implemented.
• Ships successfully complete ISPS Verification Audit
and receive ISPS Certificate.
• Continuous Synopsis record be on board and
New Duties for Flag States:
• Develop National requirements for ISPS
• Approve Security Plans.
• Audit Security Plan implementation and
• Oversight of RSOs.
• Setting and communicating security levels
ISPS Code Implementation by
As Of 15 March 2004
• Security Plans Received: 1034/1483 = 68%
• Security Plans Approved: 650/1483 = 44%
• Audits completed by Liberia: 63/702 = 9%
• Audits completed by RSOs: 1 GL & 1 ABS =0.3%
– Designated RSOs: ABS, BV, CCS, DNV, GL, LRS & NKK
ISPS Code Current Issues
• Continuous Synopsis Records
– Marine Notice ISP-002 describes
• Flag State - Port State Issues
– Liberia-Germany Mutual Acceptance
– Liberia - USA PSI Agreement
– Setting Alert Levels
• Current Experiences
– SSP Implementation
– Security Alert Systems
TOP 5 DEFICENCIES ON SECURITY
• Retention of security records not specified.
• Lack of specificity concerning security searches
during elevated security levels (example: 1 out
of 10 people searched at security level 1, and 1
out of 5 at security level 2).
• Ship Security Officer not clearly identified.
• Vessel access points, lighting, and restricted
areas not identified on General Arrangement
• Assessor qualifications missing from the Ship
TOP 5 DEFICENCIES AT SECURITY
• Restricted areas - Not properly marked or
restricted areas not properly secured.
• Training - Lack of record keeping regarding the
frequency of drills and training by SSO.
• Records - Failure to keep an accurate security
• Access control – Inadequate identification
control at respective security levels.
• Security equipment – Insufficient inventory or
maintenance of security equipment.