This part of the international code for the security of ships and port facilities contains mandatory provisions to which reference is made in chapter xi-2 of the international convention for the safety of life at sea, 1974 as amended. Code under international the impacts of isps code implementation the terrorist attacks on 11 september 2001 on the world trade centre and pentagon in the united states widely known as 9/11 undeniably produced a profound impact on a multitude sectors across the globe. Iv abstract the purpose and aim of this research paper was to investigate the effects of the isps code on ship and port facility security and how the people working.
Under section a/76 of the isps code, prior to entering a port or whilst in a port within the territory of a contracting government, ships shall confirm to the port facility security officer (pfso) the initiation of the implementation of the appropriate measures and procedures as detailed in the ship security plan, and shall report any. The panama maritime authority (pma) posted on its internet site a revised circular discussing implementation of the international ship and port facility security (isps) code. Isps code, its implementation and impact the isps code was implemented on 01 july 2004 and currently applies to 162 states that are contracting governments to solas. The international ship and port facility security (isps) code is a comprehensive security regime for the maritime sector, which was adopted in a resolution on the 12th december 2002 by a diplomatic conference of contracting governments to the international convention for the safety of life at sea (solas) 1974.
The isps code must be implemented in its fullest form to ensure the safety and protection of all concerned for a shipping line and port, it means additional there is a lot of manpower, planning, and equipment that goes into the implementation of the isps code and to ensure the safety and security. Building the defences against any threat to maritime security is essential in order to achieve safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans, the prime objectives of the international maritime organization (imo), the united nations regulatory body responsible for the safety and security of. Options for reformrepeal code provisions since the implementation of the private sector provisionsan industry or organisation code 137 the industry code of practice states that isps will be taken to have complied with the legislation, in regard toit there is no obligation on users to use the filters or. Consequently, during the january 2016 gap analysis of nigeria's isps code implementation infrastructure, the imo bestowed on the agency an official seal of approval, he said. The isps code in reality given its penetrative effect in the port realm, what is emphasised in this section is how the isps code produced numerous security initiatives and frames for pfso's, security services, and relevant authorities, overseen by state control.
Isps code codes & conventions marine & shipping commercial passenger advisory and certification services we have played a proactive role in helping the industry to implement the isps code and offers a full range of statutory certification services to help you maintain compliance. Supporters of the isps code may argue that the code has been successful since there have been no serious maritime terrorist attacks since the implementation detractors may argue that the code did not help much in protecting seafarers against the menace of modern day piracy. The international ship & port facility security (isps) code is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities why choose bureau veritas bureau veritas is already labeled by several governments as a recognized security organization (rso) for certifying implementation of the isps code.
The isps code depending on the potential risk to security having assessed the threat to security, the government of a country, or a designated authority within the government (the appropriate authority), will set the security level required at each of its port facilities. The isps code was implemented by imo on july 1st 2004 as a comprehensive set of measurements for international security by prescribing proper implementation of isps code is another concern as not all the crew are trained at the shore for ship security training it also impacts on the daily activity of. Ten years of implementation of the international ships and ports facility security (isps) code in nigeria achieved the compliance of only 22 port facilities, 90 percent of which occurred after a.
The international ship and port facility security (isps) code is an amendment to the safety of life at sea (solas) convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships. The impacts of isps code implementation at ptp have direct impacts such as cost increased and changes in procedure on port user organization and activities as any port user is compulsory to comply with port regulations to ensure port security. 5 the code is expressed in broad terms so that it can have a widespread application clearly, different levels of management, whether shore-based or at sea, will require varying levels of knowledge and awareness of the items outlined.
Although cisr is not delegating any responsibilities under the isps code to classification societies or other recognized security organizations, most of these organizations have help and advice on their websites. To identify the effect of isps code implementation on the flow of ship traffic 3 to determine the berth occupancy rate with the implementation of isps code 4. Building trust shaping safety page 2 of 9 no subject: panama circular 359 instructions and procedure for the implementation and certification of the isps code.