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What Are The Security Levels Under ISPS


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By Anish | In: Marine Safety | Last Updated on July 21, 2016

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The security levels under the ISPS code describe the current scenario related to the security
threat to the country and its coastal region including the ships visiting that country. The security
levels are decided by the co-operation of ship and port authority keeping the current condition
of national and international security. The local government sets the security level and ensures
to inform port state and ships prior to entering the port, or when berthed in the port.

All personnel on board ships and port state stas are assigned with security duties, which are
dierent for people of dierent levels. Moreover, frequent security drills are also carried out on
board ships.

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As soon as the security level has been decided as per the ISPS code, it is displayed prominently
on board vessel at the entrance of the ship.

There are total three security levels under ISPS code:

LEVEL 1 Normal Level

In normal level, both ships and port operations are carried out in general way.
Minimum security measures are always maintained on board and in port.
Ship and port operation are carried out as per ship and port facility security plan.
Port facility ensures to keep the no access areas under surveillance at all times.
Ship and port authority mutually supervise loading and unloading operation of cargo and
stores, ensuring access control and other minimum security criteria.
Minimum access in the ship is maintained at all times.

LEVEL 2- Heightened Risk

In level 2, the threat to the security is higher than the normal level.
All the routine and cargo operations are carried out with an increase in security
measures in both ships and ports.
Look-outs in no access zone and waterside area is to be increased by port and ship
authorities.
Access control is maintained all the time with escorting the visitors and use of security
equipments like metal detector etc.
Communication between port authority and ship administration is always maintained in
case of increase in security level.
Preparing a full or partial search operation of ship.
A declaration of security is undertaken between port state and ship administration.

LEVEL 3 Imminent danger

Level 3 is imposed when the probability of security threat to ship or port authorities are
highest or imminent and specic protective measures are to be maintained.
In level 3 all ship and port operations are stopped and frequent security rounds and
duties are carried out by both ship sta and port authorities. Boat petrol are done by
port state on the water side.
Main propulsion plant is always kept ready for moving the ship out of port if require.
No personal is allowed to access the ship without the authorization of port state ocial.
Only one access point is maintained on board at all time.
Preparing a full search operation of ship or under water hull search operation with port

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A declaration of security is undertaken between port state and ships administration.

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An ardent sailor and a techie, Anish Wankhede has voyaged on a number of ships as a
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JANUARY 20, 2016 AT 7:05 AM

Think for measureing good level of security

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NOVEMBER 25, 2016 AT 6:13 PM

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