Ship Security Management Systems (ISPS)


The infamous terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on 11 September 2001 were the preface to the following. Chapter XI-2 Special Measures to Enhance Maritime Security was adopted by the IMO as a new chapter in the SOLAS Convention, The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, referred to in this new chapter of SOLAS, came into effect on 1 July 2004.

All passenger ships and cargo ships of 500 GT and above, engaged in international voyages must conform with the Code and will be required to possess an International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC).

ClassNK conducts such audits on behalf of flag Administrations and issues International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) under their authority. ClassNK boasts one of the largest shares of registered ships in the world according to the International Association of Classification Society (IACS). And ClassNK conducts approval of Ship Security Plan (SSP) on behalf of flag Administrations also.

ClassNK offers services for the above audits and certifications under PrimeManagement.

Government Authorizations

ClassNK has been authorized to carry out ISPS Code related audits and approval of SSP as a Recognized Security Organization (RSO) on behalf of more than 50 flag Administrations world wide, including the Government of Japan.

List of Delegation granted by Flag StatesUPDATE!


Handbook for Ship Security System Audit (For Non-Japanese Ships) August 2012 (Ver.16)


Form No. Name of Form
MS-SELF-CHK-SHIP-e Self-Checklist for Shipboard Security System PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-IISSC-e Self-Checklist of Audit for Issuing Interim ISSC PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-SHIP-Japan Self-Checklist for Shipboard Security Audit (Japan) PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-SSAS Self-Checklist for Survey of Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-SSAS-j Self-Checklist of Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) for Japanese flag ship PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-SSP-e Self-Checklist for SSP PDF
MS-SELF-CHK-PSC-e Self-Checklist for Port State Control (ISPS Code related) PDF


Ship Security Assessment

Sample of Report for Ship Security Assessment PDF Word

Example of Report for Ship Security Assessment PDF

How to prepare Report for Ship Security Assessment PPT PDF

Best Management Practices

BMP4 Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy PDF

Review of Ship Security Plan of ships to operate in areas of piracy hotspots, such as Somali waterPDF

GISIS (SSAS report place / contact of each country)

Link to GISIS (SSAS report place / contact of each country)

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