Our experts at DNV GL ensure the certification process for meeting IMO requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code runs smoothly.

In force since 2004, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code makes it the responsibility of stakeholders – governments, shipping companies, crew and port or facility staff – to certify security of the following ships engaged in international voyages:
• Passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft
• Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnes and upwards
• Mobile (self-propelled) offshore drilling units

ISPS services are provided by our local DNV GL surveyors, at over 300 sites in more than 100 countries. They work together with you to ensure that the process for your ISPS certification runs easily and smoothly.

  • Our services cover:
    An approved Ship Security Plan (SSP) and a full-term International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) for individual ships to fulfil mandatory security requirements stated by the IMO through the ISPS Code

  • Review of the SSA/SSP and approval of the SSP

  • Interim Shipboard Verification

  • Issuance of an interim International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) that is valid for six months

  • Initial Shipboard Verification done during the interim period

  • Issuance of a full-term ISSC that is valid for five years

  • In the process of ISPS certification, audits that are combined with the ship’s International Safety Management (ISM) certification may be carried out in order to save you time and money

DNV GL’s smooth certification process:

We offer several tools and guidelines for preparing and performing a Ship Security Assessment (SSA), which is then needed to create your Ship Security Plan (SSP),

The SSP is then approved by DNV GL as Recognised Security Organisation (RSO) on behalf of the the flag administration.. To implement the SSP onboard, an interim audit is done and an interim International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) is issued, valid for six months.

Upon successful completion of an initial or renewal audit, an ISSC is issued and valid for five years. An intermediate audit is carried out between the 2nd and 3rd anniversary of the certificate.

Contact us

Find out more about how we can support you in gaining ISPS certification. Simply contact your local DNV GL office.

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