3.2 Company Security Officer

A Company Security Officer is the designated person located ashore in the shipping company office, with responsibility for developing, maintaining and enforcing the security plan.  He/she  will also:

  • advise on what threats may be encountered by the ship, using appropriate security assessments and other relevant information
  • ensure that ship security assessments and annual reassessments are carried out
  • ensure the development and maintenance of the Ship Security Plan
  • modify the Ship Security Plan to correct deficiencies to satisfy the security requirements of the individual Ship
  • customize the Ship Security Plan to account for the security requirements of the individual vessels
  • strengthen  security awareness and vigilance
  • ensure adequate training for personnel responsible for the security of the ship
  • coordinate implementation of the Ship Security Plan with the Ship Security Officer and the relevant designated representative on behalf of the waterfront facility
  • coordinate and ensure the consistency between security requirements and safety requirements
  • ensure that, if sister-ship or fleet security plans are used, the plan for each ship reflects the ship-specific information accurately
  • ensure that any alternative or equivalent arrangements approved for a particular ship or group of ships are implemented and maintained