5.2 Controlling access to Ship

The regular gangway is not the only access to the ship.  Other ways to get onboard can include ladders, side ports or climbing up the mooring ropes.  To prevent unauthorised persons boarding, these access points have to be guarded.  How they should be guarded depends on the different SECURITY levels. Here follows some examples of security measures to take at different security levels:

  • SECURITY Level 1. All access points have to be monitored continuously.  Everyone seeking access to the vessel must present an ID and be logged in.
  • SECURITY Level 2.  Limit the number of access points: Everyone seeking access to the vessel must present an ID and be logged in.
  • SECURITY Level 3.  Limit to only one access point: everyone seeking access to the vessel must present an ID and be logged in.  Coordinate with the waterfront facility to extend access control beyond the immediate area of the ship.