USCG ISSUES SECURITY GUIDELINES FOR VESSELS

Developed to assist vessel operators and owners to align security arrangements to requirements being developed at IMO and reflect good security practices for vessels.

The US Coast Guard has issued Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 10-02 entitled Security Guidelines for Vessels. The NVIC has been developed to assist vessel operators and owners to align security arrangements to requirements being developed at IMO and reflect good security practices for vessels. All vessel operators and owners are encouraged by the Coast Guard to adopt practices and procedures consistent with these guidelines.  The guidelines provide for appointing company and ship security officers, performing security assessments, establishing protective measures, preparing vessel security plans, and coordinating security arrangements with waterfront facilities through a joint Declaration of Security.

 

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