IMSN offers a range of maritime security services that can be modified to fit your company's specific needs. IMSN specializes in the development of vessel and port security plans including third-party due diligence and auditing, certified training that integrates the required understanding of new international law, the current ISPS code, SUA conventions, and SOLAS amendments.
Maritime Hard Security
IMSN's Force Protection teams are professional maritime security agents. Capable of deploying anywhere around the world, the IMSN team can provide your company with comprehensive security for any vessel or port facility.
IMSN can provide trained, armed security professionals to ensure that, should deterrence fail, crews will be protected. IMSN Force Protection teams will conduct on board ship security through hot zones, carry out security assessments, teach and run security drills.
All IMSN Force Protection team members are former military and or law enforcement. Our team members are also all trained CSO/VSO's with additional Anti-Piracy Defense training. No matter where you sail, from the Malacca Straits to the Suez Canal, the IMSN Force Protection teams will ensure your personnel and cargo have a safe voyage.
Planning & Auditing
Ship and Port Facility Security Plans: Preparation, Auditing and Amendment.
IMSN has proven experience in preparing security plans in accordance with international and domestic maritime security regulations. Our technical staff can help conduct security assessments and on-scene security surveys for your vessel or port facility. We will then carefully analyze the information gathered from the assessment and build a security plan that is thorough, yet practical for your operations. We will diligently work with you through the submission process until your plan is finally approved by your contracting government or administration.
Additionally, Ship and Port Facility Security Plans are required to be periodically audited to determine their continued effectiveness. IMSN has the expertise to help review your Plan's security measures and procedures in relation to your operation and personnel resources; any identified weaknesses or areas deemed no longer relevant will be detailed in a report with follow up recommendations and, if necessary, amendments made to the plan.
Under certain circumstances, such as changes to your operation, company ownership, or security personnel, your security plan will need to be amended to reflect these critical changes and resubmitted to the administration for approval. IMSN can assist with this process and assure you of a timely turnaround and approval.
Drills & Exercises
Conducting on-going Security Drills and Exercises is a
required element of the ISPS Code, but even more importantly is a vital
part of any serious regimen designed to test and evaluate the
preparedness of shipboard and port facility security personnel.
this type of training by "in house" personnel, however, can sometimes
limit both the actual level of security preparedness and the objective
evaluation of that security preparedness.
Security Network can address these innate challenges and will help
provide a more realistic testing and assessment of your actual security preparedness. Our trained teams can conduct unannounced
challenges to security that will test any area of concern. A sample of
areas that can be evaluated are as follows:
Controlled and uncontrolled access points to your ship or port facility.
Attentiveness and proficiency of security personnel at controlled access points, with specific attention being given to: Personnel's ability to adequately check identification and reason for boarding ship or entering facility.
Proper use of screening procedures.
Ability to effect communication with senior security personnel or other personnel who would respond to a security incident.
of who to communicate with regarding questions or concerns about
persons seeking to board ship or enter facility - chain of command.
Use of any passwords or other security checks employed.
Overall security awareness of non-security personnel.
of preparedness and procedures followed in response to various "staged"
security incidents or "staged" increases in security level, with
detailed comparison to procedures found in your Ship or Port Facility
Security measures in place for restricted areas and response to breaches therein.
to coordinate security measures between ship and port facility security
personnel and other entities who may respond to a security incident,
(i.e., captain of the port, harbor security, sheriff, police, and fire
departments, emergency medical care, etc.).