ISPS/Security Management Courses

The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an amendment to the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS on minimum security arrangements required for ships, ports and government agencies, which came into force in 2004.

ISPS security management

The ISPS Code prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, ship’s personnel, and port/facility staff to “detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.”

The ISPS Code applies to the following types of ships engaged on international voyages:

  • Passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft
  • Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards
  • Mobile offshore drilling units
  • Port facilities serving such ships engaged on international voyages

The main objectives of the ISPS Code are:

  • To detect security threats and implement security measures
  • To establish roles and responsibilities concerning maritime security for governments, local administrations, ship and port industries at the national and international level
  • To collate and promulgate security-related information
  • To provide a methodology for security assessments so as to have in place plans and procedures to react to changing security levels

Azimuth Nautical Solutions Ltd. is pleased to offer industry professionals a range of continuing professional development (CPD) courses related to the ISPS Code and wider security management issues, as follows:

Proficiency in Security Awareness (ISPS)

Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (ISPS)

Ship Security Officer (ISPS)

Company Security Officer (ISPS)

Port Facility Security Officer (ISPS)

Course availability

These courses are usually delivered as a dedicated group package for corporate clients, upon request. The associated inclusive corporate fee will be subject to specific company requirements, such as location, number of delegates etc.

However, the individual course information pages will detail any options for individual students to book an open attendance course.

Consultancy Options

Azimuth is also able to assist clients with a range of consultancy services related to the ISPS Code. For further information, please select the appropriate link below:

Vessel Audits

Management Audits

ISM Safety Management Systems (SMS)

Project Management


Additional Consultancy Services