Hard Security Team are professional Maritime Security Agents. Capable
of deploying anywhere around the world, the IMSS team can provide your
company with comprehensive Security.
IMSS can provide trained, armed security professionals to ensure that, should deterrence fail, crews will be protected. IMSS security teams will conduct roving patrols through hot zones, carry out security assessments, teach and run security drills.
Maritime Security Underwater Search & Recovery Team (MS/USR):
This MS/USR team of Maritime Security Divers conducts Underwater Search
& Recovery operations for your ship and or facility. Our team can
respond to specific underwater threats or run Drill/Exercises for your
company. The IMSS Dive Team can also secure your facility from
Shipboard / Facility Security: All IMSS
Security Agents are former Military/Special Operations. No matter where
you sail, from the Malacca Straits to the Suez Canal, the IMSS Security
Team will ensure your personnel and cargo have a safe voyage.
3rd Party Due Diligence
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.
Conducting 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.
Maritime Security Services can address these innate challenges and will
help provide a more realistic testing and assessment of your actual
maritime 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
Knowledge 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.)
offers a range of certified training programs and courses to meet
the ever-changing threats of today's global maritime environment.
IMSS's classes are flexible and can be designed to fit your company's
specifc needs. Our training can be delivered at your facility, vessel,
port or at IMSS's corporate office.
Planning & Auditing
Ship and Port Facility Security Plans: Preparation, Auditing and Amendment.
has proven experience in preparing security plans in accordance with
International and National maritime security regulations. Our technical
staff can help conduct security assessments and on-scene security surveys for your port facility. We will then carefully analyze the information gather from the assessment and survey and build a security plan
that is thorough, yet practical for your operation. We will diligently
work with you through the submission process until your plan is finally
approved by your Contracting Government or Administration.
Ship and Port Facility Security Plans are required to be periodically
audited to determine their continued effectiveness. IMSS 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. Again IMSS can
assist with this process and assure you of a timely turnaround and