What is SSP or Ship security plan?

Each ship shall carry on board a ship security plan approved by the Administration. The plan shall make provisions for the three security levels as defined in  the Code.

The company security officer (CSO) has the responsibility of ensuring that a ship security plan (SSP) is prepared and submitted for approval. The content of each individual SSP should vary depending on the particular ship it covers. The ship security assessment (SSA) will have identified the particular features of the ship and the potential threats and vulnerabilities.

The preparation of the SSP will require these features to be addressed in detail. Administrations may prepare advice on the preparation and content of a SSP.

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