What is SSAS or Ship security and alert system and its details?

  • The alert includes ship identity and current position associated with date and time.
  • Alert is transmitted via satellite to a competent authority designated by the vessel’s flag state or by the shipping-company.
  • The flag state authority is responsible for notifying the appropriate response agencies.
  • Onboard the SSAS must have a minimum of two activation points (one on the bridge) to be able to activate a “covert” alert, without raising alarm on board ship itself or other ships or being registered in the terminal logs.
Ships to be provided with a SSAS:

According to the international requirements regarding the security of ships and of port facilities (SOLAS XI-2, regulation 6) ships must be provided with a SSAS as follows

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