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(3-7) The Service of Supervising the Implementation of ISPS Requirements of Ship and Port Security, and the Issue of Compliance Certificates (Compulsory Service)

  • The Service of Supervising the Implementation of ISPS Requirements of Ship and Port Security, and the Issue of Compliance Certificates (Compulsory Service)

This service represents a duty of MAA towards the International Security Code for ports and ship

(ISPS code) which requires supervising the implementation of the security requirements of the ISPS

code at Yemen port facilities, and accordingly issues a compliance certificate in accordance with SOLAS Convention. This code requires the existence of an applicable security plan on every ship and in every shipping company that own a merchant fleet. It is also a requirement for each port facility to have a an effective security plan and documented security measures for every security mission in accordance with the guidelines and instructions of the ISPS Code as well as the national laws that implant it. The issue of compliance certificate is provided by the MAA branches and the competent directorate at Sana’s Head Office according to the following conditions and procedures:

Reviewing Ship Security Plan and the Issuance of Security Certificate (ISSC)             

First: Conditions of Certificate Issuance:               

  1. The ship is a merchant ship and registered at MAA under the Yemeni flag.
  2. The ship gross tonnage should be 500 GRT or more.
  3. The ship must have a comprehensive security plan in accordance with the ISPS Code security requirements.
  4. The shipping company that owns the ship should also fulfill the requirement of the ISPS code.

Second: certificate issuance procedures     

  1. The owner or his representative should submit an application to MAA stating the name and registry number of the subject ship, the managing company, and name of the agency attended the implementation of ship security plan.
  2. Documents that prove the availability of a valid ship security plan that is in consistency with the ISPS Code.
  3. MAA staff then review the submitted documents and carry out a visit to the ship to ensure that all crew members are familiar with the security plan procedure of the different security levels and investigate that procedures with the ship security officer.
  4. Based on the above inspection and when found the ship in compliance with ISPS code, MAA would issue a five-year International Ship Security Certificate subject to periodical reviews and inspections.

Reviewing the Compliance of Ports with the Requirements of ISPS code and the Issuance of Compliance Certificate       

MAA represents the agency authorized by the government to review the compliance of Ports in Yemen with the security requirements of the ISPS code of SOLAS convention. It is required by this code that each port facility to have an effective port security plan and documented security measures for every

security mission and specialized records in accordance with the guidelines in chapter XI-2 of SOLAS as well as in the ISPS Code. MAA based on the fulfillment of these requirements issues a compliance certificate for each port facility in Yemen and accordingly would monitor and carry out annual and

rapid review visits.

Third: Fees 

  1. Ship security plan review fees: 500 $
  2. The Issue fees of ISSC certificate: 500 $ for ships more than 20 GRT and less than 300 GRT. For Ships more than 300 GRT the fees are 1000 $.
  3. Port security plan review: (free)
  4. The Issue of Port Compliance Certificate: (free)

Fourth: Deadline for service provision        

Within 72 hours of procedure completion.

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