June 11, 2004

ISPS compliance starts to pick up

On Wednesday, the U.S. Coast Guard's Vice Admiral Larry Hereth was talking about shipowners "exponentially" getting into compliance with the ISPS/MTSA security regulations that will be enforced from July 1, 2004.

Today, further international numbers have been released by IMO, based on responses from governments and non-government organizations with consultative status at IMO

IMO Secretary General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos says the numbers show a wlecome improvement over those released by IMO on May 17. However, he says "there is still work to be done."

SHIPS Numbers Percentage
Governments (38 responses)

Number of ships subject to code

Ship Security Plans (SSP) submitted

International Ship Security Cerftificates(ISSC) issued

21,3471

16,465

4,841

22.7%

(9.2% on 5/17/04)

IACS

Number of ships subject to code

Ship Security Plans (SSP) submitted

International Ship Security Cerftificates(ISSC) issued

15,049

11,972

6,300

41.9% (20.4% on 5/17/04)
INTERCARGO

Number of ships subject to code

Ship Security Plans (SSP) submitted

International Ship Security Cerftificates(ISSC) issued

916

769

513

56%

(22.5% on 5/17/04)

INTERTANKO

Number of ships subject to code

Ship Security Plans (SSP) submitted

International Ship Security Cerftificates(ISSC) issued

2,136

1,944

956

44.8%

(11.5% on 5/17/04)

PORT FACILITIES

Governments (38 responses)

Number of port facilities

Port Facility Security Plans (PFSP) submitted

Port Facility Security Plans (PFSP) approved

6.114

2,044

654

10.7%

(from 5.4% on 5/17/04)

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