ISO 28007 for Maritime Security Companies Seeking ISO 28000 and ISO 28007
ISO 28007-1:2015 Ships and marine technology – Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma contract).
The increased threat to commercial shipping by piracy in the Indian Ocean and other areas around the world has led to extensive use of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) that supply PCASP to provide security on board vessels transiting the high risk areas.
ISO 28007 was published in 2012 due to rapid growth in the number of maritime security companies and the implications of using PCASP (legal issues, safety concerns for seafarers and varying national regulations).
ISO/PAS 28007 gives guidelines containing additional sector-specific requirements, which PMSCs wishing to comply with ISO 28000 can implement to demonstrate that they provide appropriate PCASP services on board ships. Compliance to the ISO 28007 specification demonstrated by ISO 28000 certification.
Benefits of ISO 28007
Competitive edge – ISO 28007 certiﬁcation can enhance your credibility by demonstrating that you provide appropriate Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) services on board ships.
Best Practice – ISO 28007 certiﬁcation gives you (and your customers, trading partners and other key stakeholders) conﬁdence that you have addressed all external and internal issues relating to your PCASP.
Reduced costs – Save time and money explaining your capabilities to potential clients and, by following a methodical risk assessment approach, it ensures resources are applied to reduce overall security risks.
Why use us?
We have direct experience of working in the maritime security industry and authoring the Security Management System (SMS) for two leading MARSEC companies. We established, documented, implemented their systems which allowed them to obtain accredited certification in ISO 28007 and currently are contracted to maintain their Security Management Systems so that they remain compliant with the International Standard.