Maritime Security Management
HudsonTrident’s reputation and record of accomplishment in international maritime security and risk management are unmatched. Our ISPS track record covers more than 1800 ships and 300 ports and facilities, including those in high-risk, high-threat areas. We have completed major risk assessments and gap analyses for mega-ports under construction and achieved Recognized Security Organization (RSO) status in 10 countries.
Clients depend on us for professional security management, including planning, loss prevention, training, and asset protection. We accomplish this through continual assessment of threats and vulnerabilities and the development of plans using best practice measures to mitigate risk. Our services are comprehensive, yet they are always developed around the specific needs of our clients. All security plans are IMO-compliant, meet the applicable requirements of SOLAS and the U.S. MTSA and have been accepted by over 80 Flag State Authorities or their RSOs. We document all changes for corporate, operational and regulatory revisions as necessary. Our Ship Security Plan can also be integrated across a spectrum that includes security, ISM and OPA 90 compliance, when applicable.
We also offer support and consulting services in the event of any security incident or crisis to assist in the protection of your interests.
Our Maritime Security Services include:
Company Security Services include assessment, consulting, auditing and CSO training in partnership with our training division HudsonDynamix. Our CSO training course is certified by the DNV on behalf of the U.S. MARAD. Learn more
Vessel Security Services are offered for all vessels including general cargo, container, RO-RO, bulk carriers, Offshore vessels, oil/chemical tankers, FPSOs and MODUs. We offer end-to-end solutions that begin with security assessments and continue through security training, on-board security audits and consulting services. Learn more
Port and Facility Services enable our clients to ensure the safety of their port and environment. Through planning, assessment, training and consulting, we help our clients minimize vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with all local and international codes and requirements. Learn More
Security Services are of great comfort for clients transiting through or trading in high-risk waters. We offer Anti-Piracy/High Risk Waters Annexes to the Ship Security Plan and other services such as the Automated Voyage Risk Assessment (AVRA) application. Learn more
Vessel security services allow our clients to move forward with confidence. In addition to our assessment, planning, prevention and training programs, we also offer security consulting services and assistance.
Ship Security Assessment (SSA) includes a current threat report and security assessment and an on-scene security survey. To comply with the ISPS requirements, the Ship Security Assessment must be performed individually on board each vessel, as it is the basis for each ship security plan. It is a process that addresses basic factors to be protected while identifying strengths and weaknesses and developing measures to reduce risk.
Ship Security Plan (SSP) establishes how the vessel will comply with the ISPS Code. In particular, it establishes the position of a Ship Security Officer (SSO) and outlines the necessary responsibilities and procedures. We will address any Flag State or RSO issues to ensure approval of your HudsonTrident developed Ship Security Plan. Following approval, we can also provide plan revision services for any regulatory or client requested changes.
Annual Security Retainer Services are available which include:
- Routine Updating and Continual Regulatory Maintenance of the SSP/VSP;
- Security Regulatory Advice;
- HudsonTrident Security Client Circulars;
- ISPS Annual Exercise and Quarterly Drill Programs; and
- Complimentary Attendance for the CSO or his/her designate to one of HudsonTrident’s Annual ISPS TTX Seminars.
Ship Security Training Programs are offered through HudsonTrident in partnership with our training division HudsonDynamix. These comprehensive courses include SSO/VSO and Vessel Personnel with Specific Security Duties and Marine Security Awareness. They are certified by DNV and based on the latest U.S. and IMO requirements. They allow the ship’s Officers and crew to understand security requirements, implement plans, manage and monitor security systems, and ensure proper training in procedures, drills and exercises.. These programs include lectures using real-world scenarios to ensure effectiveness.
Ship Security Audits are necessary to ensure that plans are up-to-date and properly implemented. HudsonTrident internal audits are invaluable in maintaining compliance with ISPS Code and identifying any areas which may need revision especially, and in preparation for intermediate verification audits performed by the ISSC certifying authority.
Automated Voyage Risk Assessment (AVRA) allows vessels and their owners to access current security risk assessment reporting for more than 3,000 port and sea areas throughout the world. AVRA includes historic records to prove compliance with the ISPS Code and the U.S. Code of Federal regulations AVRA is available 24/7 from anywhere in the world using web-based access.
Through planning, training and analysis, Hudson has reduced vulnerability and improved security at more than 300 ports around the world. We have been heavily involved in projects to assess and address security at all major U.S. ports and facilities.
Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA/FSA) includes a current threat assessment and an on-scene security survey. To comply with ISPS Code and U.S. requirements, the Port Facility Security Assessment must be performed for each facility and is the basis for the Port Facility Security Plan.
Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP/FSP) establishes how the facility will comply with the ISPS Code. In particular it establishes the position of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO/FSO) and identifies the processes and procedures to be followed. We will address any Flag State or RSO issues to ensure approval of your HudsonTrident developed Ship Security Plan. Following approval, we can also provide plan revision services for any regulatory or client requested changes.
Port Security Training Programs are offered through HudsonTrident in partnership with our training division HudsonDynamix. These comprehensive courses include PFSO/FSO and Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties. They are certified by DNV and based on the latest U.S. and IMO requirements. They are aimed at assisting our port and facility clients in meeting their mandatory MTSA ’02 and ISPS code compliance.