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Ship Security Plan Approval

ST Education & Training has been named the Recognized Security Organization (RSO) by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) to review and recommend approval of Ship Security Plans.

Pre-Application Phase

  1. Ship Owners or Company Security Officer (CSO) will designate or hire a qualified individual or company to conduct and prepare the Ship Security Assessment (SSA) and write the Ship Security Plan (SSP).
  2. Company Security Officer (CSO) will use a SSA/SSP verification checklist to ensure that the Ship Security Assessment (SSA) and Ship Security Plan (SSP) meets the requirements of SOLAS Annex XI-2 and part A of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code including guidance from Part B.
  3. Company Security Officer (CSO) can use any SSA/SSP verification checklist issued by classification society or by STET for the above purpose. Click here to download STET’s SSA/SSP verification checklist.

Ship Security Plan Review For Approval Phase

  1. Upon receipt of the SSP, STET will review the SSP for essential elements and compliance with ISPS code basis on submitted SSA, SSP and the SSA/SSP verification checklist.
  2. STET will accept or reject the SSP within 5 days upon receipt of payment and will notify the Company Security Officer (CSO) in writing via e-mail.

Ship Security Plan Approval Certificate

  1. If the submitted Ship Security Plan meets with the requirements of SOLAS Annex XI-2 and part A of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code including relevant sections of part B of the ISPS code, STET will issue a Ship Security Plan Approval Certificate and courier same to the Company Security Officer (CSO).
  • Company Security Officer (CSO) will include the certificate together with the SSP for implementation onboard the ship.
  • STET will archive the processed SSP with comments for use by the PMA as necessary.

 Ship Security Plan Rejection Phase

  • If the submitted security plan does not comply with the ISPS code, it will be rejected and the Company Security Officer (CSO) will be notified via e-mail with comments highlighting what revision need to be made.
  • A resubmittal fee will be charged if the revision requires MAJOR re-writting of the whole SSP.

NOTE: Company can email their vessel’s SSP to

Attn: Ms. Chong Siok Hoon

Email: Chong.SiokHoon@stet.com.sg

Tel: 6477 6679 Fax : 6477 6677