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Brunei Darussalam Implementation of the International Ships and Port Facilities Security Code

(ISPS Code)

 

ISPS CODE COMPLIANCE

  • The Government of Brunei Darussalam, has appointed Marine Department, Ministry of Communications, as the Designated Authority (DA) obligations under the ISPS Code ensuring the security of the port and ship Facility as a whole.
  • The Director of Marine Department shall on behalf of the Minister, be the appropriate authority having the overall responsibility for the development and coordinating the implementation of the provisions of the Chapter X1-A of Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention), (Amendments), Regulation 2004 and International Ship and Port Facility Code. 
  • The Ports Limit Security Committee (PLSC) chaired by Director of Marine Department composed members of representatives from:-

Chairman: Director of Marine

Deputy Chairman: Deputy Director of Marine

Secretariat: Security and Environment Protection Section, Marine Department

  1. Royal Brunei Police, Royal Brunei Police Force, Police Head Quarters, Gadong
  2. Department of Internal Security, Brunei Muara Districts
  3. Royal Brunei Police, Belait Police District
  4. Royal Brunei Marine Police, Marine Base Head Quarters, Muara
  5. Royal Brunei Armed Forces, Ministry of Defense, Joint Force Head Quarters
  6. Energy Department, Prime Minister's Office (EDPMO) Head of Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)
  7. Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health
  8. Head of Immigration and International Registration, Ministry of Home Affairs
  9. Department of Royal Customs & Excise
  10. National Maritime Coordination Centre (NMCC)
  11. Department of Ports
  12. Department of Fire Services & Rescue

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE ISPS CODE

  • To establish an international framework involving co-operation between Contracting Governments, local administrations and the shipping and port industries to detect security threats and take preventive measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade;
  • To establish the respective roles and responsibilities of the Contracting Governments, Government agencies, local administrations and the shipping and port industries, at the national and international levels for ensuring maritime security;

 


APPLICATION OF THE ISPS CODE


The Code applies to:

1. The following types of ships engaged on international voyages: 

i) Passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft 

ii) Cargo ships, including high-speed craft, of 500 gross tonnage and upwards 

iii) Mobile offshore drilling units

2. Port facilities serving such ships engaged on international voyages.

Do not apply to: Warships & naval auxiliaries, other ships owned/operated by a CG and used only on Govt. non-commercial service.

 

THE DESIGNATED AUTHORITY OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM HAS APPROVED PORT FACILITY SECURITY PLANS OF THE FOLLOWING PORT FACILITIES AND TERMINAL

  1. Muara Port – Conventional Terminal
  2. Muara Port – Container Terminal
  3. Passenger Ferry Terminal, Serasa
  4. Vehicle Passenger Ferry Terminal, Serasa
  5. Kuala Belait Wharf
  6. Brunei Liquified Natural Gas Sdn.Bhd, BLNG
  7. Brunei Shell Marketing (BSM) Muara Terminal
  8. Shell Transport and Logistics, Muara Supply Base, STL, MSB
  9. Shell Marine Department (SMR) – Single Point Mooring
  10. Brunei Methanol Company, BMC
  11. Butra Heidelberg cement

ROLE OF MARINE DEPARTMENT, MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS – ADMINISTRATOR

The Marine Department of Brunei Darussalam is the Administrator for Ships' aspect of the Code and has the Authority to instruct the Port Facility and any company operating ships Chapter X1-A, Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) (Amendments) Regulations 2004 and Part A of the ISPS Code, to develop Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) and Ship Security Plan (SSP) which required to be implemented and compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Compliance (ISPS Compliance)

  • Port Facility Plan (PFSP) plan approval  by Marine Department, Brunei Darussalam
  • Ship Security Plan (SSP) delegated to six Classification Societies as Recognised Security Organisation (RSO) for plan approval and a copy of the SSP must be submitted to Marine Department, Brunei Darussalam The five (5) Recognised Security Organisations  (RSOs) are:

    i) Det Norske Veritas & Germanisher Lloyd (DNV GL)

    ii) American Bureau of Shippng (ABS)

    iii) Lloyds Register of Shipping

    iv) Bureau Veritas (BV)

    v) Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

(Designated authority: The organization (s) or the administration (s) identified, within the Contracting Government, as responsible for ensuring the implementation of the provisions of Chapter XI-A & Part A pertaining to port facility security and ship/port interface, from point of view of the port facility.)


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITY

  1. Security Audit International Ship and Port Facility Code Compliance Certificate
  1. To conduct Audit on ISPS Code Compliance by the approval from Director of Marine.
  2. To conduct Audit once every five (5) years for renewal and annual scheduled Audit
  3. To prepare Auditing Procedures base on Auditors Procedure Manual guidelines from International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  4. To conduct Audit in on any occasion where there is breach of security inside Port facility and to investigate the incident and recommend for improvement or amendment of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) and Ship Security Plan (SSP).
2. Security Incident
    1. Any security incident must be reported to Security and Environment Protection, Marine Department as soon as possible
    2. Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) will submit report to Security and Environment Protection Section, Marine Department as provided inside the Security Incident Reporting Procedure
    3. Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) will provide initial report of incident to Security and Environment Protection Section, Marine Department before external auditing to be carried out by appointed officer.

COMMUNICATION WITH INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (IMO)
  • To communicate with IMO regarding Maritime issues including security, training and other technical assistance needs.
  • To facilitate the distribution of Marine Security guidance material and should notify International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as follows:-
  1. Shall provide notification on authority changes for Maritime Security as soon as practicable
  2. Shall provide written reports on acts of unlawful interference against Maritime Security, as soon as practicable