Providing a global standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.


The ISPS Code is a set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. It was developed in response of the perceived threats to ships and port facilities after the 9/11 attacks. The ISPS Code is part of the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) and compliance is mandatory for the 148 Contracting Parties to SOLAS.The ISPS Code was adopted by one of the resolutions that was adopted on 12 December 2002 by the Conference of Contracting Governments to the SOLAS, 1974 (London, 9 to 13 December 2002). Another resolution includes the necessary amendments to chapters V and XI of SOLAS that mandates compliance with the Code on 1 July 2004. The existing chapter XI of SOLAS was amended and re-identified as chapter XI-1. A new chapter XI-2 was implemented based on special measures to enhance maritime security. Part A of the ISPS Code contains the mandatory requirements regarding the amended provisions of chapter XI-2 of SOLAS, 1974; Part B provides guidance regarding these amended provisions.

ISPS INTERNAL AUDITS - The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) require Shipping Companies to have procedures for conducting both internal and external audits to ensure the ship is doing what is documented in the Ship Security Plan. ALFA Register of Shipping offers its clients experienced Internal Auditors who are available to perform ISPS audits onboard ships.

CERTIFICATION INTERIM & INITIAL - To ensure that the certification process for meeting IMO requirements of the ISPS Code runs smoothly. ALFA Register of Shipping provides ISPS services in a plethora of countries. We work together with you to ensure that the process for your ISPS certification runs easily and smoothly..

Preparation of technical specification.


To ensure Safety at Sea - To prevent injury or loss of life - To avoid damage to the environment and ship.

Preparation of drawings & documents for class approval.


To comply with the ISM Code, each ship class must have a working Safety Management System (SMS).

Co-ordination with class for conducting inclining experiment.

Internal Audits

There are at least two related audits which will be carried out to verify compliance with the ISM Code.

Preparation of stability booklet and longitudinal strength calculation.


Issued after successfully auditing the ship for making sure that it is operating as per the SMS based on ISM code