Maritime Security Department


As evident by current and past incidents, commercial ships and their crews are not only targets of crimes such as robbery, piracy and hostage taking, but are also potential targets of terrorist attacks and cyber intrusions. The Liberian Administration believes that compliance to the International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code, potentially reduces the threat of crimes and attacks against Liberian vessels and their crew, and minimizes the potential vulnerability of neighboring environments.

As a result of meetings and discussions with the UN, IMO, members of the International Association of Classification Societies, security consultants, clients and the U.S. Coast Guard, the Administration has developed comprehensive procedures for implementation and adherence to this regulatory compliance program.

The Liberian Registry employs an experienced staff compiled of maritime, operational and security experts to follow, monitor and analyze security situations, alerts and incidents worldwide.

The Liberian Administration works with our clients to determine that ship security procedures are properly implemented, including:

  • Development of Liberian requirements for ISPS compliance;
  • Implementation of Best Management Practices and other policies to deter unauthorized boarding and piracy;
  • Guidance on maritime cyber risk management; and
  • Setting and communicating security levels to Liberian ships.

For additional information, please contact:

Mr. Jeff Honeywood

22980 Indian Creek Drive, Suite 200
Dulles, Virginia 20166 USA

Tel:  +1 703 251 2424
Fax:  +1 703 790 5655

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