Is Your SSAS Ready To Roll?

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Sep 302010

image MAC has referred to failings of Ship Security Alert Systems before, now the US Coast Guard strongly recommends that owners, operators and others involved with the technical examination and testing of a Ship Security Alert System, SSAS, “fully understand the critical nature and importance of this system”.

An SSAS must be serviced and maintained in order to be fully operational in the event of an emergency. Safety of Life at Sea, SOLAS, Chapter XI-2/6 mandates the carriage of shipboard equipment for sending covert alerts indicating the security of the ship in under threat or has been compromised, such as piracy, terrorism or armed robbery.

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