In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in the U.S. on September 11, 2001, both the U.S. and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have undertaken efforts to implement various maritime security procedures and regulations. Some of these initiatives were already in some stage of development to address international concerns over theft, container security and accountability, and security and safety of vessels with regard to piracy. In the post 9-11 environment, these issues now take on a whole new meaning and have been combined to form an international approach to vessel and facility security. The U.S. has heightened its own participation in the IMO subcommittees addressing security issues related to both vessels and facilities. ECM recognizes that almost all of our clients will be affected by both the U.S. and international regulations coming into force with respect to Maritime Security. ECM stands ready to assist our clients in achieving compliance with these regulations.

Crew-member Security Plans

Vessel-specific Security Plans

Ship Security Assessment

Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

Security updates