Port service providers

Port service providers are operators of tugs, lighters, barges, line handling boats and pilotage services.

Compliance with other maritime operator's security plans

A maritime security plan sets out the security measures and procedures to be implemented to safeguard against acts of unlawful interference with maritime transport or offshore facilities. As a port service provider, it is a requirement to comply with the security plan of any other maritime industry participant.

Since 30 June 2016, port service providers (operators of lighters, barges, line handling boats, pilotage services and tugs) are no longer required to have an approved maritime security plan in place.

Approved security plans of port service providers will remain in place until cancelled by the provider and the Department, or their plan expires.

In some cases a port service provider may have negotiated particular security measures for which only they are responsible. If this is the case, these measures will need to be agreed in writing, with the port service provider and maritime operator.

All other maritime industry participants

Contractors and port or port facility users are required to comply with their employer's and/or any other approved security plans in force at the port.