Ship Security Survey
The vulnerability assessment can be based on an on-board Ship Security Survey (SSS). For a SSS, a two-man team surveys a vessel using hardening, procedural and training criteria.
A report for the company and master identifies the vessel’s vulnerabilities and provides detailed recommendations. If an on-board survey is not possible due to time, geographic or financial considerations then the survey will be substituted by a desktop survey, e.g. as input for a Security Risk Assessment (SRA).
This is based on general arrangement plans, pictures and management documentation.