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ISO 28007 private maritime security

Fight maritime security threats with ISO 28007.

ISO 28007 presents guidelines for private maritime security companies (PMSC) who provide privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships.

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If you’re a PMSC, ISO 28007 certification with LRQA can help your organisation demonstrate to shipping companies that you provide the appropriate PCASP on board ships who will ensure the safety of their people, assets and cargo to protect against pirate attacks.

What is ISO 28007?

The increased threat to commercial shipping by piracy in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere has led to extensive use of PMSC that supply PCASP to provide security on board vessels navigating through high risk areas.

The decision to use armed guards on board ships is not taken lightly by shipping companies and should follow a thorough risk assessment after ensuring all other practical means of self-protection have been employed.

ISO 28007 was introduced to address the safety and legal implications of employing PCASP through a risk-based approach. It provides guidelines and sector-specific requirements that PMSC, who already comply with ISO 28000, can implement to demonstrate that they provide appropriate PCASP services on board ships.

Benefits of ISO 28007

Enhanced security with added confidence

ISO 28007 certification can enhance your organisation’s credibility by demonstrating that you provide appropriate PCASP services on board ships. It provides ship owners and other stakeholders with the confidence that you have a used best practice to address all internal and external issues relating to your PCASP.

Interrelationships and risk assessment

Through the implementation and achievement of ISO 28007 certification, your organisation can demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the interrelationships between the ship owner, risk assessments by the ship owner, and their intention to use PCASP on board the ship.

Improve efficiency and reduce costs

ISO 28007 certification can save your organisation time and money, explaining your capabilities to potential customers. Crucially, the risk-based approach in ISO 28000, ensures that resources are applied to reduce overall security risks.

Need help with ISO 28007?

LRQA has more than 30 years’ management system certification experience and has acquired expert knowledge in conducting security assessments against ISO 28000 and is ideally placed to meet your ISO 28007 needs. We have built a portfolio for ISO 28007 training, ISO 28007 gap analysis and ISO 28007 assessment and certification.

Why work with us?


LRQA is the leading provider of private maritime security management system (PMSMS) certification and the first to gain UKAS-accreditation to deliver certification assessment services against ISO 28007. Our independence provides assurance in our ability to conduct a robust and professional assessment of your PMSMS that meets your business needs

Technical expertise

LRQA's extensive management systems and marine heritage, experience and our global reach puts us in a unique position to offer ISO 28007 support and resource to organisations wherever they operate.

Your business helps LRQA to help others

The profits we generate fund the LRQA Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do. All of this helps us stand by the purpose that drives us every single day: Working together for a safer world.

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