We actively ensure all our company policies and procedures are compliant with all relevant government authority requirements and industry Codes of Practice including:
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nigerian Navy
- Civil Defence (CD) license for security services in Nigeria
- Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) registered
- DPR certificates (Department of Petroleum Resources)
- International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Service Providers (ICoCA) – Member Company of ICoCA
- NipeX (Nigerian Petroleum Exchange) member
- Maritime Industry Guidance from the IMO
- Npa - Nigerian Port Authority
- Bv - Bureau Veritas
- Local content - Nigerian Content Developement and Monitoring Board
- Flag State and Port / Government Authority Requirements (ISPS)
- BIMCO Guardcon and Rules for the Use of Force
- Liability Insurances in accordance with BIMCO GUARDCON contract
When transiting the Gulf of Guinea, it is critical that ship-owners and charterers firmly understand the following vital information when considering the use of armed security: It is illegal for Private Maritime Security Companies to carry firearms in any of the West African territorial waters, Nigeria, (Lagos & Port Harcourt), Togo, (Lome), Benin, (Cotonou) and Ghana, (Accra & Tema). It is also illegal for Private Maritime Security Companies to transit firearms through any of these countries.
Any armed security personnel inside of these countries’ territorial waters must be serving members of the National Armed Forces. The National Armed Forces of the respective countries will not carry insurance for their personnel on-board commercial shipping tasks, SRPLATFORMS take this responsibility instead and ensure that all personnel operate professionally and efficiently in order to mitigate any risks.