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【Ship Security Plans (SSPs) Commencement of Electronic Approval】

ClassNK will commence Electronic Approval(e-Approval) of Ship Security Plans (SSPs) on 24 October, 2021.

In the past, SSPs were submitted to ClassNK (“the Society”) in printed form, and the SSPs approved by the Society were also returned in printed form.
From 24 October onwards, applications for approval and submission of SSPs will be accepted only in electronic file, and the SSPs approved electronically by the Society will be returned in electronic file (PDF).
At this time, a new function will be released in “ClassNK e-Application (Online application for survey and audit) to enable application, document submission and receipt of SSP approval.

This will enable you to apply for and receive SSP, a confidential document, more conveniently in a safe and secure platform.

Kindly note that it may take longer time than usual for dispatching approved documents during the following periods due to SSP electronic approval process implementation on our IT system. Please avoid the new application during these periods as much as possible.

Period of implementation: 10 October, 2021 - 24 October, 2021

Please refer to the attached document for details of the SSP e-Approval and matters to be noted.

We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Ship Management Systems Dept., Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

ClassNK - SMD