ISO/PAS 28007:2012

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ISO/PAS 28007:2012 was developed as a maritime industry initiative to provide guidelines for ISO 28000 certified companies deploying Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) on board ships.[1][2]

It was specifically developed for organisations operating in the High Risk Area off the Horn of Africa, usually providing security transits from Suez to South East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. However, many of the certified or soon to be certified Private Maritime Security Companies equally apply the practices to operations in other parts of the world. It was developed via an abbreviated ISO process and will have to be reviewed before it becomes a full-fledged ISO Standard.[3]

ISO/PAS 28007 does not adopt the International Code of Conduct principles, which were developed for the land rather than maritime environment.

The United Kingdom Accreditation Service ("UKAS") is the only national accreditation body that accredits auditing companies to certify to the standard. As of May 2014 only two certification bodies were actively certifying to ISO/PAS 28007: LRQA and MSS Global.

For another maritime private security standard, see ANSI/ASIS PSC.4-2013.