ISPS (port security)

Following the terrorist attacks in the USA on September 11, 2001, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) updated what is known as the Solas (Safety of life at sea) Convention and created an annex, the International Ship and Port facility Security Code (the ISPS Code). The Code is designed to protect shipping against external threats. The new rules came into force on July 1, 2004.

The Code applies to vessels and port facilities, that is places where people or freight move to and from a vessel or where port services are provided.

The Code will prevent the following:
• Damage to or destruction of a port facility or vessel
• Hijacking of vessels
• Manipulation of loads
• Unauthorised access
• Smuggling of weapons
• Use of the vessel as a weapon

Please contact the Port Captain Erling Kristensen, phone +47 917 35 988, if you have any security questions. 


Havnegata 5, 3263 Larvik
Postboks 246, 3251 Larvik

Telefon: (+47) 33 16 57 50



Posisjon (Revet):

59° 2'25''N  (59.04028 Lat)
10° 2'50''E  (10.04722 Long)