The ASD-STE100 Specification in the shipping industry

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Published: March 10, 2024

The ASD-STE100 Specification in the shipping industry

According to the ISPS Code, ships must develop, implement, and maintain a functional Ship Security Plan (SSP) compliant with SOLAS and the ISPS Code.

This obligation applies to:

  • passenger ships, including high-speed passenger craft;
  • cargo ships, including high-speed craft of 500 GT and upwards;
  • yachts commercially operated of 500 GT and upwards;
  • mobile offshore drilling units (MODU).

However, complex technical instructions can be misunderstood, leading to mistakes and accidents. Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100) makes technical texts easily understandable since your personnel onboard and ashore are often not native speakers of English, thus potentially reducing the risk of mistakes and accidents.

References to the ASD-STE100 Specification:

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