Alternative Security Program
The AWO Alternate Security Program, or AWO ASP, is among the first alternative security programs to be approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The AWO ASP is a comprehensive program of policies and procedures to promote the security of towing vessels and barges developed by industry experts and based on a comprehensive assessment of industry security vulnerabilities. AWO member companies may use the AWO ASP to satisfy Coast Guard regulatory requirements for vessel security plans. The currently approved AWO ASP is valid through October 7, 2019.
The AWO International Vessel Security Plan, or AWO IVSP, may also be used as a vessel security plan by member companies that operate towing vessels over 500 gross tons engaged on international voyages, which are required to comply with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and obtain an International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC).
The AWO ASP and IVSP, which are designated Sensitive Security Information (SSI), are password-protected and may only be accessed by AWO members. If you are an AWO Member and need the ASP or IVSP password, please contact John Young.