Ship Security Alert System

Protect Against Piracy & Terrorism

The Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) enables a threatened ship’s crew to silently request onshore assistance by using a hidden button to transmit an alert.

How It Works

  • Once activated, the SSAS alert continuously transmits to designated recipients unless it is reset or de-activated
  • Depending on the ship’s Flag State requirements, alert recipients are generally one or more of the following:
    • The ship owner
    • SSAS management third party
    • The ship’s Flag State
  • The onshore recipients are obliged to inform national authorities or the coastal states where the ship is sailing–dispatching appropriate military and/or law enforcement agencies to resolve the ship’s security situation

SSAS on the Lars Thrane LT-3100S Terminal

BlueTraker SSAS Terminal

  • Two security buttons
  • Pole-to-pole coverage
  • Engineered to withstand harsh conditions
  • Arctic version (pictured) operational down to -50°
  • Position data reporting capability

CLS Shiploc VII Advanced Terminal

  • Global coverage for tracking, position reports, and SSAS–including polar zones
  • Alerts management, 24/7 support, online configuration, and two or more security buttons
  • Dedicated SSAS management and monitoring services: all your data available on Web platform
  • Back-up battery up to 72 hours & internal data memory up to 6 months data availability
  • Two Year Warranty


SSAS Regulatory Compliance Required For:

  • All passenger ships, all sizes
  • Oil tankers, chemical tankers, gas carriers, bulk carriers, other cargo ships and mobile offshore drilling units: constructed after 1st July 2004 and 500 gross tonnage and up

Per the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention

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