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N sréké Fidéle konan AB on Tide water Ivory Coast
8 months ago
Hello everyone.
I would like to know the difference between safety and security? Can someone help me?
Looking forward to your reply, please accept the expression of my deepest respect.
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8 replies last 7 months ago
Thread Captain Francesco Suma and 5 others

Hi Sir Safety is all relating the safe manning if a vessel like firefighting and lifesaving and is comolying with the SOLAS while Security is related all procedures to be taken to avoid any terrorism or piracy event complying with ISPS

There is same building ( avoiding dangerous cases ) with different doors (safety and security).

In my opinion, in the maritime world, Security is preparing and preventing against external attack from outside parties such as robbers, pirates etc. while Safety is preparing and preventing accidents and injuries to oneself and others from causes such as fire, slips and falls, explosion, cuts and bruises, enclosed space hazards etc. If persons on board are secure against external threat then they are safe. However, if they are safe does not mean that they are secure. Security is one aspect of safety.

I think you might also have a look into ISM Code (safety) and ISPS Code (security).

In some contexts the USCG has had two categories to group some of its missions: maritime safety, and maritime security. Similar to how R.Agrawal described in his post, the safety category has to do with non-hostile or non-attack factors such as search and rescue; crew and passenger health, protection from adverse weather, both of which include personal protective equipment (PPE) and other gear; Aids to navigation; Accident investigations; Safety regulations; etc. The security category is about national defense readiness, response, and law enforcement. Other than that, maritime dictionary/thesaurus and other sources might provide insights. Hope it helps.

I would like to say thank you to all who by their answers allowed me to make the difference between safety and security.   Before I was confused but now after your various interventions I was able to lift the veil on this issue.

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