With effect from 1 January 2016, ships registered in the Marshall Islands can emply only private maritime security companies (PMSC) that are certified to the new ISO 28007-1:2015 standard by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) authorised certification body”.
At its 95th session in June the MSC stated in its Maritime Safety Committee circular MSC.1/Circ.1406/Rev., that flag states should ensure that PMSCs onboard ships hold a valid ISO 28007-1:2015 certification.
The main difference between the new standard and the existing ISO PAS 28007:2012 version is that it includes a clause to ensure PMSCs have measures and procedures in place that are compliant with international law on human rights.
This is a new area for PMSC certification and a core aspect of ISO 28007-1:2015. It shows that PMSCs conform with all the relevant legal and regulatory obligations pertaining to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Source: Marhall Islands Marine Notice No. 2-011-39, Rev.12/15 (click image below to download)