It is important for every user of the port of Den Helder to know the safety procedures in and around the port of Den Helder. Rules and guidelines have been formulated in the maritime sector that ships and terminals must comply with. These are laid down in the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, or the ISPS Code.

ISPS Quays - ISPS Code - Port Security

All terminals that receive sea-going vessels larger than 500 gross tons on international voyages are obliged to adhere to the ISPS Code. This code has been established by the International Maritime Organization, the IMO. The European Union has again adopted the international legislation of the IMO in a special EU Security Regulation. The ISPS Code applies not only to seagoing vessels larger than 500 gross tonnage that sail international waters, but also to international passenger ships, mobile drilling rigs and mobile offshore installations and all port facilities where all these vessels are handled.

Would you like more information about the ISPS Code and the security in the port of NV Port of Den Helder? Port of Den Helder has a special e-mail address available: [email protected]. This allows us to respond quickly and adequately to your questions about ISPS issues in and around the port of Den Helder.

Port Security Officers

Ary Rijke (PSO)
+31 (0)6 82 59 29 01
[email protected]

Andrea van Santen (Dep. PSO)
T +31 (0)6 109 684 53
[email protected]


Lennart Hartog (PFSO)
T +31 (0)6 20 88 23 53
[email protected]

Brian Hendriks (Dep. PFSO)
T +31 (0)6 22 52 72 88
 [email protected]


Het Nieuwe Diep en Het Nieuwe Werk

Mattijs de Winter (PFSO)
T +31 (0)6 103 240 95
[email protected]

Maarten Boer (Dep. PFSO)
T +31 (0)6 203 927 23
[email protected]

To register your ISPS and HAP forms online, you can log in here via the PortBase system below.

In order to register your ship via PortVisit please fill in your information.

Please call the following number in case of no internet connection:
+31 (0)223 61 39 55

PortVisit registration

Security level in the port of Den Helder

The security level is part of the ISPS Code. For terminals, these security levels are set by the national government. For sea-going vessels, the level is established by the flag state or the port state. In the event of an increased threat, the security level is raised and vessels and terminals must take additional security measures. The Port of Den Helder Authority informs those responsible for security at terminals (PFSO’s) about changes to the security level.

Security levels:

• 1. Normal situation: the standard security measures apply
• 2. General increased threat: stricter security measures are implemented
• 3. Specific threat: very strict security measures are implemented

The actual security level in the Port of Den Helder is 1 (one)

Risk assessment and security plan

In compliance with the ISPS Code, the government must prepare a risk assessment for terminals where sea-going vessels are handled and the administrators of these terminals are required to prepare a security plan. The ISPS evaluation team evaluates whether the risk assessment and the security plan comply with the requirements. The team advises the DA (Designated Authority) on approval of the documents. A risk assessment and a security plan must also be prepared for sea-going vessels. They are evaluated by the flag state of the vessel or by a registered security organisation on behalf of the flag state.


The Port Security Officer has been using MOBI since mid-2019. This nation-wide online application allows the Port Security Officer, the PFSO’s, the ISPS Assessment Team and the ISPS supervisors to share information with each other in order to secure the port in compliance with the ISPS Code.

Please take a look at the movie from our colleagues at the Port of Rotterdam about MOBI below this section. Users can log on to the MOBI application via the button below