The principal aim of the Risk Assessment is to evaluate the level of ease at which an unauthorized access can be forced upon the vessel.
M-1 has a two tier assessment regime. Stage one of the assessment is a desk top exercise which determines the strength of the deployment. The contingent strength of security personnel, compliment of lethal weapons, the associated non-lethal equipment kit etc etc. are determined at this assessment and is completed with an input from the basic model ship type and transit information.
The selected Team Leader is thereafter briefed with the basis on which he is equipped and embarked with further instructions to revert back after completion of the second stage of the assessment regime which is essentially a hands on exercise conducted onboard jointly with the Ship Security Officer.