the retail store operator. The duplicate key will
be secured in a sealed envelope and retained in
the ships store officers safe.
As custodian of a bulk storeroom that is
visible from the outside, you should make sure
adjacent passageways are well lighted. If you have
high-cost, small-cube items such as watches,
jewelry, and so forth, stowed in the storeroom,
take the proper precautions. These high-value
items should be consolidated in the retail store and
not stowed in out-of-the-way bulk storerooms.
Make sure the ships security watches are
checking your storeroom. The bulk storeroom,
retail store, and other Group III spaces should
be checked at varying intervals for security
discrepancies. Any security discrepancy, however
slight, should be immediately reported to higher
Security After Working Hours
The main purpose of security after working
hours is to prevent forced or unauthorized entry.
Before you secure for the day, conduct an
inspection of your display cases, display windows,
doors, stockrooms, and merchandise. You should
be familiar with the way you left the store so you
can reinspect the same area in the morning and
You should not use your Group III space for
personal reasons after working hours, whether in
port or at sea. If circumstances warrant reentering
after working hours, you should first obtain final
permission from the ships store officer.
To reduce the temptation of theft after
working hours, items of higher value than $50
should be removed from sight including cartons
for these items. If space permits, they should be
placed in a locked container within the space.
The vending machines aboard ship are con-
sidered Group III spaces too; however, they are
secured a little differently. This is because the
vending machines do not always have a custodian
watching over the funds at all times. There are
certain security regulations that must be followed.
Padlocks and Keys
The vending machines not only need to be
secured on the outside, but also on the inside. The
lock inside will secure the money box and may
be a keyless padlock or key type. The custodian
will not have access to the money box. The key
or combination to this inside lock is kept by the
ships store officer or cash collection agent.
The outsides of most machines have an
installed lock. These locks are considered
inadequate for security purposes. Install a hasp
and hinge made of hardened steel, using tamper-
proof bolts, and secure this with a keyless
combination lock. Combinations to these locks
are handled in the same manner as all other ships
store spaces. They will be sealed in an envelope
and locked in the ships store officers safe.
Several ships store officers are now installing
locked money boxes in their vending machines.
These money boxes are provided with two sets of
keys. One set of keys is for locking the box inside
the machine and the other set is for locking the
box. The key that locks the box inside the machine
will be kept by the vending machine operator. The
key that secures the coins in the money box will
be kept by either the ships store officer or
designated cash collection agent. Duplicate keys
will be sealed in an envelope and kept in the ships
store officers safe.
A metal restraining bar device is required for
all amusement machines. This device will lock in
front of the coin box. A keyless combination
padlock will be used to lock the device in place.
The combination to this lock will be known only
to the ships store officer or cash collection agent.
EMERGENCY ENTRY PROCEDURES
Since the custodian may not always be aboard,
certain procedures need to be set up in case an
emergency entry has to be made into your space.
In the event an emergency entry has to be
made, the ships store officer will enter the space
in the absence of the custodian; it should be done
in the presence of two witnesses. One witness
should be a commissioned officer. After obtaining
these witnesses, the ships store officer will remove
the combination and keys from the sealed
envelope in the safe. The space will then be
opened. The two witnesses will not leave the space
unattended until secured. Once the problem has
been resolved and access is no longer required,
the space will be secured by replacing the lock and
sealing the space with a numbered car seal. The