Using Class 6 security containers aboard ships has been an ongoing problem, because a method to secure them
to the deck to prevent movement at sea has not been available. In some cases, containers have been modified to secure
them to the deck which violates the containers' security integrity.
The Physical Security Enterprise and Analysis Group (PSEAG) funded the development of a Class 6-S (S for shipboard) security container and GSA approved the shipboard container in 2013.
This GSA-approved security container has an integrated pedestal that has an option for direct mounting to the deck by either bolting or welding without compromising the containers’ security integrity.
In order to receive GSA-approval, the container met all Class 6 security container requirements of Federal Specification
including shock and vibration testing in accordance with
All shipboard containers come with a lock meeting Federal Specification
Review the Federal Qualified Products List
under Class 6-S to see which manufacturers' products meet federal specifications for shipboard containers.
Please note that per
ISOO Notice 2014-02,
ALL "GSA Approved" security containers and vault doors MUST BE PROCURED through GSA Global Supply. Click on the Ordering Info tab for more information.
The Undersecretary of the Navy released a memo concerning security containers onboard naval ships.
UNSECNAV Memo, MEMORANDUM FOR VICE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS, Subject: Shipboard Containers Used for the Storage of Classified Information, dated 26 June 2015,
discusses the GSA-approved Class 6-S shipboard security container with a priority replacement timeline. GSA-approved Class 6 shipboard security container priority replacement is as follows: