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Maritime Security

Maritime Security Section provides advice and guidance to Member Governments on matters relating to:
In 2011, the IMO published a Guide to Maritime Security and the ISPS Code to assist Member Governments with the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).
In 2012, under the IMO's Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Co-operation Programme (ITCP), Maritime Security Section (MSS) developed and implemented a comprehensive global technical cooperation programme in support of the Guide, which focuses on assisting States in the implementation, verification, compliance with, and enforcement of, the provisions of the IMO maritime security measures, including SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code, counter-piracy, SUA and LRIT. 
MSS developed a complementary series of national and regional workshops, and last year (2012) successfully delivered 24 activities and eight sub-activities, making maritime security one of the largest capacity building programmes in the Organization.