This activity was one of series of workshops funded by APEC and co-sponsored by IMO with the aim of training government officials from designated authorities, port facility security personnel and shipping companies’ security officers on how to conduct port facility security audits and, in the second part of the workshop, how to conduct risk assessments. The previous SATW/PSRAT workshop was conducted in Lima, Peru (17-20 September 2013), the next is scheduled to take place in Vietnam from 18-21 November (SATW workshop only).
The main objective of this national workshop was to train government officials in maritime security auditing techniques in order to be in compliance with ISPS Code section A/16.3.13 and paragraphs B/1.20, B/16.3.5, B/16.5, B/16.58, B/18.1.17. In order to achieve that objective IMO’s guidance in MSC/Circ. 1192 was used. It was further intended to provide participants with information on best practices for auditing in general, and port facility security audits in particular, so as to enable them to confidently carrying out their duties. The second part of the workshop aimed at instructing participants on the principle of the ISPS Code risk assessment requirements using the US Coast Guard PSRATool. The PSRAT and the expert opinion entered quantitatively in there is one methodology to be in compliance with SOLAS regulation XI-2/10.2.1 and ISPS Code section A/15 and paragraphs B/15, B/15.9, B/15.10.