Canada supports IMO maritime security activities
IMO's Global Technical
Co-operation Programme on Maritime Security has received a significant boost
in the form of a grant from Canada of 500,000 Canadian dollars over two fiscal
years (2006/2007). The grant was made by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade, through its Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Program.
instalment of 200,000 Canadian dollars has been received by IMO and a second
instalment of 300,000 Canadian dollars will be made in June 2006.
activities to be supported by the grant include regional seminars/workshops
on maritime security for the Caribbean region and Central America, national
maritime security train-the-trainer courses in the Arab States and needs assessment
and advisory missions in Asia.
The grant agreement is a new form of financial support for IMO's Global Technical
Co-operation Programme on Maritime Security.
the International Maritime Security Trust Fund in June 2003 to respond to requests
for technical assistance on maritime security issues. Contributors to the fund
have included the Governments of Denmark, Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland,
the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the
United States and a training institute (the United States-based Northeast Maritime
Institute). All contributions greatly assist the delivery of activities under
the Global Technical Co-operation Programme on Maritime Security.
was initiated in January 2002 and has included many activities aimed at enhancing
maritime security and in particular the implementation of the
maritime security measures adopted by IMO - including SOLAS chapter XI-2
(Special measures to enhance maritime security) and the International Ship and
Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, which were adopted in 2002 and entered into
force in July 2004.
launching of the Programme, 41 regional or sub-regional and 59 national workshops,
seminars or training courses have been delivered. In addition, 32 country needs
assessment and advisory missions have been fielded, with some 4,380 people having
been trained in the process.
12, 5 April 2006
information please contact:
Lee Adamson, Head, Public Information Services on 020 7587 3153 (email@example.com)
Natasha Brown, External Relations Officer on 020 7587 3274 (firstname.lastname@example.org).