A four-day workshop on how to best design and conduct drills and maritime security exercises, has been held in Kingston, Jamaica (13-16 March). The aim of the event was to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, conduct and assess security drills and exercises in their port facilities. The workshop also included live role-playing sessions with various communication equipment. This helps port facility security officers, managers and designated authority officials to assess the effectiveness of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) which is designed to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. more...
IMO maritime security training is underway for port facility security officers, managers and designated authority officials
in Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic (12-16 March). Run by IMO in
collaboration with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defence*, the workshop is
training participants on how to perform their duties in line with IMO’s code on
International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) and SOLAS Chapter XI-2
for details). Participants are also being taught to train other officials with
similar responsibilities. more...
The Latin America Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre, part of a global network established under an ambitious IMO-EU project to further efforts to combat climate change, has been launched in Panama (13 March).The centre, hosted by the Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), is one of five such centres established under the GMN project, which is funded by the European Union (EU) and run by IMO. The centres, in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Pacific regions, act as regional focal points for a wide range of activities. more...