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Marine Security Management and Control as per ISPS Code Conference


The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code represents a comprehensive set of measures designed to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. Developed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the ISPS Code is enforced through the SOLAS Convention, specifically Chapter XI-2, Special Measures to enhance maritime security.

The Code is structured into two parts, one mandatory and the other recommendatory, establishing a standardized, consistent risk management framework. This framework enables governments to calibrate security levels against the fluctuating threat landscape, ensuring ships and port facilities are safeguarded through appropriate security measures.

What is the ISPS Code:

The ISPS Code is a pivotal foundation for maritime security management, dictating the necessary steps for proactive defense against security threats within the maritime domain. It outlines the responsibilities of governments and shipping companies to adhere to a set of prescribed measures to maintain security at sea and prevent potential incidents.

Throughout the marine security management and ISPS code conference, participants will receive training aligned with ISPS Code requirements, facilitating their path to obtaining a maritime security certification.

This marine security management and ISPS code training aims to equip them with a sophisticated understanding of maritime security management, which is necessary to respond proactively to contemporary security challenges in the maritime sector.

Targeted Groups:

The primary audience of this marine security management and ISPS code conference includes individuals responsible for or involved in marine security at port facilities. Additionally, the marine security management and ISPS code seminar will enhance the preparedness and awareness of personnel designated for specific duties within an existing security program.

Conference Objectives:

By the conclusion of this marine security management and ISPS code conference, participants will:

  • Understand how the ISPS Code affects their facility and the essential nature of compliance.
  • Grasp the mandatory regulations of the ISPS Code and acknowledge its guidance provisions.
  • Utilize risk assessment tools to execute the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA).
  • Develop a comprehensive Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) across its three security levels, fostering a deeper understanding of maritime security issues.
  • Efficiently operate within the port facility security plan, successfully interacting with the ship's security officer and master.

Targeted Competencies:

Attendees at this marine security management and ISPS code conference will develop competencies in:

  • Aligning with the ISPS Code requirements.
  • Understanding prescribed trade with vessels engaged in international voyages and other entities under the Code's purview.
  • Conducting enhanced risk assessments and identifying vital infrastructure.
  • Implementing robust security countermeasures to elevate security standards.
  • Elevating their professional reputation within the maritime security domain.

Conference Content:

Unit 1: The Background to the International Maritime Security Framework:

  • Familiarity with the applicability of the Code to various entities.
  • Identification of different types of port facilities.
  • Classification of protection categories.
  • In-depth understanding of the ISPS Code.
  • Comprehension of key international conventions, codes, and recommendations related to the ISPS Code.
  • Insights into the structure and application of the ISPS Code.
  • An overview of the functional requirements of the ISPS Codes.
  • Responsibilities of contracting governments under the Code.
  • Exploring the roles of Recognised Security Organisations (RSO).
  • Duties and responsibilities of the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO).

Unit 2: Recognition and Detection of Weapons, Dangerous Substances and Devices:

  • Firearms.
  • Low explosives.
  • Incendiary devices.
  • Grenades.
  • High explosives.
  • Detonators.
  • Timers.
  • Batteries.
  • Timer power units.

Unit 3: Introduction to Port Facility Security:

  • Overview of security administration.
  • Roles and responsibilities of security organizations.
  • Management of sensitive security-related information.
  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns.
  • Techniques employed to bypass security measures.
  • Awareness of security equipment and systems.
  • Behavioral patterns of persons posing potential security threats.
  • Fundamentals of security-related communications.

Unit 4: Port Facility Security Assessment:

  • Risk assessment 4: 2: 1.
  • Risk assessment methodology.
  • Key point identification CARVER.
  • Evacuation planning.
  • Search planning.

Unit 5: Port Facility Security Plan:

  • Case study development for Security Level 1.
  • Case study development for Security Level 2.
  • Case study development for Security Level 3.


This maritime security training conference is a definitive program for maritime professionals seeking to solidify their expertise in accordance with the ISPS Code. It offers a unique opportunity to engage with industry experts, gain valuable insights into maritime security management, achieve ISPS Code certification, and contribute to the security of the marine environment.

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