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48 - PTM - Port Management

PTM 145 - Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PTM 145 15 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 145 19 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 145 23 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 145 28 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 145 02 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Person designated as responsible for the development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of the port facility security plan and for liason with the port authorities and Ship Security Officers and Company Security Officer are required to be alert in case of any possible threats, and even detect them before they take place. They need to be aware of the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code and know from where to get assistance. Because protecting lives is the most important thing, this course serves as the top priorities for Port Facilities Security Officers and other personnel. 

Course Objectives

  • Knowing the key contents of ISPS Code, the related conventions, and legislation
  • Understanding main responsibilities of different personnel
  • Grasping the main features of a Port Facility Security assessment
  • Discovering requirements on security equipment and plan
  • Learning about security threats, emergency, drills and training

Who Should Attend?

  • Port Facilities Security Officers
  • PFSO assistants
  • Port Facility Personnel involved in the Port Facility Security plan

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction: Current security threats in the maritime context
  • The International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code
  • Recognized Security Organizations
  • Maritime security policies: Relevant international conventions Handling
  • sensitive security information

Day 2

  • Types of port facilities
  • Security responsibilities: Roles of SSO, CSO, PFSO
  • Other personnel
  • Security Assessment
  • Security survey
  • Security documentation

Day 3

  • Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP)
  • Purpose, contents, confidentiality and implementation
  • Equipment needed 
  • Testing and calibrating equipment 
  • Periodic inspections

Day 4

  • Threat identification, recognition & response
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Piracy & armed robbery
  • Weapons and improvised explosive devices identification 
  • Actions required by di¬erent security levels and communication channels
  • Mitigation Strategies
  • Security training 

Day 5

  • Security administration
  • Documentation, security audits, reporting of non-conformities, records
  • Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS)
  • Approval of security plan
  • Encouraging security awareness and vigilance