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PTM 147 - International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
PTM 147 02 October 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 147 27 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
PTM 147 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

 The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities. The ISPS Code is implemented through chapter XI-2 Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974. The Code has two parts, one mandatory and one recommendatory.In essence, the Code takes the approach that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity and that, to determine what security measures are appropriate, an assessment of the risks must be made in each particular case. The purpose of the Code is to provide a standardised, consistent framework for evaluating risk, enabling Governments to offset changes in threat with changes in vulnerability for ships and port facilities through determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.

Course Objectives

  • Define the nature of their facility and how they are affected by the requirements of the ISPS code
  • Identify the mandatory and guidance regulations of the ISPS code
  • Develop risk assessment tools towards the Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA)
  • Understand the 3 levels of the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP) with enhanced knowledge of security issues
  • Effectively operate and interact the port facility security plan with the ships security officer and ships master

Who Should Attend?

  • Ship Security Officers (SSO) 
  • Company Security Officers (CSO)
  • Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO)
  • Security Staff Members in the Port Facilities
  • All personnel who intend to participate in developing and improving the port facility security plan and system

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • The Background to the International Maritime Security Framework
  • Who the code applies to?
  • Types of Port Facilities
  • Protection Categories
  • Understand the ISPS Code
  • Relevant International Conventions, Codes and Recommendations To understand the Parts of the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) Code
  • The Application of the ISPS Code
  • The Functional Requirements of the ISPS Code
  • The Responsibilities of Contracting Governments
  • The Roles of Recognized Security Organizations (RSO)
  • The Roles and Responsibilities of the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

Day 2

  • Security Threats to Maritime Industry
  • Security Administration
  • Responsibilities and functions of security organizations
  • Handling sensitive security-related information
  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Weapons and Dangerous Substances
  • Techniques used to circumvent security
  • Port and Ship Security Equipment Systems
  • Operational Limits of Security Equipment
  • Characteristics and behavioral patterns of persons likely to threaten security
  • Security-related communications
  • Physical Searches of Persons and Luggage

Day 3

  • Introduction to Port Facility Security
  • Security Administration
  • Responsibilities and Functions of Security Organizations
  • Handling Sensitive Security Related Information
  • Knowledge of Current Security Threats and Patterns
  • Techniques Used to Circumvent Security
  • Security Equipment and Systems
  • Characteristics and Behavioral Patterns of Persons likely to Threaten Security
  • Security Related Communications

Day 4

  • Risk Management Process
  • Risk Assessment Requirements
  • Port Facility Security Assessment: Step by Step Approach
  • On-Scene Port Facility Security Survey
  • Contingency Plans and Maritime Security
  • Crowd Management and Control

Day 5

  • Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP)
  • General Requirements and Purposes
  • Contents of a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP)
  • Access to PFSP and Confidentiality
  • Preparation of a PFSP
  • Case Studies