Training underway in Mauritius on port facility security assessments
The latest in a series of IMO maritime security workshops is taking place in Port Louis, Mauritius (5-8 February 2024) under the EU-funded project on Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean.
The workshop is focusing on Port Facility Security Assessments (PFSAs) – assisting representatives of the Designated Authority on how to divide the port into independent port facilities and conduct a port security assessment through identification of gaps. The gaps may include physical security, structural integrity, personnel protection systems, procedural policies, telecommunications systems, relevant infrastructure, utilities and other areas posing a risk to persons, property or operations within the port facility.
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Thirty participants from the Prime Minister’s Office, Mauritius Police Force/National Coast Guard, Mauritius Ports Authority and shipping division and private operators are taking part.
Under the port security project, IMO aims to assist nine participating countries to enhance maritime security and safety within the region in line with the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy.