The goal of maritime security is to provide maritime industry professionals, government law enforcement and regulatory officials, and especially port operators, seafarers, port employees, users, and stakeholders with a basic awareness and understanding of security management of maritime environment.
Aims of this course are to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for maritime industry professionals, government law enforcement and regulatory officials, and especially port operators, seafarers, port employees, users, and stakeholders for familiarization, basic knowledge and training in accordance with ISPS Code.
A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:
- understand threats for maritime security;
- understand roles of maritime forces and security of merchant shipping;
- understand vulnerabilities in the cargo supply chain and to apply recommended security practices;
- analyze risks for maritime security and to implement risk assessment, risk-based decision-making and cost-effective risk assessment processes;
- implement the security survey and contingency planning (SSPs and PFSPs).
The course of lectures and appliances is presented as a tripartite composite of maritime security management within a framework of (1) organizational structure, (2) risk, and vulnerability analysis, and (3) the management of security operations. The evolution of organized security processes in the maritime sector can be understood as a product of increasing governmental and commercial concerns about the criminal exploitation of seaports, the growing use of vessels for the smuggling of contraband and other illicit activities, and the rising threat a of global terrorism in the late twentieth century.
The management of risk assessment is presented within the context of the unique vulnerabilities within the maritime and port environments. The important relationship between risk analysis, security planning and coordination among shipping and port stakeholder business and security concerns provide the framework for understanding the pivotal role of the security managers in coordinating with the diverse interests of maritime and port users. Company/port directors and maritime security managers play pivotal roles in managing the complex interrelationships of the company/port stakeholders necessary to maximize productivity, while concurrently generating a safe and secure maritime environment.