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Maritime Security Management &  Control as per ISPS Code

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Maritime Security Management &
Control as per ISPS Code

Planning for the Good, Fighting the Bad, and
Eliminating the Ugly in Maritime Security

Scheduled Dates

11 - 15 Mar 2024 Online $3,950
17 - 21 Jun 2024 Online $3,950
08 - 12 Jul 2024 Online $3,950
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Online $3,950
27 - 31 Jan 2025 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course? 

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 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. 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 considers that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity. Determining 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 the determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals? 

At the end of the 5-day PetroKnowledge training course, participants will be able to:

  • 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)
  • Construct 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 is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Ship Security Officers (SSO) 
  • Company Security Officers (CSO)
  • Port Facility Security Officers (PFSO)
  • Personnel with allocated security duties in the maritime and shipping industries
  • Port Personnel and those designated having specific security functions and duties in a port facility
  • Masters who intend to enter deeply into the port facilities security issues; personnel who will be Port Facility Security Officer
  • Security Staff Members in the Port Facilities
  • Personnel to operate under the ISPS regulations ashore
  • All personnel who intend to participate in developing and improving the port facility security plan and system, the Port Facility Security Assessment and drawing up of the Port Facility Security Plan
  • Undertake internal audits and review security activities

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online  Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Daily Agenda

Day One: The Background to The International Maritime Security Framework 

  • The International Conventions, Codes and Recommendations Relating to the ISPS Code
  • What is ISPS Code?
    • Understanding
    • Application
    • Functional Requirements
  • Who the Code applies to?
  • Parts of the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) Code
  • Types of Port Facilities
  • Ship/Port Interface
  • Responsibilities of the specific entities
    • Governments
    • Companies
    • Ship Owners & Port Facility Operators
  • General Knowledge Requirements and Roles & Responsibilities:
    • Ship Security Officer (SSO)
    • Company Security Officer (CSO)
    • Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
  • Relevant Maritime Cases
  • Legal Developments before 9/11, 2001 Legal Developments After to 9/11, 2001 New IMO Maritime Security Instrument


Day Two: Port Facility Security 

  • Security Threats to Maritime Industry
  • Security Administration
  • Responsibilities and functions of security organisations
  • Handling sensitive security-related information
  • Knowledge of current security threats and patterns
  • Weapons and Dangerous Substances:
    • Firearms
    • Low Explosives
    • Incendiary Devices
    • Grenades
    • High Explosives
    • Detonators
    • Timers
    • Batteries
    • Timer Power Units
  • Techniques used to circumvent security
  • Port and Ship Security Equipment Systems
  • Operational Limits of Security Equipment
  • Characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons likely to threaten security
  • Security-related communications
  • Physical Searches of Persons and Luggage


Day Three: Security Training and Obligations / Developing Security Levels

  • Requirements of Drills and Exercises
  • Assessment of Drills and Exercises
  • Knowledge Requirements for Security Training
  • Port State Control
  • Declaration of Security (DoS)
  • Documentation and Records
  • Reporting of Security Incidents
  • Monitoring and Control Security Audits and Inspections
  • Reporting of Non-Conformities
  • Security Levels:
    • Security Level 1
    • Security Level 2
    • Security Level 3


Day Four: Port Facility Security Assessment 

  • 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 Five: 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



  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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