Maritime Security Management &  Control as per ISPS Code

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Maritime Security Management &
Control as per ISPS Code

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

Maritime Security Management & Control as per ISPS Code

Scheduled Dates


10 - 14 Jun 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


17 - 21 Jun 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
08 - 12 Jul 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
11 - 15 Nov 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
09 - 13 Dec 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT
27 - 31 Jan 2025 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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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?

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?

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?

This PetroKnowledge training course will benefit those who find themselves responsible for or involved with maritime security at port facilities. In addition, it will raise the awareness for that personnel who have been allocated potential or specific tasks in an existing security programme.

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 Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.


ISPS Training Courses

With the vast and in-depth coverage of the Oil & Gas and Petroleum Industry, it is essential that International Codes and Standards are in place to preserve uniform operational practices across all organisations worldwide. In line with this, many international organisations have published several inspection codes and standards.
In order for Oil & Gas professionals to remain abreast in the innovations in technology and with the new & revised inspection methodologies and best practices, PetroKnowledge is pleased to offer International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) training courses and seminars, that focuses on the understanding of the code objectives, intents, stated and implied requirements, as well as the mandatory, recommended and optional stipulations. The training courses also aim to impart the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare the participants before taking the required examinations and certifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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