Friday to discuss the implementation of the International Ship and
Port Security Code (ISPS) and the primary international security standard
in the nation’s port industry.
the Maritime Reporters’ Association Nigeria (MARAN) in Apapa, Lagos.
International Maritime Organisation(IMO), Captain Abiodun Omoteso, will make
presentations at the event.
Atofolaki, the event is being organised to enable the public and the
international shipping community appreciate the level of security on the
nation’s waterways and the port environment.
discuss the level of Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety
Agency’s (NIMASA) Verification Inspection Exercise (VIE) across all Nigerian
port facilities and security threat levels.
(ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships
and port facilities.
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.
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
that some Nigerian port facilities lacked effective anti-terrorism measures in
from some Nigerian port terminals which were yet to comply with the
International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
that the COE would require affected vessels to meet certain security measures
prior to entering the U.S. ports.