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This course, based on IMO model courses 3.20, 3.21 and 3.24, as integrated by “Guide to Maritime Security and the ISPS Code” (2012 Edition), is designed for maritime security, coastguard and law enforcement specialists and aims to encourage the sharing of experiences of the application of ISPS Code requirements and related procedures and methods. The training focuses on the difficulties encountered by States when implementing the ISPS Code and the identification of possible solutions to these challenges. The course will cover all relevant measures aimed at enhancing ship and port facility security in the face of threats posed by intentional unlawful acts. Security requirements, as adopted by IMO, will be analyzed as well as the requirements for setting up national maritime security measures. The course will also address the preparation and assessment of security plans for ships and ports and includes field trips on board ships and in port terminals.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a comprehensive grounding in maritime security planning and a thorough understanding of current threats, including those related to piracy.

Entry Standards:

The course is open to Government officials from maritime administrations and port authorities who have responsibility for the enforcement of maritime security legislation or who may be planning to undertake such responsibilities subject to confirmation from their nominating authority. A good working knowledge of the English language is also required.

Maximum Intake:

20 Students

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From 12 to 22 November 2024


Italian Shipping Academy-
IMSSEA premise
Villa Figoli des Geneys,
via Olivette 40, Arenzano (Genoa, ITALY)

Deadline for submitting the applications for fellowships:

07 July 2024

Tuition Fee:

1100 €


62 HRS


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Security Responsibilities of Port Facility and Port Operators
Framework for Conducting Security Assessments
Auditing port facilities/ships
The Threat, Cyber security, Drones, Piracy and Armed Robbery
Case study
Security Responsibilities of Governments and their National Authorities
Security Responsibilities of Ship Operators
The ISPS Code
Preparation and Assessment of Security Plans
National Maritime Security Strategy and National Maritime Security Committee


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