Gabon is the latest IMO Member State to receive tailor-made, virtual maritime security training from IMO experts (2-3 November). Gabon officials received a recap of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and the specific role of the Designated Authority (DA) – a specified organization responsible for maritime security that is nominated by a national Government.
The DA’s role includes setting the appropriate security level, verifying compliance of port facilities and approving port facility security assessments and plans. The event included a question and answer session, providing specific advice and information relating to Gabon’s specific needs.
Find out more about IMO’s maritime security work, here.