(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ongoing threats to the shipping and port sectors continue to evolve and appropriate security measures, therefore, need a multi-agency response. In this regard, the programme kicked-off a new partnership with the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (OAS-CICTE) and the Regional Security System (RSS) in the Caribbean, bringing together senior government officials from seven countries in the eastern Caribbean with the aim to develop their own national maritime security strategies.
IMOâs Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) supports countries in enhancing security measures to protect ships and ports from threats posed by terrorism; piracy and armed robbery; smuggling of arms, drugs, and illicit goods; and other illicit activities.
The programme comprises a range of training courses and technical assistance aimed at helping countries assess and respond to threats to their maritime borders and the free flow of trade, including emerging threats such as cybersecurity.
The aim is to ensure full and effective implementation of SOLAS chapter XI-2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code as well as the ILO/IMO Code of Practice on Security in Ports and other IMO security and counter piracy instruments, to enhance maritime security globally, including all ports, port facilities and key maritime routes used by international shipping.
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