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IMO, INTERPORTPOLICE Support Training on Combating New Threats to Maritime Security – Jeddah

Senior maritime security officials and law enforcement agencies from Signatory States to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, 2017, are participating in a regional training programme on Combating New and Emerging Threats to Maritime Security. 

The programme is being held at the Jeddah Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies in Jeddah, hosted by the Saudi Border Guard, and supported by subject matter experts from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Organization of Airport and Seaport Police (INTERPORTPOLICE).  The UN International Office on Migration (IOM) and the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) will provide information and guidance via remote link.

Participants in session at the Jeddah Academy for Maritime Science and Security Studies

The participants are considering how best to manage their responses to a range of threats to the port and shipping sectors including terrorist attacks using subsea, surface, airborne and cyber methods; piracy; and other criminal activities, including trafficking of drugs, weapons, people and wildlife.   Key factors include the need for robust legal frameworks, inter-agency cooperation, development of procedures and contingency planning.

Participants were also briefed on INTERPORTPOLICEā€™s Community Security Best Practice programme and tools including Project Griffin International (PGI), Port Security Management Systems (PSeMS) and the AtlasOne Smart Application.

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