IMO Assisted Training Workshop on Maritime Security Held in Tunis

Tuesday / December 6, 2016

Allée des drapeaux of the United Nations in Geneva. 9 April 2015. UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré

IMO is assisting Tunisia with the development of its maritime security legislation with a training workshop, which took place in the country’s capital of Tunis (30 November – 1 December).

Tunisian Government officials, particularly legal experts responsible for implementing security measures set out in the IMO instruments SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code participated in the event. In reviewing the current legislation in place, participants are able to identify specific areas of concern and consider legislative or regulatory strategies to address those issues – thereby helping to strengthen governance, meet ISPS Code standards and elevate ship and port security laws and regulations to prevent security incidents.

The recently adopted IMO Guidance for the development of national maritime security legislation (MSC.1/Circ.1525) forms part of the reference materials, supplemented by a compilation of legislative best practices and examples on port and ship security legislative and regulatory developments. The workshop is also covering other counter-terrorism instruments, such as the SUA Convention and Protocols.

The workshop was organized by IMO, in cooperation with the Tunisian Ports and Merchant Marine Authority, Ministry of Transport of Tunisia. IMO is represented by Henrik Madsen, with UNODC and the US Coast Guard providing legal advisors.

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