As an archipelagic nation with the second longest coastline in the world, ports play a crucial role for Indonesia in regional, national and international scale.
Because of this crucial role, implementing holistic security measures become mandatory to ensure the continuity of all activities taking place in the port.
So, what are the measures that need to be implemented to create holistic security measures in a port?
ISPS Code and Port Security
At the international level, the security of port facilities needed to comply with the ISPS Code.
Port facilities that need to comply with the ISPS Code are port facilities that serve ships engaged in international voyages (the type of ships needed to comply with the ISPS Code were also mentioned in the code).
Several things related to port facility security needed to be taken into account for a port facility to be considered in compliance with the ISPS Code. Such as:
Among other things.
Assessing the Security of a Port Facility
An assessment of the security of a port facility should be done once an objective for security has been set and prior to developing the port facility security plan.
Beside being held to develop the port facility security plan, the assessment of the security of a port facility should also be reviewed periodically to ensure the relevancy of security risk management with the most current condition and to identify the need of updating it.
In relation with port facilities that need to comply with the ISPS Code, the assessment of the security of a port facility could be done by a Recognized Security Organization (RSO)
Things to be considered in assessing the security of a port facility are:
The Port Facility Security Plan
Disclaimer: As per writing this article, there is no official [English] translation of the regulation that will be referred to in this section. All translations were provided by the writer of this article
Based on the Ministerial Regulation No 134 of 2016 on Ship and Port Facility Security Management, the development of the port facility security plan is done by the Port Security Facility Officer.
This development could be helped by a RSO if needed.
Things to be considered when developing the port facility security plan are:
Securing Your Port Facilities
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