Presentation on theme: "HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA 16-18 NOVEMBER 2008 M arine Security – Fostering Global Partnerships Rear Admiral Peter Brady Maritime Authority of Jamaica Canada-Jamaica."— Presentation transcript:
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA NOVEMBER 2008 M arine Security – Fostering Global Partnerships Rear Admiral Peter Brady Maritime Authority of Jamaica Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership
3 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership JAMAICA’S MARITIME TRADE Jamaica Island State; population 2.7 m 95% Dependency on Maritime Trade: –Total Energy Needs Imported –Cruise Tourism/Transshipment –Bauxite/Alumina/Minerals –Agricultural Products/Raw Materials –Food and Other
4 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership MARITIME DOMAIN/PORTS Maritime Space 25 > Mainland Jamaica 22 functional port facilities with 16 ISPS certified for international trade
5 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership MARITIME SECURITY Complied substantially with SOLAS Amdts/ISPS Code 01 July 2004 Government Implements through: –Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ) as “Designated Authority”, for Port Facilities –Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) as “Administration” for Ships and “Control/Compliance (port entry) National Accreditation Committee (NAC) –Oversight for Port Facilities - Certification and Compliance Some Challenges Maintaining Compliance N.B. MAJ is focal point for IMO
6 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership MARITIME SECURITY MAJOR CHALLENGES :` 1.Legislation in draft stages and enshrined in both the Shipping Act and Port Authority Act 2.Inadequate (Follow-Up) Structured Training mainly for Port Facilities Inspection/Enforcement Specific type, viz cruise ship security 3.Comprehensive Implementation of Consistent and Security Plans
7 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership MARITIME SECURITY EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE –OAS/CICTE – Port Security Assessment Programmes –US COAST GUARD – International Port Security Programme –CANADA – Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building Programme Building (CTCB) initiative: ‘CANADA- JAMAICA MARINE SECURITY PARTNERSHIP’
8 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership THE CANADA-JAMAICA MARINE SECURITY PARTNERSHIP Transport Canada initiative facilitated by Dept of External Affairs to Establish Needs-based Programme for Port and Marine Security –Basis is Cooperation and Bi-lateral Assistance relating to marine security especially capacity building –Sharing information including policy and legislative development; best practices; new technologies; communication and intelligence sharing –Training Jamaicans through specially designed courses, participation in Canadian training programmes and observer status at marine security exercises in Canada.
9 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership PROJECT SCOPING & PLAN DEVELOPMENT 1. Project Planning Workshop-Dartmouth N.S. Oct ’07. TC/JAMAICA a.ID Project Elements b.Establish Lines of Communication for Info Exchanges on Specific Marine Security Policies, Procedures/Practices c.Outline Concept Cruise Ship Workshop d.Halifax Visits: Cruise & Container Ports; MSOC. 2. Preliminary Action Plan Developed 3. TC “Needs” Identification Visit to Jamaica March ’08
10 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership ACTION PLAN-PHASE 1 –Establish info exchange links on Canada’s marine security policy and legislative development and approval processes –Establish info exchange links in TC on selected operational topics such as best practices for cruise search techniques, conducting drills and exercises, new technologies for detecting radio-active substances –Identify contact points in other Canadian LEAs such as Canada Border Services Agency, Coast Guard, RCMP, as basis for sharing info on trends in illegal activities
11 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership ACTION PLAN-PHASE 1 (cont’d) –Knowledge Transfer Opportunities Attending Marine Security Inspection and Enforcement Course - Feb ’08 Conducting Joint “Needs” Identification Visit in Jamaica (March ’08) with three objectives: –ID the scope, delivery mechanism & syllabus for cruise ship security workshop –ID possible follow-on opportunities –ID opportunities for strengthening Jamaica’s policy framework on port & maritime security –TC Design/Deliver Customized Cruise Ship Security Workshop – Implement in late ’08 in Jamaica
12 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership ACTION PLAN-PHASE 1 (cont’d) Develop Plan for continuous knowledge transfer initiatives which could also be applicable to other Caribbean States, including customized “I and E” Course Observe port-wide exercise in Canada
13 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership TC TEAMS’ VISIT TO JAMAICA MARCH ’08 Team A. Policy, Legislative issues. Team Leader, Regional Director General Maritime Security, Atlantic Canada Team B. Project Team for Cruise Ship Security Training. TC Consultant and Atlantic Canada MARSEC Lead Trainer
14 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership –ACTION PLAN PHASE 2 Developing Multi Year Plan for Knowledge Transfer Initiatives for Jamaica (and Caribbean States): –Policy/Legislative/Coordination Framework Strengthening Opportunities for Jamaica –Attachment Training for Port Authority/Maritime Authority in Canada –Information/Intelligence Sharing –Periodic Audits by TC?
15 Canada-Jamaica Marine Security Partnership CONCLUSION –Canada-Jamaica bilateral arrangements to strengthen cooperation and assist Jamaica with MARSEC development needs.