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1 U.S. Coast Guard International Port Security Program Overview
Lieutenant Commander Chad A. Moore IPS Detachment Alameda (LANT-5413) Sector San Francisco Bay Area Maritime Security Committee January 8th, 2013

2 USCG International Port Security Program Overview
Statutorily mandated Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 Security and Accountability For Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 Engage in bilateral and multilateral port security discussions Share and align maritime security practices

3 USCG Maritime Domain Operational Areas and Jurisdictions

4 Two Pronged Approach MTSA => Domestic Prescriptive Standard
ISPS Code => International Part A - Required Part B – Recommended Performance-based Standard

5 IPS Program Personnel Schinnen Alameda DC Portsmouth Tokyo Singapore

6 USCG International Port Security Program Methodology
In country visit and information exchange Designated Authority Other agencies such as Customs Port visits Reciprocal visits Ongoing dialogue Review of other security information

7 ISPS Code Implementation
Key Security Areas ISPS Code Implementation is Key Indicator of: Access Control Monitoring the Port Facility Cargo Security Drills and Exercises

8 What if “visit” reveals security concerns?
Work with country to attempt to address and correct If unsuccessful, issue a Port Security Advisory Impose conditions of entry requiring additional security measures on the part of ships arriving from the country (last 5 port calls)

9 Status Report More than 150 Countries Assessed Hosted more than over 100 Reciprocal Visits Now conducting continuous re-assessments Conditions of Entry have been imposed on fifteen countries

10 Reciprocal Visit Status
The IPS Program hosted 115 Reciprocal Visits from 91 countries: Albania (3) Angola Argentina (2) Aruba Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados (2) Benin Brazil (3) Cameroon Canada (2) Chile China (3) Colombia Congo, Republic of the (2) Cote d’Ivoire Curacao Dem. Rep. of the Congo Dominican Republic (2) Ecuador European Commission / European Union (12): Gabon Gambia (2) Georgia Ghana, The Guatemala (3) Guinea Haiti (2) Honduras Hong Kong Horn of Africa Regional Djibouti Kenya Somalia India Indonesia (2) Israel Jamaica Japan (2) Jordan Liberia Mexico (4) Myanmar (Burma) New Zealand Nicaragua Nigeria (3) Norway (2) Peru Philippines Qatar Regional Security System: Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Dominica Grenada St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Russia (3) Saudi Arabia (3) Sierra Leone South Africa (2) South Korea (3) Sudan (2) Suriname (2) Tanzania (2) Timor-Leste Togo Trinidad and Tobago Turkey Turkmenistan Ukraine (2) United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) United Kingdom Protectorates Uruguay (2) Vietnam (3) The U.S. Coast Guard IPS Program has hosted 115 Reciprocal Visits from 91 countries. The number in parenthesis indicates how many times the country or organization has participated. When European Commission (EC) representatives visit they bring delegates from European Union (EU) member states. The EC has participated in twelve separate Reciprocal Visits consisting of the following EU member states: Italy, Netherlands, U.K. Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Sweden, U.K. Bulgaria, Netherlands, Ireland, U.K. Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, U.K. Cyprus, Denmark, Italy, U.K. Belgium, Greece, Italy, U.K. Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, U.K. Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Sweden Italy Denmark, Italy, Germany, U.K. Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Sweden Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, Latvia Belgium (3) Bulgaria (2) Cyprus Denmark (2) Finland France Germany (2) Greece (2) Ireland (2) Italy (8) Latvia Lithuania Malta Netherlands (5) Portugal Romania Sweden (4) UK (8)

11 General Visit Observations
Good awareness of the requirements of the ISPS Code Physical security is generally good. Sustainability may be a challenge for some countries “Management Infrastructure” and coordination between agencies must continue to evolve Areas for potential improvement include: Drills and Exercises Cargo Documentation Waterside Security

12 ISPS Code Success Story
After Before

13 Range from very costly and sophisticated to inexpensive and simple
Best Practices Identified more than 100 Range from very costly and sophisticated to inexpensive and simple Posted on our website

14 Engagement with Other Bodies
Engagement with international organizations to raise security standards worldwide International Maritime Organization (IMO) Self Assessment Checklists Member Audit Scheme International Labour Organization (ILO) Code of Practice for Port Security Engagement with regional organizations to conduct ISPS implementation assistance programs Organization of American States (OAS) Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

15 Port Security Engagement Strategy
Recognize that some countries have already exceeded the minimum standards of the ISPS Code. Assist trading partners to exceed minimum standards set in the ISPS Code. More robust & layered security to address threats; e.g., waterborne improvised explosive devices. Increase security of global maritime sector world-wide.

16 Port Security Engagement Strategy
Focus Areas for Engagement with Trading Partners: Authority (Regimes) Maritime Domain Awareness Operations

17 Summary Implementation of international security standards is critical to protecting ports and trade The IPS Program seeks to gain a better understanding of the port security environment around the world IPS Teams plan to visit the ports of every U.S. Trading Partner on a continuous 2 year cycle. The U.S. works on both a bi-lateral and multilateral basis to improve security on its portion of the supply chain

18 Questions?

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