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2006 Activities Update: Completed and Scheduled Programs
Cargo Container Security Program – May 9-11, 2006
The MSAH launched a specific training program for port personnel on searching empty containers leaving Haiti. The MSAH trained port security personnel on best practices related to vessel search techniques, with an emphasis on concealed compartments, and vehicle search techniques.
Status: Completed. Total number trained: 46
ISPS and MTSA Drill & Exercise Monitoring Program, August 22-24, 2006
The MSAH provided a Drills and Exercise Monitoring Program in support of APN/DA’s efforts at complying with drills and exercises requirement for the port of Port-au-Prince. The Monitoring Program observed and monitored the delivery of the drills and exercises and evaluated APN/DA’s ability to conduct and implement the required activities. Through the Monitoring Program, the MSAH has made recommendations to the Designated Authority, who will work with the local ports to implement this quarterly requirement. This program is a direct follow up to the first quarterly drill and exercise activity completed in November 2005.
Status: Completed. Total number of participants: 46
Public Awareness / Briefing Activities. July 10-14,2006 and September 18-22, 2006
The MSAH expand the original Public Awareness Campaign by conducting six (6) additional public awareness activities in Haiti, to emphasize impact of maritime security on trade, investments and employment. Public awareness sessions were held in Port-de-Paix, St. Marc, Miragôane, Jacmel, Jeremie and Cap-Haitien, and covered by the local radio and print media.
Status: Completed .Total number of participants: 375, with extensive media coverage through local radio and written press.
Designated Authority Support Program – October 2-6, 2006
The MSAH launched a training program for the Designated Authority personnel, designed to provide institutional support to the DA, through the discussion and application of best practices, and management techniques that will strengthen the DA’s capacity to implement the ISPS code requirements, and to better conduct the oversight activities required of the office.
Status: Completed. Total number trained: 12
Equipment Procurement under MSAH Initiative
To further strengthen ISPS procedures at Haiti’s main and secondary ports and to address prioritized needs identified, the MSAH has procured communications equipment for the 5 ports de cabotage, IT equipment, as well as engines and accessories for waterborne security. The MSAH is in the process of procuring additional equipment in support of a Training Center.
Access Control System – Identification Program
The MSAH will contribute to a harmonized access control identification (badge) system and install relevant hardware and software technology associated with this program. Relevant technology is being procured and should be delivered to Haiti in late November.
Status: to be completed.
Port Facility Security Officer Certification Course, Security Guard Training, ISPS Private Security Company Training
The MSAH will extend and reinforce guard training and maritime security certification courses, creating a body of able personnel well versed in maritime security issues. MSAH will continue to use proven training methodology to train an additional 200 security professionals on basic and advanced ISPS training.
MSAH/APN: ISPS guard training July 10-14, 2006: total trained 91;
September 18-22, 2006: total trained 57.
Scheduled for November 2006:
MSAH Private Security Companies ISPS training program (anticipated participants: 35);
Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) training program (anticipated participants: 12).
Institutional Strengthening – National Security Council
The MSAH will work to strengthen the existing Port and Maritime Installations committee, so that it begins to function as a National Security Council with enforcement capabilities. The National Port and Maritime Installations Committee will provide the Haitian administration with a formalized committee whose role will be to provide the necessary legitimacy to harmonize and implement security regulations at the national level. The Committee will analyze and address security concerns, assess recommendations, prioritize, and harmonize the implementation processes to meet key ISPS and MSTSA regulations based on recommendations from APN and the Maritime Security Council. The Designated Authority will be an integral part of this council
Status: to be completed.
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