Training Workshop to Boost Tunisia’s Maritime Security Legislation

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

Participating in the event are Tunisian Government officials, particularly legal experts responsible for implementing security measures set out in the IMO instruments SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

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 the 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 is 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 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the US Coast Guard providing legal advisors.

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