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Major Exercise For Port Security

Major Exercise For Port Security
Fiji Ports Corporation Limited
April 18
11:00 2018

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) is going to conduct security drills every quarter to prepare for a major exercise to be conducted towards the end of the year as per International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) require­ment.

This follows the success of the Port Se­curity – Ship Security exercise facilitated by the Security Department on January 6, 2018 onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited (RCCL) Voyager of the Seas.

The table top exercise was requested by RCCL to test their ships security set-up and also test the response by the receiv­ing port authority on two scenarios as per ISPS code.

They were ISPS code 8.9.4 – unauthorized access or use, including presence of stow­aways and ISPS code 8.9.1 – damage to, or destruction of, the ship or of a port facil­ity, e.g. by explosive devices, arson, sabo­tage or vandalism.

The objectives of the exercise were to test the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) by Port State; Deployment and interoper­ability of local authorities to assist; and evacuation plan by port state.Key stake­holders invited by FPCL security include the Ministry of Defense, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji, Republic of Fiji Mili­tary Forces, Fiji Inland Revenue Customs, Fiji Navy, Fiji Police Force, National Fire Authority and Ministry of Health

The exercise was successfully carried out with the command elements of the RCCL Voyager of the Seas satisfied with the combined response strategy presented by the team present.

– FPCL

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