Neptune Maritime Security has provided comprehensive crisis management training to bolster defences at major ports in Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) amid increasing instability in the region.
An expert team from the company’s Dubai head office and operational support centre recently performed exacting risk assessments before carrying out specialist training for security officers and senior personnel.
The comprehensive risk management solutions featured such scenarios as terror attacks and suicide bombers, kidnaping, civil unrest and uprisings as well routine health and safety checks.
Business development manager Jeremy Johnson said: “Major port operators are becoming increasingly aware of potential risks at their facilities worldwide.
“Companies must not only meet International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) Code standards and meet routine health and safety requirements but also ensure their emergency response plans are updated.
“We have a successful track record of providing specialist security and risk management solutions in ports and shore-side industrial and petro-chemical facilities around the globe, as well as our background as a trusted and professional PMSC in vessel protection.
“Using our experience in creating emergency response plans, a thorough understanding of the ISPS Code and health and safety planning, we have been able to provide clients with the necessary skills to enhance their businesses in hazardous countries while ensuring the safety of staff and operations and reducing potential liabilities.”
He added: “Our latest specialist solution was for a port operating in a potentially hazardous area against a background of increasing regional instability.
Neptune initially carried out a bespoke risk assessment at the port, which has not been named for security reasons.
It covered such factors as staff, office facilities within the port and terminal and the company’s vessels.
A risk register was drawn up with possible impact and company liabilities from a wide range of potential factors, including economical, operational and environmental incidents as well as potential disruption caused by local community action which could affect production.
The client then selected training options for its senior management team and security officers in a variety of areas.
Press Release, August 15, 2014