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Port Operations & Security

Idarat Maritime's associates have for many years conducted security assessments for ships and port facilities, using tried and tested assessment methodologies which have seen Ship Security Plans approved by over 15 Flag States and Classification Societies,  and more than 400 port security and facility security assessments approved throughout many parts of the world. 

Idarat Maritime will produce high quality plans to satisfy the stringent requirements of the approving authorities.  This modus operandi results in a rapid turn around time and our associates have a 100% first-time approval rate from approving authorities.

ferryAll personnel who would be involved in the audit are experienced in the implementation of the ISPS Code.

Our Lead consultants have operated in the following roles:

  • Project Director for the lead Recognised Security Organisation (RSO), for the implementation of International Ship and Port Facility Security Code regulations in Nigeria.
  • Led and coordinated 5 teams of consultants in completing port assessments and development of port facility security plans to satisfy international (IMO) standards by deadline date of 1 July 2004.
  • Coordinated invitations to pre-qualify and invitation to tender for resulting contracts for provision of security equipment for over 40 port facilities across 4 maritime regions, both on and offshore.
  • Delivered training courses to Port Facility Security Officers and high level induction courses to Ministers and senior officials of the Federal Government of Nigeria and oil/shipping companies.
  • Day to day management of all projects including resource management, budgeting and reporting to Board.
  • Responsible for compilation of contract proposals, resulting in successful bids for several Port Security contracts worth up to £10M: Oil/LNG/General.
  • Day to day management of up to 20 personnel deployed worldwide.
  • Sourced contracts and acted as Security Project Management to a Large (600 hectares) multi-functional port located in Northern Europe.
  • General security co-coordinator/project manager for country operations, in line with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), for Maersk Nigeria Ltd and other West African locations.
  • Project managing the security requirements at the Chevron Nigeria EGTL (Escravos Gas to Liquids project) at Escravos in the Niger Delta.
  • Project managing the overall Port Security Assessment and Integrated Port Security Plan for numerous clients worldwide: Oil/LNG/General.
  • Security Liaison Officer Project for Shell offshore operations in Nigeria.

in the news: Nigeria

ATTACKS on shipping in the Niger Delta are being under-reported and number a minimum of five so far in 2009, according to an analysis produced by risk consultancy Bergen Risk Solutions.

The findings contrast to an official toll of just one incident recorded by the International Maritime Bureau, which relies on formal notification from ship owners...

Lloyds List. 20 Jan. 2009

Ship owners require resilience, not merely security



Our associate trainers have trained over 3,000 personnel worldwide as Company and Ship Security Officers or Port Facility Security Officers.  In addition our associates have also trained security inspectors from DNV and government bodies.   Training courses have been conducted in USA, UK, Germany, Belize, Ghana, Dubai, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan, Korea, Finland, Isle of Man and Singapore.