A technical team from the Department of Maritime Affairs at the British Ministry of Transport visited Tripoli Port on Tuesday, Libya’s Tripoli based Interior Ministry reported.
At a meeting at the port’s headquarters, the possibility of implementing training courses in the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS code), was discussed.
The meeting included the Security Director of Tripoli Port, the General Manager of Tripoli Port, and the Director of the Libyan Ports Company, Tripoli Branch.
ISPS is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention (SOLAS) (1974/1988) on maritime security. It includes minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies.
SOLAS had come into force in 2004, and prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel to “detect security threats and take preventive measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.”
After the meeting, the Interior Ministry reported that the delegation, accompanied by the Port Security Director, toured Tripoli Port.