Advanced Drill and Exercise Workshop (ADEW)
The four day ADEW workshop provides:
· simplified planning processes for drills and exercises
· Integration of current exercises which were too detached with only single threat scenarios into exercises with a more current and varied threat scenario to enhance realism
· updated pre-planned drills & exercises to address port facilities security threats inclusion of various International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) updates since the promulgation of the first edition of APEC D/E Manual in 2008.
· new best practices suggested from previous workshops
· Addition of senior management instructions for planning and conducting maritime security drills and exercises.
A practiced and prompt response to a security incident reduces risk thereby providing the greatest return on investment, establishes security measures providing a more robust layered security regime to economies and owners and operators of the critical infrastructure, and provides an economy with data for developing port wide response plans by identifying critical infrastructure in ports that require a practiced response while creating strong multi-sector connectivity and communication among a range of stakeholders. ADEW workshops develop capacity to effectively increase maritime security within an economy and also build capacity between the world-wide maritime community to jointly address and reduce terrorism and other security threats to a country’s maritime infrastructure.
Self Assessment Trainer Workshop (SATW)
The SATW enables economies to gain a level of expertise in planning, scheduling, and conducting self assessments thereby improving their internal compliance with the ISPS Code. Economies with this level of expertise are better able to complete the the IMO Maritime Safety Committee’s Circular MSC 1192.1/Circ.1192, 30 May 2006, commonly referred to as the ISPS Code self-assessment questionnaire. Improving ISPS Code implementation in the APEC region will ensure the security of people and goods and improve the facilitation of commerce, particularly within developing Economies, by enabling informed resourcing toward closing identified gaps and challenges.
The four day SATW employs theoretical lessons, presentations on audit processes and techniques, and a port facility visit. This will ensure each workshop achieves its goals by:
· Achieving greater consistency in ISPS Code implementation practices and progress;
· Achieving a systematic review of a participating economies ISPS Code implementation;
· Allow an economy to implement standardized self assessment procedures for a uniform implementation of the ISPS Code;
· promote a common understanding of maritime security issues; and
· Strengthen cooperative relationships
The SATW will provide economies the ability to self access implementation of the ISPS Code at the port facility level utilizing established IMO and ISO industry standard procedures to identify areas for improvement while ensuring an economies ISPS Code implementation is uniform at every international port facility subject to the ISPS code. Uniform and standard self assessments improve ISPS Code compliance and oversight, mitigate the risk of importing terrorism via maritime commerce, and allow optimal, uninterrupted flow of maritime commerce.
The SATW/ADEW workshops provide a specific and current methodology for specifically increasing ISPS Code implementation in APEC member Economy port and port facilities. Security and the accompanying threat is ever evolving and fluid. ICIAP projects and workshops employ industry and Economy maritime security experts to increase ISPS Code implementation to reduce this threat.
ICIAP projects and workshops partner with the International Maritime Organization in order to ensure a recognized maritime security standard is promulgated and duplication is avoided. To date, ICIAP funded projects and workshops have and continue to be recognized regionally and globally as a recognized standard by ASEAN and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Outcomes: The ADEW and SATW will address one of the key Bogor Goals of adopting a strategic approach to capacity building within APEC Economies. The ADEW and SATW workshops are developed, organized, and delivered to accommodate the identified specific needs of each Member Economy in order to foster a more standardized approach for the exchange of information on the implementation of the ISPS Code; adopted by the IMO with a specific focus to identify lessons learned, gaps and challenges, and the benefits achieved by each participating Economies attainment of ISPS Code implementation resulting in a more secure, safe, and efficient regional and global Maritime Transportation System.
The successful completion of the ADEW and SATW workshops will further the 2009 and 2011 Ministerial statements to create a standardized methodology for the implementation of the ISPS Code building upon the work of relevant regional and international multilateral international organizations while avoiding duplication of efforts. Further, the sharing of expertise and information at these workshops create a maritime security paradigm able to better identify, assess, and share information on threats to transportation facilities, vehicles, people, and cargo, to prevent and combat acts of unlawful interference while respecting national laws and privacy; to work toward alignment of international standards to facilitate trade and minimize vulnerabilities; and where practical align strategic goals with other APEC Workgroups resulting in more effective economic and technical cooperation between APEC Economies.
Beneficiaries: The ADEW and SATW further advance the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s leadership on Maritime Security by assisting economies in developing measures to evaluate the scope and applicability of implementation of the ISPS Code within the port and port facilities of the member Economy. Economies develop the capability to become subject matter experts in standardized ISPS Code implementation as a result of MEG-SEC ICIAP capacity building projects creating an environment for the improved safe and efficient movement of goods, services, and people across APEC economies resulting from implementation of key outputs and methodologies resulting from successful ICIAP capacity building projects.
Each ADEW and SATW Workshop will provide the following capability for economies and their stakeholders (Beneficiaries critical to ISPS Code implementation include):
· Economy Designated Authorities will receive standardized ISPS Code implementation capacity building training focusing on Advance Auditor and Drill and Exercise response training critical to test the Economies response to an event impacting the security and operation of ISPS Code compliant port and port facilities. ( A Designated Authority is the Economy representative(s) responsible for implementing the ISPS Code within an Economy);
· Port and port facility security staff and Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) will receive standardized ISPS Code implementation capacity building training focusing on Advance Auditor and Drill and Exercises response critical to test the port or port facilities response to an event impacting the security and operation of ISPS Code complaint port and port facilities. (A PFSO is the stakeholder responsible for implementing the ISPS Code within their port or port facility at the direction of the Designated Authority);
· Academic and Private Industry Stakeholders receive standardized ADEW and SATW capacity building training at the discretion of the host Economy. Attendance of academics and industry further offer reaffirmation and feedback to ensure the further professional standardization and technical continuity of ICIAP capacity building; and
International Multilateral Organizations receive standardized ADEW and SATW capacity building training at the discretion of the host Economy. Attendance of multilateral organizations builds upon the like work of these organizations. Collaboration further standardizes capacity building efforts and reduces duplication of efforts.