Officials responsible for port security in Mauritania are undergoing a week-long International Maritime Organization (IMO) training course in the country’s capital of Nouakchott (7-11 August).
The course will equip designated authority officials, port security officials and managers with the skills to carry out effective self-assessments and audits of port facilities, in line with IMO’s International Ship and Port Facility Security
(ISPS) Code and guidance on voluntary self-assessment.
The training event is the second of a three-phase technical assistance programme – designed by IMO following a needs-assessment mission, held in 2015, to help support Mauritania
’s maritime security programme.
The workshop was organized by IMO and the Maritime Authority of Mauritania (Direction de la Marine Marchande). IMO was represented by a team of consultants.