The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is leading a maritime security table-top exercise in Mombasa, Kenya (April 21-22) as part of the Organization’s continuing work to implement the Djibouti Code of Conduct.
National officials from key ministries and departments are taking part in a range of evolving scenarios involving both routine business and during an incident, which aim to promote an integrated, whole-of-government approach to maritime security measures and maritime law enforcement.
This includes supporting Kenya’s national capacity to perform coastguard functions through inter-agency cooperation and development of maritime strategies and contingency plans.
The workshop is the fifth maritime security exercise of this kind to be held in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden region this year, having completed similar exercises in Djibouti, Maldives, Mozambique and the Seychelles.
It was launched by Kenya’s Principle Secretary for Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Mrs. Nancy Karigithu. IMO is being represented by Kiruja Micheni and a team of consultants.