WeCAPS regional seminar on security – ISPS, today and tomorrow
In the framework of the WeCAPS project, a regional seminar was organized on June 8 and 9, 2022 for the benefit of the security managers of the ten partner ports in West and Central Africa.
The objective of the WeCAPS seminar was to support the West and Central African partner ports in their efforts to optimize security management while strengthening cooperation between African and European ports to create a sustainable environment where best practices can be exchanged.
The meeting was facilitated by a team composed of WeCAPS project experts and security managers from European partner ports, each of whom has extensive experience in the fields of port security, and the ISPS Code, and who have assisted ports in setting up their security management systems.
This seminar is part of the overall framework of security actions for the benefit of partner ports, carried out on various and complementary subjects, ranging from cyber threat, threats on land and on the water, building capacities and internal security management.
WeCAPS security assessment mission in the Autonomous Port of Dakar (PAD), in Senegal Visit of the water body, the channels, the harbour, and the port facilities where the most important risks were presented by the port authorities. The objective of the mission was to support the Autonomous Port of Dakar in its wish to reinforce the measures for the protection of its water body.
WeCAPS Training for Firemen team leaders in the Autonomous port of Tema, in Ghana The objective of the training course was to provide trainees with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to lead a fire team in a fire or rescue emergency in the port.
Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority, World Maritime University collaborate on WeCAPS Project The WMU has been partnered to deliver on the legal framework relating to port security and disaster management.
WeCAPS Trainings for first responders (fire), in Congo Brazzaville The aim of the trainings was to strengthen the intervention capacities of the Autonomous port of Pointe in the field of firefighting.
Missions on access control, badges and video surveillance, in Senegal and Congo Brazzaville The objective of the missions was to increase the level of reliability of the access controls and the level of reliability of the perimeter control of the ports.
Official start of the PPP public-private partnership component of the governance component of the WeCAPS project at the Autonomous Port of Douala (PAD), in Cameroun Presentation of the PPP model in support of the security and safety of the Port of Douala
WeCAPS crisis management trainings for the benefit of the authorities of Togo (High Council for the Sea and Maritime Prefecture), actors of the Autonomous Port of Lomé (PAL), Ghana Ports and Harbors Authorities and actors of the port of Tema. During the trainings, participants worked on the fundamentals of crisis management to set up a crisis mechanism and to organize and run a crisis unit within the ports. The objective of the trainings was to sensitize the staff of the different entities to crisis management in order to be able to deal with an exceptional situation in a port environment.
Regional seminar on safety Organized in partnership with the Regional Academy of Sciences and Techniques of the Sea (ARSTM) / and the Interregional Maritime Safety Institute (ISMI) this seminar aimed to increase the level of operational competence in terms of safety and rescue of the ports partners of the project.