Restitution seminar on the analysis and coverage of the risks of the Autonomous Port of Pointe-Noire
On 22 and 23 September 2022, a restitution seminar on the analysis and coverage of the risks of the Autonomous Port of Pointe-Noire was organized in the premises of the new general management of the port. This analysis is essential to seek measures to reduce or eliminate major risks, that are adapted to the professional environment of the port and to meet international standards of maritime transport. This seminar follows the mission carried out by the project, from 14 to 18 March 2022, with the support of expert engineers in industrial risks from the National Centre for Prevention and Protection (CNPP).
The main objective of the seminar was to present the risks inherent in the port, through a modelling of each situation that could occur, and the effects that these could have on the operation of the port, the country’s economy and even the consequences of supply of neighbouring countries of Congo Brazzaville. It also aims to present an overview of the existing operational coverage to respond to emergency situations that may occur within the Autonomous Port of Pointe-Noire.
WeCAPS/WMU/Enabel Workshop on legal framework analysis of port security and safety in Ghana Organized in partnership with the World Maritime University (WMU) and Enabel, the Belgian development agency, this workshop aimed to Provide recommendations to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to strengthen the instruments and processes related to port security and safety
WeCAPS security assessment missions in the Autonomous Port of Dakar (PAD), Senegal, and in the Autonomous Port of San Pedro (PASP), Ivory Coast
Visit of the water body, the channels, the harbour, and the ports facilities where the most important risks were presented by the port authorities. The objective of the missions was to support the Autonomous Port of Dakar and the Autonomous Port of San Pedro in their wish to reinforce the measures for the protection of their water bodies.
Missions on access control, badges and video surveillance, in Cameroun and Ghana
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 two ports.The WeCAPS project organized a course in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan for boat pilots of the Gendarmerie. This course allowed trainees from the Abidjan Port Security Group (GSP) and the National Gendarmerie Intervention Unit (UIGN) to acquire high-speed piloting techniques as well as new tactics related to professional intervention in the maritime environment (hunting, assault, boarding, etc.)
WeCAPS training for “specialized water rescue firemen” in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan
Cybersecurity training at the autonomous port of Pointe-Noire, in Congo Brazzaville
The WeCAPS project organized a training session to strengthen the cybersecurity of the autonomous port of Pointe-Noire. The training days focused on threats, countermeasures, and behaviors. Participants learned to better understand the risks and to comply with the basic principles of data security.