The Philippines has a lot of things to learn from maritime countries that adopt security measures and plans under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).
These security measures must be aligned with global safety standards such as the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) imposed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Countries and shipping companies invest large amounts to make security plans and strategies to ensure that sea trade is not inordinately disrupted and that ships, people, and ports are adequately protected and secured.
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Security and Risk Report 29/03/23
MAST’s security report issue 366 is available to read now. In the Gulf of Guinea, a merchant ship has been boarded by armed men and