Welcome to the Facility Security Symposium & FSO Academy
Facility Security Symposium and FSO Academy was created to give members of the international port community a unique opportunity to have direct access to the foremost leaders that establish the industry's best practices and procedures.
The Symposium will allow port facility professionals from around the country and world to share their expertise as well as current and future trends. Attendees will hear from senior Coast Guard personnel and other key partners that will deliver cutting-edge insight on regulation changes with a spotlight on exemplary facilities that are leading the way.
The event will open with an award ceremony on October 29th acknowledging these facilities and organizations followed by two days of dynamic presentations from their area of expertise including: Large/Small Port, Container, Cruise, Petro-Chemical, Cyber Security, CDC/LNG and MARAD FSO Training Requirements.
In order to give attendees the most beneficial experience the Symposium has a limited capacity and registration will be performed on a strict first come first served basis.
Three Day MARAD Certified Facility Security Officer Course
The FSO Academy will have a Three Day MARAD Certified Facility Security Officer Course available from October 27-29. This highly interactive and engaging course focuses on the knowledge and skills required of facility security officers. The scope of this training is designed to satisfy the maritime security training requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Chapter IX-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the IMO IPS Code and relevant Coast Guard regulations. In particular, the duties and responsibilities with respect to security of a port facility, for ensuring the development of a Facility Security Assessment, for ensuring the development of, implementing, maintaining and updating a Facility Security Plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSOs) and Company Security Officers (CSOs).
One Day FSO Refresher Course
The FSO Academy will feature a One Day Refresher Course on October 29 for those who have previously taken a MARAD certified Facility Security Officer course. This refresher allows participants an update on recent changes in laws and regulations that are vital to understand. This course will re-ground you in your duties and responsibilities with respect to security of a port facility, implementing, maintaining and updating a Facility Security Plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSOs) and Company Security Officers (CSOs).
One Day Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties Course
The FSO Academy will have a One Day MARAD Certified Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties (FPSSD) Course on Ocober 28th. This highly interactive and engaging course focuses on the knowledge and skills required of personnel with security duties. This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for facility personnel who are assigned specific security duties in connection with a Facility Security Plan (FSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 and/or Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended and/or the IMO ISPS Code, IMDG Code, the IMOILO Code of Practice on Security in Ports, guidance contained in IMO MSC. 1/Circ. 1341 and/or U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H. The course follows the guidance provided in IMO Model Course 3.24 Security Awareness Training for Facility Personnel with Designated Seurity Duties, 2011 Edition.
Facility Security Symposium
The Facility Security Symposium begins on Wednesday evening October 29 and runs through Friday afternoon, October 31. The Symposium will be filled with informative sessions by experts in the field and represntatives of exemplary port facilities from around the country. The size of the Symposium will be limited to provide for dialog and discussion among all participants.
Opening Award Reception
Symposium Day One consists of a cocktail reception open to all registrants followed by an introduction by Commander Edward P. Seebald, USCG, Ret. The evening will conclude with the "Ports of Excellence" awards ceremony that recognizes exemplary facilities.
Who Should Attend the Facility Security Symposium & FSO Academy:
• U.S Coast Guard Headquarters, Area, Districts and Sectors
• Port Operators and Administrators