Regional Maritime Security Institute (RMSI)
The Regional Maritime Security Institute Establishment
The Regional Maritime Security Institute (RMSI) of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AAST&MT) was established in Sept. 2003, to serve Egypt and all countries in the Region to implement the ISPS Code requirements.
RMSI has been approved as the Recognized Security Organization (RSO) from Egyptian authority in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon and United Arab Emirates.
The Purpose of Establishment of RMSI
Implementation of the ISPS Code requirements in Egypt and the regional countries.
Comply all Egyptian Ports and Arabian Ports with Maritime Security requirement.
RMSI has organized maritime security training courses.
The Regional Maritime Security Institute Activities
The RMSI has organized Training Courses & training conferences which adapted from the IMO as followes:
- Awareness of ISPS Code Course.
- Proficiency Ship Security Officer Course.
- Company Security Officer Course.
- Port Facility Security Officer Course.
- Conducting special courses to implement the ISPS Code requirement.
- Conducting (Training the trainers course) in maritime security field.
- Compliance of Ships, ports and port facilities with the international requirements
- Ship Security Assessment.
- Ship Security Plan.
- Port, port facility Security Assessment.
- Port, port facility Security Plan.
- Applicable training on security measures for ships and port facilities.
- RMSI organizes and participates Conferences & workshops related to maritime security.
Scope of work
The RMSI has organized Training Courses in the region as follows:
- Awareness of ISPS Code (15000 trainees)
- Ship Security Officer courses (1800 trainees)
- Company Security Officer (400 trainees)
- Port facility security officer (250 trainees)
- Awareness of ISPS Code (300 trainees)
- Ship Security Officer courses (180 trainees)
- Port facility security officer (100 trainees)
- Awareness of ISPS Code (38 trainees)
- Ship Security Officer courses (32 trainees)
- Saudi Arabia
- Awareness of ISPS Code (200 trainees)
- Advanced course to implement the requirement of ISPS Code (60 trainees)
- Port facility security officer (92 trainees)
Ships assessment and planning
Within the context of setting security plans for shipping companies and ships hoisting the Egyptian flag, the Regional Maritime Security Institute contracted with shipping companies to conduct security assessment and setting security plans.
- Number of International Ship Security Certificates issued to Ships 193
- Egyptian flag vessels complied with ISPS Code 100 %
Port Facilities Assessment and Planning
A team of the Regional Maritime Security Institute and the Ministry of Interior experts was formed to conduct security assessments for major Egyptian ports and port facilities serving ships engaged in international voyages in compliance with ISPS Code requirements.
- Application in Egypt
- The Number of Port Facilities with approved Port Facility Security Plan 92
- Government ports 100 %
- Specialized ports (petroleum, minerals, â¦â¦.etc) 77 %
- Application in Lebanon
- The Regional Maritime Security Institute conducted the security assessments and set the security plans for 14 port facilities in Lebanon.
- Application in Saudi Arabia
- The Regional maritime security institute participated in co-operation with GTZ OF Germany in conducting the following security assessments and developing security plans:-
- 8 commercial ports
- 40 port facilities
- The first & second additional verification of 40 port facilities.
- Application in U.A.E
- The Regional Maritime Security Institute organized a Regional Seminar and Workshop in DUBAI, UAE at the end of Feb. 2004 with the support and participation of IMO on the ISPS Code.
- The Seminar was attended by senior officials from 15 Arab countries and was successful in convincing the attendance with the urgency of complying with the ISPS code requirements before 1st July 2004.
The IMO held a âTrain - The - Trainerâ course in Egypt at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AA ST, MT) from 20 to 25 September 2004.
RMSI experts Participated with IMO members in holding a â Train â The - Trainer â courses in Bahrain ,from 19 to 24 Feb. and in Bousmail, Algeria, from 2 to 7 April 2005.