Security and Emergency Management

The Objectives of SPF (Security Port Forces)

  • To establish co-operation between Contracting Governments, Government Agencies, Local Authorities, Shipping and Port Industries to assess/detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting vessels or port facilities used in international trade.
  • Establish the respective roles and responsibilities of all parties concerned, at national and international level, for ensuring maritime security.
  • To ensure early and efficient collation and exchange of security related information.
  • To provide a methodology for security assessments so as to have in place plans and procedures to react to changing security levels.
  • To ensure confidence that adequate and proportionate maritime security measures are in place.


In order to achieve its objectives, MBM port has embodied a number of functional requirement according to ISPS Code, International Marinetime Organization, and (SOLAS Convention), which include but are not limited to:

  • Gathering and assessing information with respect to security threats and exchanging such information with appropriate Contracting Governments
  • Requiring the maintenance of communication protocols for ships and port facilities
  • Preventing unauthorized access to ships, port facilities and their restricted areas
  • Preventing the introduction of unauthorized weapons, incendiary devices or explosives to ships or port facilities
  • Providing means for raising the alarm in reaction to security threats or security incidents
  • Requiring ship and port facility security plans based upon security assessments
  • Requiring training, drills and exercises to ensure familiarity with security plans and procedures

Our work benefits

MBM Port has developed a Port Facility Safety Assessment, where we have analysed risks from all aspects of a port facility’s operation in order to determine which part(s) of it are more susceptible, and/or more likely, to be the subject of attack. In the assessment the following components were included:

  • The determination of the perceived threat to port installations and infrastructure
  • Identification of the potential vulnerabilities
  • Calculation of the consequences of incidents calculated


Porti MBM has adopted the principle of identifying hazards in the first instance and then
applying a process of managing the likelihood of hazards resulting in an actual incident or
event to ‘As Low as Reasonably Practicable’.