The board and executive team of Saqr Port are fully aware of the importance of maintaining a high level of security.
The Port hosts oil storage facilities and a wide range of commercial activities and therefore strategies will be put in place to ensure that security meets and exceeds both the Federal and ISPS code requirements.
Saqr Port is in full compliance with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.
The Board of the Port has drafted a Security Policy as the initial element of our proactive role in protecting the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah our Port and its operations.
The Saqr Port Authority (SPA) is the port authority for the port of Mina Saqr – Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). It has been designated a port authority by the RAK Government, in respect of the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. This role includes responsibilities in respect of security matters in the wider port environment and impacts directly on the SPA’s internal security culture and arrangements.
Under the ISPS legislation, the SPA is obliged to:
- Develop and maintain an appropriate Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP), which meets the requirements of the ISPS Code.
- Designate a Port Facility Security Officer and Deputy.
- Co-ordinate, communicate and facilitate the implementation of security measures required by the PFSP to the port community as appropriate.
- Establish a Port Security Committee, comprising representatives of relevant port facility groups, regulators, agencies and other interested parties within Saqr Port.
- Provide up to date advice, best practice and information on current security developments and on the implementation of the Port Facility Security Plans (PFSP) to the port community.
- Co-ordinate and facilitate security training and testing of the PFSP and where necessary co-ordinate the overall port response to a security incident.
- Ensure the effective management and resourcing of internal security arrangements in order to meet the requirements of the Saqr Port PFSP.
- Review this security policy and recommend revisions to the Board at least every 3 years.
In addition, in the wider context of the SPA’s commitment to and co-operation on security matters throughout the region it is policy that SPA shall contribute effectively as required and as circumstances permit:
- As a key player in any Counter Terrorism Partnership, providing information, support and resources to the Partnership as appropriate.
- To the co-ordination and improvement of regional initiatives to deter, prevent and compromise maritime terrorist action.
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