Needs assessment missions are one of the ways in which IMO can support member States in effective implementation of IMO’s maritime security measures, at the country’s request. IMO says the Philippines is the first country in the ASEAN region to undergo an IMO security needs assessment. The intention is to enhance maritime security on a long-term basis and offer any needed capacity building.
The assessment took place in Manila (24 to 28 February) and included meetings with the Office of Transportation Security (OTS), Philippines Coast Guards (PCG), Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Philippines Port Authority (PPA), and other structures involved in maritime and port security.
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