Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)

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Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) Person designated as responsible for the development, implementation, revision, and maintenance of the port facility security plan and for liason with the port authorities and Ship Security Officers and Company Security Officer.

The program offers the IMO Model Course 3.21 which is an enhanced version of the prescribed model Course 3.21 from the International Maritime Organization. The Course will provide the specialized knowledge required by port facility security personnel to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code and a Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP).


This course aims to provide knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of a Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO), as defined in section A/2.1.8 (and section A/17.1) of the ISPS Code, and in particular the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a port facility, for ensuring the development (or for developing) of a Port Facility Security Assessment, for ensuring the development (or for developing) of, implementing, maintaining and updating a Port Facility Security Plan and for liaising with Ship Security Officers (SSO) and with Company Security Officers (CSO).