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Improving security systems in CTG port

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Improving security systems  in CTG port

Mr. Zahirul Islam, Dhaka

The Chittagong Port is the principal sea port of Bangladesh. As such its importance in the national economy is paramount. The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is a basic services provider. It focuses mainly on providing necessary services and facilities to the port users efficiently and effectively at competitive price.

Security system of ISPS in Chittagong port: Since adopting ISPS code security situation has improved notably and our security actions have been remarked exemplary by watch dogs.

Security drill being conducted bi-monthly with active participation of CPA and Security Agencies. Over 1800 participants from CPA and her stakeholders trained with different modular ISPS course including IMO standard training abroad. Port Security Advisory Committee (PSC) of Chittagong comprises of members from Navy, Coastguards, Police, Intelligence, Mercantile Marine Department, Customs, Workers Union, Port Users, PFSOs of port facility organizations and Security Managers of off Docks.

It should be noted that unlike other piracy prone areas port of Chittagong is reducing possibility to any piracy incident.

ISPS Monitoring Cell is stringent in taking any security measure to render anchorage and Channel of Chittagong Port as safe haven for maritime traffic. Bangladesh navy, Coast Guard and CPA security force carry out 24 hr patrol in maritime limit and territorial sea.

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