FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (PRWEB) May 17, 2004 -
Â The Caribbean nation of Grenada announced that it has selected SeaSecure LLC, a global leader in maritime security and counter-terrorism consulting, to perform critical port security assessments and write the security plans for their strategic port facilities.
ÂAll of us at SeaSecure take pride in having been selected by Grenada as their partner in maritime security,Â said Kim Petersen, SeaSecureÂs President. ÂSeaSecure will work closely with the Grenada Ports Authority, their national security office, law enforcement, and industry, as we begin the assessment and plans process mandated by the IMOÂs International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.Â
Seaport vulnerability assessments and security plans are now required due to the passage of the International Port Facility and Security Code. The ISPS Code was adopted by the UNÂs International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address maritime security at all international ports and the security of ships engaged in international commerce. The ISPS Code has set strict standards for port and ship operators that must be achieved by 1 July 2004.
Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, SeaSecure is widely recognized as the global leader in maritime security and risk management. A multi-disciplinary company, SeaSecure provides risk consulting services (including vulnerability assessments, and design & engineering); risk management solutions (including project management, procurement, and management software tools); training; and, maritime guard services.
SeaSecureÂs staff members have performed security and vulnerability assessments in over 90 countries and 170 seaports. In 2001, SeaSecure was appointed Senior Advisor on Maritime & Seaport Security to all of Florida's deep-water ports. SeaSecure's international clientele includes some of the world's largest seaports, shipping companies, and cruise lines. SeaSecure provides renowned maritime security training to governments and industry, including the US Coast Guard, US Department of Homeland Security, and the governments of China, Aruba, Turkey, Grenada, and many others. Its executives sit on the US Senate Port Security Working Group, the Maritime Security Council, the US Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, and the US Department of Homeland SecurityÂs Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.
About Kim Petersen:
In addition to being the President of SeaSecure, Mr. Petersen is also the Executive Director of the Maritime Security Council, which represents over 70% of the worldÂs shipping. Kim has over 25-years of experience in security and anti-terrorism activities. His civilian career has included senior staff positions with former US Secretaries of State Kissinger and Haig. He lectures extensively and has been featured on such programs as CBSÂs ÂSixty Minutes,Â ABCÂs Â20/20,Â the Evening News with Peter Jennings, and National Public Radio. He is a Visiting Professor at the UNÂs World Maritime University and a Senior Associate Instructor at the US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2003, the Secretary of Transportation appointed Kim to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council; and in 2004, he was appointed by the Department of Homeland Security and US Coast Guard to sit on the Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.
Ron Thomason: 954-567-4700
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