Turkish Government Receives Maritime Counterterrorism Training from US Company

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The Turkish Government has recently received critical maritime security and counter-terrorism training from SeaSecure LLC, a leading US maritime security company. The training was provided to the countryÂ?s port and ship security auditor personnel.

The Turkish Government has recently received critical maritime security and counter-terrorism training from SeaSecure LLC, a leading US maritime security company. The training was provided to the country’s port and ship security auditor personnel, all of whom are employed by Turk Loydu, Turkey’s Recognized Security Organization (RSO).

As a result of the terror attacks of 9/11, the United Nations established the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code in 2002. The ISPS Code sets minimum standards for maritime security at all international ports and the security of ships engaged in international commerce. These strict standards must be achieved by the compliance deadline of 1 July 2004.

“Turk Loydu was looking for a company with a history of demonstrated expertise in maritime security to provide instruction to our port security auditors. As the RSO for the Turkish Government it is very important that our auditors receive training that will enable them to perform their duties in a knowledgeable and professional manner,” said Turk Loydu Executive Gokhan Dedeoglu in a statement. “SeaSecure is recognized as the world leader in maritime security and was selected to provide this critical service to Turk Loydu. SeaSecure’s reputation for professional service is well deserved and we greatly benefited from their exceptional training. We look forward to future opportunities to work together.”

SeaSecure has long provided maritime security training to governments and maritime organizations, including the US Coast Guard, US Navy, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, as well as the governments of countries such as China.

“Turkey and Turk Loydu have a long-standing commitment to maritime security and SeaSecure is very proud to have been selected to provide this comprehensive and important training,” said Kim Petersen, SeaSecure’s President. “We look forward to working with Turk Loydu’s team of professionals in the future as they tackle the compliance process mandated by the ISPS Code.”

About SeaSecure LLC:

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 software tools); training; and, maritime guard services. SeaSecure’s 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 Security’s Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.

Contact:

Ron Thomason: 954-567-4700

http://www.seasecure.com

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