Port Security

Anker Sikkerhet AS is a company that, among other things, provides services to ISPS port facilities and ports in Norway.

The ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) is an international regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that applies to all port facilities and ports in the world receiving international ship security certificates, abbreviated as ISSC Certificate. The ISPS Code sets requirements for how the security of port facilities and ports should be implemented. Furthermore, the EU has issued a self-regulation that sets requirements for states in the EU as well as EEA states, EU Regulation 725/2004. These regulations form the basis for the Norwegian regulations for securing port facilities and ports. (Regulations on securing port facilities 538 and Regulations for securing ports 539) Anker Sikkerhet AS, as approved by the Recognized Security Organization (RSO), has been approved by the Norwegian Coastal Administration to carry out the preparation of vulnerability assessments for waste disposal facilities and ends up in accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code. from the following risk scenarios:

  • Terrorism
  • Sabotage
  • Espionage
  • Crime

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is the managing authority in Norway and shall endorse all ready-made vulnerability assessments.

In addition to this, Anker Sikkerhet AS can provide security plans and contingency plans for port facilities and ports based on approved vulnerability assessment. This is the most important document for port facilities and ports. This is because it is the security plan and the preparedness plan that regulates in detail how the security work at the port facility and the port is carried out on a daily basis and in a way that satisfies the requirements of the ISPS regulations.

This is only available for ports in Norway.


Approved PFSO Course Holder

Anker Sikkerhet AS conducts courses in accordance with IMO’s standards. This helps to ensure that the quality of the content of the courses complies with the requirements of the ISPS Code and EU Regulation 725/2004.
Courses that are not part of the IMO Model Course are made according to the same template so that these will be of the same high standard.

For questions regarding courses please contact us through email.

IMO Model Courses

Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
IMO Model Cours 3.21

The course spans over four days and gives the student the competence to hold the position as Port Facility Security Officer or Port Security Officer in accordance with the requirements of the ISPS Code.

The course is approved by the Norwegian Coastal Administration

Security Awareness Training For All Port Facility Personnel
IMO Model Cours 3.25

The course spans over 5 hours and is intended for all personnel who will perform work or services at / for an ISPS port facility.

Security Awareness Training For Port Facility Personnel With Designated Security Duties
IMO Model Cours 3.24

The course spans over two days and is intended for persons at port facilities that have dedicated security tasks according to the definition in the ISPS code.

ISPS professional course in the examination of persons, hand luggage and control of vehicles and goods

Coastal Administration’s supervisors of 18.12.2014

The course is based on the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s supervisors of 18.12.2014, Visit of persons and crawling of hand luggage and Crawling of vehicles and goods. The course goes over one day and provides basic competence in the field courses mentioned in the Coastal Guidance Supervisors. The course spans over one day and assumes that the course participant has previously completed the course IMO MC 3.24, Safety training training for port facility personnel with designated safety-related tasks.

The course upholds the Norwegian Coastal Administration’s requirements for training.

Course for Staff

The course spans over two days. Day one is a theoretical introduction to why put staff and “who does what” in the staff. Day two is laid out as staff exercise with scenario training. The course is suitable for private companies or municipal / state agencies who need to put a staff on incidents. The course can later be supplemented with full-day staff exercises by appointment.