SLASPA to Facilitate Ship & Port Facility Training

Press Release:-Castries, Thursday, November 17, 2016 – The Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA) Division of Maritime Affairs on Monday, November 28, 2016 will facilitate the second International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code Awareness Training at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour, Conference Room, Union, Castries from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This course is aimed at owners and Boatmasters/Captain, with the focus being on their responsibilities as an operator within a port of call under the ISPS Code. Importantly, this training will soon become a mandatory requirement in obtaining a Boatmaster’s License.

The (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 911 terrorist attacks in the United States. More specifically, the purpose of the Code is to provide a standardized, consistent framework for evaluating risk, enabling Governments to offset changes in threat with changes in vulnerability for ships and port facilities through determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.

In meeting these requirements, SLASPA invites interested persons to register for the final course of 2016 by calling the Maritime Affairs Division at 457-6152 or emailing the Division at For additional information visit our website at