IRCLASS Academy successfully delivers First-Ever Port Facility Security Internal Auditor Training Program

IRCLASS Academy, the training arm of Indian Register of Shipping, has successfully concluded the first-ever Port Facility Security Internal Auditor training program at the Rashtriya Raksha University, School of Integrated Coastal and Maritime Security Studies in Ahmedabad. This program also included comprehensive training for Port Facility Security Officers.

The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dr. Prabhakaran Paleri, Emeritus Resource Faculty and Former Director General of the Indian Coast Guard. In his opening address, Dr. Paleri emphasized the critical importance of robust security measures in safeguarding port facilities and enhancing maritime security.

The training program featured several unique components designed to address contemporary security challenges. Notably, special sessions on Cyber Security in Ports and Narcotics Identification and Control were incorporated, providing participants with cutting- edge knowledge and practical skills. Dr. Heena Goswami, a distinguished Professor from Gujarat National Law University and an expert in Narcotics and Forensics, delivered an insightful session on the practical dos and don’ts for port personnel in the event of discovering narcotics.

Participants from major ports, maritime boards, and private ports attended the training, gaining valuable insights and hands-on experience. The program aimed to enhance their capabilities in maintaining port security and conducting thorough internal audits.

Amit Bhatnagar, Head of IRCLASS Academy said ‘IRClass Academy is committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of maritime professionals, ensuring the highest standards of security and operational efficiency in the industry. This training program marks a significant milestone in IRCLASS Academy's ongoing efforts to support the maritime sector with innovative and relevant training solutions.