The Maritime and Port Security Program focuses on strengthening the protection and security capacities of OAS member states - from the national level to the port level - according to their needs, vulnerabilities, and regulatory and legislative frameworks. This is carried out through a combination of national and regional activities, with an approved and innovative methodology, and in consultation with other organizations, authorities and key actors involved in the development of maritime and port security capabilities. The program develops and implements workshops, seminars, training sessions and conferences that address a wide range of key issues, including: implementation of the ISPS Code, awareness of the maritime domain, analysis and risk management, inter-institutional coordination, maritime crisis management, and port cybersecurity.


Resultados Protección Marítima


  • Evaluations and Training in Key Ports of Belize, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica.
  • Promulgation of good practices and approved tools for risk management, handling of a maritime crisis, and the strengthening of relevant plans, policies, and procedures (SOPs), in 24 OAS member states.
  • Strengthening regional, national and port frameworks and networks for the exchange of information and coordination in maritime and port security.
  • Workshops and national and regional seminars to strengthen maritime and/or port security capacities.
  • Facilitation of the development of National and Regional Strategies for Maritime Security.

Strategic partners

Gobierno de Canada (Global Affairs Canada)
Caribbean Development Bank
Regional Security System
Organización Marítima Internacional (OMI)
Gobierno de Mexico (Secretaría de la Armada / SEMAR)
Gobierno de los Estados Unidos (US Coast Guard)


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