Published On: Wed, Oct 23rd, 2013

Curacao complies with the international standards for harbor security

Curacao Ports AuthorityWILLEMSTAD - Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard performed an audit in Curacao and concluded that the Willemstad Container Terminal at Nieuwe Haven and the terminal at the ‘Mega pier’ in Otrabanda comply completely with the international standards in the area of security. These terminals also comply with the standards used by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).

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 9/11 attacks in the United States.
Just like all other ports in the world, the ports in Curacao are constantly being inspected to see if they comply with the international rules for security. The U.S. Coast Guard inspects the ports periodically and audits the various terminals. During last audit, the U.S. Coast Guard inspected the Willemstad Container Terminal, the Mega-Cruise Terminal at Rif in Otrabanda (Willemstad) and they did an initial inspection at the Curacao Dry-dock Company.

The Harbor Master together with the Port Facility Security Officer prepares and execute plans for the security of the ports.

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