The Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) is the authorised person responsible for security in the RAK Ports Group. To keep the risk of security incidents to a minimum, security policy and procedures are applied across all ports within the group. These rules have been laid down by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the International Ship & Port Facility (ISPS) Code.
The ISPS Code applies to:
- Cargo ships of 500 tones gross tonnage and larger, which sail on international sea routes;
- Passenger ships which sail on international sea routes;
- Mobile drill rigs;
- All port facilities where the above-mentioned vessels berth.