New maritime security courses | USCG Maritime Security Industry Day
- Members and Friends,We commend Captain Bruce Clark, Maritime Security Director, John Ostrander, Maritime Security Program Manager (Curriculum & Services) and the rest of the California Maritime Academy team for developing the curricula and now receiving the state and federal approvals. All are needed in these times. For a bit more information see the media release we received today.Tuesday, July 1st at the California Maritime Academy is a full day on the very subject. Our newest council member (he joined today) Ed Hughlett
Regional Safety & Health Manager
Ports America Group - West Coast
5190 Seventh Street
Oakland, Calif. 94607
Web: www.portsamerica.comadvised me of the USCG Maritime Security Industry Day at the Academy. About 150 are expected to attend; the start time is 0700 and it wraps up about 1700! He and I will be attending. There is no fee - give me a call if you should have an interest in this area and would like to register and attend.http://collegenet.csum.edu/wv3/wv3_servlet/urd/run/wv_event.DayList?evdt=20080701,evfilter=3562,ebdviewmode=gridI will attend Workshop Session 1: Updates Maritime Transportation System Recovery Unit and Workshop Session 2: Homeport Training and UpdatesI have been attending the California Maritime Security Council gatherings regularly in Sacramento. That is were I first met Ed. The next CMSC meeting is 1000, Friday, July 18th at the California Employment Development Department Auditorium, 722 Capitol Mall. Again you are welcome to attend.You have seen in Captain's Call and here information on port and maritime security. Expect more details on this subject. In fact our next luncheon meeting and program, Monday, September 8th, will likely focus on one aspect of this subject - piracy.All the best,Phelps
----- Original Message -----From: Webster, DougSent: Friday, June 27, 2008 5:50 PMSubject: RE: Courses Approval
Doug Webster W: (707) 654-1720
Director of Public Relations C: (707) 328-1887
California Maritime Academy E: dwebster@...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cal Maritime Security Courses Win State and Federal ApprovalS
(Vallejo, CA -- June 26, 2008) The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California State University, has received U.S. Department of Homeland Security approval for three Maritime Security training courses offered through Cal Maritimes Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning Department. Cal Maritime is the only training organization in the country delivering Maritime Security Courses certified by the Coast Guard, The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as meeting the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), the International Maritime Organizations (IMO) International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS), and State and Federal emergency management standards. As such, the courses are eligible for DHS grant reimbursement under the Homeland Security and Port Security Grant Programs.
Cal Maritimes new security courses are offered through the universitys Extended Learning Division on a scheduled basis, and some have been integrated into elective upper-division undergraduate courses as well. In addition to sessions on regulatory aspects, security assessments and plan development/auditing, the courses also include sessions on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Hazardous Material Releases, and the Incident Command System (ICS)/National Incident Management System (NIMS). The state and federal approvals underscore Cal Maritimes leadership in maritime security training and education in the Pacific Rim . The courses include:
Combined Company, Vessel, and Facility Security Officer: Also approved by the Coast Guard and MARAD, this course meets the STCW training requirements for Vessel Security Officer. It provides professionals involved with port vessel/facility operations, or likely to be designated as Company/Vessel/Facility Security Officers, an excellent foundational training to perform their specific roles and responsibilities.
Conforming to IMO Course Models 3.19, 3.20, and 3.21, the course addresses all subject areas specified in the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) 2002. Qualified instructors deliver this course as either a three-day instructor-led professional development course for maritime professionals, or a 22-hour classroom lecture for license-track undergraduate cadets.
Basic Maritime Security Awareness: A complete and comprehensive Maritime Security Awareness training package. It provides personnel not assigned specific maritime security duties with an excellent introduction to the specific roles and responsibilities within maritime security regulations, operational restrictions, and plans. The course conforms to, and addresses all the subject areas contained in the MARAD-developed MTSA 04-03 Model Course. The course is four hours in length, is scheduled at the Academy, and can be delivered at any suitable location.
First Responder Operational Maritime Security (FROMS): This course is targeted for delivery to all first responders with responsibilities in the domestic maritime domain, including fire service, law enforcement, emergency management, emergency medical services, and private security. Adapted from the Maritime Administration Model Course MTSA 05-01, Maritime Security for Military, First Responder, and Law Enforcement Personnel (MSLEP) dated October 2005, the course is an excellent introduction to the maritime security/port security arena. It provides outstanding examples of real-world events that have influenced national and international policies and cooperative efforts. Students can gain an excellent appreciation for the complex nature, importance, and impacts of maritime threats in a port or harbor/waterside industrial complex.
For more information on Cal Maritimes new state/federal-approved security training courses, please contact Veronica Boe at 707-654-1156 or at vboe@.... Information on the full range of Cal Maritimes Extended Learning Courses, including a full course catalog, can be found at http://www.maritime-education.com/index.html
The California Maritime Academy , Vallejo , CA , a campus of The California State University , is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States , and the only one on the West Coast. Cal Maritime offers four-year degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering, as well as professional development and extended learning programs and courses. For more information about Cal Maritime, visit www.csum.edu.
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- It was quite a day. In addition to Ed and myself, Admiral Johnson was
there. Topics addressed brought attendees up to date on several items.
The USCG in the 11th District maritime security structure was
explained. Several speakers as expected were USCG personnel.
Noteworthy was Chief Rob Busby (USCG Port Safety & Security).
Not too much in port security hardware gets installed without federal
funds. The $$$ are flowing to the ports via grants. An important USCG
District 11 individual on funding and other security matters is
Captain Paul M. Gugg, USCG, Captain of the Port and Federal Maritime
Captain Bruce Clark spoke on the new security training programs at
CMA. He was appreciative of the coverage we gave to his courses and
the USCG Maritime Security Industry Day.
An awful lot of this security business seems to float on a sea of
paper - reports, plans, guidelines, etc. Little actually is simulated
disaster events. Ahead the major exercise Golden Guardian November
2009 will involved at least 11 of California's 24 ports. Damage
control training sessions aboard ship are a common occurrence; ashore
not so. Security Recovery Units was a topic - it is critical that
ports return to operating condition.
The most lively dialogue centered around the Transportation Worker
Identification Credential Program. The whole day could have been
devoted to TWIC. There are a lot of questions and many remain
unanswered. There is no way I see this program being implemented by
its due date of 15 April 2009. About 300,000 have applied for the
card; about 100,000 now have the card. It cost $123 to get a card and
not everyone has an employer paying for it! So far only 19
individuals have been rejected. A looming expense for ports and ships
is getting individuals to and from a docked ship and outside the port
gate. Passenger vessels and ferries have their own challenges. One
estimate is 1.5 million will need TWIC cards. Chief Busby fielded
most of the questions and this seems to occupy a good deal of his
time at his desk as well.
The USCG's information portal Homeport, http://homeport.uscg.mil was
reviewed. Take a look; the next Captain's Call will highlight
It was good to meet and network with men and women who deal on a
daily basis with port security.
Chevron Oil picked up the tab for everyone's lunch. Most appreciated.
Telephone me or Ed if you should have questions on the day.
Afterwards I visited with Captain Shirley Kohwles in her office. At
the end of July she retires from CMA. As Director, Career Services &
Industrial Relations, she knows scads of important individuals in the
maritime industry. CMA is her second career; she was with Crowley
before coming to CMA. In any case she is now our newest council
member and she has accepted the invitation to join as a Director. We
are most grateful; industrial relations and membership will be her
--- In PMMC-NLUS@yahoogroups.com, "Pacific Merchant Marine Council,
NLUS" <pmmc@...> wrote:
Members and Friends,
We commend Captain Bruce Clark, Maritime Security Director, John
Ostrander, Maritime Security Program Manager (Curriculum & Services)
and the rest of the California Maritime Academy team for developing
the curricula and now receiving the state and federal approvals. All
are needed in these times. For a bit more information see the media
release we received today.
Tuesday, July 1st at the California Maritime Academy is a full day on
the very subject. Our newest council member (he joined today) Ed
Hughlett advised me of the USCG Maritime Security Industry Day at the
Academy. About 150 are expected to attend; the start time is 0700 and
it wraps up about 1700! He and I will be attending.