Marine Safety and Navigation Buoys, AIS, ATON






Port authorities must follow certain practices and procedures during port operations to maintain marine safety. However, marine safety during port operations does not apply to port authorities and organisations alone but also involves contractors, vendors and other authorised officers working in and around a port.

Learning Outcome

  • Have complete information and knowledge of marine safety and its relation to port operations
  • Know the required awareness of best practices during port operations to maintain marine safety
  • Develop knowledge about universally accepted standards and guidelines related to marine safety
  • Develop the required confidence and experience to drive one’s organisation towards implementing safety management tools, systems and policies to ensure marine safety
  • the required exposure and experience to handle incidents that could pose harm and damage to marine safety
  • Have the skillset and capability to conduct random internal audits to check that port operations are running as per the required standards, inadvertently supporting marine safety
  • Have the necessary foresight to predict or identify possible opportunities for marine accidents and hazards that could impact marine safety and take timely action to combat these
  • Develop the skillset and capability to undertake higher roles and responsibilities successfully, thus securing one’s career progression within the organisation


Session 1 – Importance of Marine Safety

  • Protection from loss of life
  • Protection against economic losses
  • Protection of the environment/pollution prevention
  • Maintenance of a good national reputation (greater economic development)
  • Increase cooperation among regions, countries and continents (increased trade and tourism)

Session 2 – Components of Marine Safety

  • Aids to navigation
  • Seafarers
  • Oil spill response system
  • Vessel traffic system

Session  3 – Types of Port Marine Operations

  • Safe anchorage considering weather/wind
  • Managing and marking wrecks
  • Positioning and maintaining aids to navigation
  • Dredging and other civil engineering work
  • Conducting surveys and disseminating results

Session 4 – Components of Port Marine Safety

  • Pollution prevention
  • Pollution investigation
  • Port patrols/surveillance
  • Drills and exercises
  • Emergency and contingency planning
  • Container and facility inspections
  • Cargo loading supervision

Session  5 – Ways to Maintain Marine Safety

  • Training
  • Policies
  • Audits
  • Technology
  • Performance assessment

Session 6 – Key Elements of Successful Safety Management

  • Effective safety policies
  • Effective management structure
  • Planned and systematic implementation approach
  • Performance measurement against standards
  • Experiential learning and application

Session 7 – Features/Gist of an Ideal Safety Policy

  • Safe and efficient organisational asset management
  • Discharge of duties and powers
  • Maintenance of marine equipment to agreed standards
  • Recruitment and training of operational staff to agreed competence levels
  • Appropriate training for emergencies and contingencies

Session 8 – Steps in Risk Assessment as Part of Ensuring Safety

  • Problem identification, scoping and risk assessment design
  • Hazard identification
  • Risk analysis
  • Assessment of risk control measures
  • Identification of new risk control measures

Event Details

Start date: 11 September 2023

End date: 15 September 2023

Start time: 09:00 EAT

End time: 17:00 EAT

Venue: Nairobi

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