On 23rd June, Luka Koper received a Declaration on Conformity of the Port Facility from the office of the Acting Director General of the Police, issued in compliance with the provisions of ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security) Code. The Port of Koper acquired its first certificate on the proper implementation of the provisions of the SOLAS Convention, ISPS Code and Regulation of the European Parliament on enhancing vessel and port security in June 2004; nevertheless, ’s police service obliged to check port security compliance at least every two years.
The ISPS Code was adopted by a resolution of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, held in London in December 2002, in response to perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 11th September 2007 terrorist attacks in the United States. In 2004, by way of Regulation (EC) 725/2004, the Code became a part of internal legislative order within the European Union. On 26th October 2005, the Regulation was complemented by the Directive of the European Parliament and Council 2005/65/EC.
The security of the Port of Koper against terrorist attack is implemented within and in compliance with the procedures of the Luka Koper Safety Plan which, further to other safety-related issues, also deals with the one mentioned above.
Port security is the responsibility of the Head of the Security Service, Mr Nevijo Frank, who holds a security manager licence and an international Port Facility Security Officer certificate. Thus safety and security at Luka Koper is warranted, checked and corroborated.
The Declaration on Conformity of the Port Facility is published on Luka Koper‘s website: http://www.luka-kp.si/eng/port-handbook/security-office.