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Maritime Facility Security Plan


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Why EcoLogix Group was engaged:

A private marine terminal owner required assistance in developing a facility security plan consistent with the provisions of 33 CFR 105. The facility was being redeveloped from a former heavy industrial site, the client had no designated facility security officer, no personnel trained in maritime security, and had broad plans for waterborne foreign cargos (anything and everything), with few specifics identified. Complicating the assignment was the fact that the client had acquired existing customer contracts with commitments to load and unload vessels on certain dates and had not selected a stevedore.


How EcoLogix Group responded:

EcoLogix Group worked with one client to build an initial Facility Security Plan, which first involved working with the client to refine the potential cargos based on how different cargos have invoked different provisions of the CFR. This effort required recommendations for FSO training, complete facility security plan buildout, and analysis of facility vulnerability and security measures. Throughout the process EcoLogix Group maintained frequent communication and coordination among all parties.


Outcome:

The client obtained Facility Security Plan approval from the US Coast Guard in less than 90 days.


LEAD:

Rick Sheckells  Managing Principal
rsheckells@ecologixgroup.comTeam Builder, Mentor, and Chief Dot Connector