In December of 2002, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code in order to bring some level of recognized standards of security to the Marine Industry.
The ISPS Code is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States. The ISPS Code is implemented through chapter XI-2 Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The Code has two parts, one mandatory and one recommendatory. In essence, the Code takes the approach that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity and that, to determine what security measures are appropriate, an assessment of the risks must be made in each particular case.
Transport Canada is the recognized government agency in Canada responsible for the application of the ISPS Code through the creation and implementation of the Marine Transport Security Regulations, which came into effect on July 1st, 2004.
Fraser Surrey Docks had implemented extensive upgrades to our facility in advance of July 1st, and subsequently obtained our certification from Transport Canada on June 30th, 2004 as being a marine terminal compliant with the MTSR and ISPS Code standards. Fraser Surrey Docks is listed under the IMO website as compliant with the ISPS Code, with Assigned port facility number: 5050.
In further recognition of our commitment to security, in February of 2005 Fraser Surrey Docks also obtained its certificate of compliance from the Canadian Border Services Agency with the designation of PIP (Partners in Protection). Fraser Surrey Docks was pleased to be one of the first marine terminals in Canada to achieve a PIP designation. Partners in Protection (PIP) is designed to enlist the co-operation of private industry in efforts to enhance border security, combat organized crime and terrorism, increase awareness of customs compliance issues, and help detect and prevent contraband smuggling.
Fraser Surrey Docks received a very complimentary visit from the US Coast Guard in October of 2005, as part of a reciprocal agreement between Canada and the United States. The visit showcased the security measures in place at FSD, inclusive of our regular vessel arrival package for each ship.
Access to Fraser Surrey Docks: Fraser Surrey Docks has implemented stringent access control measures onto our site. Please be advised that access to Fraser Surrey Docks can only occur with the inclusion of a valid Port ID pass or Visitor’s Pass. Anyone not in possession of a valid Port ID pass must seek authorization from the Management of Fraser Surrey Docks before being granted access to the site, and must be escorted by Fraser Surrey Docks personnel while on the site.
To obtain a Visitor’s pass, an applicant must (further to approval from FSD management) provide two pieces of Government issue identification in order to confirm his/her identification. Visitor’s passes may only be obtained through our Main Gate, and must be returned to the main gate with each exit from the terminal. Access to some areas of the terminal may be restricted to some Visitors.
No one may transfer, lend, or borrow any Port ID pass to access port lands by a person who does not have a valid facility access or visitor permit in their possession.
For any questions or comments regarding security at Fraser Surrey Docks, please contact:
Manager, Operations & Security
Fraser Surrey Docks LP