The Puerto Rico Port Authority signs on as the lead sponsor of the Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean Program.  With this sponsorship, the Port Authority will assist in the promotion and direction of the program.  This sponsorship will also allow the Port Authority to participate in the program in a more extensive manner.  Join The Port Authority, U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection and other maritime security stakeholder in the discussion and collaboration at the Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean on Oct 27th and 28th in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


 Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean is the third installment of the Maritime Security Caribbean program series, building upon the success of last year’s event in Nassau, The Bahamas by uniting law enforcement agencies and maritime stakeholders from across wide perspectives - from shipping security personnel to military and law enforcement professionals around the Caribbean Basin.

Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean is different than any other event of its kind - designed to be an interactive learning and collaborative experience for all maritime security stakeholers, the program is a hybrid of conference and workshop. Panels will comprise a mix of experts/policymakers of Caribbean maritime security and boots-on-the-ground practitioners that personally deal with the maritime security challenges daily. Interactive conversation amongst the panelists and audience will allow for an exchange of ideas and perspectives across a wide spectrum of levels experiences.

Using this unique hybrid conference and workshop approach, Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean is poised to deliver actionable, realistic solutions to make the most of asset capacity and capability currently possessed by governments and law enforcement entities of the Caribbean. The event stresses the need for collaboration, creativity, best practices, and efficient tools to enhance maritime security.

To be effective, this message must be conveyed across rank and duty, from the highest levels of leadership to the security operations personnel to achieve collective and mutual understanding. Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean is designed for an audience as diverse as the problems it intends to address. All stakeholders are invited to participate; from government, military and police leaders, to security operations personnel, to port authority and critical infrastructure associates, all are welcome in the conversation.



Some of the Topics to be discussed:  (Additional topics will be added as we get closer to the event date)


  • Lessons learned from the Tradewinds 2015 exercise
  • Puerto Rico's North and South Coast Harbor Safety and Security Committees' efforts to integrate maritime security and nontraditional stakeholders
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection CAMOC (Caribbean Air Marine Operations Center) jurisdiction, capabilities, and needs
  • Interagency collaboration in illicit drug and human smuggling
  • Preparing ports and shipping for LNG use and transportation
  • From mass migrations to smuggling on ferries: Expecting the unexpected after U.S./Cuban relations normalize
  • The port's pivotal role in the economy and security of Puerto Rico
  • Engaging commercial entities to combat maritime threats
  • Cargo security resources and best practices
  • Puerto Rico Fire Department's all-hazards capabilities and the way forward in interagency collaboration and response
  • Recreational boating security and protection of cruise ports and marinas
  • Preparing Caribbean ports for the LNG and LPG energy renaissance



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