Port Facility Security
After the September 11 attacks where the landmark Twin Towers were destroyed, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the 2002 SOLAS Amendments and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code in the Diplomatic Conference of Maritime Security held in December 2002, where both aforementioned provisions put into effect on July 1, 2004.
"Port Facility Security Assessment (PFSA)" and the "Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP)" have been completed under the SOLAS Convention ISPS CODE. Both were submitted to the Ministry of Economic Affairs for further review in June 2004, for which the Statement of Compliance of Port Facility (SoCPF) was formally issued after both documents passed the review. On June 2009 ,June 2014 and June 2019, the Statement of Compliance of Port Facility (SoCPF) was further exchanged for the official license.
Mailiao Harbor Port Facility can be subdivided into two parts, one is for the dedicated wharf which Formosa Petrochemical Corporation manages while the other is for the public utility which Mailiao Harbor Administration Corporation manages. The Mailiao Harbor Facility Security Committee is responsible for the consolidation of the offices, harbor companies, and Formosa Petrochemical Corporation to formulate the Port Facility Security Plan (PFSP).
All security considerations and security measures within the Mailiao Harbor are committed to upholding harbor area security. Both public sectors and private units are permitted to make adjustments to their existing security measures to meet different levels of security requirements. According to the statutory authorization, security measures must be further strengthened to fulfill the port facility security plan (PFSP).
In the future, port facility security works will continue to be carried out to maintain both harbor security and hip security.