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MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

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Marine Facilities Security Officer (MFSO)-1210
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This program provides the training required for compliance with the Marine Transportation Security Regulations (MTSR).


This interactive course is comprised of 18 hours of classroom activity, usually over a 3 day period and is specifically designed to meet the training needs of those individuals in charge of implementing a Marine Facility Security Plan. This course framework has been developed to meet the requirements of the ISPS Code for global standards of Port Facility Security Officer roles and responsibilities as set out in the guidelines of IMO Model Course 3.19.



After successful completion of the course the trainees will be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities for implementing a Marine Facility Security Plan. This includes security actions to perform security drills and exercises, reviews of security documents, audits of security activities, conducting security inspections, reporting and responding to security threats, security incidents and breaches of security, security training and support to port personnel and record keeping requirements.


mfsoKey topics include:
  • Maritime Security Policy
  • Maritime Security Responsibilities
  • Marine Facility Security Assessments
  • Marine Facility Security Plans
  • Threat identification, Recognition and Response
  • Maritime Security Equipment
  • Security Actions at Marine Facilities

Training program sponsors are organizations committed to excellence in learning and professional development for the port and maritime workforce.

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