Port Security News Today
1) Triton Imaging won a contract by the Port of Los Angeles to provide an “Underwater Explosive Detection System” based on the Triton HarborSuite. The integrated system is designed to provide protection from underwater IEDs by integrating seabed image data collected by port survey operations and making it readily available to port police dive units by point and click on a displayed map of the port. Triton will upgrade the port’s survey system with the high-resolution Reson 7125 multibeam sonar. Bathymetric, sidescan, and other underwater image data collected by the LA survey team will be accessed on laptops running the HarborSuitePD software. Police units will have the ability to access baseline images and compare with recently-collected imagery to confirm that the seabed is clear of foreign objets. The example image below shows high-resolution bathymetry of the cruise ship berth at Port of Los Angeles as viewed with the HarborSuitePD software.
2) The state-owned Dubai Ports World has been certified as a partner in the Customs-Trade Partnership against Terrorism. DP World underwent a successful audit that determined the company met international ISO 28000 security standards required by C-TPAT. In 2007, DP abandoned plans to purchase a British company that operated six major ports in the United States, Middle East Newsline reported. Congress was opposed to a state-owned UAE company having direct access to U.S. ports.