The Port Security Section is responsible for ensuring the implementation and maintenance of the requirements of the International Ship and Port Security Code and Maritime Administration Department Regulations pertaining to Port Security.
The Port Security Section works in close collaboration with all ISPS regulated Port Facilities, The Shipping Association of Guyana, other Government Agencies and Private Stakeholders to ensure the security of all ports in Guyana. To achieve this, the Port Security Section conducts detail Port Facility Security Audits every five (5) years and an annual verification to ensure the required security standard is maintained. In addition, the Port Security Section monitors Training, Drills and Exercises conducted by the Port Facilities to ensure that the training requirements are being met.
The Port Security Section is headed by a Chief Port Security Officer who is ably assisted by a Port Security Officer.