The RMIPA has taken delivery of a brand new Runway Sweeper Equipment which will be used at Amata Kabua International Airport for FoD (Foreign Object Debris) management and prevention as per FAA Part 139. The procurement and delivery of the Runway Sweeper is made possible under the FAA AIP Grant Funding. The RMIPA selected the Sweeper Model has being versatile against the element at the Airport, and most importantly the operation and maintenance of the Sweeper is not being constrained as having a minimum maintenance requirement.
The United States Coast Guard visited Marshall Islands Jan 8-11, 2019 and conducted an Exercises Capacity Building Seminar. The team had conducted a seminar focused on drills in October 2018 and returned to continue the series. The Coast Guard Officers are International Port Security Specialists and they travel worldwide ensuring compliance with the InternationalShip and Port Facility Security Code, an international agreement to ensure that the world’s ports are secure against terrorism. 25 leaders from the Marshall Islands participated in the seminar, from multiple agencies. It was highly successful, with participants first learning how to design a tabletop exercise, which is discussion based. They successfully designed and executed two tabletop exercises evaluating security measures in the Port of Majuro.
“The event was an excellent opportunity for multiple interagency partners to continue their work together, which is very important since all responses to incidents require a great deal of cooperation”…..Graig Reilly, CDR – United States Coast Guard
The RMi Ports Authority would like to thank the following Law Enforcement and First Responders for participating in the Table Top Exercise:
Marshall Islands Police Department
Marshall Islands Police Department-Sea Patrol
Majuro Atoll Local Government Police
Kwajalein Atoll Local Government Police
National Disaster Managment Office
Ministry of Health and Human Services
Ministry of Transporation and Communication and Information Technology
RMI Ports Authority
By: Thomas Maddison