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Our safety and security approach


The Port Authority of Dakar was one of the first ports in Africa to apply the provisions of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), which entered into force Effective July 1, 2004.

The Port Autonome de Dakar comprises the thirteen (13) port facilities, listed in the table below, in accordance with the provisions of the ISPS Code. Declarations of conformity were issued in December 2014 by the Designated Authority, the National Agency for Maritime Affairs (ANAM), the National Port Security Authority (ANSP).

These declarations of conformity have a validity period of five (05) years.

N° Installations portuaires


Type de trafic


SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n° 01

Môle 3 Hamassiré NDOURE  


Miscellaneous product

SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°02

Môle 2 El Hadji Malick SY 

Rolling stock and vehicles


SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n° 03

Môle 1 Cheikh Ahmadou BAMBA


Miscellaneous product

SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n° 04


All types of vesssels under repair

Chantiers Navals de Dakar S.A

SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n° 05

Môle 4 Cheikh  Bou KOUNTA 


Miscellaneous product

SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°06

Môle 5 Cheikh Sadbou AIDARA

Solid bulk

Miscellaneous product

SEN/DKRPORT n°01-IP n°07

Môle 8 Mouhamed Saïdou BA 

Bulk solids

Terminaux vraquiers du Sénégal (TVS)

SEN/DKRPORT n°01- IP n°08

Wharf pétrolier Amadou Sakhir MBAYE et Jetée Nord



SEN/DKRPORT n°01-IP n°09

Terminal à conteneurs Cheikh Ibrahima NIASSE



SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°10


Crude oil

Butane gas


SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°12

Gare Maritime Internationale de Dakar Hyacinthe THIANDOUM 



SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°13


Chemical products (ICS)

SEN/DKRPORT n°01 - IP n°14

Postes 103 à 105 du Môle 10 Seydina Limamou LAYE 

Fisheries products

Miscellaneous product



1.1-  The Port Security Steering Committee (CDSP

The Steering Committee of Port Security responsibility is to:

  • Define the security policy of the Port Autonome de Dakar;
  • Draw up the safety and security plan of the Port Autonome de Dakar;
  • Analyze decisions taken by the Port Autonome de Dakar to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code;
  • Study the proposals submitted to it by the Local Harbor Security Committee;
  • Take corrective action following the analysis of security incidents, training and exercises carried out by the CLSP;
  • Define the internal and external communication actions to be implemented in the area of port safety and security;
  • Deal with any other subject or event that has a significant impact on port safety and security.

1.2-  The Local Port Security Committee (PSC)

The Local Port Security Committee  responsibility is to:

  • Monitor the implementation of the ISPS Code in the port of Dakar and in port facilities;
  • Issue an opinion on the draft port security assessment and the draft port security plan;
  • Issue an opinion on port security assessment projects and draft port facility security plans;
  • Issue an opinion on the plans for the construction and modernization of port infrastructures and equipment, when presenting security issues;
  • Ensure the updating of security assessments and port facility security plans;
  • Conduct regular port facility security inspections to ensure that security measures remain appropriate;
  • Recommend amendments to the port and port facility security plans to correct deficiencies;
  • Issue an opinion on all matters relating to security in the port security zone;
  • Propose any measures contributing to the strengthening of the level of vigilance in the port, in particular as regards information and awareness-raising measures, training, exercises and training;
  • Propose any coordination measures between the competent public security services and private bodies where appropriate.

1.3- The Multipurpose Operational Center

The Multipurpose Operational Center (COP) responsibility is to:

  • Assist the Port Commandant in the specific tasks entrusted to him in the management of safety, security and environmental protection;
  • Carry out, in accordance with the regulations in force, the safety and security assessments of the port and port facilities and to draw up plans relating thereto;
  • Ensure the management of incidents related to safety, security and the protection of the port environment through an integrated operational system;
  • Ensure the surveillance, prevention and response in the field of safety, security and environmental protection in relation to the Pilotage Station and the Harbor Master's office in the maritime field;
  • Respond to alert notifications in the port area;
  • Coordinate the operations of the internal and external structures operating in the port or to transfer the command / coordination to an upper level structure until the situation returns to normal.
  • Coordinate and ensure the effective implementation of port management safety, security and environmental protection management plans with the administrations, persons and organizations concerned;
  • Verify and control the operation and interoperability of the means of security, safety, alert and communication;
  • Ensure the adequate training of personnel with safety and security tasks in accordance with the regulations in force;
  • Increase safety awareness and vigilance of port personnel;
  • Study, advise and monitor projects and activities affecting port security and safety, in particular the management of dangerous goods, specifications, development projects, etc. ;
  • Ensure that the security assessment and the security plan for the port and each port facility are updated;
  • Carry out, in conjunction with the structures concerned, regular inspections and audits to ensure that safety, security and environmental protection measures remain appropriate;
  • Recommend and incorporate amendments to the port security and safety plans and port facilities;
  • Initiate and participate in investigations in the event of an incident or accident;
  • Ensure frequent contact with the public authorities responsible for port security as a whole (designated authority, police authorities, gendarmerie, customs, etc.);
  • Constant liaison with Port Facility Security Officers, Ship Security Officers, Shipping Company Security Officers and Safety and Environment Managers;
  • Establish and monitor compliance with the program of exercises and exercises prescribed by regulations to familiarize stakeholders with the implementation of contingency plans.
  • Report in real time and by periodic reports to the Port Commandant and to the relevant authorities designated by him;
  • Keep records of events up to date and to make a regular summary thereof;
  • Prepare and organize periodic meetings of the port authorities for safety and security coordination;
  • Monitor the transit of dangerous goods in connection with the National Group of Fire Brigades, the Customs Maritime Subdivision, the Special Commissariat of the Port and the Maritime Gendarmerie Company;
  • Ensure the operation of automated access control and video surveillance systems;
  • Ensure the establishment, issue and sale of access tickets and check their regularity within the customs barrier.


The following structures, administrations and security forces, within the respective limits of their powers and competences, are responsible for ensuring the security of the port area:

ANAM, the designated authority

The National Agency for Maritime Affairs (ANAM), National Authority for Port Security (ANSP), an autonomous administrative entity acting on behalf of the State, created by Decree No. 2009-583 of 18 June 2009, is responsible for the implementation Of the State's policy on merchant marine in its various aspects (fishing, trade and pleasure), as well as the implementation of the provisions of Act No. 2002-22 of 16 August 2002 establishing the Code of Merchant Shipping, International Maritime Conventions and other applicable laws and regulations. It is the Designated Authority of the Republic of Senegal (ISPS Code, Part B, 1.7) with the IMO, that is to say that it is the Senegal's reporter for monitoring, control and Assessment of port and maritime security and security arrangements.


HASSMAR (High Authority for the Coordination of Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection): Decree No 2006-322 of 07 April 2006) has a general coordination Safety and security at sea in maritime and inland waters under Senegalese jurisdiction.

Decree No. 006944 of 17 October 2006 on the organization and operation of HASSMAR provided for the establishment of a Principal Coordination Center for Maritime Rescue (CRCM) in Dakar, and the establishment of two Maritime Relief Coordination Centers (RSC) in the northern and southern maritime zones of the country. Pending the commissioning of the MRCC, the CCO (Operational Coordination Center) of the French Navy acts as MRCC.

HASSMAR intervenes in the following areas:

  • The defense of sovereignty,
  • The maintenance of public order,
  • The security of people and property,
  • The security of ships, navigation and port and offshore installations,
  • Preventing and combating illegal acts at sea, including terrorism, piracy, armed robbery, clandestine migration, prohibited trade,
  • The protection of the marine environment and the preservation of marine resources.

To this end, it has the National Emergency Response Plan at Sea (PNIUM) (Decree No. 2006- 323 of 07 April 2006), which integrates, within a single mechanism, specialized (SAR Plan), maritime and port security (SURMAR Plan) and protection of the marine environment (POLMAR Plan).

For the SURMAR Plan (Order No. 07021 of 16 July 2009), which is of particular interest to us, it enables the planning, organization and coordination of the activities of several public and private structures in order to achieve a common goal and objectives in The framework of maritime and port security.

It focuses on prevention, sets a framework for assessing and assessing risks and threats, and guidelines for coordinating operations.

Its aim is to establish an organization, a management system, rules, procedures and an action strategy at national level to prevent security incidents and to deal with a threat or incident Safety by a quick and effective response. NAVY Its military character gives it a special status as regards its organization and missions. It supports the port in the surveillance of territorial waters, in the relief in case of disasters.


It has jurisdiction within the PAD, its rights-of-way and the military or civil zones depend on it. It ensures in particular:

  • The safety of persons and goods by general surveillance of individuals, ships and goods within the port.
  • Control of port access and surveillance of persons stationed along grids inside and outside the port area.
  • It acts under the conditions laid down by law and by the regulations as regards the exercise of the judicial police, in particular the detection of crimes and misdemeanors as well as traffic accidents or accidents occurring within the port.


The National Fire Brigade is active in the prevention and management of fires, accidents, pollution and disasters.


The special commissioner of the port ensures the immigration police, the fight against illegal trafficking and surveillance of the port area outside customs barrier.


Customs services, consisting of the Regional Directorate of the Port, the Regional Directorate for Petroleum Products and the specialized units, provide general supervision of all operations relating to goods in the port area, inspection of vessels, control of imports and exports in To ensure the collection of duties and taxes, the security of the international trade supply chain, the application of foreign trade and foreign exchange measures, the fight against arms, narcotic and counterfeit traffics, To other jurisdictions.

It oversees the Joint Unit for Container Control (UMCC) in the Port of Dakar with the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), commissioned by a Customs Inspector and composed of agents The Customs, the Gendarmerie and the Police.


The health surveillance service at the maritime borders ensures surveillance and sanitary control in accordance with the International Sanitary Regulations concerning animal health on board ships.


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