The FSA ‘Step’ structure employed was adapted from the International Maritime Organization’s methodology. It delivered a systematic process, aimed at enhancing maritime safety risk levels, including: protection of life; health; the marine environment; property; and revenue generation.
CARES Maritime Division was commissioned:
- To design, conduct and report an inaugural, bespoke and independent audit FSA process for the port of Lagos. The methodology was based on the challenge statement - ‘to assist with keeping the main channel open to ocean-going commercial vessels’.
- The Protection Function Impact Categories adopted were: People; Environment; Assets; and NPA Reputation/Business continuity.
- To lead a Core Project Team that comprised primarily of Nigerian Ports Authority staff in order to generate FSA process ‘skills-transfer’.
- The FSA delivered a total of c57 recommendations (Management & Operations, Procurement and Corporate processes) for NPA Executive consideration.