The workshop was delivered by the Mexican National Maritime Authority (SEMAR) and the organizers of XIII International Forum on Maritime and Port Security (PBIP Forum), in cooperation with IMO, in Cozumel, Mexico, from 27 to 30 May, at the Cozumel Cruise terminal.

Participants in the drills and workshop consisted of cruise terminal port facility security officers, the ship security officers, the navy, bomb squad and others.

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IMO also took part in the PBIP forum, with Gisela Vieira outlining the Organization's work on capacity building through its global programme on maritime security,and reflecting on this year's World Maritime Day theme, 'Empowering Women in the Maritime Community'.

The PBIP fora is considered a cooperation network in maritime and port security, aiming to help achieve the full, effective and uniform application of the requirements of IMO's International ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Finally, participants included government officials, PFSOs and senior-level directors and managers representing the main ports and port facilities and the industry in Latin-America.