OSCE held a five-day course for the Turkmen police and border guards on screening people and cargo at sea checkpoints

On August 1-5, a training course organized by the OSCE on procedures for screening passengers and vehicles at maritime checkpoints was held in Ashgabat, the the Organization's Center in Turkmenistan

The training was attended by 16 representatives of the relevant law enforcement agencies and border services, the administration of the port of Turkmenbashi and the naval forces present at its facilities and territory.

An expert from the United States presented international best practices for adhering to maritime security standards and the effective implementation of screening operations at maritime border crossings, including the screening of passengers, baggage and vehicles.

The instructor also spoke about the work of mobile checkpoints and roadblocks, as well as the rapid response forces and special border units during emergencies.

“The International Seaport City of Turkmenbashi needs to effectively implement international maritime security procedures and it is very important to have well-trained security personnel capable of working with advanced screening technologies,” said William Leaf , Political Adviser at the OSCE Center in Ashgabat . .

The Migration Service of Turkmenistan also reported on the training for its employees .

A new seaport was opened in the city of Turkmenbashi on May 2, 2018.

In December 2018, the OSCE conducted a security training for port staff "in order to realize its increased capacity".

In August 2021, the OSCE organized a training on international standards in port management and maritime logistics.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan