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MACDONNELL places for people

MacDonnell is a firm of professionals who create exceptional places for people to live, learn, work and play. Specializing in Innovative Engineering, Management Consulting, Maritime Security Training and Risk Management. MacDonnell takes an interdisciplinary approach to projects, inspired by its belief that people are what matter.

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The only program of it's kind in North America is a making a difference in the management and competitiveness of North American ports. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program gives participants the tools and knowledge to make their organization more competitive.

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Whether it is research and development, the introduction of new design in civil engineering, Structural Health Monitoring, Corrosion Free Bridge Decks, or the design of bridges, ports and civil infrastructure, the expertise and services we have to offer come from our highly qualified people, our extensive list of successful projects, and an unparalleled commitment to our clients.  

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MacDonnell Security Risk Management provides a wide range of comprehensive Security Solutions to ensure you remain compliant with MTSR/DFSR Regulations. We combine extensive risk management knowledge and industry operational experience to assist you with identifying and managing your risks while maintaining efficiency.

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MacDonnell provides training and risk management solutions to meet the needs of our clients from coast to coast. Cost-effective and timely training programs which help you meet the objective of remaining abreast of regulatory changes, best practices in the industry, and changing technology and security requirements.

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Ferry Security Officer (FSO)


This 3-day course will provide a comprehensive overview of the security requirements of the Domestic Ferries Security Regulations as they relate to the day-today operations of a vessel. This course is designed to provide the required training to assist the designated FSO with the performance of duties as outlined in the these Regulations. The course will detail the responsibilities of an FSO. The course material has been developed to meet requirements of the Domestic Ferries Security Regulations as they pertain to domestic ferries. ·




  • Documentation – Security Certificate
  • Regulatory Requirements · Personnel
  • Security Responsibilities
    Ship Security Assessments and Plans
  • Restricted Areas and Access Control
  • Security Procedures
  • Security Drills, Exercises, and Record Keeping
  • Threat Identification, Recognition and response


If you wish to register for a course that is within two weeks of the posted training date, please call 1.902.425.3980 to confirm availability. Please complete one registration form for each attendee. If you have more than 5 registrants per course please contact us for group enrollment and to learn more about group pricing.

Once you complete your online registration for this program you will be redirected to a secure checkout page for payment. If you prefer, you may Download the Registration Form and return by email or fax at your convenience.


Bank Transfers: Please contact our office at 1.902.425.3980


Program Contact:

Robert Salisbury

1505 Barrington Street, Suite 1100
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3K5 Canada

f. 902.423.7593

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