CHENNAI: To create awareness of the threat perception in the sea-lanes of the maritime nations and to identify correct counter measures for the maritime security, an advanced Maritime Security Training Programme will be held here from November 17 to 22.

About 50 participants from the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) countries will participate. The instructional class/ lecture will be imparted by the Indian Coast Guard officers and faculty members from other organisations.

The training forum will cover topics on piracy, search and rescue, offshore and port security and poaching. The week-long training programme will be inaugurated by SPS Basra, Commander, Coast Guard Region (East). — Special Correspondent