1st Edition

Maritime Security
Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts, and Ships

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ISBN 9781498706605
Published October 9, 2015 by CRC Press
256 Pages 106 B/W Illustrations

USD $160.00

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Book Description

In a time when threats against the maritime community have never been greater, Maritime Security: Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts, and Ships provides a single, comprehensive source of necessary information for understanding and preventing or reducing threats to the maritime community.

The book defines what comprises the maritime community, including marinas, ports, small watercraft, yachts, and ships. It focuses on the protection of these rather than the protection of cargo in the maritime supply chain, since with the protection of the infrastructural elements it follows that the cargo is secured.

In identifying and discussing threats to security, the book includes natural threats such as storms as well as traditional criminal threats and piracy, with especially detailed examinations of terrorism and cybersecurity. It also introduces the US Coast Guard America’s Waterway Watch program, describing the components of the program, its implementation throughout the maritime community, and its successes.

By dealing with the security of all areas within the maritime community, Maritime Security is highly valuable to all members of the community, from the local boater to professionals charged with the protection of major ports and seagoing vessels. It gives you the skills to understand, identify, analyze, and address natural and man-made threats to localized or broad sections in the maritime community.

Table of Contents

Maritime Community
Ports and Port Facilities
Small Watercraft
State, Territory, and Local Waterway Law Enforcement Agencies
Maritime Security Professionals Voluntary Professional Code of Practice
International Maritime Organization International Ship and Port Facility Security Code

Security Threats to the Maritime Community
Natural Threats
Traditional Criminal Activity
Piracy and Terrorism
Maritime Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Threat Recognition
Signs of Terrorism
Use of Criminal Profiling for Counter Maritime Terrorism

Cybersecurity Threats to the Maritime Community
Cybersecurity Defined
The Threat from Cybersecurity Attacks
Countering Maritime Cybersecurity Attacks

Components of Maritime Physical Security
Intrusion Detection Systems
Fire Detection Systems
Security Cameras
Determining Total System Cost
Locks, Key Control, and Access Control
Security Containers
Security Barriers and Fencing
Security Lighting
Protection of Windows and Utility Ports
Radio Frequency Identification, Magnetometers, and X-Ray

Security Department
Chief Security Officer
Determining the Size of the Security Department
Mission of the Security Department
Legal Authorization to Protect the Facility and Ship
Profile and Security Threat
Proprietary Security Force
Security Department Uniforms and Identification
Staff and Visitor Identification
Security Department Protective Equipment
Use of Force Options
Security Department Vehicles
Security Department Communications
Security Department Reports
Protection of Security Department Information
Ethics and Conduct
Security Department Training
Professional Security Certifications
Security Patrols
Apprehension and Arrest

Marina Security
Marina Security Plan
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Communications
Part III: Marina Physical Security
Part IV: Security and Law Enforcement Support
Part V: Incident Reporting/Emergency Response

Port Facility Security
Port Facility Security Officer and Security Force
Training of the Security Force
Port Facility Security Assessment
Port Facility Security Plan
Physical Security of the Port and Port Facility
Port Facility Access and Key Control
Port Facility Security Signage
Port Facility Security Lighting
Port Facility Security Cameras
Security of the Docks
Security of Port Facility Chemical Storage
Port Facility Internet Security
Port Facility Security Communications
Port Facility Security Administration
Port Facility Emergency Security Drills and Exercises
U.S. Navy Physical Security at Private Contractor’s Facilities

Small Watercraft and Yacht Security
Shipboard Physical Security
Security and Crew Selection
Security at Marinas
Small Watercraft Trailer and Storage Security

Ship Security
Vessel and Company Security Officer and Vessel Security Personnel
Training of the Security Force
The Vessel Security Assessment
Vessel Security Plan
Physical Security and Equipment for Vessels
Declaration of Security
Vessel Security Communications
Vessel Security Administration
Vessel Emergency Security Drills and Exercises
Naval Vessel Protective Zone

U.S. Coast Guard America’s Waterway Watch Program
Identifying Suspicious Activity
Documenting and Reporting Suspicious Activity
The America’s Waterway Watch Program Security Recommendations
A Study of the America’s Waterway Watch Program

Appendix A: United States and Territory Boating Law Enforcement Agencies

Appendix B: Security, Maritime Security, and Boating Organizations

Appendix C: Security, Maritime Security, and Boating Publications

Appendix D: United States Piracy Laws

Appendix E: United States Navy Physical Security at Private Contractor’s Facilities

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Daniel J. Benny, PhD, is a licensed private investigator and security consultant working from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD in criminal justice from Capella University and is a graduate of the United States Naval War College. He holds many certifications in security, including a CPP and PCI with ASIS International, a CFE with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a CCO by the Business Espionage Controls and Countermeasures Association. He has served as a US Naval intelligence officer with an assignment with the CIA as well as a Navy police chief. He is a member of many organizations on security and has authored several books on the subject.