LEVELS OF MARITIME SECURITY

MARSEC 1 : Is the new security standard for routine maritime
operations and aligns with National DHS levels of Green, Blue and Yellow. Some security measures are required to be taken to minimize vulnerability to security incidents.

MARSEC 2: Is a heightened threat of security incident and intelligence
indicates that terrorists are likely to be active within a specific
target or class of targets. MARSEC 2 aligns with National DHS securitylevel "Orange". Additional security measures as outlined in Vessel, Facility and Area Security Plans must be undertaken and regulated facilities must acknowledge understanding an increased level has been established to minimize vulnerability to security incidents.

MARSEC 3: Is a probable or imminent threat of a security incident.
MARSEC 3 aligns with National DHS Security level "Red." Additional
security measures as outlined in Vessel, Facility and Area Security
Plans must be undertaken and regulated facilities must acknowledge
understanding an increased level has been established to minimize
vulnerability to security incidents. MARSEC level 3 will involve
significant restriction of maritime operations that could lead to
temporary closure of individual ports, waterways and facilities in a
region or the entire U.S.


Security Transportation Incidents are to be reported to the National
Response Center at 1-800-424-8802

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