Proceedings Of The Marine

SUM 2014

Proceedings magazine is a communication tool for the Coast Guard's Marine Safety & Security Council. Each quarterly magazine focuses on a specific theme of interest to the marine industry.

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54 Proceedings Summer 2014 www.uscg.mil/proceedings To achieve this, Port Everglades uses a multi-layer approach that begins upon entering the port's two-mile jurisdictional area. Upon arrival, all visitors must present valid govern- ment-issued photo identifcation and comply with periodic vehicle screening at the security checkpoint. Non-cruise visitors must have a business purpose to enter the port, and security staff members scan their identifca- tion before issuing a required visitor's badge. Cruise guests provide their cruise tickets, along with government-issued photo identifcation, to show proof of ticket ownership. (See sidebar for more information on cruise ship security.) have a business purpose inside the port, and are limited to just fve visits within a 90-day period. The port also utilizes two automated security gates for petroleum tanker trucks, and a new security operations center consolidates port security system control. Challenges The current challenge is ensuring the safety and security of our passengers, cruise line customers, port users, and staff, while facilitating their movement in and out of an active cargo port. Port Everglades jurisdictional area is outlined in yellow. Security Is Everyone's Business Non-law enforcement personnel at Port Everglades are trained to be on the lookout for suspicious behavior and take an active part in crime prevention. For example, Broward Sheriff's Office initiated a training program specifcally for taxi drivers on how to spot and report suspicious activity in Port Ever- glades. The International Longshoremen's Associa- tion also trains its members to look for suspicious activity around the cruise terminals. Additionally, the port publishes tips for all port workers, including linehandlers, harbormasters, cruise service managers, and greeters on what is considered suspicious or unusual. Such as: ■ unknown persons attempting to access facilities; ■ individuals without an identifcation badge; ■ unknown persons loitering in an area for extended periods of time; ■ unknown persons photographing facilities in and around the port; ■ telephone calls to ascertain security, personnel, or standard operating procedures; ■ persons in vehicles or small vessels photo- graphing, taking notes, or drawing sketches; ■ low-fying general aviation aircraft operating in proximity to facilities; ■ emails requesting information about facilities, personnel, or standard operating procedures; ■ unusual package drop-ofs or attempts to do so; ■ small boats loitering near ships or docks. continued on page 56 Summer2014_22.indd 54 5/13/14 9:46 AM

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