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Terrorism is the use of violence to scare a group of people as a way to achieve a political goal.
Americans must be increasingly aware of the threats from TERRORIST. The threats to Americans are real, some threats include boats, ships and facilities in the Gulf of Mexico.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) in the US’s primary maritime law enforcement agency and enforces federal laws and treaties on waters under US jurisdiction.
You should develop a relationship with local law enforcement and fire departments, use security badges, conduct site inspections looking for areas where problems could arise.
If you are going to work at a waterfront facility (port / dock), or on an offshore facility you might be required to have a TWIC card.
A TWIC card identifies workers who need unescorted access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) – regulated facilities and vessels and TWIC cards are also used to check your identity and prevent unauthorized people from getting access to a facility.
Your role…. First, keep your distance from all military, cruise-line, or commercial shipping!
The Coast Guard, Army Corps of Engineers, and various state entities have implemented numerous restricted areas and security zones around some military installations and commercial facilities in port areas and in other areas, such as near nuclear power plants.
No matter where you are working, you should always watch for suspicious activities around docks, vessels and waterways.
MARSEC levels are set to reflect the prevailing threat environment to the marine elements of the national transportation system, including ports, vessels, facilities, and critical assets and infrastructure located on or adjacent to waters subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S.