The Norwegian Coastal Administration is responsible for determining the current Maritime Security level for Norwegian ports and port facilities. The security level set by the Norwegian Coastal Administration for port facilities will also apply to arriving ships, which must raise their own security level to the same as the port facilities they call at.
Three levels of Maritime Security
In a normal situation, the Maritime Security level will be at level 1, where basic security measures are implemented. If there is a security incident or a general change in the threat level, it may be appropriate to raise the maritime security level to level 2 or 3. The port facilities must then implement further measures in accordance with their own security plan or advice from the relevant authorities.
What does the raised level mean?
In addition to increased security and increased control of goods and personnel, all port facilities have their own security plans that are implemented. The consequence of raising to security level 2 is, among other things, that some operations may take longer in the port facilities in question, but the activity will largely proceed as normal.
Security level for port facilities appears in SafeSeaNet Norway during voyage registration, as well as in navigation alerts.