Maritime Security levels explained
PNCT today's MARSEC Level is: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.
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 security level "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.
Is a probable or imminent threat of a security incident. 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.
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All of the below need to have a TWIC card to access PNCT terminal:
Exit Processing Procedure
Prior to exiting the terminal, you will notice large yellow "portals". These portals are harmless, passive detection systems that sense the environment around them. The procedure for passing through the portals is as follows:
- 1 Stop at the stop line and sign prior to the portal.
When the lane is clear in front of you, drive slowly through the portal at speeds no greater than 5 miles per hour.
Do not stop within the portal.
Do not enter the-portal area unless the lane ahead of you is clear.
- 3 Stop at the stoplight downstream of the portal and wait for the traffic light.
- 4 If the traffic light turns green, proceed slowly towards the next booth for processing.
- 5 If the traffic light stays red, remain in place in your vehicle until a Customs Officer meets you with further instructions.
- 6 Failure to follow these guidelines may result in delays in your clearance and exit from the terminal.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Rules and regulations of PNCT
Please read and understand the rules and regulations of PNCT listed below
- 1 PNCT is a member of Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).
- 2 All Truckers must have valid Sea Link Cards, License, Registration and Insurance Cards.
- 3 PNCT enforces a one (1) person per vehicle policy - Vehicles are subject to search.
- 4 TWIC are required to be shown for entrance to the Terminal.
- 5 Anyone who violates Safety rules or refuses to cooperate with Security, will be escorted off the Terminal.
- 6 Ship Chandlers will NOT be allowed into the Terminal unless 24 hour notification is given by the Steamship Line.
- 7 All visitors must stop at security points and present TWIC and credentials.
To provide information on suspicious terrorist activity, call the National Response Center toll free hotline(800) 424-8802
All information you give will be handled confidentially. Be sure to record pertinent information such as personnel and vehicle descriptions along with license plate and boat numbers if possible.
DO NOT do anything more than provide information!!! DO NOT try to stop illegal activity yourself!!!