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Maritime security

Maritime security is the term for the measures that in recent years it has been decided are needed to protect shipping from external threats. To distinguish these security-matters from what is otherwise meant by maritime or ship safety, the term maritime security is used.

The Maritime Security Act (2004:487) entered into force on 1 July 2004. This is based on the regulations described in the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code). Among other things, these regulations include:

  • Passenger vessels operating on international routes, as well as services to Gotland.
  • Cargo ships with a gross tonnage of 500 or above operating on international routes.
  • Port facilities that provide services for any of the vessels stated above.

There are three security levels that a port may operate under. Normally ports operate at security level 1. When necessary the security level may be elevated to security level 2, and in exceptional circumstances security level 3 may apply. The security level that applies is decided by the Swedish authorities.

Port facilities at which maritime security applies

Kapellskär: SEKPS-0001
Nynäshamn: SENYN-0002
Stockholm Norvik: SENYN-0012

Frihamnen 630-652: SESTO-0011
Frihamnen Terminal: SESTO-0014
Masthamnen: SESTO-0025
Nybrokajen 4-6: SESTO-0017
Skeppsbron 105-106: SESTO-0020
Stadsgården 157-160 including anchorage at Stockholms ström: SESTO-0021
Stadsgården Terminal: SESTO-0010
Värtahamnen: SESTO-0019