Safety of Maritime Critical Infrastructure Facilities in the Aspect of Contemporary Threats Cover Image

Bezpieczeństwo obiektów morskiej infrastruktury krytycznej w aspekcie współczesnych zagrożeń
Safety of Maritime Critical Infrastructure Facilities in the Aspect of Contemporary Threats

Author(s): Andrzej Bursztyński
Subject(s): National Economy, Supranational / Global Economy, Applied Geography, International Law, Governance, Public Administration, Public Law, Economic policy, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Welfare systems, Political economy, Politics and law, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Maritime Law, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Dolnośląskiej Szkoły Wyższej
Keywords: maritime critical infrastructures;port facility;port security;port security procedures;monitoring systems;

Summary/Abstract: The article attempts to present maritime infrastructure facilities that may or should be included in critical infrastructure facilities. Due to their nature and importance for safety and economy, these facilities may be classified as national or European critical infrastructure facilities. The threats resulting from intentional criminal human activity, which may disrupt the functioning of port facilities, were also presented. The basic and also the most vulnerable facilities of maritime critical infrastructure are seaports. Their safety can be violated from three directions: land, air, and sea. At the same time, it is not possible to ensure the same level of security in all port and land areas. Therefore, port facilities were particularly vulnerable to threats. Ensuring the proper level of port facilities security requires undertaking a number of organizational and technical projects.

  • Issue Year: 14/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 167-182
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English