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What can maritime owners and opera- tors do to be in compliance with the seeming myriad of regulations? More importantly, what can they do to prevent their personnel and facilities from becoming a victim of criminal or terror- ist activity? 1. Be proactive! Owners and operators need to develop a proactive security posture and develop this type of mindset in every member of the organization.
Don't wait for something bad to happen before taking measures to correct the problem. Identify the gaps and take immediate measures to correct them. 2. Seek the services of an outside- sourced security consultant and request a security assessment. A consultant from outside of your organization can serve as an "agent for change". The security con- sultant hired to perform the assessment should have a solid working knowledge of the maritime industry as well as a strong foundation in all aspects of secu- rity. A consultant with military special operations, intelligence, or law enforce- ment experience in counter-terrorism will greatly assist in identifying security program challenges. 3. Maritime owners and operators should modify their current security plan or implement a new security plan based on the results of the security assessment. New systems should be rehearsed and tested periodically to ensure their effectiveness.
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About the Author
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Corps Force Reconnaissance communi- ty, and a federally certified counter-ter- rorism instructor for the Department of
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