MARSEC LEVELS

Current Level in Alaska

MARSEC Leve 1

 

What are MARSEC Levels?

MARSEC Leve 1  MARSEC Level 2   MARSEC Level 3

MARSEC 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 vulnerabilty to security incidents.

MARSEC 2: Is a heightened threat of security incident and intelligence indicates that terrrorists 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 vulnerabilty to security incidents.

MARSEC 3: 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 vulnerabilty 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.