(a) High dollar items, such as electronic parts and automotive
(c) Medical supplies.
(d) Clothing and personal equipment.
(e) PX supplies such as cameras and jewelry.
(4) Security of
the port against waterborne attack does not mean
protection against armed
ships or torpedoes. This is a responsibility of the
Navy and Coast Guard.
Rather, it means protecting the port against enemy
entry, acts of sabotage,
(a) Basic security of the waterside port can be provided by boat
patrols. These make constant checks of docking facilities to locate sabotage
devices. Watercraft entering the dock area are checked and turned back from
the restricted zone. Boat patrols are also alert for underwater swimmers and
(b) Physical barriers can be built to aid in securing a port
For example, cable supported by floats (empty 55-gallon drums,
buoys, etc.) will stop floating objects; they will also stop or deflect small
Nets made of chain link fencing will help protect an area
from torpedoes, and they will stop or delay swimmers.
Sonar can detect
underwater swimmers up to a distance of about 200 meters.
saboteurs and pilferers. This is especially true underneath piers and other
(5) Vessels at anchorage during offshore loading can be protected by
(a) Physical barriers such as nets.
1 Barriers must be watched to detect and counter swimmers who
attempt to cross them.
2 Barriers must be movable to allow ships to enter or leave
the docking facility.
(b) Clear zones maintained around ships at docking positions.