Vessel Loitering Aim To enhance the proficiency of port facility security staff in monitoring the contiguous zone of the port facility.
Vessel Loitering Objectives Security staff required to notice the suspicious vessel within the required time as stated in the PFSP. Security staff required to handle the suspicious vessel according to procedures in the PFSP.
Vessel Loitering Desired outcomes Security staff will be able to: Effectively monitor the seaward contiguous zone. Take the necessary actions to deal with suspicious activities in the seaward contiguous zone. Deter suspicious activities from taking place in the seaward contiguous zone.
Vessel Loitering Control Team Chief Controller: PFSO, Mr. AAA Simulators Boat Driver – Mr/Ms. XXX Passenger – Mr/Ms. YYY
Vessel Loitering Materials Small boat Camera with telephoto lens
Vessel Loitering Scenario A syndicate plans to use port facilities as a conduit for smuggling contrabands. Syndicate members have been tasked to probe various port facilities in the region in order to determine the effectiveness of the security.
Vessel Loitering Master Events List S/NTimeEventFromToMeans of Delivery Expected Response Remarks 0010900All participants in position 0020905Drill commenceChief Controller AllWalkie Talkie None“Drill Start” 0030915Boat to appear off port facility (approximately 1nm away) Boat driver Security Staff Physically drive the boat to port facility Detect, report and monitor location of vessel. Take actions to deter vessel 0040945Boat will slowly get nearer to the port facility(less than 1nm). Persons will appear to take photos. 0051005Boat will loiter off the entrance to the harbor (less than 1 nm). Persons will appear to take photos.
Vessel Loitering Master Events List S/NTimeEventFromToMeans of Delivery Expected Response Remarks 0061030Boat will attempt to enter the port facility and get alongside before departing the port facility Deter intrusion 0071100Drill completedChief Controller AllWalkie Talkie Dispersal of personnel/ equipment “Drill End” 0081130Hot WashChief Controller AllN/A
Vessel Loitering Controller Tasks Obtain clearance from the appropriate authority if the waters off the port facility is a restricted area. Vessel to approach port facility and loiter off the port facility. Crew to chat, take photo and point towards installations in the Port Facility If questioned, give excuses such as taking photos for interest, feign ignorance or fishing.
Vessel Loitering Controller Tasks Do not make any attempt to conceal yourselves Be prepared for intervention by security forces Carry the “Letter of Identification” and tender it if harassed
Vessel Loitering Communications Mobile phone Walkie-Talkie Player – Ch YY Controllers – Ch ZZ
Vessel Loitering Drill StartThe drill is to commence Drill SuspendThe drill is temporarily suspended Drill GoThe drill is to resume from where it was suspended Drill StopThe drill is to be terminated (prematurely) Drill EndThe drill is completed Drill, Drill, DrillThe message or statement that follows this preamble relates to the drill only, and is not to be confused with real activity Code words
Vessel Loitering Safety Physical safety of personnel is paramount There is to be no physical contact between player and controllers acting as intruders, etc. Security staff are not to use abusive language when talking to controllers acting as “intruders” Do not neglect the safety of equipment