People smuggling and potential maritime terrorism in the spotlight.
Maritime security and border control on the home front
Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk, navigates the concerns being raised over the assets available to deal with people smuggling and other maritime-related border control and security issues – including terrorism – closer to home in the wake of recent incidents.
Following an unprecedented wave of terrorist attacks across Europe, greater attention is invariably being paid to how security can be ramped up at passenger ports and, crucially, on ferries plying the waterways around our coasts. A visible consequence of this has been a series of high profile exercises conducted by Special Forces, and other security assets, seeking to both provide public reassurance and to hone their skills for a potential incident.
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