Sicherheit auf See – Risiken weltweit und in deutschen Hoheitsgewässern

Jenisch, Uwe (2008) Sicherheit auf See – Risiken weltweit und in deutschen Hoheitsgewässern Sicherheit und Frieden, 26 . pp. 154-163.

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Safety and security at sea are a key issue for all maritime states. Traditionally, maritime law has included a well developed body of safety rules, including rules for the management of environmental risks. However, security risks have increased recently due to piracy, terrorism and organised crime. This article analyses the full spectrum of modern maritime security risks and the relevant legal instruments that are already in force or are in the process of being negotiated. Apart from the legal aspects, control and enforcement at sea, i.e. an efficient coast guard with the competence and the power to intervene, are crucial when terrorists or pirates attack. The role of navies versus "police-type" organisations is also at stake. Detailed emergency plans exist to deal with major accidents and environmental disasters in German waters, but a centralised coast guard service with preventive and executive powers is still under discussion, while the German constitution prevents the Navy from intervention.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Maritime Sicherheit, Deutsche Küstenwache, Deutsche Marine
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
ISSN: 0175-274X
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 10:32
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 10:48

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