Kalundborg Harbour is secured against terrorism – but you can still move about and work in most areas.
All larger harbours are secured against terrorism – also Kalundborg.
All larger harbours are secured because ships – just like planes and other means of transport – can be used for terrorist attacks.
New international regulations stipulate that,if a harbour is used by ships of over 500 gross tonnes,it must be secured against terrorism by 1 July 2004.
Six areas have controlled access when there are ships in the harbour.
Six different areas (see map) in Kalundborg Harbour have been secured with new fencing, gates, and the option for access control.
It is important to be aware of the sign “Adgang kun tilladt med særlig tilladelse” (Access only with special permission), which is displayed in the area when a ship is arriving. In these cases there will be a requirement for ID, and during heightened security there will be gate control.
Access only with special permission.
(The above is a sign with a blue stripe and rounded corners)
No signs = free access
You will still have access to the six secured areas when there are no ships present, and no arrivals expected.
However, take into consideration that docks can be closed periodically. This can occur due to the presence of goods or materials in the area, as these are often the target of vandalism.
Why is there security against terrorism?
Security against terrorism was established to prevent a series of things that can threaten security, for example:
• that weapons or dangerous materials or objects – that can be used to attack people – are brought into the area, or onboard a ship.
• that unauthorised persons get into a secured area.
• that something is done to cargo, or equipment for cargo handling, at the particular harbour facility. Security against terrorism operates at 3 threat levels.
Level 1 is the lowest. If the government increases the threat level, there will always be gate security.
You are welcome to contact Kalundborg Harbour’s administration at 59 53 40 00, to learn more about security against terrorism in the harbours’ area.
We can, among other things, give you information about obtaining ID cards.