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Maritime Safety of the State — Fast Patrol Boat

Author(s): Michał Będźmirowski, Robert Kościelniak
Subject(s): Security and defense, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Maritime Law
Published by: Społeczna Akademia Nauk
Keywords: security; state security; maritime safety of the state; FPB — fast patrol boat; ships; littoral zone; threats; asymmetric threats; maritime terrorism; marine threats; counteracting threats to the sea;

Summary/Abstract: Maintaining national security, also called state security is one of the basic functions of each country, covering the issues of opposition make every external and internal threat to its existence and development. An analysis of the specific influences on the watercraft is likely to indicate that the area of the opponent’s actions will be the coastal zone (littoral zone). The correctness of this statement confirms the technical capabilities of the forces and means at its disposal. This is because they are forces with little autonomy and maritime prowess. Their primary and most important asset to be in particular is high mobility and speed of movement. In the above situation, the safety guarantees of the subject of international law at sea can only be provided by ships. Major representatives of the classes of ships that would be capable of responding to such potential threats are, inter alia, the Fast Patrol Boat. Due to their tactical and technical properties, they can safely manoeuvre in coastal areas in the ready to rapidly change their position relative to the localized opponent. The article presents the issues of political and legal aspects of the prevention of threats to the sea and to the possibilities and limits of fast patrol boats in the fight against threats from the sea direction.

  • Issue Year: 18/2017
  • Issue No: 5.2
  • Page Range: 239-256
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish