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Port Security

PORT POLICE

Port Security for the Port of Tarragona is the responsibility of the Port Police Force.

We are a professional administrative police force, which is committed to security and which takes an active part in ensuring the Comprehensive Security of port facilities and of the Port-City environment.

Responsibility, commitment, reliability and professionalism are the values that identify our Port Police, which carry out their functions in complete alignment with the mission, vision and values of the Tarragona Port Authority.

We at the Port Police are fully dedicated to the project for the future, which the Tarragona Port Authority initiated in the field of port security and safety, and we do so committed to the Public Security System and to the territory.

 

 

 

ACTIONS CARRIED OUT

Road Safety and Traffic

 Incidents / accidents

 Traffic reports

 Complaints about traffic service regulations and the Port police

 Complaints to the Catalan Traffic Service

 Immobilising vehicles and towing them away

 Special transports with police escort

 Escorts in the Port area

 Traffic alterations

 Traffic collaborations with other forces

 Secure/safe mobility

 Preventive campaign controls

Port security and public safety

 Port security

 Public safety and public order

 Complaints about service regulations and the Port police

 Complaints under Law 4/2015

  Identification of individuals

 Access controls using an Accreditation System

Police Assistance

 Assistance for the public

 Requirements for the public

 Collecting complaints from the public

 Accidents in the workplace

 Assistance for the Port Community

 Local patrolling

Maritime Police

 Participation in PAU/PP/PIM activation and drills;

 Maritime controls of internal/external waters

 Control of vessels close to the single-point mooring

 Measures for incidents close to the coast

The Environment

 Controlled burning of shrubbery

 Sediments and/or waste materials in the water section

 Spills on the roadway

 Floods in facilities

 Pollution of goods

Port Operations

 Accidents/incidents involving vessels/hazardous materials vessels

 Cruise operations

 Terrestrial, surveillance and facilities controls

 Railway incidents

 Control of the entry of vessels into the Port area

Extraordinary measures

 Management of the security/safety at sporting events

 Management of the security/safety at cultural events

 Management of the security/safety at institutional events

Coordination

 Harbour Master

  Guardia Civil and National Police

  Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) 

 Fishery and transport inspectors from the Generalitat (Catalan Government)

 Tarragona Guardia Urbana and Vila-Seca Local Police

 Chemical zone fire brigade

 Sea Rescue

 Emergency Services/ADIF

 Civil Protection

 Foreign Healthcare

 Dealers

Local Security/Safety Boards

 Participation in the Local Security/Safety Board of Tarragona

 Participació en la Junta Local de Seguretat de Salou

 Participation in the Local Security/Safety Board of Vila-Seca

 

Authorisation for Special transports

The Port Police maintain a close and active link with the development of the Industrial Security/Safety of the Port of Tarragona. In this regard the police handle permits for special transports and their assistance from entry in the Port area to their destination and vice versa. This request must be made at least 48 hours prior to the arrival or departure of the transport.

Request for Special transports

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Public domain water areas in the Port in which fishing, sports or water recreation activities are allowed or restricted

 

Public domain water areas in the Port in which fishing, sports or water recreation activities are allowed or restricted

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The limitations, conditions or authorisations referred to in this document are without prejudice to the requirements, requisites or authorisations legally required in accordance with the rules and regulations governing each particular type of activity, as well as the proprietary rights of occupation of the Port’s public domain which will prevail over these activities, and the limitations arising in matters of Port security (ISPS) and Critical Infrastructure.

The limitations, conditions and authorisations referred to in this document may be exempted for sporting events, races or other specific collective acts in any area of the Port waters, following express prior authorisation by the Tarragona Port Authority and the Tarragona Harbour Master’s Office, and on implementing the conditions and considerations that are established by these authorities.

 

 

Area A. Waters inside the Port and Repsol pier

Area A. Waters inside the Port and Repsol pier

  Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

  Sports rowing activity from the mouth of the Francolí River as far as the limit marked by the pipe rack bridge crossing over to the Chemistry dock. With express authorisation, the aforementioned limit may be exceeded.

Area B1. Anchorage area

Area B1. Anchorage area

  Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

  As an exception, mechanically-propelled boats and sailing vessels equipped with VHF are permitted to travel across without interruption, provided they keep radio watch on Channel 16. During the crossing, a clearance of not less than 50 metres from any ship at anchor or manoeuvring must be respected, keeping clear of their course changes and not interfering with the operation of these vessels. Sailing vessels will not have priority over manoeuvring merchant vessels.

Area B2. Transit area

Area B2. Transit area

This includes the channels for accessing the harbour mouth from the outer Port waters or from the anchorage area.

  Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

  As an exception, mechanically-propelled boats, jet-skis and sailing vessels equipped with VHF (except for the jet-skis) are permitted to travel across without interruption provided they keep radio watch on Channel 16, with special care and attention being paid in all cases and in navigating, taking account of the high volume of traffic of merchant vessels manoeuvring as they enter and exit the Port.

  Pleasure craft or other floating structures may cross provided that they are accompanied by a support motor boat equipped with VHF and provided that the vessel itself keeps radio watch on Channel 16 and prior to starting to cross the aforementioned area, notifies this on Channel 14 (Tarragona Pilots) in order to coordinate the passage of said vessels.

Area B2.1. Exclusion area

Area B2.1. Exclusion area

This covers a radius of 560 metres around the SBM (3 cables).

  Fishing, sports or leisure activities, in accordance with that established in the Tarragona Harbour Master’s Office Resolution of June 1st 2001, published in the BOPT on June 21st 2001.

Area B3. Traffic area

Area B3. Traffic area

Comprende un radio de unos 560 metros alrededor de la monoboya (3 cables).

  Non-commercial fishing, sports or leisure activities, provided they are carried out watching and listening at all times and in conditions of safety.

Area B4. Contained areas with breakwaters, beaches and rocks

Area B4. Contained areas with breakwaters, beaches and rocks

In the area of the Llevant pier breakwater and the marina’s outer protective breakwater

  Motor or sailing vessels, sailing and anchoring in the 50 first metres from the highest point of the breakwater.

  Use as a means of access to the sea for any activity, except for the crossings and installations authorised by the TPA that satisfy the appropriate security conditions for this purpose.


In the area of beaches and rocks

  In the area of beaches and rocks, the prohibitions and restrictions will be applicable, with the limits and conditions laid down in the legislation concerning coasts and in the Plans for the municipal uses of beaches.

Area B5. Area between the Marina’s inner jetty and the Llevant breakwater

Area B5. Area between the Marina’s inner jetty and the Llevant breakwater

  A strip of buoys with the corresponding access channel may be established during the summer period.

  Pleasure craft are nor allowed to anchor within the access channel.

  • Area A. Waters inside the Port and Repsol pier

    Area A. Waters inside the Port and Repsol pier

      Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

      Sports rowing activity from the mouth of the Francolí River as far as the limit marked by the pipe rack bridge crossing over to the Chemistry dock. With express authorisation, the aforementioned limit may be exceeded.

  • Area B1. Anchorage area

    Area B1. Anchorage area

      Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

      As an exception, mechanically-propelled boats and sailing vessels equipped with VHF are permitted to travel across without interruption, provided they keep radio watch on Channel 16. During the crossing, a clearance of not less than 50 metres from any ship at anchor or manoeuvring must be respected, keeping clear of their course changes and not interfering with the operation of these vessels. Sailing vessels will not have priority over manoeuvring merchant vessels.

  • Area B2. Transit area

    Area B2. Transit area

    This includes the channels for accessing the harbour mouth from the outer Port waters or from the anchorage area.

      Fishing, sports or leisure activities.

      As an exception, mechanically-propelled boats, jet-skis and sailing vessels equipped with VHF (except for the jet-skis) are permitted to travel across without interruption provided they keep radio watch on Channel 16, with special care and attention being paid in all cases and in navigating, taking account of the high volume of traffic of merchant vessels manoeuvring as they enter and exit the Port.

      Pleasure craft or other floating structures may cross provided that they are accompanied by a support motor boat equipped with VHF and provided that the vessel itself keeps radio watch on Channel 16 and prior to starting to cross the aforementioned area, notifies this on Channel 14 (Tarragona Pilots) in order to coordinate the passage of said vessels.

  • Area B2.1. Exclusion area

    Area B2.1. Exclusion area

    This covers a radius of 560 metres around the SBM (3 cables).

      Fishing, sports or leisure activities, in accordance with that established in the Tarragona Harbour Master’s Office Resolution of June 1st 2001, published in the BOPT on June 21st 2001.

  • Area B3. Traffic area

    Area B3. Traffic area

    Comprende un radio de unos 560 metros alrededor de la monoboya (3 cables).

      Non-commercial fishing, sports or leisure activities, provided they are carried out watching and listening at all times and in conditions of safety.

  • Area B4. Contained areas with breakwaters, beaches and rocks

    Area B4. Contained areas with breakwaters, beaches and rocks

    In the area of the Llevant pier breakwater and the marina’s outer protective breakwater

      Motor or sailing vessels, sailing and anchoring in the 50 first metres from the highest point of the breakwater.

      Use as a means of access to the sea for any activity, except for the crossings and installations authorised by the TPA that satisfy the appropriate security conditions for this purpose.


    In the area of beaches and rocks

      In the area of beaches and rocks, the prohibitions and restrictions will be applicable, with the limits and conditions laid down in the legislation concerning coasts and in the Plans for the municipal uses of beaches.

  • Area B5. Area between the Marina’s inner jetty and the Llevant breakwater

    Area B5. Area between the Marina’s inner jetty and the Llevant breakwater

      A strip of buoys with the corresponding access channel may be established during the summer period.

      Pleasure craft are nor allowed to anchor within the access channel.

    Resolution on prohibiting individuals from accessing the Tarragona Port Authority piers

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    Rules and conditions for the mooring use and navigation of leisure craft registered in the Serrallo

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    RESOURCES

    HUMAN TEAM

     

     

    The Port Police Force is made up of approximately fifty police, administrative and technical professionals, organised hierarchically: Head of Division, Chief, Service Head, Team Leaders and permanent and temporary agents.

    To join the force applicants need to pass the entrance examinations when these are announced.

    All members of the force have been trained at the Catalonia Institute of Public Security/Safety (Institut de Seguretat Pública de Catalunya), both in basic training and in promotion training courses. In addition, we receive ongoing training in areas related to the functions and specific skills we exercise in the port area.

     

     

    ANNUAL REPORTS  

    Far more than just a compendium of resources and the activities carried out during each year, the Annual Report of the Port Police is a highly valuable component that is indispensable for improving our organisation, and one that, in turn, makes it possible for the activity of this force to become more widely known. In these documents organisational values are linked to the close relationship of the Port Police and our Port’s main areas of strategic growth. In addition, it reaffirms this force’s determination to work for our community, and at the same time, to allow everyone to learn about the activity related to the safety, security and sustainability of the Port transparently and objectively, thereby highlighting the commitment of the Port Police to making the Port an important point of reference for other ports worldwide.
     

     

     

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