@article{Eidnes_Batalden_Sydnes_2019, author = {Eidnes, Ingrid Marie and Batalden, Bjørn-Morten and Sydnes, Are Kristoffer}, title = {Maritime Security and Threat Assessments}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {13}, number = {4}, pages = {707-714}, year = {2019}, url = {./Article__Eidnes,52,947.html}, abstract = {Maritime security is still a challenge in international trade. In this case-study we analyze how the Norwegian Shipowners’ Mutual War Risks Insurance Association (DNK) provides Norwegian maritime companies with regional assessments of threat-levels. Through a survey and a series of interviews, we study factors that affect the communication and perception of threats, in addition to how maritime companies make security decisions regarding operating in different areas. The study concludes that the DNK and maritime companies largely have a common assessment of threat levels. Though communication between DNK and its member companies has challenges, the members largely consider DNK threat assessments to be reliable. Security decisions in maritime companies typically involve multiple actors, considerations of economy versus security, and multiple sources of security intelligence information.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.13.04.02}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Maritime Security, DNK - Norwegian Shipowners Mutual War Risks Insurance Association, Security Intelligence Information, Company Security Officer (CSO), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Norwegian Maritime Companies, Threat Assessment, Risk Assessment} }