CISA/JCAT: Counterterrorism Considerations for Waterfront Locations


Terrorists may continue to focus their efforts against waterfront locations because of the potential for mass casualty events and restricted access. Previous attack plots targeting waterfront locations included various tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), such as the use of firearms, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and vehicular ramming. First responders should consider these TTPs when coordinating with local, state, federal, and private-sector partners.


This product provides awareness for public safety personnel and private-sector partners on mitigating and responding to threats against piers and waterfront locations. In addition, this product serves to encourage communication and coordination among stakeholders to enhance security and emergency response protocols.