Navigation and service

Cooperation and communication network for

safety and security at sea and the protection

of the seas around the clock.

Partners of the Maritime Safety and Security Centre

In the Maritime Safety and Security Centre (MSSC), partners from federal and coastal state institutions work together in the form of a network in a 24-hour shift system, 365 days a year.

  • Federal Police Department of Maritime Security
  • Federal Customs Administration
  • Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
  • Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration
  • German Navy
  • Waterways Police forces of the German federal and coastal states
  • Central Command for Maritime Emergencies

The Federal Police Department of Maritime Security

The Federal Police Department of Maritime Security are responsible for the border-police protection of the Federal Republic of Germany its 435 miles (700 km) of border in the North and Baltic Seas.

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The Federal Customs Administration

The maritime control units of the Federal Customs Administration monitor the movement of goods across the EU´s external borders.

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The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food

The Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) is responsible for fishery protection. It runs a fleet of three oceangoing fishery protection vessels to monitor compliance with national and international legal provisions on fishery.

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The Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration

We ensure safe and smooth shipping traffic and thus also contribute to the protection of our environment.

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The German Navy

By monitoring the sea, the German Navy makes a contribution to Germany´s maritime security.

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The German Waterways Police Reporting and Coordination Centre

The waterways police assume police tasks and perform law enforcement tasks in the German territorial waters of the North and the Baltic Seas.

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The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies

The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies is Germany´s leading organisation for dealing with major maritime emergencies. We are specialised in emergencies that occur off the German coasts.

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