About This Project

Port of Monaco – International Boat Show

Security Review and Threat Assessment

Following  the terrorist attack in nearby Lyon in 2016, the Port Authorities of the Principality of Monaco requested a Security Review and Threat Assessment for their annual  International Boat Show which attracts high level dignitaries and high net worth individuals globally and has a display of superyachts valued in excess of €3billion. As well as the yachts on display in the harbour a large number of superyachts are moored offshore for display to prospective buyers.

R² consultants were engaged to assist the Principality Port Authorities through the following services:

  • Conduct a Security Threat and Risk Assessment for the event
  • Facilitate workshops with key stakeholders including Monaco Port Authority, Monaco Yacht Club, Government Representatives and Police
  • Assess current security provisions and undertake a Gap Analysis
  • Develop and recommend additional security measures for both short term implementation (imminent boat show – 4 weeks) and longer term consideration (subsequent boat shows and other events).

A comprehensive report was developed with recommendations to deter, detect, delay and respond to any form of attack whether land based or from the seaward approaches and also considered measures to prevent any “insider” attack.

Recommendations included:

  • Enhanced CCTV coverage including long range thermal cameras
  • Dedicated control room operators with appropriate training
  • Harbour entrance physical protection measures
  • LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) – to challenge suspicious vessels at distance
  • Diver/Submersible Sonar Detection
  • High Visibility maritime patrols by Police / Coastguard
  • Safestop system to disable the engines of suspicious vessels
  • Landside hostile vehicle mitigation
  • Security Lighting
  • Staff Vetting and Identification systems
  • Establishment of a port security working group involving key stakeholders