MARSEC Level 3
239. At MARSEC level 3, additional security procedures for access control shall be established in the vessel security plan, to the extent that they are appropriate to the vessel’s operations, including
(a) the authorized screening of all persons and goods;
(b) the performance of one or more of the following procedures on unaccompanied baggage:
(i) more extensive authorized screening, such as X-raying it from two or more angles,
(ii) preparing to restrict or suspend handling it, and
(iii) refusing to accept it on board;
(c) preparation for cooperating with response organizations and marine facilities;
(d) the limitation of access to the vessel to a single, controlled access point;
(e) the granting of access to only those responding to the security incident or security threat;
(f) the suspension of embarkation or disembarkation activities;
(g) the suspension of operations related to cargo;
(h) the evacuation of the vessel;
(i) the movement of the vessel; and
(j) the preparation for a full or partial search of the vessel.
Security Procedures for Restricted Areas
Establishment of Restricted Areas
240. (1) At all MARSEC levels, security procedures for restricted areas shall be established in the vessel security plan, to the extent that they are appropriate to the vessel’s operations, in order to
(a) prevent or deter unauthorized access;
(b) protect the vessel, security areas within the vessel, security and surveillance equipment and systems and persons authorized to be on board; and
(c) protect cargo and ships’ stores from tampering.
(2) Restricted areas shall be established for the following areas:
(a) the navigation bridge, machinery spaces and other control stations;
(b) spaces containing the central controls for security and surveillance equipment and systems and spaces that contain the central lighting system controls;
(c) ventilation and air-conditioning systems and other similar spaces;
(d) spaces with access to potable water tanks, pumps or manifolds;
(e) spaces containing dangerous goods or hazardous substances;
(f) spaces containing cargo pumps and their controls;
(g) cargo spaces and spaces containing ships’ stores;
(h) crew accommodations; and
(i) any other spaces or areas vital to the security of the vessel.
(3) The vessel security plan shall contain procedures to
(a) identify vessel personnel who are authorized to have access;
(b) determine the persons other than vessel personnel who are authorized to have access;
(c) determine the conditions under which vessel personnel or other persons are authorized to have access;
(d) define the extent of any restricted area;
(e) establish the times when access restrictions apply; and
(f) post notices in accordance with section 21 of the Act.
- SOR/2006-269, s. 6.
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