Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2014-11-25 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

MARSEC Level 1

Marginal note:Domestic ferry
  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 1 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) searching selected areas before passengers embark;

    • (b) securing all non-passenger areas; and

    • (c) at least one of the following methods:

      • (i) conducting security patrols,

      • (ii) using additional closed-circuit video cameras to monitor passenger areas, vehicles and baggage.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 1 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) appropriate access controls for restricted areas;

    • (b) identification of access points that must be secured or guarded to prevent unauthorized access; and

    • (c) methods to prevent unauthorized access to the ferry facility and to restricted areas.

MARSEC Level 2

Marginal note:Domestic ferry
  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, additional security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) increasing the frequency and detail of the security procedures set out in subsection 76(1); and

    • (b) increasing the frequency of the security sweeps referred to in paragraph 75(2)(b).

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, additional security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) increasing the frequency and detail of the security procedures set out in subsection 76(2);

    • (b) assigning additional personnel to guard access points and to patrol the perimeter of the ferry facility to deter unauthorized access;

    • (c) limiting the number of access points to the ferry facility by closing and securing some access points and providing physical barriers to impede movement through the remaining access points; and

    • (d) coordinating the deterrence of waterside access to the domestic ferry in liaison with the ferry facility or a port administration.

MARSEC Level 3

Marginal note:Domestic ferry
  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, additional security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) increasing the frequency of MARSEC level 2 security procedures;

    • (b) preparing for a full or partial search of the ferry;

    • (c) cooperating with emergency response personnel, other vessels and marine facilities;

    • (d) limiting access to the ferry to a single, controlled access point;

    • (e) granting access only to emergency response personnel responding to a security incident or security threat;

    • (f) suspending embarkation or disembarkation activities;

    • (g) suspending cargo operations, if any;

    • (h) moving the ferry; and

    • (i) evacuating the ferry.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, additional security procedures for access control at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) preparing for a full or partial search of the ferry facility;

    • (b) cooperating with emergency response personnel, vessels and other marine facilities;

    • (c) granting access only to emergency response personnel responding to a security incident or security threat;

    • (d) suspending access to the ferry facility;

    • (e) suspending cargo operations, if any;

    • (f) restricting pedestrian or vehicular movement on the grounds of the ferry facility;

    • (g) increasing monitoring at the ferry facility; and

    • (h) evacuating the ferry facility.