Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2014-09-29 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Restricted Area Access

Marginal note:Conditions for entering and remaining
  •  (1) Subject to subsection (4), no person shall enter or remain in a restricted area unless they are

    • (a) the holder of a restricted area pass;

    • (b) a person being escorted by the holder of a restricted area pass;

    • (c) a security inspector designated under subsection 22(1) of the Act who is on duty;

    • (d) a federal, provincial or municipal government employee who requires access to the area in the performance of their duties; or

    • (e) a provider of emergency services who requires access to the area for the protection and preservation of life or property.

  • Marginal note:Holder of restricted area pass

    (2) The holder of a restricted area pass who escorts another person in a restricted area in accordance with paragraph (1)(b) shall remain with the person or ensure that another holder of a restricted area pass acts as the escort.

  • Marginal note:Person escorted

    (3) A person being escorted in a restricted area in accordance with paragraph (1)(b) shall remain with the escort while in the restricted area.

  • Marginal note:Passenger exception

    (4) A passenger may enter and remain in a restricted area identified by the operator as a passenger area if the passenger is in possession of a valid ticket.

Marginal note:Restriction on access

 No person shall provide another person with access to a restricted area or assistance in entering a restricted area unless the person accessing the restricted area is authorized to do so under section 81.

Restricted Area Procedures

Marginal note:Access rules

 The security plan in respect of a domestic ferry and the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry facility shall contain security procedures for restricted areas, as appropriate to the operations of the ferry or the ferry facility, in order to

  • (a) identify persons authorized to have access to those areas;

  • (b) determine the conditions under which a person being escorted in accordance with paragraph 81(1)(b) is authorized to have access to those areas;

  • (c) define the extent of any restricted area;

  • (d) establish the times when access restrictions apply; and

  • (e) clearly mark restricted areas.

MARSEC Level 1

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

    • (a) locking or securing access points;

    • (b) monitoring and using surveillance equipment;

    • (c) using security guards or patrols; and

    • (d) using automatic intrusion detection devices to alert ferry personnel to unauthorized access.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

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

    • (a) limiting access to authorized personnel;

    • (b) securing all access points not actively used and providing physical barriers to impede movement through the remaining access points;

    • (c) controlling access to restricted areas;

    • (d) checking the identification and authorization of persons and vehicles seeking access;

    • (e) patrolling or monitoring the perimeter of restricted areas;

    • (f) using security personnel, automatic intrusion detection devices, surveillance equipment or surveillance systems to detect any unauthorized access into or movement in restricted areas;

    • (g) directing the parking, loading and unloading of vehicles in restricted areas;

    • (h) controlling the movement and storage of cargo, if any, ships’ stores, and bunkers; and

    • (i) designating restricted areas for performing inspections of cargo, if any, and ships’ stores that are awaiting loading.

  • Marginal note:Temporary restricted area

    (3) The security plan in respect of a domestic ferry facility shall include a requirement that, if a temporary restricted area is designated, a security sweep of it shall be conducted both before and after it is designated.