Restricted Area Access
Marginal note:Conditions for entering and remaining
81. (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
82. 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
83. 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
84. (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.
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