Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-21 and last amended on 2015-06-17. Previous Versions

Responsibilities

Marginal note:Ferry security officer
  •  (1) A ferry security officer shall

    • (a) provide the required information to the persons conducting the security assessment in respect of the domestic ferry;

    • (b) implement the approved security plan in respect of the ferry, as amended from time to time, in coordination with its operator, the ferry facility security officer and, if applicable, the port security officer;

    • (c) conduct inspections of the ferry to ensure compliance with the requirements of these Regulations;

    • (d) as soon as practicable after a deficiency in the approved security plan in respect of the ferry is identified, report it to its operator and implement the action necessary to correct the deficiency until the plan is amended;

    • (e) ensure security awareness and vigilance by all personnel on the ferry, including awareness of changes in the MARSEC level and of other circumstances that might affect work conditions;

    • (f) ensure that appropriate security training or orientation is provided to the ferry’s personnel in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (g) report security threats and security incidents to the master, to its operator, to local law enforcement agencies and to the Minister as soon as possible after they occur;

    • (h) report security breaches to the Minister and, if applicable, to the port administration as soon as possible after they occur;

    • (i) ensure that there is effective communication and cooperation between the ferry and the ferry facilities with which it interfaces;

    • (j) ensure that security equipment is operated, tested, calibrated and maintained;

    • (k) keep readily accessible a copy of the approved security assessment and the approved security plan in respect of the ferry; and

    • (l) conduct security drills and exercises.

  • Marginal note:Ferry facility security officer

    (2) A ferry facility security officer shall

    • (a) provide the required information to the persons conducting the security assessment in respect of the domestic ferry facility;

    • (b) implement the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as amended from time to time, in coordination with its operator, the ferry security officer and, if applicable, the port security officer;

    • (c) conduct inspections of the ferry facility to ensure compliance with the requirements of these Regulations;

    • (d) as soon as practicable after a deficiency in the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility is identified, report it to the operator and implement the action necessary to correct the deficiency until the plan is amended;

    • (e) ensure security awareness and vigilance by all personnel at the ferry facility, including awareness of changes in the MARSEC level and of other circumstances that might affect work conditions;

    • (f) ensure that appropriate security training or orientation is provided to the ferry facility personnel in accordance with these Regulations;

    • (g) report security threats and security incidents to the operator of the ferry facility, to local law enforcement agencies, to the Minister and, if applicable, to the port administration as soon as possible after they occur;

    • (h) report security breaches to the Minister and, if applicable, to the port administration as soon as possible after they occur;

    • (i) ensure that there is effective communication and cooperation between the ferry facility and any domestic ferry with which it interfaces;

    • (j) ensure that security equipment is operated, tested, calibrated and maintained;

    • (k) keep readily accessible a copy of the approved security assessment and the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility; and

    • (l) conduct security drills and exercises.

Personnel with Security Responsibilities

Marginal note:Qualifications of personnel

 Domestic ferry personnel and domestic ferry facility personnel with security responsibilities, other than the ferry security officer or the ferry facility security officer, shall have, by training or equivalent job experience, knowledge and competence relevant to the ferry industry in any of the following areas that relate to their responsibilities:

  • (a) current security threats and patterns;

  • (b) the recognition and detection of weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and other dangerous substances and devices;

  • (c) the recognition of the characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;

  • (d) techniques that might be used to violate security procedures or to circumvent security procedures, equipment or systems;

  • (e) crowd management and control techniques;

  • (f) security-related communications;

  • (g) emergency preparedness and response, and contingency planning;

  • (h) the operation, testing, calibration and maintenance of security equipment and systems;

  • (i) inspection and monitoring techniques;

  • (j) methods of conducting physical searches of persons and goods, including personal effects, baggage, ships’ stores and cargo;

  • (k) the relevant provisions of the approved security plan in respect of the domestic ferry or in respect of the domestic ferry facility, as the case may be; and

  • (l) the meaning and the requirements of the different MARSEC levels.

Personnel without Security Responsibilities

Marginal note:Required security orientation

 The operator shall provide, to all personnel without security responsibilities and to all contractors, security orientation with respect to

  • (a) the relevant provisions of the approved security plan in respect of the domestic ferry or the domestic ferry facility, as the case may be; and

  • (b) the relevant requirements of the different MARSEC levels, including emergency procedures and contingency plans.

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PART 5Security Assessment and Security Plan

Overview

Marginal note:Framework for security assessments and security plans

 This Part provides a framework

  • (a) for conducting security assessments in order to put in place plans and procedures for responding to changes in the security environment;

  • (b) for ensuring that adequate and proportionate security procedures are established and implemented to prevent, address or respond to security threats, security breaches and security incidents; and

  • (c) for auditing and amending security plans.

Security Assessment

Requirements for Persons Providing Security Assessment Information

Marginal note:Necessary skills
  •  (1) The persons conducting or providing information for a security assessment in respect of a domestic ferry or a domestic ferry facility shall have the skills necessary to evaluate the security of the ferry or the ferry facility, as the case may be, including knowledge in the following areas:

    • (a) current security threats and patterns;

    • (b) the detection and recognition of weapons, explosives, incendiaries, and other dangerous substances and devices;

    • (c) the recognition of the characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security;

    • (d) techniques that might be used to violate security procedures or to circumvent security procedures, equipment or systems;

    • (e) methods used to cause a security incident;

    • (f) the effects of dangerous substances and devices on vessels and their equipment, structures and essential services;

    • (g) the security requirements of the ferry or the ferry facility;

    • (h) interface practices;

    • (i) emergency preparedness and response, and contingency planning;

    • (j) physical security requirements;

    • (k) radio and telecommunications systems, including computer systems and networks;

    • (l) in the case of the security assessment of a ferry, marine engineering, and in the case of the security assessment of a ferry facility, marine or civil engineering;

    • (m) other elements that might, if damaged or used illicitly, pose a risk to people, property or operations; and

    • (n) ferry and ferry facility operations.

  • Marginal note:Expert assistance

    (2) The persons referred to in subsection (1) may draw upon external expert assistance in relation to the areas listed in that subsection.

 
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