Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2014-06-19. Previous Versions

Issuance of Security Certificate and Statement of Compliance

Marginal note:Successful inspection
  •  (1) If the Minister is satisfied, on the basis of an inspection conducted under section 23 of the Act, that the procedures set out in the approved security plan in respect of a domestic ferry or a domestic ferry facility are implemented, the Minister shall issue to the operator of the ferry or the ferry facility, in English or French,

    • (a) in the case of a domestic ferry, a Security Certificate; or

    • (b) in the case of a domestic ferry facility, a Statement of Compliance.

  • Marginal note:Validity period

    (2) A Security Certificate or a Statement of Compliance issued under subsection (1) is valid while the approved security plan in respect of the domestic ferry or the domestic ferry facility is valid.

Requirements for Domestic Ferries

Marginal note:Documents on board
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (2) to (4), the operator of a domestic ferry shall ensure that the ferry carries on board

    • (a) an approved security plan in respect of the ferry; and

    • (b) either

      • (i) a Security Certificate issued in respect of the ferry, or

      • (ii) if a Security Certificate has not been issued, an Interim Domestic Ferry Security Certificate issued in respect of the ferry.

  • Marginal note:Compliance with the Marine Transportation Security Regulations

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry to which subsection 12(2) applies, the operator of the ferry shall ensure that the ferry carries on board

    • (a) a certificate referred to in that subsection that was issued in respect of the ferry; and

    • (b) a vessel security plan referred to in paragraph 204(1)(b) of the Marine Transportation Security Regulations that was approved in respect of the ferry.

  • Marginal note:Exemption — Part 1 of Schedule 1

    (3) Subsection (1) does not apply before January 15, 2010 to a domestic ferry operating on a route set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Exemption — Parts 2 to 4 of Schedule 1

    (4) Subsection (1) does not apply before April 1, 2010 to a domestic ferry operating on a route set out in Parts 2 to 4 of Schedule 1.

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PART 3OPERATORS

Overview

Marginal note:Operator obligations

 This Part sets out the responsibilities of the operators of domestic ferries and domestic ferry facilities, including specific rules relating to restricted area passes and keys and the replacement of ferries.

Responsibilities

Marginal note:Obligations — Domestic ferry
  •  (1) The operator of a domestic ferry shall

    • (a) establish an administrative and organizational structure for the security of the ferry;

    • (b) provide each of its employees having responsibilities under these Regulations with the technical assistance and the training necessary to fulfil those responsibilities;

    • (c) designate a ferry security officer in writing by name or by position, other than the position for which the designation is being made;

    • (d) provide the ferry security officer with information regarding security threats and with other information relevant to security;

    • (e) ensure that the security assessment in respect of the ferry is carried out and submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (f) ensure that the security plan in respect of the ferry is developed and submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (g) ensure that the approved security plan in respect of the ferry is implemented and maintained, and that any amendments to the plan are submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (h) if the ferry is interfacing with a domestic ferry facility, ensure coordination of the approved security plan in respect of the ferry with the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility;

    • (i) ensure that the security activities of the ferry are audited;

    • (j) amend as soon as practicable the approved security plan in respect of the ferry to correct any deficiency identified as a result of an audit or in the course of operations;

    • (k) ensure that corrective action is implemented as soon as practicable to correct any deficiency referred to in paragraph (j) until the approved security plan in respect of the ferry is amended;

    • (l) ensure security awareness and vigilance by all personnel on the ferry;

    • (m) ensure that the security orientation referred to in section 59 is provided;

    • (n) ensure that there is effective communication and cooperation during each interface;

    • (o) ensure that there is consistency between the security requirements and the safety requirements;

    • (p) clearly mark restricted areas on the ferry with signs;

    • (q) ensure that the ferry has communication systems, including a backup system, and communication procedures that allow effective communication between the ferry and

      • (i) other vessels, marine facilities, and port administrations,

      • (ii) the Minister, and

      • (iii) local law enforcement agencies; and

    • (r) immediately notify the Minister if the operator ceases to operate a ferry on a route set out in Schedule 1.

  • Marginal note:Obligations — Domestic ferry facility

    (2) The operator of a domestic ferry facility shall

    • (a) establish an administrative and organizational structure for the security of the ferry facility;

    • (b) provide each of its employees having responsibilities under these Regulations with the technical assistance and the training necessary to fulfil their responsibilities;

    • (c) designate a ferry facility security officer in writing by name or by position, other than the position for which the designation is being made;

    • (d) provide the ferry facility security officer with information regarding security threats and with other information relevant to security;

    • (e) ensure that the security assessment in respect of the ferry facility is carried out and submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (f) ensure that the security plan in respect of the ferry facility is developed and submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (g) ensure that the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility is implemented and maintained, and that any amendments to the plan are submitted to the Minister for approval;

    • (h) coordinate with the master of a domestic ferry, and with the port security officer if the ferry facility is in a port, crew changes as well as access to the ferry through the ferry facility by visitors and passengers, including representatives of seafarers’ welfare and labour organizations;

    • (i) ensure that the security activities of the ferry facility are audited;

    • (j) amend as soon as practicable the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility to correct any deficiency identified as a result of an audit or in the course of operations;

    • (k) ensure that corrective action is implemented as soon as practicable to correct any deficiency referred to in paragraph (j) until the approved security plan in respect of the ferry facility is amended;

    • (l) ensure security awareness and vigilance by all personnel at the ferry facility;

    • (m) ensure that the security orientation referred to in section 59 is provided;

    • (n) ensure that there is effective communication and cooperation during each interface;

    • (o) ensure that there is consistency between the security requirements and the safety requirements;

    • (p) clearly mark restricted areas in the ferry facility with signs;

    • (q) ensure that the ferry facility has communication systems, including a backup system, and communication procedures that allow effective communication between the ferry facility and

      • (i) vessels, other marine facilities, and port administrations,

      • (ii) the Minister, and

      • (iii) local law enforcement agencies;

    • (r) immediately notify the Minister if the operator ceases to operate a ferry facility set out in Schedule 2; and

    • (s) ensure that the ferry facility security officer develops a security plan in respect of the ferry facility in consultation with

      • (i) local law enforcement agencies,

      • (ii) emergency response providers,

      • (iii) employers and labour at the ferry facility, and

      • (iv) the port security officer, if the ferry facility is in a port.

  • Marginal note:Combined designation

    (3) If the operator of a domestic ferry also operates the domestic ferry facilities with which the ferry interfaces, the operator may designate a security officer to act for both the ferry and the ferry facilities if the officer is able to fulfil their responsibilities for each ferry and each ferry facility.

  • Marginal note:Other responsibilities

    (4) A person designated as security officer under paragraphs (1)(c) or (2)(c) may accept other responsibilities or appointments within the operator’s organization provided that the person is able to fulfil their responsibilities as security officer.