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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 205 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

 The operator of a vessel shall

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

  • (b) provide every person who has responsibilities under this Part with the support needed to fulfil their responsibilities;

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

  • (d) operate the vessel in compliance with the vessel security plan and any corrective action referred to in paragraph 209(h), a marine facility security plan or a port security plan;

  • (e) provide the master with the following information:

    • (i) the names of the parties responsible for appointing shipboard personnel, such as vessel management companies, crewing agents, contractors and concessionaires,

    • (ii) the names of the parties responsible for deciding the employment of the vessel, and

    • (iii) if the vessel is under a charter-party, the names of contact persons in respect of the charter-party;

  • (f) in the case of a SOLAS ship, ensure that vessel personnel have the ability to maintain their effectiveness while performing their duties in accordance with the requirements set out in the safe manning document; and

  • (g) in the case of a vessel that is entitled to fly the Canadian flag, ensure that a vessel security plan is established.

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