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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 205 from 2014-06-19 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) 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 his or her 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) implement and maintain the vessel security plan, including any corrective action referred to in paragraph 209(h), and, if applicable, the marine facility security plan or the 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 for the charter-party;

    • (f) in the case of a SOLAS ship, ensure that the vessel security officer and vessel personnel with or without security responsibilities have the ability to maintain their effectiveness while performing their duties in accordance with the requirements set out

      • (i) in the case of a ship that is entitled to fly the Canadian flag, in the safe manning document issued under section 202 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, or

      • (ii) in the case of a ship that is entitled to fly the flag of a foreign state, in the safe manning document issued by the contracting government of that state;

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

    • (h) ensure that the vessel security officer and vessel personnel with or without security responsibilities meet the training requirements set out in sections A-VI/5 and A-VI/6 of the STCW Code; and

    • (i) clearly identify each restricted area on the vessel.

  • (2) The operator of a SOLAS ship shall permanently mark the ship with the International Maritime Organization Ship Identification Number in accordance with Regulation 3 of Chapter XI-1 of SOLAS.

  • SOR/2014-162, s. 12

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