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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 213 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:


 Vessel personnel who have responsibilities respecting the security of a vessel, other than the company security officer or vessel security officer, shall have, by training or job experience, knowledge and competence that is relevant to the industry in which the vessel operates 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 and 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 performing physical searches of persons and goods, including personal effects, baggage, ships’ stores and cargo;

  • (k) the relevant provisions of the vessel security plan; and

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

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