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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 240 from 2006-03-22 to 2006-11-01:

  •  (1) At all MARSEC levels, security procedures for restricted areas shall be established in the vessel security plan, to the extent that they are appropriate to the vessel’s operations, in order to

    • (a) prevent or deter unauthorized access;

    • (b) protect the vessel, security areas within the vessel, security and surveillance equipment and systems and persons authorized to be on board; and

    • (c) protect cargo and ships’ stores from tampering.

  • (2) Restricted areas shall be established for areas containing

    • (a) the navigation bridge, machinery spaces and other control stations;

    • (b) spaces containing security and surveillance equipment and systems and their controls and lighting system controls;

    • (c) ventilation and air-conditioning systems and other similar spaces;

    • (d) spaces with access to potable water tanks, pumps or manifolds;

    • (e) spaces containing dangerous goods or hazardous substances;

    • (f) spaces containing cargo pumps and their controls;

    • (g) cargo spaces and spaces containing ships’ stores;

    • (h) crew accommodations; and

    • (i) any other spaces or areas vital to the security of the vessel.

  • (3) The vessel security plan shall contain procedures to

    • (a) identify vessel personnel who are authorized to have access;

    • (b) determine the persons other than vessel personnel who are authorized to have access;

    • (c) determine the conditions under which vessel personnel or other persons are authorized to have access;

    • (d) define the extent of any restricted area;

    • (e) establish the times when access restrictions apply; and

    • (f) post notices in accordance with section 21 of the Act.

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