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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 306 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:


 A marine facility security officer shall

  • (a) conduct inspections of the marine facility at the rate specified in the marine facility security plan to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Part;

  • (b) submit a marine facility security plan and any amendment to the Minister for approval;

  • (c) implement and maintain the approved marine facility security plan, coordinating it when necessary with the security officer of interfacing vessels and the port security officer;

  • (d) conduct audits of the marine facility security plan in accordance with this Part;

  • (e) as soon as practicable after a deficiency in the marine facility security plan is identified, implement the corrective action that is required to correct the deficiency until the plan is amended;

  • (f) submit to the Minister amendments to the marine facility security plan to correct any deficiencies;

  • (g) implement the approved amendments in the marine facility security plan;

  • (h) ensure security awareness and vigilance at the marine facility, including awareness of changes in the MARSEC level and other circumstances that might affect work conditions at the marine facility;

  • (i) ensure that appropriate security training or orientation is provided to personnel at the marine facility in accordance with this Part;

  • (j) report security threats and security incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, the Minister and, if applicable, the port administration, as soon as possible after they occur so that an investigation can be conducted;

  • (k) report breaches of security to the Minister and, if applicable, the port administration, as soon as possible after they occur;

  • (l) ensure that there is effective communication and cooperation between the marine facility and the vessels with which it interfaces;

  • (m) ensure that security equipment is operated, tested, calibrated and maintained in compliance with the marine facility security plan;

  • (n) record and report the implementation of security procedures, after a change in the MARSEC level, to the Minister, to the operator of any vessel with which it is interfacing or about to interface and to the operator of any marine facility or port administration affected by the change;

  • (o) keep a copy of the marine facility security assessment and plan readily accessible; and

  • (p) ensure that security drills and exercises are conducted.

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