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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 311 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

  •  (1) Security exercises

    • (a) shall fully test the marine facility security plan and include the substantial and active participation of personnel who have security responsibilities;

    • (b) may include governmental authorities or personnel from vessels, other marine facilities or port administrations who have security responsibilities depending on the scope and the nature of the exercises;

    • (c) may be performed with respect to the marine facility only or as part of a cooperative program to test another marine facility security plan or a vessel or port security plan; and

    • (d) shall test communication and notification procedures, elements of coordination, resource availability and response.

  • (2) The security exercises shall be conducted at least once every calendar year with no more than 18 months between them.

  • (3) Exercises may

    • (a) be full-scale or live;

    • (b) be a tabletop simulation or seminar;

    • (c) be combined with other appropriate exercises; or

    • (d) be a combination of two or more of the elements set out in paragraphs (a) to (c).

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