Marine Transportation Security Regulations
311 (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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