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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 325 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

  •  (1) A marine facility security plan shall contain security procedures, as appropriate to the facility’s operations, to control access to the marine facility at each MARSEC level and to

    • (a) deter the unauthorized entry of weapons, explosives and incendiaries, including any device that could be used to damage or destroy marine facilities or vessels or harm individuals;

    • (b) secure any weapons, explosives, incendiaries or other dangerous substances and devices that are authorized by the operator to be at the marine facility;

    • (c) identify the locations at which restrictions or prohibitions preventing unauthorized access are to be applied for each MARSEC level and that each location allowing access to the marine facility is addressed;

    • (d) identify the types of restrictions or prohibitions to be applied and the means of enforcing them;

    • (e) establish the means of identification required to allow persons and vehicles to have access to or to remain in the marine facility without challenge; and

    • (f) identify the locations at which the authorized screening of persons and goods, including vehicles, is to be conducted, and to ensure that these locations are covered to enable continuous screenings regardless of weather conditions.

  • (2) The plan shall contain security procedures for verification of the identity of marine facility personnel and other persons seeking access to the marine facility that

    • (a) allow identification of authorized persons at each MARSEC level;

    • (b) are coordinated, to the extent practicable, with the identification systems of vessels that interface with the marine facility;

    • (c) are updated regularly; and

    • (d) allow temporary or continuing access to the marine facility by marine facility personnel, vessel personnel and other authorized persons, through the use of a badge or other means of verifying their identity.

  • (3) The plan shall set out the frequency of application of access controls, particularly if they are to be applied on a random or occasional basis.

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