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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 346 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:


 At each MARSEC level, the marine security plan shall contain procedures, as appropriate to the facility’s operations, for the marine facility security officer and persons who have security responsibilities with respect to the facility to

  • (a) respond to security threats, breaches of security and security incidents and maintain critical marine facility and interface operations, including by

    • (i) prohibiting entry into the affected area,

    • (ii) denying access to the marine facility, except to persons responding to the threat, breach or incident,

    • (iii) implementing MARSEC level 3 security procedures throughout the marine facility,

    • (iv) stopping cargo-handling operations, and

    • (v) notifying shoreside authorities or vessels of the threat or incident;

  • (b) evacuate the marine facility in case of security threats and security incidents;

  • (c) report security threats, breaches of security and security incidents to the Minister;

  • (d) brief marine facility personnel on potential threats to security and the need for vigilance and their assistance in reporting suspicious persons, objects or activities; and

  • (e) secure non-critical operations in order to focus response on critical operations.

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