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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 373 from 2008-12-15 to 2014-06-18:


 The port security plan shall address each vulnerability identified in the port security assessment and include

  • (a) the organization of the port administration in terms of security, including the tasks of personnel who have security responsibilities;

  • (b) the name of the port administration and the name and position of the port security officer, including information on how they may be contacted at any time;

  • (c) the identification of restricted areas and any security procedures, equipment or systems for those areas;

  • (c.1) in the case of a port set out in Part 2 or 3 of Schedule 1, the identification of those areas containing the central controls for security and surveillance equipment and systems and areas that contain the central lighting system controls as restricted area two;

  • (d) a description of procedures for and frequency of exercises;

  • (e) a description of procedures for the following:

    • (i) ensuring the security of information in the port security plan and keeping the records referred to in section 375,

    • (ii) maintaining security and communication systems and equipment,

    • (iii) identifying and correcting security equipment or systems failures or malfunctions,

    • (iv) communications,

    • (v) responding to changes in the MARSEC level,

    • (vi) preventing unauthorized weapons, explosives, incendiaries or other dangerous substances or devices from entering the marine facilities in the port,

    • (vii) reporting security threats and security incidents to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the Minister as soon as possible after they occur so that an investigation can be conducted,

    • (viii) reporting breaches of security to the Minister,

    • (ix) securing non-critical operations in order to focus response on critical operations, and

    • (x) periodically reviewing, updating and auditing the port security plan;

  • (f) a description of

    • (i) security procedures, equipment and systems for access control,

    • (ii) security procedures for the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers,

    • (iii) security procedures, equipment and systems for monitoring the port and surrounding area, and

    • (iv) procedures for security threats, breaches of security and security incidents, including procedures for the evacuation of the port; and

  • (g)  the identification of positions for which a security clearance is required.

  • SOR/2006-269, s. 12
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