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Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2015-06-17. Previous Versions

PART 5Security Assessment and Security Plan (continued)

Security Procedures for Delivery of Ships’ Stores and Bunkers (continued)

MARSEC Level 3

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, additional security procedures for the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) conducting more intensive inspections of ships’ stores; and

    • (b) restricting or suspending the handling of ships’ stores and bunkers or refusing to accept them on board.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, additional security procedures for the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) restricting or suspending the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers; and

    • (b) refusing to accept ships’ stores and bunkers at the ferry facility.

Security Procedures for Monitoring

General

Marginal note:Objective

  •  (1) Security procedures shall be established for all MARSEC levels in the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry and the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry facility, as appropriate to their operations, to continuously monitor the ferry or the ferry facility, the area surrounding it, all restricted areas and all interfaces, through a combination of lighting, watchkeepers, security guards, deck watches, automatic intrusion detection devices, surveillance equipment and waterborne patrols.

  • Marginal note:Lighting

    (2) The following shall be considered when establishing the appropriate level and location of lighting:

    • (a) domestic ferry and domestic ferry facility personnel shall be able to detect activities on and around the ferry and the ferry facility, on both the shoreside and the waterside;

    • (b) the lighting shall facilitate the identification of persons at access points;

    • (c) the lighting may be provided through coordination between the ferry and the ferry facility and, if applicable, the port administration; and

    • (d) in the case of a ferry, when lighting is necessary for a ferry that is under way, the lighting shall be the maximum available that is consistent with safe navigation, taking into account the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972.

  • Marginal note:Coordination of procedures

    (3) Security procedures for monitoring may be coordinated between a domestic ferry and a domestic ferry facility and, if applicable, a port administration.

MARSEC Level 1

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 1 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) conducting emergency searches of the ferry;

    • (b) identifying and fixing any system failure and any malfunction of monitoring equipment;

    • (c) continually monitoring any automatic intrusion detection device; and

    • (d) lighting the deck and the ferry access points sufficiently during the period between sunset and sunrise and during periods of limited visibility to allow the visual identification of persons seeking to board the ferry.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 1 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility in accordance with the requirements in section 95.

MARSEC Level 2

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, additional security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) increasing the frequency and detail of security patrols;

    • (b) increasing the coverage and intensity of lighting;

    • (c) using, or increasing the use of, security and surveillance equipment;

    • (d) assigning additional personnel as security lookouts; and

    • (e) coordinating monitoring by means of foot, vehicle or waterborne patrols, if they are provided by a ferry facility or a port administration.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, additional security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) increasing the coverage and intensity of lighting and surveillance equipment, including through the provision of additional lighting and surveillance;

    • (b) increasing the frequency of foot, vehicle or waterborne patrols; and

    • (c) assigning additional security personnel to monitoring and patrols.

MARSEC Level 3

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

  •  (1) In the case of a domestic ferry, additional security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) cooperating with emergency response providers, marine facilities and port administrations;

    • (b) turning on all the lights on the ferry and in its vicinity;

    • (c) utilizing all surveillance equipment capable of recording activities on the ferry or in its vicinity;

    • (d) maximizing the recording time of the surveillance equipment;

    • (e) conducting an underwater inspection of the hull; and

    • (f) taking measures to deter underwater access to the hull, including slow revolutions of the ferry’s propellers.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In the case of a domestic ferry facility, additional security procedures for monitoring at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) turning on all the lights at the ferry facility and in its vicinity;

    • (b) activating all surveillance equipment capable of recording;

    • (c) maximizing the recording time of the surveillance equipment; and

    • (d) conducting underwater inspection of the wharves, docks or other similar works.

Security Procedures for Security Threats, Security Breaches and Security Incidents

Marginal note:Objectives

 Security procedures for responding to security threats, security breaches or security incidents on a domestic ferry and at a domestic ferry facility shall be established in their respective security plans for all MARSEC levels, as appropriate to the operations of the ferry or the ferry facility, in order to

  • (a) maintain critical ferry, ferry facility and interface operations by

    • (i) prohibiting entry into the affected area,

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

    • (iii) implementing the appropriate MARSEC level security procedures throughout the ferry or the ferry facility,

    • (iv) stopping cargo-handling operations, if any, and

    • (v) notifying shoreside authorities, or other ferries, vessels or marine facilities of the security threat, security breach or security incident;

  • (b) evacuate the ferry or the ferry facility in case of security threats, security breaches or security incidents;

  • (c) report to the Minister, without undue delay, any security threats, security breaches or security incidents;

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

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

Security Drills and Security Exercises

General

Marginal note:Objectives

 Security drills and security exercises shall test the proficiency of domestic ferry personnel and domestic ferry facility personnel in carrying out their assigned security responsibilities at all MARSEC levels and the effective implementation of the respective security plans of the ferry or the ferry facility, and shall enable the ferry security officer or the ferry facility security officer to identify any related security deficiencies that need to be rectified.

 
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