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Domestic Ferries Security Regulations (SOR/2009-321)

Regulations are current to 2022-06-20 and last amended on 2015-06-17. Previous Versions

PART 5Security Assessment and Security Plan (continued)

Security Procedures for Handling Cargo (continued)

MARSEC Level 1

Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

 If a domestic ferry facility handles cargo, security procedures for the handling of cargo at MARSEC level 1 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

  • (a) verifying that cargo, containers and cargo transport units entering the ferry facility match the invoice or other cargo documentation;

  • (b) inspecting cargo, containers, cargo transport units and cargo storage areas in the ferry facility before and during cargo handling operations to detect evidence of tampering; and

  • (c) examining seals and other methods used to detect evidence of tampering when cargo, containers, or cargo transport units enter the ferry facility or are stored there.

MARSEC Level 2

Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

 If a domestic ferry facility handles cargo, additional security procedures for the handling of cargo at MARSEC level 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

  • (a) intensifying inspections to ensure that only documented cargo enters the ferry facility;

  • (b) increasing the frequency and detail of examinations of seals and other methods used to prevent tampering;

  • (c) segregating inbound cargo, outbound cargo and ships’ stores;

  • (d) increasing the frequency and intensity of visual and physical inspections; and

  • (e) limiting the number of locations where certain dangerous cargoes, if any, are stored.

MARSEC Level 3

Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

 If a domestic ferry facility handles cargo, additional security procedures for the handling of cargo at MARSEC level 3 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

  • (a) confirming the inventory and location of certain dangerous cargoes in the ferry facility;

  • (b) suspending cargo movements or cargo operations in all or part of the ferry facility; and

  • (c) cooperating with emergency response providers, vessels or marine facilities.

Security Procedures for Delivery of Ships’ Stores and Bunkers

General

Marginal note:Objectives

  •  (1) Security procedures for the delivery of ships’ stores and bunkers shall be established in the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry and the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry facility for all MARSEC levels, as appropriate to the operations of the ferry or the ferry facility, in order to

    • (a) inspect ships’ stores for package integrity;

    • (b) prevent ships’ stores from being accepted without inspection;

    • (c) prevent tampering; and

    • (d) prevent ships’ stores and bunkers from being accepted without being ordered.

  • Marginal note:Standing procedures

    (2) If a domestic ferry routinely interfaces with the same domestic ferry facility, the security plan in respect of the ferry may establish standing procedures involving the ferry, its suppliers, and the ferry facility regarding the notification and timing of deliveries, and their documentation.

MARSEC Level 1

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

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

    • (a) conducting a random inspection of ships’ stores before they are accepted;

    • (b) verifying that ships’ stores and bunkers match the order before being brought on board or being bunkered; and

    • (c) immediately securing ships’ stores following delivery.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

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

    • (a) coordinating with ferry operators that are inspecting ships’ stores;

    • (b) requiring advance notification of the delivery of ships’ stores or bunkers, including a list of the stores or bunkers, driver information and the licence plate number of the delivery vehicle;

    • (c) conducting random inspections of delivery vehicles; and

    • (d) controlling the movement of delivery vehicles in the ferry facility.

MARSEC Level 2

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 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) intensifying the inspection of ships’ stores; and

    • (b) inspecting ships’ stores before they are received 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 2 shall be established in the security plan in respect of the ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, including

    • (a) coordinating with ferry operators that are inspecting ships’ stores more intensively;

    • (b) verifying that ships’ stores and bunkers match the invoice or other documentation before they enter the ferry facility;

    • (c) escorting delivery vehicles in the ferry facility; and

    • (d) restricting or prohibiting the entry of ships’ stores and bunkers that will not leave the ferry facility within the period set out in the invoice or other documentation.

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.

Security Drills

Marginal note:Frequency of drills

  •  (1) The operator of a domestic ferry or a domestic ferry facility shall ensure that a security drill is conducted at least once every three months except when the ferry or the ferry facility is out of service, in which case a drill shall be conducted within one week after the ferry or the ferry facility is back in service.

  • Marginal note:Separate or coordinated drills

    (2) Domestic ferries and domestic ferry facilities may hold separate or coordinated drills.

  • Marginal note:Concurrent drills

    (3) A security drill may be conducted with another drill, if appropriate.

  • Marginal note:Security plan elements tested

    (4) Security drills shall test individual elements of the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry or a domestic ferry facility including responses to security threats, security breaches and security incidents, and shall take into account, in respect of the ferry or the ferry facility, the types of operations, personnel changes and other relevant circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Equivalency

    (5) A documented response to a security incident is considered equivalent to a security drill.

 
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