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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)

Restricted Areas (continued)

MARSEC Level 3

Marginal note:Domestic ferry

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

    • (a) establishing of additional restricted areas on the ferry in proximity to the location of a security incident or the presumed location of a security threat; and

    • (b) searching restricted areas as part of a security sweep of the ferry.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

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

    • (a) designating additional restricted areas;

    • (b) prohibiting access to restricted areas; and

    • (c) searching restricted areas as part of a security sweep of all or part of the ferry facility.

Security Procedures for Handling Cargo

General

Marginal note:Objectives

  •  (1) If a domestic ferry or a domestic ferry facility handles cargo, security procedures in relation to cargo handling shall be established in their respective security plans for all MARSEC levels, as appropriate to their operations, in order to

    • (a) deter and detect tampering;

    • (b) prevent cargo that is not meant for carriage from being accepted and stored on the ferry or in the ferry facility;

    • (c) identify cargo that is approved for loading onto the ferry;

    • (d) control inventory at points of access to the ferry; and

    • (e) inspect cargo for dangerous substances and devices, by one or more of the following means:

      • (i) visual examination,

      • (ii) physical examination,

      • (iii) the use of detection devices such as scanners,

      • (iv) the use of canines.

  • Marginal note:Domestic ferry facility

    (2) In addition to the requirements in subsection (1), cargo handling procedures shall be established in the security plan in respect of a domestic ferry facility, as appropriate to its operations, in order to

    • (a) identify cargo that is accepted for temporary storage in a restricted area while awaiting loading or pickup;

    • (b) release cargo only to the carrier specified in the cargo documentation;

    • (c) coordinate with shippers and other persons responsible for cargo;

    • (d) create, update and maintain a continuous inventory of certain dangerous cargoes, from their receipt to their delivery in the ferry facility, that sets out the locations in which they are stored; and

    • (e) check the documentation of cargo entering the ferry facility.

  • Marginal note:Arrangements with shippers

    (3) The ferry security officer or the ferry facility security officer may, with the agreement of the operator and, if applicable, the port security officer, make arrangements with shippers or other persons responsible for cargo in relation to off-site inspection, sealing, scheduling, supporting documentation, and similar matters. The ferry security officer or the ferry facility security officer shall inform the operator and, if applicable, the port security officer, of any arrangement.

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.

 
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