Marine Transportation Security Regulations
233 (1) The vessel security assessment shall be written in English or French and shall contain
(a) a summary of how the on-site survey was conducted;
(b) details of existing security procedures and operations;
(c) a description of each vulnerability found during the assessment;
(d) a description of security procedures that should be used to address each vulnerability;
(e) a list of the key vessel operations that are important to protect;
(f) conclusions as to the likelihood of possible security threats to key vessel operations; and
(g) a list of identified weaknesses, including human factors, in the infrastructure, policies and procedures relating to the vessel.
(2) A vessel security assessment shall address the following elements in respect of the vessel:
(a) its physical security;
(b) its structural integrity;
(c) personnel protection systems;
(d) security procedures;
(e) its radio and telecommunication systems, including computer systems and networks; and
(f) any other element on board the vessel that might, if damaged or used illicitly, pose a risk to people, property or operations on board the vessel or at a marine facility.
(3) The vessel security assessment shall consider the security of all persons and the activities, services, operations, capacities and goods that are important to protect, including
(a) the capacity to maintain safe navigation and emergency response;
(b) cargo, particularly dangerous goods or substances;
(c) ships’ stores;
(d) the vessel’s security communication and surveillance systems, if any; and
(e) any other security systems on the vessel.
(4) The vessel security assessment shall take into account all possible vulnerabilities, including those resulting from
(a) any conflict between safety and security requirements;
(b) any conflict between duties on board and security assignments;
(c) the impact of watchkeeping duties and fatigue on vessel personnel alertness and performance;
(d) security training deficiencies; and
(e) deficiencies in security equipment and systems, including communication systems.
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