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Marine Transportation Security Regulations

Version of section 216 from 2006-03-22 to 2014-06-18:

  •  (1) A security drill shall be conducted at least once every three months, except when the vessel is out of service, in which case a drill shall be conducted within one week after the vessel is back in service. Security drills may be conducted with other drills, if appropriate.

  • (2) Security drills shall test individual elements of the vessel security plan, including responses to security threats, breaches of security and security incidents, and shall take into account, in respect of the vessel, the types of operations, personnel changes and other relevant circumstances.

  • (3) If the vessel is moored at a marine facility on the date on which the facility has planned to conduct a security drill, the vessel may participate in the drill at the request of the facility.

  • (4) If, at any given time, more than 25 per cent of the vessel’s permanent crew have not participated in a security drill on board the vessel within the previous three months, a security drill shall be conducted within one week.

  • (5) If a vessel is involved in the implementation of security procedures at MARSEC level 2 or MARSEC level 3 following a security incident, the implementation of the procedures is equivalent to a security drill.

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